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FII 2018 Program

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  • October 23
  • October 24
  • October 25
October 23

October 23

08:30

Registration & Welcome
Morning

KAICC

One world: Can leaders from business and government develop a collective vision for the future?


Longstanding geopolitical alliances are shifting. Emerging nations are establishing vast influence. Technology is driving the rapid decentralization of power. What impact will these large-scale transformations have on a global economy that is, actually, growing steadily on every continent? Ten years after the global financial crisis, how can businesses, governments, and global institutions come together to create long-term progress? How can fragmented organizations mobilize against existential threats? And how can the world find balance among the seemingly competitive forces of sovereignty and security, technology and humanity, and equality and prosperity?

Morning

KAICC

Tech tigers: How will the shifting influence of venture capital investment change the future of innovation?


The surge in new technology investments out of Asia has grown to nearly match US tech-based venture investment. This is shifting the balance of innovation priorities as well as changing the new loci of invention — and economic returns. How will the rise of Asian tech investment change the nature of invention to reflect regional characteristics, economic goals, and strategic interests? How can entrepreneurs and business leaders capitalize on these new investment opportunities? And what is the role of policymakers in ensuring that these new investments lead to widespread prosperity?

Morning

KAICC

Networking break
Morning

KAICC

Summit I: Immersive technology


Already, we attach ourselves to mobile devices, algorithms influence our decision-making, and machines beat us at our own games. By the 2020s, technological advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, nanotechnology, mixed reality, and quantum computing will enable us to live, work, and create in new and exciting ways. What extraordinary changes are coming next? What new companies will soon emerge? What political, ethical, and institutional frameworks are needed to mitigate the risks? When will humans and machines achieve the singularity? And how can we ensure that these changes will benefit society instead of destroying it?

12:30

Ritz Carlton

Lunch
Afternoon

Ritz Carlton

Taskforces


Connect: led by Oliver Wyman

Technology is driving vast changes in the transportation sector from the daily commute to the foundational design. Technologies such as IoT and AI are making transportation more interoperable and autonomous transportation and integrated mobility systems are already becoming a reality. On the streets, the race is on between traditional automotive manufacturers, new industry players, and tech giants. In the skies, airplane manufacturers are eyeing passenger drone technology and startups are launching ambitious plans for autonomous aircraft. This evolution in the mobility sector will bring about vast opportunities and efficiencies but will also require robust public-private sector partnerships to become reality.


Money: led by McKinsey & Company

The rise of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, digital banking, and fintechs have had noticeable success in the financial services sector – if, so far, limited. Going forward, the big question is to what extent will these technologies fundamentally disrupt and be truly transformative for the financial industry? How will the current incumbents cope with the changes? What different perspectives and debates are driving the future of money and the role of financial services in creating the change?


Culture: led by PwC-Strategy&

The global art and culture community is undergoing fundamental change due to the impact of technology, globalization, and funding pressures. Technology is redefining our understanding of what constitutes art and culture and how these ideas are consumed and shared. Globalization is broadening the definition of art and culture and opening doors to new buyers and new markets beyond the traditional centers. Governments now have a better appreciation of the role of art and culture as an economic driver and are increasingly looking at the private sector as a partner for funding art and cultural institutions and growing participation.


Media: led by Boston Consulting Group

Media publishing and advertising models have been disrupted by social media and across all areas of the digital world. Customer behaviors are shifting towards preferences for online, on-demand content and a willingness to pay to avoid advertisements – as well as increased demand for social media content. Simultaneously, technology is creating opportunities to further digitize distribution channels and apply rigorous data analysis to customize content experiences. Hyper-personalization and “opt-out” distribution has shifted power to digital platforms and users, driving the steady decline of the advertiser-led business model.


Afternoon

Ritz Carlton

Networking break
Afternoon

KAICC

Exponential growth: How can business leaders prepare for fundamental technological transformation?


Unprecedented technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, human-machine interactions, autonomous transport, materials innovations, and cryptographics, continue to connect the physical, digital, and biological worlds and become ever-present in business and in life. How can CEOs stay ahead of these changes to grow their companies and advance their corporate priorities? What specific technological transformations must leaders urgently embrace? How are these technologies fundamentally changing both business strategy and product innovation? And what investments are necessary to ensure that these changes minimize risk and optimize rewards?

Afternoon

KAICC

The next internet: How can investors drive the development of blockchain technology?


Blockchain evangelists suggest that the distributed nature of the technology will catapult innovation and economic activity by creating new business opportunities out of every individual, every product and service, and every new piece of creative content. Where are the best examples ways blockchain technology is working now? What must governments, regulators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs do to move this disruptive new technology toward standardization, integration, and commercialization? And what are the smartest ways for investors to accelerate its further development and capitalize on its full potential?

Afternoon

KAICC

Digital currency: How will the convergence of money and data change global commerce?


With the rise of cryptocurrencies and new innovations in mobile banking and digital money, many are now asking if there is still a future for cash. What new business models will emerge as currency converges with data? Will digital currencies increase transparency, reduce corruption, erase financial friction, and bring the world’s two billion unbanked consumers into the financial system? How will digital currency be integrated and regulated? What are the new opportunities for personal and institutional investors? And what does it mean to have a predominant digital currency for a globalized world?

Afternoon

KAICC

Counter attack: How are today’s leaders confronting advanced cyber threats?


With increasingly harmful cybers attacks on the rise, companies and governments are under constant cyber threat. New technologies such artificial intelligence, blockchain, and biometrics create new vulnerabilities as well as provide the tools to counter them. In an environment with ever-evolving high-tech weaponry, universal risk-mitigation strategies are largely ineffectual. What can CEOs do to decrease cyber threats across their enterprises and mitigate fallout when they strike? What new tools are being used to combat cybercriminals? And What regulatory changes are needed to confront cybersecurity and ensure safety for corporations and citizens?

Afternoon

KAICC

Final frontiers: What will the new era of space exploration mean for business, government, and society?


China, India, and Japan have all announced ambitious new space exploration programs and private companies like Blue Origins, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic are making great leaps forward as well. These programs are working to unearth new natural resources and uncover new opportunities for extra-terrestrial colonization. But space technology also has the potential to inspire new ideas for advancing healthcare and mobility, not to mention develop a new space tourism industry. Where are adventurous investors steering their money to see what is beyond the horizon?

Afternoon

KAICC

Master plans: What innovative frameworks are needed to guide long-term national transformation agendas?


Population challenges, structural shifts in international labor markets, urgent environmental threats, increased demands for large-scale infrastructure, and volatility in global commerce are catalyzing the development long-term national transformation agendas, such as Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. What nations around the world are leading in large-scale transformation? How do future-forward national governments develop realistic multi-decade programs? What partnerships, policies, investments, and technological innovations are needed to successfully complete these ambitious agendas? And how can world leaders develop intelligent solutions to meet the demands of the short, medium, and long term?

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