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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future.The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme.

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Experience driving strategic growth through change; uses innovation to fuel disruptive business models in consumer and business segments; knows the value of customer engagement; experience transforming business models, introducing competitive market offerings and improving customer experiences. Former Chief Information Officer, Cingular Wireless; Senior Vice-President, Product Marketing and Development, Sabre Corporation. With AT&T: former Chief Information Officer; former President, Technology Development, leading the transformation of AT&T’s technology strategy, putting innovation at the forefront; former, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Mexico, leading the ongoing expansion of AT&T’s high-speed mobile network and distribution channels in Mexico; December 2016, appointed Chief Executive Officer, Business Solutions and International, AT&T; responsible for integrated Business Solutions and International organization, which serves more than 3.5 million business customers in nearly 200 countries and territories, including nearly all of the world\'s Fortune 1000 companies; also oversees AT&T\'s operations in Mexico and DIRECTV in Latin America.

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Chief Executive Officer, Business Solutions and International, AT&T Inc

BA, Denison University, Granville, Ohio; 1993, MA, Georgetown University, Washington DC; 2005, Medical Evidence Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Knight Foundation. 1999, joined NPR as General Assignment Reporter, covering a range of topics from environmental policy to the news of the day in Washington; stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered; Host, NPR video series Tiny Desk Kitchen. Currently, broadcast journalist based in Washington DC; Correspondent, NPR News and contributor to PBS NewsHour. 2009, Kaiser Media Fellow, focusing on health. Nominee, 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, for broadcast radio coverage of food and nutrition. Recipient of awards and honours, including: with colleagues on The Salt, 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog; Media Award for reporting on food and nutrition, American Society for Nutrition (2009); Consumer Journalism in radio, National Press Club Award (2006); James Beard Award for Broadcast (2016).

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Correspondent,National Public Radio

PhD, Northwestern. Former: Founding Dean, College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. Currently, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST; Dean, KAIST Institutes. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies and on Biotechnology, World Economic Forum. Director: Bioprocess Engineering Research Centre; Bioinformatics Research Centre; Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biotech; DTU NNF Centre for Biosustainability. Fellow: AAAS; AIChE; TWAS; American Academy of Microbiology; Korean Academy of Science and Technology; Society for Industrial Microbiology; National Academy of Engineering of Korea; American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Engineering Foreign Member, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, USA. Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology. Editor-in-Chief, Biotechnology Journal. Editor and member of the board, 30 biotechnology journals. Author of 560 journal papers. Holds 620 patents in the fields of biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics. Recipient of honours and awards.

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Distinguished Professor and DeanKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology