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co-publish you region's games of world record jobs creators taghed by DCten 

DC10 Understand history's 3 main lessons  of last 1000 years on how west raced to get bigger while east raced to sustainability goals

DC9 Value women's productivity (and dreams of priogressing human lot) as much as men

DC8 Understand goodwills missing metric needed to balance maths of extraction externalsiation and exinction

DC7 Value education more than advertining models

DC6 Develop 3rd grade bri.school curriculum of infrsyaructor banking starting with 13 maps choosing such trade routes as where half peoiple connect; where half most underused natural resources could go green; where tech wizards are most sustainability before profiteering

DC5 Make sure ai robots and IOT are programmed by girls and sustainbility's greatest bottom-up innovators 

DC4 Know that over 80% of millenail livelihhods are cooperatuive not competitive -and there is so much urgent work tio be dione that anyhwhere that says it cat afford 1000% working millennials either has fake economiosts or is trapped by other nationsfame economists

DC3 Integrate hubs - ie all civil soiety knowhow sharing at all age groups - imagine te integration is far smarter than any flight path map - at the same time encourage yout toursm to get smarter and smarter between diversity hubs

DC2 Celebrate tech wizards whose leapfroging partners with bottom-up youth envoys of extreme needs 

DC1 Navigate peace and safety dividends- celebrate artistic get togetherss everywhere newly connected- map where sdg economic zones twin regions whose peopels desprately need each others undrstanding sans frontieres

Have a question or conecpt cooperation - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk linkedin UNwomens whats app+1 240 316 8157 DCten.net : kimuniversity.com : kingcharles.info : Digital Cooperation UN - UNwomens:  amazonuni.com alibabauni.com universityofstars.tv womenuni.com

Translate into every language broadcast and online east-west exchange 2023 which compares east and west open source solutions- turn inti missing curricula of sdgs at every grade with one worldwide mooc epicengtre- by 2023 we have teached the tipping point of 2000 times moore and are racing to 2030's 4000 times moore- this must be the most exciting time to be alive as we unite around sustaining our spoevceis as hundred tomes more valiuable than the 1960s moon race

Hub networks that could be valuing youth - please help with reports

 

 fun UN report living in age knowledge doubling daily - dont fully agree with the top 5 knowledge (source global knowledge index 2017) acelerating nations- do you   switzerland fubland neterlands sweden   singapore         
 breaking jan jim kim relaunches career with 6 youth hubs at wef global shapers gen with ceo of microisft           Iraq Basima Abdulrahman,1 2 3 4 Founder, KESK Green Building Consulting, Iraq, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Ebril Hub), is a structural engineer by training who has built a business constructing sustainable buildings    Juan David Aristizábal1 Co-Founder, Todos por la Educación, Colombia, (Bogota Hub) 
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 1 asia east belt -japan 62 starts first post-colonial win-wn trade routes

0&1 90% of human AI 

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0 & 2 =half workd pop 

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0 & 3 half eurasia's land 

 

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 5 nordica leads in beyond classroom edu

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  • UNctad digital coop- 
  • Unctad ai envoy- sophia with hanson hk
  • UNctadMa
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paris head unesco sdg4
 paris 24 olympics
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madrid head untourism 
 
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24jan intl day edu

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 Unctad is un network bring transatrency to value chains

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UNCTAD eminents digital coop

UNCTAD Jack Ma Envoy 1 

UNESCO -related gordon brown edu com - greatest @learninggeneration 1 2

UNTOURISM

UNeminents SDGS

G20 eminents funance 

UN suoperckities for 2020 -unhabotat (kenya secretariat) 

 via nordica edu commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

IR4beijing 

jack ma and unctad in africa summer 2018 - full resources 

 

 

IR4 tokyo 

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Japan tokyo  olympics with ma 

Osaka summer 19 g20 

 

japan with mit media lab joi ito boston (see also japan society NY) 

 

 

 olympics2020 as celebration valuing all community building youth cf 2020 youth expo uae  

 2022 china winter olympics

 

china g20-2016 

 2018 seoul olympis

skorea aiib 2017 jeju- greenbigbang 2000 governors web 

       

 

handover 2019 g20 argentina to tokyo 2020 

 

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belt road 100 bri.school worldclassnations.com

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tsinghua portal alibaba students

tsinghua world elading portal engineering for sdgs with mit

tsinghua world leading portal youth economics with brrokings (tsinghua and cheng li dc and antholis virginia) 

xcelerator with think in china

language students with unesco and with yenching scholas (Peking U)

with beijing normal- tpotal review girls edu from early childhood 

  

  

 

aiib luxembourg 2019 june 

 

 

china 2016 

 

 

 

 WŎMEN: RETELLING THE CHINA STORIES

 

