The Power of Decentralization: Promise and Peril
Big Data, AI and robotics are increasingly delivering us new freedoms, efficiencies, safety, and conveniences in ways never before imagined. But at what cost to current economic, security, workforce, and social structures—and how do we address or rectify these costs?
How can cybersecurity solutions help manage risk in the age of vulnerability and unforeseeable threats—where cities and nations, critical infrastructure and companies rely on complex, open technological systems?
A major Silicon Valley investor sets the stage for an exploration of blockchain, crypto-currencies, and IoT and their role in our lives, our wallets, and global finance.
We explore how decentralized technology has disintermediated the entertainment, media, and journalism worlds—from disseminating art and information to creating new stars. What do these developments mean for personal privacy, trust in institutions, and new business models?
In our increasingly complex and complicated world, the unsung heroes of ICT have a message to their ICT suppliers. Join us in understanding the critical challenges CIOs face and how best to meet their needs as they address and anticipate the needs of their customers.
AI and genomics will fundamentally and quickly transform our healthcare, our crops, the way we make babies, and the nature of babies we make. How can we best facilitate innovation that hastens cures for disease, enhances health, and optimizes value-driven decisions which maximize benefits and minimize potential harm of these Promethean technologies?
We consider how IP protection, privacy, balkanization of the worldwide digital space, and other issues legal and regulatory set a framework for operating while often playing catch-up. How do we set the frameworks for new developments on the horizon?
A major celebrity introduces how his foundation is raising awareness about the planet’s condition while discussing how ICT can help shape environmental decisions for a healthier world. We explore ICT’s measures to contain its own use of energy.
From ubiquitous broadband connection, AI, IoT to critical infrastructure grid management, Ministers of ICT Ministers from across the globe (Singapore, Korea, Estonia, Bangladesh, and Malaysia) will showcase their nations’ best practices and challenges in moving toward greater delivery of and distribution of enhanced public services. Following this plenary session, all ICT ministers are invited to participate in an interactive closed ministerial session facilitated by the Head of Government Digital Transformation of one of the world’s preeminent consultancies.