Global Future Council on Digital Economy and New Value Creation
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving transformational disruption at all levels of society. An estimated 60-70% of new value created in the economy over the next decade will be based on digitally-enabled platforms. About 50% of the world’s population does not currently participate in the digital economy at all – and growth in internet adoption is slowing. Companies need to re-imagine how to create, distribute and capture value in this new environment. Closing digital divides is not only conducive to economic growth for all sectors but also critical for social and political stability in the decade ahead.
The Forum’s platform on Digital Economy and New Value Creation works with over 1,000 executives, experts, policy-makers, civil society leaders and academics to create new frameworks for disrupting traditional business, investment and innovation models, and to create sustainable value for an inclusive economy. Focus themes include digital stewardship, shaping new value pools and emergent industries, rethinking business models and business fundamentals, building new ecosystems, creating sustainable value from data, investing for digital inclusion and assessing the disruptive impact of new technologies such as 5G and AI
The Global Future Council acts as an advisory body for the Platform, helping identify key trends and future topics and supporting its efforts to drive collaboration among key players.
Richard "Dick" Daniels, Executive Vice-President; Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente, USA
Karin Oertli, Chief Operating Officer, Personal and Corporate Banking and Switzerland, UBS, Switzerland
Manju George, Head of Platform Services and Public-Private Cooperation, World Economic Forum
Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum