City Readiness at Davos 2020: Strategies for AI Disruption

AI disruption will drastically alter every facet of how cities operate. In Davos, we'll face that challenge head-on.

Since its launch at Davos in January, 2019, the Oliver Wyman Forum has been at the forefront of examining the challenges and opportunities that new technologies will bring to the cities and business models of the future. Our unique research, the Global Cities AI Readiness Index, mapped the most influential variables and identified key stakeholders for the incoming disruption AI implementation will surely bring.

Now, we're moving the discussion from measurement to action at the World Economic Forum's 50th Annual Global Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on Tuesday, January 21, at 7:00 am.

The Oliver Wyman Forum is hosting an invitation-only breakfast and interactive panel discussion, titled "Meeting AI Disruption Head-on in Today's Cities," moderated by Zach Seward, chief executive officer and co-founder of Quartz. Joined by leaders from civil society, academia, and business, the panel will share their unique perspectives on how cities can be resilient to and prepared for AI disruption while exploring its potential risks and how to mitigate them.

The Oliver Wyman Forum’s Future of Data initiative is hosting another panel at Davos, titled "Data Futures Collide — Enabling Responsible Data-Driven Innovation," moderated by Douglas Elliot, a partner at Oliver Wyman who focuses on the intersection of public policy and finance. 

For more information on Oliver Wyman Forum's research into city readiness for AI disruption, visit our Global Cities AI Readiness Index and related insights. Our reactions from last year's Oliver Wyman Forum involvement at Davos can be seen here.

The Oliver Wyman Forum convenes the world's business, policy, and academic leaders to tackle society's most pressing problems. Here are our highlights from 2019:

Unveiling our City Readiness report at the Singapore Summit

Building data-driven coalitions in advance of mobility's incoming disruption

Discussing unprecedented geopolitical uncertainty and technological disruption at our Leadership Disrupted Summit

Examining the future of finance at our Financial Regulatory Outlook Conference

The Oliver Wyman Forum's experts are sought-after thought leaders among top-tier publications. Read more of our authored content below:

How Small Cities are Luring Tech Jobs Away From MetropolisesWorld Economic Forum

How Cities Should Prepare For Artificial Intelligence - MIT Sloan Management Review

Why Five Asian Cities May Beat the West on Next-Generation Mobility - Forbes