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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