 

aiib mumbai 2018 

        

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ma world livelihhod edu

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bangaldesh brac world laregst livelihoods edu network ngo partnership - over quarter billion before edutech partnerships

india billion person digitad id- citiznels biggest database (wrj nilekani) 

               

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mit fablabsuoercities

mitef hubs

mit uni mobile and engineers withpout borders parters with eg tsinghua 

               

 8 med sea vatucan premiosciacca.it number 1 championships celebrating youth community builders and francsican ways

rome new undergroiund cilliseu host muesum of worldwide youth cultures with lots of 3d and virtual reality exploation experiences

scaled bangla women empowermemt movements inspired by paulo freire- franciscan pop movements a;so inspire all kim networks 

               
                
                
                
                
                
                

 

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Rwandan entrepreneurs are invited to apply to the Alibaba Netpreneur Training program, taking place at Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou on Mar 2-13. Participants will learn from Alibaba leadership on leveraging technology to grow their businesses! http://bit.ly/2VrpFU5 

can i check people know kazi - headhunted by yunus from ck prahalad in michigan he accompanied yunus one his main tech tours 2007-2010- the question seems to me how to regroup bangladesh tech genii round jack and the quadirs as even we even ad one person inside like that maybe they could answer the africa question

in geneva jan 21 22 unctad report with jack ma and melinda gates will go through its main 2 day off camera brainstorming stage Second Meeting of the High-level Panel - Digital Cooperation



then they will all go up the mountain to davos where jim kim and female ceo of microsoft satya nadella launch 6 global youth hubs from wef's pool of 7000 under 30s





 

Generations Global - World Economic Forum Looks to Add New Voices to Shape 2019 Annual Meeting

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19 Dec 2018
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Fon Mathuros, Head of Media, World Economic Forum: Tel.: +41 (0)79 201 0211; Email: fma@weforum.org

· Under the theme Globalization 4.0, Co-Chairs to focus on the global architecture of tomorrow

· Six young leaders under the age of 30 will co-chair with World Bank president and Microsoft CEO

· Activists for marginalized communities to ensure globalization is inclusive and sustainable

· Share your voice by joining the Globalization 4.0 video campaign at www.weforum.org/globalization4

· For more information about the World Economic Forum, visit www.weforum.org

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 December 2018 – The World Economic Forum announced today the Co-Chairs of its Annual Meeting, which will take place on 22-25 January 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Over 3,000 global leaders from politics, government, civil society, academia, the arts and media will convene under the theme Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where participants will focus on defining new models for building sustainable and inclusive societies in a plurilateral world.

“Globalization as we know it may have peaked, but global integration will continue. It is fueled by the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the urgent need to address challenges such as climate change and biodiversity, job loss through automation and a threatening breakdown in global collaboration. All those changes will particularly affect the next generation. For this reason, it is essential to integrate their voice prominently in building a new sustainable and inclusive global architecture,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Every year, Annual Meeting Co-Chairs take a principal role in help shape the discussion. This year’s Co-Chairs are:

Basima Abdulrahman, Founder, KESK Green Building Consulting, Iraq, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Ebril Hub), is a structural engineer by training who has built a business constructing sustainable buildings. Through the Forum’s Global Shapers network in her country, she also works to promote social cohesion in fragile communities.

Juan David Aristizábal, Co-Founder, Todos por la Educación, Colombia, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Bogota Hub), is an author, broadcaster and social entrepreneur. He leads a grassroots movement through Los Zúper, a platform that prepares youth and educators with leadership skills for the 21st century.

Noura Berrouba, Member of the Governing Body, European Youth Parliament, Sweden, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Stockholm Hub), is a member of the Governing Body of the European Youth Parliament and National Council of Swedish Youth Organizations. She has dedicated her life to advocating open-minded, tolerant and active citizenship.

Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group, Washington DC, has been a leading force for change in driving inclusive growth and developing human capital with the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.

Julia Luscombe, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Feeding America, USA, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Chicago Hub), is helping to end hunger in the US through her work building a charitable food system for the future.

Mohammed Hassan Mohamud, Zonal Chairman, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Kakuma Hub), who spent the last 20 years living in displacement, is dedicated to championing the rights of refugees and conflict prevention.

Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corp: CEO of Microsoft since 2014, Nadella defines his mission and that of the company he leads as empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Akira Sakano, Co-Founder and Communication Director, RDND, Japan, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Osaka Hub), is helping create the world’s first zero-waste city in Japan.

Extending the discussion about the new global architecture, the Forum is inviting the public to share their thoughts and perspectives via the Globalization 4.0 video campaign, which will feature short videos (60-90 seconds long) that answer one or more of the following questions:

1) How do we save the planet without killing economic growth?

2) Can you be a patriot and a global citizen?

3) What should work look like in the future?

4) How do we make sure technology makes life better not worse?

5) How do we create a fairer economy?

6) How do we get countries working together better?

 

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1. VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
a) Digital Cooperation is the last chance we have of achieving sustainability goals. Just as all technology leapfrogs, such as cashless mobile banking for the poorest or microsolar, are most valuable when resolving those with the deepest sdg challenges, we must preferentially app the next waves of tech to sustainability solutions. Take India's billion person digital id system. This is a one off big dataset-if its not analysed for the smallest and those in ultra-need of community sdg solutions, There will not be a second chance to make the most of this big data. Or consider every way that AI is being introduced into the classroom -if the culture or the content of the artificial doesnt positively represent poor village women, the opportunity will be lost. Ref1: We believe that we have entered a period of moore technology which compared with 1946 will rise from 1000 times more in 2016 to 2000 times moore in 2023. Digital cooperation needs to clarify the various contexts of industrial revolution 4 and maximise not just their cooperation but their bottom-up impacts empowering girls, green, and ending poverty. This transparency needs to resonate all across education Belt Roads. If youth's livelihood education isnt core to digital cooperation then we are designing the wrong sort of digital-the sort that Orwellian Big Brother would fearfully rule the world with as the exact opposite value to Jack Ma's Loveq.
2. METHODS AND MECHANISMS
c) Please look at the stakeholder cooperation model used by BRAC –it is the largest NGO partnership in the world and it has transformed transparency of worldwide aid from bottom-up
3. ILLUSTRATIVE ACTION AREAS
a) The western media is the main challenge. On nightly news we hear about big organisations which are getting bigger but not which organisational networks are helping youth replicate positive community solutions.
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the worldwide eminent panel

 

Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was established by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 12 July 2018.

Purpose

The scale, spread and speed of change brought about by digital technology is unprecedented, and the current means and levels of international cooperation are unequal to the challenge. Digital technologies make a significant contribution to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and cut uniquely across international boundaries, policy silos and professional domains. Cooperation across domains and across borders is therefore critical to realizing the full social and economic potential of digital technologies, mitigating the risks they pose, and curtailing any unintended consequences.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres — As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, and human rights in a digital age. We need greater cooperation to tackle these challenges and mitigate risksThe High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was convened by the UN Secretary-General to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among Governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia, the technical community and other relevant stakeholders.

The Panel is expected to raise awareness about the transformative impact of digital technologies across society and the economy, and contribute to the broader public debate on how to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future for all, taking into account relevant human rights norms.

Panel Members

Co-chairs

Panel members

  • Mohammed Al Gergawi (UAE), Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE
  • Yuichiro Anzai (Japan), Senior Advisor and Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Nikolai Astrup (Norway), Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Vinton Cerf (USA), Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Fadi Chehadé (USA), Partner at ABRY Partners
  • Sophie Soowon Eom (Republic of Korea), Founder of Adriel AI and Solidware
  • Isabel Guerrero Pulgar (Chile), Director, IMAGO Global Grassroots and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Marina Kaljurand (Estonia), Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
  • Bogolo Kenewendo (Botswana), Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
  • Marina Kolesnik (Russian Federation), senior executive, entrepreneur and WEF Young Global Leader
  • Doris Leuthard (Switzerland), Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
  • Cathy Mulligan (United Kingdom), Visiting Research Fellow Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency
  • Akaliza Keza Ntwari (Rwanda), ICT advocate and entrepreneur
  • Edson Prestes (Brazil), Professor, Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Kira Radinsky (Israel), Director of Data Science, eBay
  • Nanjira Sambuli (Kenya), Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
  • Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah (Australia), Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Jean Tirole (France), Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

The deliberations of the Panel will be supported by a small secretariat, co-led by:

  • Amandeep Singh Gill (India), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (ex officio)
  • Jovan Kurbalija, (Serbia), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (ex officio)

All panel members serve in their personal capacity, not as representatives of their respective institutions.

Process

The Panel will hold two in-person meetings in September 2018 and January 2019, and will meet virtually as required.

The Panel will also seek to gather the views and proposals of Member States, relevant industries, civil society and academia worldwide through a careful consultation process. It will draw expertise from expert communities across the globe through engagement at existing events, conferences and forums as well as call for contributions from the general public through virtual hubs and online participation platforms. Two regional consultations will be organized in Asia and in Africa.

The Panel will complete its deliberations and submit its final report, including actionable recommendations, within a nine-month period. The report will map trends in digital technologies, identify gaps and opportunities, and outline proposals for strengthening international cooperation in the digital space.

FAQs

Why was the Panel established?
Current means and levels of international cooperation are not commensurate with the scale and rapidity of changes brought about by digital technologies. Digital technologies cut uniquely across  international boundaries. Cooperation across sectors and across borders is critical to realizing the full social and economic potential of digital technologies as well as mitigating the risks they could pose.

Why is it called High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation?
The term Digital Cooperation aims to frame discussions on digital issues in a cooperative framework; it also aims to break silos by encouraging thinking and action across domains, and build trust among various stakeholders.

What are the expected outcomes?
The Panel will submit a report that will provide a high-level independent contribution to the broader public debate on digital cooperation frameworks and support Member States in their consultations on these issues.

The report is expected to: 1) raise awareness about the transformative impact of digital technologies across society and the economy, 2) identify policy, research and information gaps as well as ways to improve interdisciplinary action on digital technologies, and 3) present concrete proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space in an effective and inclusive manner.

It is expected that the consultation process leading to the report will contribute to stimulating discussion among and between various stakeholder groups on how they can work together to maximize the potential of the digital transformation.

How is this different from other panels, commissions and international forums on similar topics?
The Secretary-General welcomes the increased focus on the implications of digital technologies for our society and our economy through commissions, conferences and other forums. This signifies that the timing is ripe for the digital policy ecosystem to evolve to the next level of maturity.

The work of all these initiatives can and should be mutually reinforcing. Wherever possible, this Panel will work with other initiatives and seek to identify synergies and complementarities.

How is the Panel supported?
The Panel is supported by a small Secretariat funded by donor resources, and based in New York and Geneva.

How were the Panel members selected?
The Secretary-General invited 20 independent experts with a range of professional and academic backgrounds in fields related to technology and policy. All members serve in their personal capacity, not as representatives of their affiliated institutions.

The Panel’s composition represents a broad mix of disciplines and sectors, geographic, gender and age diversity in an effort to reflect the cross-boundary nature of the digital sphere. Given that young people will be disproportionately affected by the future impact of a digital society, the Panel includes several individuals under the age of 35.

Contact and More Information

Visit the dedicated website for further information, engagement opportunities and news: www.digitalcooperation.org

For updates about the Panel, follow on Twitter at @UNSGdigicoop or sign up for the mailing list.

To provide suggestions or comments, contact the High Level Panel Secretariat at: digitalcooperation [at] unops.org

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Melinda Gates

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Philanthropist Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda shapes and approves strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the world’s largest private foundation. In 2015, Melinda created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company that enables her to bring together other new and emerging strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work focused in the US. Melinda received a bachelor’s degree from Duke and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School. After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she helped develop many of the company’s multimedia products. In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her philanthropic work and family.


Jack Ma

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Jack Ma founded Alibaba Group in 1999. He has served as Alibaba’s executive chairman since May 2013, and previously as chairman and chief executive officer. Jack is also the founder of the Zhejiang-based Jack Ma Foundation. Jack founded Alibaba based on the belief that the Internet could democratize the playing field for all types of businesses, particularly small businesses. This tenet continues to underpin his vision for Alibaba, both in China and around the world.

In September 2016, Jack was named special adviser of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business. He also served as chair of the 2016 B20 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Taskforce, where he called for the establishment of an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), an internet-based trading platform to help bring small businesses into the global economy and make it easier for them to expand trading capabilities worldwide.

Jack currently serves on the Board of SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Board of the Breakthrough Energy Ventures, chairman of the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the China Entrepreneur Club. In January 2016, he was named a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) advocate by the United Nations.

Jack graduated from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute with a major in English language education.


Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi

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His Excellency Mohammad Al Gergawi is the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future.

In his capacity as Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Al Gergawi led the development of the UAE National Agenda, Future Foresight Strategy and Federal Government Strategy. He also holds the position of Deputy Chairman of the UAE’s Ministerial Development Council, as well as Emirates Investment Authority, the UAE Federal Government’s sovereign wealth fund.

The Chairman of the Federal Smart Government Initiative as well as of the UAE Science, Technology and Innovation Committee, Al Gergawi also chairs the World Government Summit Organization, a global platform focused on shaping the future of governments and he is the Chairman of the UAE Council for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, he heads an entity tasked with implementing the Dubai Future Agenda, a strategy aimed at instilling a systematic focus on the city’s future development. AlGergawi is also the Co-chairman of the Global Future Councils, a forward-looking think tank in cooperation with the World Economic Forum.

Al Gergawi sits on the Boards of the UAE University and Abu Dhabi University and he is a board member of the International Advisory Council of American University of Beirut. He is an honorary fellow of London Business School, a founder of the Dubai Autism Centre and UAE Disabled Sports Federation and Vice Chairman of the Dubai Club for the Disabled.


Yuichiro Anzai

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Yuichiro Anzai is the former President, and Senior Advisor and Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan’s representative research funding agency. Dr. Anzai also serves as the chair of the Strategic Council for Artificial Intelligence Technology under the Cabinet Office, the director of the ‘Innovative Cyberspace Technology’ in the Public/Private R&D Investment Strategic Expansion PrograM (PRISM), and the program director of the ‘Cyberspace Technology with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence’ in the Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), both under the Cabinet Office. He is also the chair of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO. From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Anzai was President of Keio University. Prior to that, he was Dean of the School of Science Technology (1993 to 2001) and Professor of Computer Science (starting in 1988) at Keio. He also served as Chairperson of the Central Council for Education. After receiving his PhD from Keio in 1974, Dr. Anzai was a postdoctoral research fellow (1976 to 1978) and visiting assistant professor (1981 to 1982) at Carnegie Mellon University, performing a research on human and machine learning.


Nikolai Astrup

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Mr Nikolai Astrup is Minister of International Development of Norway.

Astrup served as chair of the Standing Committee on Finance in the Norwegian Parliament 2017-2018. He was elected Member of Parliament in 2009 and leader of the Conservative Party in Oslo in 2012 and has previously been leader of the Oslo Norwegian Young Conservatives.

He holds a BSc in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science and an MSc in European Politics and Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science.


Vinton G. Cerf

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Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served as President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, the Franklin Medal, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year’s "25 Most Intriguing People."


Fadi Chehadé

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Fadi Chehadé is a Partner at ABRY in Boston, a private equity firm focused on media, communications, and digital businesses.

He is an advisory board member with the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that focuses on maximizing the benefits of science and technology for society. He also serves on the advisory board of the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he works with faculty and students to explore innovations in digital governance. Fadi serves on the corporate boards of Sentry Data Systems and Interactions LLC.

In 2016, Fadi concluded his 4-year tenure leading ICANN, the global authority managing the Internet’s logical infrastructure, which ensures ‘one’ Internet for the world. As President and CEO of ICANN, he led the globalization of the organization, strengthened its operations, and expanded the global trust and legitimacy of its transnational role. He also guided ICANN’s historic transition to an independent transnational institution governed jointly by private, public, and civic stakeholders.

Fadi has founded and led several companies in the digital space including: Vocado LLC acquired by Oracle in 2018 and Viacore purchased by IBM in 2006. He also founded and served as the first CEO of RosettaNet, an IT Industry Coalition establishing pioneering standards for eBusiness in the late 1990s.

Over the last 30 years, Fadi has held several industry posts at global corporations like AT&T, Ingram, and IBM, where he was General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services in the Middle East and Africa. He received an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude from New York University.


Sophie Soowon Eom (Republic of Korea), Founder of Adriel AI and Solidware

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Sophie Eom is Co-founder and CEO of Adriel AI, an AI marketing agency startup. She is also co-founder and former CEO of Solidware, a financial-technology startup that uses big data and machine learning to predict risk. In 2017, she was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Asia.

Since founding Adriel AI in 2017 with Olivier Duchenne, Sophie has led the company’s rapid growth, developing an easy and transparent digital marketing service powered by AI for small businesses and startups.

Sophie received her Master's degree in Finance from HEC Paris. After graduating, she worked at Oliver Wyman Financial Services as a consultant, and then moved to AXA, where she got the idea of using big data and machine learning to help financial companies give better credit scores. Based on this idea, she founded Solidware, who provides Machine Learning-based predictive analysis solutions to large financial institutions around the world. After her successful exit, she turned her frustration with complicated and inefficient digital marketing into a vision for what became Adriel.


Isabel Guerrero Pulgar

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Isabel Guerrero brings thirty years of experience in development to her role as co-founder and Executive Director of IMAGOGG. She has spent the last four years building IMAGOGG, a nonprofit organization that works with grassroots, social entrepreneurs and governments around the world. The goal is to scale up innovative solutions to challenging development problems. The current focus of IMAGOGG is bringing technological solutions to organizations at the Base of the Pyramid as well as changing development thinking.

In addition to leading IMAGOGG, she is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Leadership Center at Sloan and teaches “Scaling up for Development Impact” at Harvard Kennedy School.

Isabel is an economist who worked at the World Bank for most of her professional life, including as VP for South Asia where she managed a 39 billion dollar portfolio between 2008 and 2013. Before that she was a Country Director for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru and Paraguay.

Isabel received her MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and trained as a psychoanalyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and the Peruvian Psychoanalytic Society. Isabel sits on the Board of the UN University and the Precensing Institute at MIT. She is also a frequent guest at CNN Dinero.


