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Exploring major cities’ readiness to thrive in an era of unprecedented technological change
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

How Small Cities are Luring Tech Jobs Away From Metropolises

Tech jobs in mid-sized cities like Orlando, Austin, and Tucson increased by almost 27% in the last decade.
Timocin (Timo) Pervane, Kaijia Gu
Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.
Timocin.Pervane@oliverwyman.com
Kaijia Gu
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As a leader of the City Readiness team, Kaijia Gu collaborates with business leaders, academics, and policymakers to identify ways that cities can transform potential waves of disorder into new opportunities for innovation, in part by tapping into the potential of their diverse networks of people and organizations. She has lived in major cities around the world most of her life including Beijing, Xi’an, Ithaca, Boston, New York, and London, where she currently lives with her family.
Kaijia.Gu@oliverwyman.com
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Enabling responsible data-driven innovation by identifying and building appropriate rules of the road and structures
World Economic Forum

It's Time to Redefine how Data is Governed, Controlled and Shared. Here's how.

The success of the next digital transformation hinges on governments and companies ensuring data is used in a way that benefits the economy and society at large.
Douglas J. Elliott, Ana Kreacic, Lisa Quest
Douglas J. Elliott
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Doug is a Partner who focuses on the intersection of public policy and finance. He meets with hundreds of senior policymakers and executives each year to explore the future of the financial sector. These conversations fuel numerous papers and speeches. He is fascinated by the role of data in transforming finance and is an evangelist for the importance of devising rules of the road for data usage that spur innovation while protecting rights and balancing other social objectives. Prior to Oliver Wyman, he was a Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, and a financial institutions investment banker. He graduated from Harvard College and Duke University.
Douglas.Elliott@oliverwyman.com
Ana Kreacic
Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Wyman Forum; Partner, Chief Knowledge Officer, Oliver Wyman
Ana is the Chief Knowledge Officer of the Oliver Wyman Group, the Chief Operating Officer of the Oliver Wyman Forum and a Co-leader of the New York office. She advises clients in areas of strategy, offer development, and new business start-ups. Ana’s work focuses on the opportunities, uncertainties, and challenges stemming from rapidly changing data and business landscapes. She regularly convenes senior leaders to explore these complicated issues. Ana also is passionate about education, mentoring, immigrant issues, and women’s advancement initiatives, and serves on multiple boards, including Upwardly Global and the Stamford Symphony Orchestra. She graduated from the University of Maryland and the Wharton School.
Ana.Kreacic@oliverwyman.com
Lisa Quest
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Lisa is a Partner and Co-Head of Anti-Financial Crime for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who advises senior government officials on a broad range of issues, including regulation and supervision, organizational design and effectiveness. She has significant experience working with data in public sector transformational change and is fascinated by the ways it can be used to predict behavior and to build previously unimaginable new infrastructure. Lisa is also an Academic Fellow with the London School of Economics Centre for Risk and Regulation, focusing on the development of technology regulation. She is an active triathlete and on the board of the Best Beginning charity. She graduated from Western University and the London School of Economics.
Lisa.Quest@oliverwyman.com
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Keeping an increasingly digitized and interconnected world safe from rapidly evolving cyber risks
BRINK

Companies Should Up Their Cybersecurity as US-Iran Tensions Escalate

Preparing response teams, protecting "crown jewel" assets, and analyzing third-party relationships are all critical for organizations to defend themselves.
Paul Mee
Paul Mee
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Paul Mee is a partner at Oliver Wyman and the firm’s Cyber Platform lead. He leads the Oliver Wyman Forum’s team focused on enabling industries, governments, and societies to tackle increasingly unpredictable and escalating cyberattacks in a more digitized and interconnected world.
Paul.mee@oliverwyman.com
Data in Danger

How To Protect Data In An Age Of Digital Seamlessness

The trend toward digital seamlessness is accelerating; industries from finance to health care are increasingly using seamless technologies to make it easier for consumers to use their products and services.
Paul Mee, Rico Brandenburg
Paul Mee
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Paul Mee is a partner at Oliver Wyman and the firm’s Cyber Platform lead. He leads the Oliver Wyman Forum’s team focused on enabling industries, governments, and societies to tackle increasingly unpredictable and escalating cyberattacks in a more digitized and interconnected world.
Paul.mee@oliverwyman.com
Rico Brandenburg
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As co-head of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s Cyber initiative and a partner at Oliver Wyman, Rico Brandenburg leads the Forum team focused on enabling industries, governments, and societies to halt escalating cyberattacks in a more digitized and interconnected world.
Rico.brandenburg@oliverwyman.com
Data in Danger

Cybersecurity Breaches Ruled the Last Decade – and it’s Only Getting Worse

As we further digitize our lives, records vulnerable to cyberattacks are compounding into the billions.
Rico Brandenburg
Rico Brandenburg
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As co-head of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s Cyber initiative and a partner at Oliver Wyman, Rico Brandenburg leads the Forum team focused on enabling industries, governments, and societies to halt escalating cyberattacks in a more digitized and interconnected world.
Rico.brandenburg@oliverwyman.com
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