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Technology for the next decade, Today

Join us at Davos, as we explore the next decade of
human-machine harmony, in partnership with

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Fast Company
FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION
For the first time ever, the world’s leading authority on business innovation and impact descends on Davos with the #FCDavosDialogues, to provide a unique perspective on the visionaries, the disruptors, and their ideas, driving change through innovation.
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Designing the dream

of 2030 with a diverse

constellation of minds

THE HCL 2030 OUTLOOK

 

Digital 2030Human-Centred Transformation

With transformative technologies driving disruption in every industry, how are organizations rethinking their business models to place humans at the centre.

Banking 2030Disruptive Innovation

What does the future hold for the concept of money – with the increased decentralization, democratization and digitalization of time tested financial institutions.

Creativity 2030The New Human Capital Equation

In an increasingly machine powered future, how can irreplaceable, uniquely human attributes such as creativity be added to the human capital equation, and compliment future technologies.

 

Our Speakers

  • DAVOS DIALOGUES


    Driving real change demands more than new technologies or exclusive content. It takes bold vision, an innovative lens, and distinctive execution. And those who think and act differently produce the greatest impact on tomorrow. At Davos, HCL and Fast Company – the world’s leading business media brand covering innovation and impact, will further a shared narrative that only the convergence of technological innovation, human ingenuity and intent, and critical thinking can solve the world’s toughest challenges.
    While other media brands descend on Davos to cover its players and agenda through wide-ranging, all-encompassing angles, only one brand and one leading, barrier breaking journalist will focus fully on the beat of innovation. Stephanie is one of the most dynamic and perceptive global journalists today, as the first woman and person of color to lead Fast Company in its nearly 25 year history.

    In collaboration with HCL Technologies, Stephanie will lead Fast Company’s first major editorial initiative in Davos by curating compelling panels, conducting thought-leadership interviews, on-the-ground reporting at the 2019 World Economic Forum for a bespoke, multi-day content experience.
  • MEET OUR LEADERS

     
    C Vijayakumar
    President & CEO, HCL Technologies
    Rahul Singh
    President – Financial Services
    Anand Birje
    Corporate Vice President – Global Head, Digital & Analytics
    Kalyan Kumar
    Corporate Vice President and CTO, IT Services
  • SPECIAL GUESTS

    Dee Caffari

    First woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions

    Caffari made her debut as a Volvo Ocean Race skipper for the Turn the Tide on Plastic team, having competed as part of the all-female Team SCA in 2014-15. She is the only woman to have sailed solo around the world in both directions (east about and west about) as well as being the only female to have sailed around the world three times, non-stop.
    Knut Frostad

    Knut Frostad

    Olympian and Ex-CEO Volvo Ocean Race

    A former professional offshore and Olympic sailor, Knut Frostad, took up the role of Chief Executive of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2008 and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the race. He has competed in no less than four editions of the event, as helmsman, watch leader and skipper. He is recognised developing the race to a truly global, digital media platform using onboard media reporters and a sophisticated race control center in Spain to bring high quality content to large global audience. A former journalist, he has written many yachting articles and a book ‘Responsible for the Irresponsible’ about his experiences in the ‘Whitbread Round the World Race’. He is also a recognised motivational speaker.
    Knut Frostad

    Chris Bertish

    First person to stand up paddle across an ocean

    Chris is a Professional Speaker; Big Wave Surfing Mavericks champion; Stand Up Paddle Boarding Guinness World Record Holder and Ocean Pioneer.
    He recently redefined the concept of Extreme Adventure by becoming the first person ever to Stand Up Paddle across any ocean. Defying all odds, Chris paddled 7500km – solo, unsupported and unassisted – for 93 days, across the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco, Africa to Antigua in the Caribbean. By conquering this challenge, Chris showed the world that we all have the power to overcome the impossible. His philosophy is one of positive change – starting with ourselves; we can make a difference to others and the environment.

    Richard Arnold,

    Group MD and Director, Manchester United

    Richard oversees all commercial and operational aspects of Manchester United – one of the most popular and successful teams in the world, playing the most popular spectator sport on earth. With a 140 year heritage, 66 trophies and 659 Million followers United are one of the biggest sporting brands. In his previous role he managed the growth of the Company’s sponsorship business, retail, merchandising, apparel & product licensing business, and new media & mobile business. In that capacity, he was nominated for SportBusiness lnternational’s Sports innovator of the year list in 2011. He is also on the board of Manchester United Merchandising Limited and MUTV.
  • PANELISTS

     
    Francine Katsoudas
    EVP and Chief People Officer, CISCO
    Niels B. Christiansen
    CEO The Lego Group
    C Vijayakumar
    President and CEO, HCL Technologies
    Scott Belsky
    Chief Product Officer and EVP, Adobe Creative Cloud
    Peggy Johnson
    Executive Vice President, Business Development Microsoft
    Ann Cairns
    Vice Chairman, Mastercard
    Hikmet Ersek
    President, CEO and Director, The Western Union Company
    Laurent Le Moal
    CEO, PayU
    Tim Brown
    CEO and President, IDEO

Agenda

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Join us and Fast Company, at our pavilion for engaging conversations on how innovation can redefine an era of human-machine harmony. Block your diary for our breakfast series of compelling thought leadership panels, featuring leading global decision makers and experts, curated by Fast Company, as well as our unique evening networking receptions.

The Escher Raumdesign, Promenade 115, 7270 Davos Platz

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18:30 – 23:30 CET INSPIRATIONAL HUMAN STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF SPORT

Our opening reception celebrates the outstanding trailblazers and visionaries at the intersection of sport and business. Hear their unique perspectives on the role sport plays building the human condition, around the world.

19:30 – 20:30 CET — Special Guest Interaction

  • Richard Arnold, Group MD and Director, Manchester United
  • Knut Frostad, Ex-CEO and Participant, Volvo Ocean Race
  • Dee Caffari, First woman to sail round the world, both directions
  • Chris Bertish, First person to stand-up paddle across the ocean

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07:15 – 08:30 CET

THE HEART OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: A HUMAN-CENTERED APPROACH

With transformative technologies driving disruption in every industry, how are organizations rethinking their business models to place humans at the center.

Moderated by

Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

Hosted by

Anand Birje, Corporate Vice President and Global Head − Digital & Analytics, HCL Technologies

Panelists
  • Jake Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO, General Assembly
  • Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International
  • Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
  • Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer and EVP, Adobe Creative Cloud

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14:30 – 15:30 CET

The future of Product Innovation

How are ideas and solutions converging in today’s globally connected world and what are its implications for the next decade centered on experiences and outcomes.

Moderated by

Saikat Chaudhuri, Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation, The Wharton School

Panelists
  • Murray Rode, CEO, TIBCO
  • Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, VMWare
  • Sanjay Varma, Co-Founder, Kalido and Serial Entrepreneur
  • Rajen Sheth, Senior Director of Product Management, Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence
  • Kalyan Kumar, CVP and CTO, HCL Technologies

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19:30 – 21:00 CET

CEO Reception - A private gathering of Global Leaders

Our by invitation only CEO Reception brings together global leaders, dignitaries and dear friends to raise a toast to our collective agenda for the next decade.

21:00 – 23:30 CET - HCL Technologies Nightcap

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07:15 – 08:30 CET

Disruptive Innovation: Banking 2030

What does the future hold for finance – with increased decentralization, democratization and digitalization of time-tested institutions.

Moderated by

Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

Hosted by

Rahul Singh, President, Financial Services, HCL Technologies

Panelists
  • Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard
  • Laurent Le Moal, CEO, PayU
  • Hikmet Ersek, President, CEO and Director of The Western Union Company

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18:30 – 23:30 CET

The Goodwill Champions Gala Night

Our closing gala reception felicitates heroes from around the world, who successfully demonstrate everyday philanthropy and the pursuit of noble causes.

Chief Guest

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director and CEO, HCL Corporation

18:30 – 19:30 CET — The Wave Makers Awards
  • Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver
  • Olajumoke Adekeye, Founder, Young Business Agency
  • Baillie Aaron, CEO, Spark Inside
  • Chiara Tilesi, Founder, We Do It Together
  • Jane Hunt, CEO, The Front Project
  • Justin Cooper, Director & Trustee, Varkey Foundation

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07:15 – 08:30 CET

Creativity and the Human Capital Equation

In an increasingly machine-powered future, how can irreplaceable and uniquely human attributes such as creativity be added to the human capital equation, and compliment future technologies.

Moderated by

Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

Panelists
  • Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO
  • Francine Katsoudas, EVP and Chief People Officer, CISCO
  • Niels B. Christiansen, CEO, The Lego Group
  • C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies

#HCLatDAVOS: Join the Conversation

#TechThoughtsFor2030

We asked our #STinsights community for their vision on the human-technology dynamic in 2030. See their thoughts, visualized. Download a high-quality poster and share if you agree!

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If you wish to meet us, drop by our pavilion or have any queries about our series of events at Davos, get in touch with us at Davos@hcl.com