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Deloitte at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos
Monday, 15 January 2024 9:00 AM CET


15 - 19 Jan.

09:00 am CET

Deloitte at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos provides an opportunity for leaders across business, government and broader society to connect and exchange ideas for addressing some of the world’s most intractable challenges. This year’s Annual Meeting convened under the theme Rebuilding Trust. Deloitte leaders from around the globe participated in a variety of discussions with other world leaders with the goal of providing the crucial space to step back and focus on the fundamental principles of driving trust, including transparency, consistency and accountability.  

Deloitte Haus on the Promenade

Deloitte once again had a prominent venue at the heart of the action in Davos. Located at Promenade 85, Deloitte Haus* was the place to connect with our clients, other organization leaders, and Davos participants.

*Deloitte Haus is wheelchair accessible

At Deloitte, we’re proud to be a long-standing key strategic partner of WEF. We share our experience and capabilities from across our network to help WEF address critical global challenges through our contributions to WEF communities, initiatives, and participation in events throughout the year. 

Explore insights and conversations from Deloitte leaders while in Davos

    Deloitte-hosted events

    Deloitte’s program at Davos built on this year’s WEF Annual Meeting theme: Rebuilding Trust. Throughout the week, Deloitte’s most senior leaders engaged in conversations across trust, sustainability and climate, AI, equity, purpose, and governance.

    Looking for a place to connect with all the latest Davos details? Explore the Deloitte at Davos broadcasts.

    Data-driven sustainability: Shaping resilient organizations

    Wednesday, 17 January | 15:00 (CET) 

    This panel discussion brought together experts and innovators from the fields of technology, sustainability, and climate solutions to provide a comprehensive view of how technology is shaping a more sustainable future.


    • Jennifer Steinmann, Global Sustainability & Climate Leader, Deloitte
    • Andrew Bester, Head of Wholesale Banking, ING Group
    • Stephen Jamieson, Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions, SAP
    • Rob Thomas, Senior Vice-President, Software and Chief Commercial Officer, IBM

    Moving from commitment to action: Implementing the Zero Health Gaps Pledge

    Thursday, 18 January | 20:30 (CET) 

    This reception and panel discussion engaged corporate leaders on how to activate the ten core commitments of the Zero Health Gaps Pledge and drive accountability.


    • Joe Ucuzoglu, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte
    • Greg Reh, Global Health Care and Life Sciences Industry Leader, Deloitte
    • Bechara Choucair, SVP and Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
    • Lauren Duprey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    • Ruchika Singhal, President, Medtronic LABS 
    • Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce

    A new dawn for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

    Tuesday, 16 January | 18:00 (CET) 

    Deloitte hosted a panel discussion to explore the CEO mindset and M&A strategies required to deliver transformative change and purpose-led growth in this dynamic and fast-paced corporate environment.


    • Jeff Weirens, Global Financial Advisory Leader, Deloitte
    • Kristina Faddoul, M&A and Value Creation Services Managing Partner, Deloitte
    • Philipp Freise, Co-Head, European Private Equity, KKR
    • Jens Welter, Head of Investment Banking EMEA & UK, Citi

    The supply chain imperative

    Thursday, 18 January | 15:00 (CET) 

    As global tensions intensify, communities, organizations, and nations are reexamining their supply networks to become more resilient and better integrate with industry, allies, and partners. This panel explored the need for reconstructing global supply networks and how best to do it.


    • Beth McGrath, Global Government and Public Services Leader, Deloitte
    • Sue Allchurch, Chief, Outreach & Engagement, UN Global Compact
    • Norma Krayem, Chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice, Van Scoyoc Associates
    • Robert Metzke, SVP & Global Head of Sustainability, Philips

    Mitigating global financial crime

    Thursday, 18 January | 18:00 (CET) 

    This panel discussed what financial institutions are doing to help reduce financial crimes and how governments and law enforcement agencies are working with the private sector on this topic.


    • Neal Baumann, Global Financial Services Industry Leader, Deloitte
    • Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director, Europol
    • Aaron Karczmer, Executive Vice-President, Chief Enterprise Services Officer, PayPal
    • Jessica Renier, Managing Director of Digital Finance, Institute of International Finance

    Can innovation save health care?

    Tuesday, 16 January | 20:30 (CET) 

    This panel discussed the effects of innovation on health care as health care systems around the world are struggling with rising costs, rising demands for their services, ageing technology, and a chronic shortage of staff.


    • Jason Girzadas, US Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte
    • Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association
    • Ruud Dobber, President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit, AstraZeneca
    • Dr. John Halamka, President, Mayo Clinic Platform
    • Dan Vahdat, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Huma

    Executing trustworthy AI

    Wednesday, 17 January | 20:30 (CET) 

    Deloitte hosted a reception and panel discussion about the multifaceted aspects of trust and ethics in artificial intelligence. We also explored how leaders in Gen AI are building and maintaining trust.


