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City Readiness at Davos 2020: Strategies for AI Disruption

Where: The World Economic Forum's 50th Annual Global Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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.

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Previously: Data-Driven Coalitions For Smart Mobility: Shaping User Experiences, Business Models and Cities of Tomorrow

Where: Station F, Paris, France

When: November 26-27, 2019

Under the High Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, the Oliver Wyman Forum and its partners are pleased to present the inaugural session of The Global Mobility Executive Forum: Data-driven Coalitions for Smart Mobility.

The world is on the brink of a technological revolution, and the movement of people and things is poised to undergo a complete digital transformation. Demand for mobility services and seamless experiences, along with the proliferation of new vehicles and omnipresent connectivity, are creating news ways of getting around—both physically and virtually. This event will uncover how megacities, digital platforms, and business coalitions will frame the future of mobility.

The program will consist of two days of panel sessions and co-design workshops with more than 40 partners from businesses, start-ups, academia, as well as financial, public, and social institutions worldwide to prepare for the complex challenges posed by the revolution sweeping global mobility. Among the mobility-related matters to be discussed are topics such as:

  • Megatrends that will shape the future of mobility
  • The future of smart mobility cities
  • Mobility infrastructures and services of the future
  • Mobility business models of the future

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Previously: Financial Regulatory Outlook Conference 2019

Where: Rome, Italy

When: November 26, 2019

With accelerating pace, more and more banking services are being performed outside traditional banks. This is driven both by push and pull factors. Two major regulatory reforms in Europe – the second Payment Services Directive (PSD II) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are forcing banks to share their customer data with competitors and put the individual in control of how their data is – and is not – used.

During the conference, entitled "Open Finance: A Game-Changing Reform," we will explore where different players stand in their journey in adapting business models and data strategies, the new risks to information security and financial integrity, and the many challenges facing supervisors.

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Previously: Leadership Disrupted  

Where: London, England

When: November 6, 2019

Themes of geo-political risk and technological disruption will frame the discussion of this year’s Leadership Disrupted event where we will explore how the business community can best adapt and thrive.

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Previously: Singapore Summit | AI in the World's Leading Cities

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

When: September 20, 2019

Artificial intelligence will disrupt the ways we work, communicate, and live. It will bring greater efficiencies, but it threatens to increase social, economic, and technological inequalities. Such ambiguity is nowhere more evident than in our cities, which are now home to more than half the world’s population.

Our inaugural discussion at Davos 2019 on City Readiness for AI addressed the broader question of whether we are prepared to live with all of the outcomes from AI. How can the cities we live and work in best prepare for, and best succeed in, the age of AI? How can they address the risks? Following up on a successful discussion in January at Davos, this Oliver Wyman Forum breakfast seminar continued with opening remarks by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information.  SMS Janil’s remarks were followed by an expert panel discussion that will address key questions on AI governance:
•    What is the overall role of cities in advancing and governing AI applications?
•    What makes some cities more ready than others for the age of AI?
•    What are the major risks cities and their residents face from AI, and how can we mitigate them?

Panelists included: Bing Xu, Co-founder, Board Member, Board Secretary, SenseTime; Prakash Kannan, Chief Economist, GIC.


Previously: Women In Society 2019

Where: Landmark Hotel, London, England

When: July 31, 2019

The Oliver Wyman Forum hosted an interactive discussion among senior leaders from across and outside of the financial services industry to examine why it is valuable for financial services firms to actively focus on supporting and championing gender equality in society. The discussions from this event will also inform the research for Oliver Wyman's third flagship Women In Financial Services report.

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Previously: Meeting The Challenges of the New Mobility

Where: The World Economic Forum Global Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland

When: January 23, 2019

Tthe Oliver Wyman Forum hosted an invitation-only breakfast and panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Global Annual Meeting in Davos on the ongoing transformation in how we move people and things. We heard from three leading thinkers transforming the sector: Klaus Kleinfeld, the director of Neom; Florian Reuter, Volocopter’s chief executive officer; and Alexandre Bayen, the director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. 

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Previously: Will AI Make Our Cities Better?

Where: The World Economic Forum Global Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland

When: January 22, 2019

The Oliver Wyman Forum hosted an invitation-only panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Global Annual Meeting in Davos on how artificial intelligence will transform the world’s cities. 

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Previously: Leadership Disrupted

Where: London, England

When: November 1, 2018

The Oliver Wyman Forum’s inaugural event brought together 60 business, public policy, and academic leaders to discuss how companies and societies can best address rapidly evolving challenges. Together, the group explored issues ranging from the implications of the growing amount of data collected by tech companies to the potential impact of new technologies on aging societies to newly emerging ethical questions.

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