Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways From The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting

Leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum’s annual confab in Davos May 22-26 signaled dark days ahead, but the meeting also highlighted technology’s role in helping the world deal with some of its biggest immediate challenges such as supply chain resiliency, climate change and food security. Jennifer L. Schenker, The Innovator’s Editor-in-Chief, moderated a standing room only session on building resilient supply chains in on the opening day of the Forum. ( pictured here) and two other sessions: one on building effective data ecosystems and hyperconnected networks for manufacturers and another on the rise of the stay-at-home economy and its impact on brick and mortal retain as well as urban landscapes and economies. The role of technology in helping to fix problems and accelerate change was emphasized in these sessions and in a Forum announcement about an ambitious initiative to harness the potential of the metaverse as a platform for collaborative, inclusive and effective international action.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.