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Opening Conversation


We live in a world currently rocked by dramatic change and economic and political instability. Technological disruption is impacting the way economies operate and political processes take place, as well as the way we socially interact. Deep economic integration leads to fast dissemination of economic and political shocks regardless of their origin. Business practices of the past are being rattled. Much of what we relied on in the past now seem like blunt instruments in the face of heightened uncertainty. But our brains crave certainty.

  • How is technological change disrupting economic and political processes?

  • How can the negative social impacts of on-going economic transformation be potentially minimized?

  • To what extent have rising global challenges – like climate change, protectionism, migration pressures, and others – accentuated uncertainty?

  • Will decision makers adapt and how to do so successfully?