    • Lara Abrash, US Chair, Deloitte
    • Jessica Kosmowski, Global Ecosystems & Alliance Leader, Deloitte 
    • Vanessa Colella, Global Head of Innovation and Digital Partnerships, VISA
    • Sabastian Niles, President and Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce
    • Gabriele Ricci, Chief Data and Technology Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Now decides next: The Generative AI transformation journey

    Tuesday, 16 January | 15:00 (CET) 

    Drawing on findings from a new Deloitte Gen AI survey that launched in Davos, this panel explored key questions about how organizations are approaching Gen AI and examined its implications on business strategy, workforce dynamics, skills development, and trust-building as well as the broader implications on the economy and society.


    • Joe Ucuzoglu, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte
    • Aditya Bhasin, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Bank of America
    • Gina Mastantuono, Chief Financial Officer, ServiceNow
    • Lena-Sophie Müller, Managing Director, Initiative D21


    Deloitte on the Davos agenda

    At the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Deloitte showcased its leadership and insights with a diverse range of activities detailed below.

    Amplifying the global value of Earth data 

    Friday, 19 January 2024 |17:00 (CET)

    Our world is experiencing ecological and climate challenges of unprecedented scale. With an imperative for green transformation, Earth observation (EO) data is an effective tool to inform decisive action. EO and supporting technologies are used to measure and monitor both natural and manmade environments. And with use cases ranging from reforestation to shaping actuarial analyses and optimizing supply chains, EO data's value proposition is compelling from both climate and business perspectives.

    The scale and quality of commercially available EO data has risen exponentially in the past decade, driven largely by new EO satellites with advanced sensors. At the same time, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing are accelerating our ability to derive value-added insights from immense volumes of EO data. But, while technology gaps are closing, collective action and greater investment are still needed to increase global access and equity in the use of EO. This panel explored high-impact uses for EO and key strategies that organizations can take to not only multiply the value derived from EO data, but to also provide additional trust and transparency in the actions being taken to transition to a net-zero economy.


    • Jennifer Steinmann, Global Sustainability & Climate Leader, Deloitte
    • Brett Loubert, Space Practice Leader, Deloitte
    • Jeanett Bergan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aker ASA
    • Pilar Cruz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Cargill
    • Dava Newman, Director, MIT Media Lab
    • Andrew Zolli, Chief Impact Officer, Planet Labs

    Thinking through augmentation

    Wednesday, 17 January 2024 | 09:00 – 09:45 (CET)

    As AI propels us towards a new economic era, its potential for generating trillions in value hinges on how it is deployed in the workforce, with several scenarios possible of high to low employment and high to low productivity outcomes.

    This session explored potential job and productivity scenarios, and how leaders should shape the most desirable outcomes for economies and societies.

    Deloitte Speaker:

    • Joe Ucuzoglu, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte

    Why social innovation matters for business?

    Wednesday, 17 January 2024 | 15:00-15:45 CET

    From the $500 billion market opportunity in social procurement to the $2 trillion annual market for climate adaptation, social innovation holds high potential for business growth. How can early movers gain competitive advantages by implementing social innovation?

    Deloitte speaker:

    •  Anna Marks, Global Chair, Deloitte

    3 ways to harness genAI as a business disruptor

    Today, Gen AI is at an inflection point where organizations are just beginning to recognize its potential, but are yet to see it as a growth catalyst for business. Gen AI tools and applications continue to proliferate, and we have started to witness how they can reshape business and government. 

    In a blog for the World Economic Forum (WEF), Deloitte Global Deputy Chief Executive Officer Stacy Janiak proposes three tenets for businesses creating a Gen AI roadmap that can help propel them forward as a disruptor and stay ahead in a transformative landscape.

    How to thrive when uncertainty becomes the new norm for governance 

    If there is one overarching lesson businesses can take from recent global events, it is arguably that disruption is here to stay and uncertainty may well be the new normal. So, how can chairs and their boards balance their priorities to govern effectively in this environment?
    In a blog for the World Economic Forum (WEF), Deloitte Global Chair Anna Marks discusses how boards are negotiating external factors and rapid technological advancements, while trying to stay on top of environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

    UpLink Mobilizes CHF 37M for SDGs

    Wednesday, 17 January 2024 | 08:00–08:30 CET

    Four years on from its launch at the Annual Meeting in 2020, UpLink, the World Economic Forum’s open-innovation platform, has raised CHF 37 million in funding commitments through to 2027 to further strengthen its thematically-focused innovation ecosystems that are supporting early-stage, purpose-driven start-ups and accelerating progress towards the SDGs. In this session, leaders from UpLink’s founding and funding partners will announce the focus areas of their respective partnerships and discuss how these commitments will benefit impact ventures and investors around the world, as well as share key findings from UpLink’s Annual Impact Report.

    Deloitte speaker:

    • Kwasi Mitchell, US Chief Purpose & DEI Officer, Deloitte

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