Marina Kaljurand

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Marina Kaljurand served as Estonian Foreign Minister from 2015 July – 2016 October.

She began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 and held several leadership positions, including Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs (Legal Adviser), Undersecretary for Trade and Development Cooperation, Undersecretary for Political Affairs. She served as Ambassador of Estonia to the State of Israel, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Canada and the United States of America. Kaljurand was a member of Estonian Governmental delegation in negotiations with Russia Federation on withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia and Border Agreements between Estonia and Russia. Kaljurand headed the legal working group at the Estonian accession negotiations to the European Union and was the Chief Negotiator in Estonian accession negotiations to the OECD.

Marina Kaljurand has served twice as the Estonian National Expert at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE), in 2014-2015 and in 2016-2017.

Starting from March 1, 2017 Marina Kaljurand is the Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC).

Marina Kaljurand graduated cum laude from the Tartu University (1986, LLM). She has a professional diploma from the Estonian School of Diplomacy (1992) and MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1995).


Bogolo Kenewendo

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Hon. Bogolo J Kenewendo is the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana. She currently serves in Cabinet as a Minister and in Parliament as a Specially Elected Member. Honourable Kenewendo is the youngest member of both the current Cabinet and Parliament and is the youngest female Member of both institutions in the history of Botswana.

Ms Kenewendo is a trained trade and economic diplomacy professional with experience in sub Saharan Africa. She was a partner at Econsult Botswana, leading some consultancy work in Botswana and other Southern African countries, she later joined the Ministry of Trade in Ghana as a Trade Economist. Kenewendo has co-authored and contributed to many papers, was a frequent commentator on the Economics of Botswana and Southern Africa, and a host of a radio show called “The Multiplier Effect” and wrote a newspaper column named “Game Theory”.

Her areas of expertise include Trade and Investment Policy, Macroeconomic policy, public debt management and regulatory & institutional frameworks for policy formulation. She holds an MSc in International Economics from the University of Sussex (UK) through the prestigious Chevening Scholarship.

As a Member of Parliament, Kenewendo was the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice, Security and Government Assurance, and a member of the Parliamentary Committees on Finance and Estimates; Finance, Trade and Economic Development; and Public Accounts. She has also represented Botswana at the Inter Parliamentary Union (including the Parliamentary Committee on the WTO) and the Pan African Parliament.

In Parliament, Honourable Kenewendo successfully tabled a motion on “Reducing the cost and time associated with starting a business in Botswana”, which was recently passed into law under her stewardship as a Minister, and which will introduce an online business registration system. She further tabled motions on the protection of children’s rights including “The Alignment of the Penal Code to the Children’s Act” and “The creation of a sex offender’s registry”.

Hon Kenewendo’s voice is associated with inclusivity; inclusivity in development and ensuring services reach people in a timely manner as their share of the national cake. She strongly aligns herself with the SDG message of “Leave no one behind.”


Marina Kolesnik

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Marina Kolesnik is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of some of Russia’s leading internet companies, including Mail.ru and Travel.ru. She is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Mrs. Kolesnik has held various leadership positions in technology companies, including Hopper (where she is currently) and DataArt. She was also a consultant at McKinsey & Co and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Doris Leuthard

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Doris Leuthard is head of Switzerland’s Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. She previously held the position of President of the Swiss Confederation (2010 and 2017). Ms. Leuthard was elected to the Federal Council, the Swiss Government, in 2006 and assumed office as head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. During this time she represented Switzerland at international organisations including the WTO, OECD, FAO and the World Bank and chaired the EFTA Council. Previously, she practiced law in Switzerland since 1991. She is a graduate of the University of Zurich.


Cathy Mulligan

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Dr. Cathy Mulligan is a Visiting Research Fellow at Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, a Senior Research Associate at University College London in Blockchain and a Fellow and Expert Member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council.

She has been active in researching blockchain since 2010 applying interdisciplinary skills in economics and computer science. Between 2012-2016 Catherine led the EPSRC grant “Sustainable Society Network+” within the Digital Economy program creating a broad international network applying digital technologies to achieve sustainability outcomes.

Prior to her academic career, Cathy gained 15 years’ international experience in the mobile telecommunications industry She has authored 7 books covering both the technology and economics of the communications industries including SAE/EPC & M2M/IoT. Cathy also served as the Vice Chairman of the ETSI ISG on Context Information Management (IoT) during 2017. She has advised several governments regarding their blockchain and 5G strategies. She is co-author of the UK Government Office for Science Report “Beyond Blockchain” and several World Economic Forum papers on the topic.


