Industry Strategy Meeting

The World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Meeting convenes the community of Industry Strategy Officers, a group of senior executives chosen by their companies to contribute to shaping the industry and global agendas. This year, the meeting aims to define and shape the outlook for industries, identify where sectors can work together for economic and societal benefit, and explore how industries can shift from managing disruption to pioneering new models of responsible capitalism – particularly in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Industry disruptions tied to the Fourth Industrial Revolution have raised the stakes for an equitable, thriving and stable global economy. As emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, autonomous transport, clean energy and neurotechnologies transform core business models across industry sectors, how is the outlook for global business affected? What does this new reality mean for business? What does it mean for the sustainable creation and equal distribution of value in economies and society?Some 300 industry strategy officers will convene at the Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, located at the Presidio of San Francisco, for a programme designed to build on the business community’s dialogue at the Annual Meeting in Davos and Forum Systems Initiatives, and focus on Creating Value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Event Speakers:

BA in Economics/Social Studies, University of Manchester. Former Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Extensive experience in accounting and auditing as well as securities and regulatory matters. Former Independent Non-Executive Director: VinaLand; Texon International Group; Hysan Development Company. Since February 2016, Independent Non-Executive Director, and since April 2016, Chairman, Link Asset Management; concurrently, also Chairman of the Nomination Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee. Independent Non-Executive Director: CLP Holdings; Lenovo Group. Currently, Chair of the Audit Committee, Lenovo Group. Served on the Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Takeovers Appeal Committee, the Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and as member of various committees of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Member, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Honorary Adviser to the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong; Member, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Corporate Governance Working Group; Chairman, Vision 2047 Foundation.


Non-Executive Chairman,Link Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

BSc, Anatomical Sciences, University of Manchester, England; PhD, Neuroscience, University College London, England; Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, USA. Assistant Professor, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory and the Crick-Jacobs Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA. Work is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which neural networks are formed during development, and regulated during health and disease. Takes a unique approach by asking how other cells in the brain, in particular a class of glial cell called astrocytes, contribute to neuronal network formation and function. Research identifies the molecular cues used by astrocytes to regulate neuronal synapse formation, maturation, and remodelling. These findings are important for determining how the brain normally develops and have implications for understanding neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, that are caused by defects in synapse formation and function. Long-term goal is to use the knowledge obtained studying astrocytes in the developing brain to apply to regenerating the brain following injury or degenerative disease, in particular stroke and Alzheimer\'s disease. Recipient of awards and honours: European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Long Term Fellow; Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Long Term Fellow; Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging; Pew Scholar.


Assistant Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies