The Digital Economist Roundtable: Beyond Stakeholder Capitalism

I am delighted to be hosting a roundtable on Future of Urbanization: Convergence of Digitalization and Sustainability at the upcoming “Beyond Stakeholder Capitalism” summit (Aug 12 and 13), curated by The Digital Economist, from 11:00-11:55am Eastern on Friday, August 13.

These critical and fast-paced conversations, limited to 25 participants per roundtable, will address the vital transitions necessary – and already emerging – in our energy, IT, water and other networked industries. Increasing cyber attacks on critical infrastructure have pushed cybersecurity to the top of the G7 agenda. It is becoming more and more difficult for governments, businesses and individuals to keep their data safe in today’s highly interconnected environment, with digital records on everything from bank accounts to medical information. A system-based approach to cybersecurity, encompassing the physical, digital and financial layers to hedge future risks is an urgent need of the hour.

At the summit I will be joined by guests representing:

WEF, CSIS, Accenture, Microsoft, United Nations Technology Bank for LDCs, MIT Media Lab, Gates Foundation, IBM, U.S. Department of Energy, Johnson Controls, UC Berkeley, Yale University, DTCC, Deloitte, Atos, Edelweiss Gallagher, Southern California Edison, etc. This is a gender-balanced roundtable series, ensuring diversity in backgrounds, industries, geographies and identities.

Participants’ organizations (to name a few, our private list is much longer): EY, AWS, Bloomberg, United Nations Development Programme, MIT, BNY Mellon, IBM, CitiBank, HP, Singularity University, University of Copenhagen, Women in Sustainable Innovation, etc.

The co-hosts for my roundtable will include: Alvin Ng (Johnson Controls), Reshma Singh, LEED AP, PMP (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Sreekanth Venkataraman (The Digital Economist & SIA Solutions)

To be part of these dialogues, which are designed to point the way over the horizon, please request an invitation at Make sure to request the “future of urbanization” roundtable when you do!

The Digital Economist is an advisory firm and a global impact ecosystem focused on building insights, products, services and programs towards positive human and planetary outcomes.

Horasis Extraordinary Meeting

Horasis Extraordinary Meeting on the United States of America: Rebuilding Trust 

The Horasis Extraordinary Meeting is the world’s foremost gathering of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders. I will be moderating a panel about losing trust with the next generation,  an  urgent concern.  Please join the conversation.

March 18, 20201
7.15-8.00 am (US Eastern Time) The COVID-Generation Losing Trust
Chaired by Heidi Cuppari, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Dream Tank, USA

The ‘COVID generation’ could be lost to long periods out of work as US and global youth unemployment is on course to dramatically increase. How to prevent negative long-term consequences on a whole generation? And what do young people expect from their leaders and governments?

The United States of America inaugurated its new President at an important moment of world history. COVID-19 and its severe second order ramifications will likely be still shaking the globe, social division at a critical point in the USA and Western world and geopolitical instability adding to the looming shadows of the wicked problems of ecological crisis and extreme wealth inequality.

The Horasis Extraordinary Meeting is the world’s foremost gathering of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders. Under the theme Rebuilding Trust, 1000 of the most senior members of the Horasis Visions Community are offered the opportunity to interact with the new US administration to shape America’s and the world’s agenda. Panellists from America and the rest of the world will explore novel business models, frontier thinking, sustainable investment and political cooperation with the goal of rebuilding trust and to create actionable plans for the future. How can we address the breakdown in social cohesion and promote inclusivity as well as gender equality? How can we kickstart the global and the US economy and simultaneously promote reform? Can we tackle the lingering ecological crisis with a New Green Deal? And how can the USA provide leadership in an emerging multilateral world?

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