Akaliza Keza Ntwari

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Akaliza is a tech entrepreneur that has founded two companies offering multimedia design and technology services. Akaliza has also volunteered her time with several organisations including kLab and Global Shapers. She is a founding member of Girls in ICT Rwanda - a group of female ICT entrepreneurs and professionals. In 2012, she was awarded the Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur in ICT Award from the Ministry of Youth & ICT. In 2014, she was inducted into the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Board. After graduating with a Master's degree from the Kobe Institute of Computing in Japan, Akaliza returned to Rwanda where she continues to offer her services as a multimedia consultant to clients around the world. She is particularly passionate about open source technology and its potential to postively impact ICT development in Africa.


Edson Prestes

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Edson Prestes is Professor at Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He is leader of the Phi Robotics Research Group, past head of the Theoretical Informatics Department, co-head of the Intelligent Robotics and Computation Vision CNPq Group and CNPq Research Fellow. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pará (1996), Brazil, and MSc (1999) and Ph.D. (2003) in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Edson is IEEE Senior Member and Member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) and IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA). Over the past years, he has been working in different international initiatives related to Standardisation, Humanitarian Activities, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Ethics. In these groups, Edson has been served in various roles as chair, vice-chair and member. For instance, he is chair of the IEEE RAS/SA P7007 – Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems Working Group; vice-chair of the IEEE RAS/SA Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group (ORA WG); founding chair of the IEEE South Brazil RAS Chapter; Fellow of the EP3 Foundation; member of The European AI Alliance; member of the Affective Computing and Embedding Values into Autonomous Intelligence Systems Committees at IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems; member of the IEEE RAS Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology and member of several IEEE RAS/SA Standardisation Working Groups.


Kira Radinsky

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As the chief scientist and the director of data science of eBay, Dr. Kira Radinsky is building the next generation predictive data mining, deep learning and natural language processing solutions that will transform eCommerce.

She co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, that was the leader in the field of predictive marketing building solutions leveraging large-scale data mining to predict sales conversions. One of the up-and-coming voices in the data science community, she is pioneering the field of medical data mining.

Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work at Microsoft Research, where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, including political riots and disease epidemics. In 2013, she was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35, in 2015 as Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in enterprise technology, and in 2016 selected as “woman of the year” by Globes. She is a frequent presenter at global tech events, including TEDx, Wired, Strata Data Science, Techcrunch and academic conferences, and she publishes in the Harvard Business Review.

Radinsky serves as a board member in: Israel Security Authorities, Maccabi Research Institute, and technology board of HSBC bank.

Dr. Radinsky also serves as visiting professor at the Technion, Israel’s leading science and technology institute, where she focuses on the application of predictive data mining in medicine.


Nanjira Sambuli

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Nanjira Sambuli is a researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption and how those impact governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture, with a keen focus on gender implications.

She is currently the Digital Equality Advocacy Manager at the World Wide Web Foundation, where she leads advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the Web, with a particular focus on the Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online work. She previously worked at the iHub in Nairobi, where she provided strategic guidance for growth of technology innovation research in the East Africa region.

Nanjira is a member of DFID’s Digital Advisory Panel, board member at IRIN News, UK Citizens Online Democracy (mySociety) and Digitally Responsible Aid and served as a deputy on the United Nations High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016-17).


Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah

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Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah is Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance headquartered in Johannesburg and with members in more than 180 countries. His previous roles include Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.

He writes extensively on topics such as migration, economic development and civil society, and is a regular media commentator on a range of topics, including contributing regularly to Al JazeeraThe GuardianHuffPo and Weekend on the BBC World Service.

He is a Trustee of Comic Relief and International Alert, was a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Humanitarian Finance, and is a member of the Lead Group of Scaling Up Nutrition and the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in England. Danny holds a degree from the University of Sydney, and an MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Born in Sri Lanka and a national of Australia, Dr Sriskandarajah has lived and worked in five continents.


Jean Tirole

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Jean Tirole is chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST, which he helped found in 2011). He is also affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position, and with EHESS, and is a member of the French Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He has published over two hundred articles in international reviews, as well as twelve scientific books. His latest book, entitled Economics for the Common Good, is accessible to a wide audience. He was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001.

He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from eleven universities, and is an honorary member of a number of learned societies, including the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received many honors, including the Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association in 1993, the gold medal of the CNRS in 2007, the inaugural BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in economics, finance and management in 2008, and the Nemmers prize in 2014.

When awarding him solo the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2014 for his research on understanding and regulating markets, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences applauded Jean Tirole as “one of the most influential economists of our times”.


Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

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Amandeep Singh Gill is India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992. Apart from headquarters, he has served abroad at the Indian Missions in Tehran, Colombo and Geneva. From 2013-2016, he served as Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division in the Ministry of External Affairs. In 2017, he helped set up the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation.

Amandeep Gill is currently Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems. He serves on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

Amandeep Gill has a B Tech in electronics and electrical communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD degree from King’s College London is on Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums. During 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Centre for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). His professional interests focus on science, security and international policy learning. His personal interests include creative writing, education, Yoga and sustainable agriculture.


Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

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Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Founding Director of DiploFoundation and the Head of the Geneva Internet Platform. A former diplomat, Dr Kurbalija has a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy, and information technology. He has been a pioneer in the field of cyber diplomacy since 1992 when he established the Unit for Information Technology and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta.

Dr Kurbalija was a member of the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Internet Governance (2004-2005), special advisor to the Chairman of the UN Internet Governance Forum (2006-2010) and a member of the High Level Multistakeholder Committee for NETmunidal (2013-2014).

Since 1997 Dr Kurbalija’s research and articles on cyber diplomacy have shaped research and policy discussion on the impact of the Internet on diplomacy and international relations. His book, An Introduction to Internet Governance, has been translated into 9 languages and is used as a textbook for academic courses worldwide.

Dr Kurbalija lectures on e-diplomacy, digital policy, and Internet governance in academic and training institutions in many countries, including Austria (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), Belgium (College of Europe), Switzerland (University of St. Gallen), Malta (University of Malta) and the United States (University of Southern California).

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All key technologies for the future present two principal common features. First, they form together an ecosystem in which each technology both exploits and fosters the development of the others. In other words, the novel technologies that are being grafted on existing and more mature technologies amplify the performance of the latter, and vice versa. 24 Second, they enable the exponential acceleration of innovation, as each technological improvement leads to innovation, which in turn functions as a platform for further technological improvement and innovation. These technologies therefore help developing multiple novel applications in a wide range of sectors and industries.25,26 As highlighted in the “Technology Profiles”, AI, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and Biotechnology possess these two features. In addition, they are all still at an early stage of development

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Although the Fourth Industrial Revolution has created unprecedented opportunities, it also entails a number of challenges, the greatest of which is the future of skills and work. Each industrial revolution has always cost people their jobs, as skills that were relevant once suddenly become obsolete. More than 200 years ago, innovations enabled by water- and steam-powered equipment characterizing the First Industrial Revolution left many workers out of work, such as handloom weavers and stocking frame knitters. The ongoing technological revolution will not be different. On the contrary, early signs indicate that its impact on skills and work will be even greater, as it has changed the nature of skill demand shifts we used to witness in previous technological paradigm shifts. Unlike earlier revolutions, Industry 4.0 has increased the relative demand for skills in a non-monotonic manner across the distribution of wages. Digital technologies strongly complement the abstract tasks of high-wage jobs and, at the other extreme, have little impact on the non-routine manual tasks of many low-wage service jobs such as waiters and cleaners. However, they put at risk workers who perform routine tasks characteristic of many traditional middle-wage jobs, such as those in transportation, logistics and administrative occupations. The consequence of this new “U-shaped” pattern of demand shifts is twofold. First, it means a polarization of labour demand in favour of more-skilled workers resulting in rapidly growing inequality.50 Second, it implies that some jobs will disappear while others will be created. A key challenge for policymakers is therefore to find a way to address the growing mismatch between the demand and supply of skills that, if not smoothed out, will likely hold back economic growth and threaten social stability. Recent research shows that current college students do not feel like they will be prepared for the workplace after their education. 51 In addition, employers stress the need for the education system to generate prospective employees that are productive from their first day on the job onwards – an expectation which is rarely fulfilled. Education institutions and systems must therefore change. They must learn to anticipate what skills are necessary to succeed in the future and incorporate them in their programmes. For some, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills as well as coding will be essential, as they will enable people to develop a competitive edge and work with technology, boosting their innovative capacity. These technical skills will not be sufficient however. A recent survey conducted by PwC among CEOs shows that today’s business leaders recognize they will need workers with soft skills to run their technical processes. Studies have also shown that the source of many unintended social consequences of technological developments in the last century can be traced back to a failure to incorporate “non-technical” dimensions to the problem.52 It will therefore not be possible for future workers to manage their daily tasks by exploiting solely the expertise they have in the field and their technical knowledge. Future workers will need to be proficient in communication, teamwork, collaboration and networking, as well as cultural understanding given that the future of work will increasingly be transdisciplinary and take place in a globalized world.53,54 In addition, against the backdrop of uncertainty and unprecedented change, cognitive skills such as originality, creativity and active learning will also become increasingly important.55,56 This new demand for more emotional and cognitive skills will require a coordinated change in educational programmes. New models of education will need to emerge characterized by a longterm perspective, a strong emphasis on life-long learning, the establishment of a stronger connectivity with the industry and labour market, and new teaching methods built on new technologies.5 

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