Davos

24. Januar 2018
Davos

Am 24. Januar 2018 lädt DIE ZEIT gemeinsam mit CMS anlässlich des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos ausgewählte Gäste aus Wirtschaft und Politik zu einem Empfang in das Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère ein.

Informationen zu Referenten und Programm folgen in Kürze. Das abschließende Konferenzprogramm wird voraussichtlich Anfang Dezember als PDF-Download zur Verfügung stehen.

Impressionen der diesjährigen Veranstaltung

Sprecher der Vorjahre (Auszug)

Cornelius Brandi

Cornelius Brandi

Cornelius Brandi

Executive Chairman, CMS

From 1999 to 2011, Cornelius was Managing Partner at the law firm CMS Hasche Sigle, with 8 locations in Germany and more than 600 lawyers. As Managing Partner, he initiated and negotiated various mergers, consolidating individual firms into a cross-regional law firm. He integrated CMS Hasche Sigle into the international CMS organisation, which was established in 1999 and now has 59 offices worldwide. Cornelius has been a member of the Executive Committee of CMS since 1999 and was Chairman thereof from 2008 to 2011. Since 2011, he is Executive Chairman of CMS and Senior Partner at CMS Hasche Sigle. Cornelius attended school in Essen/Ruhr District (Germany) and Neuchâtel (Switzerland). He studied law at the universities of Bonn (Germany) and Santander (Spain) and took his first state law exam in 1980. He completed his traineeship in Hamburg, including a position abroad in Chicago, USA. In 1983, he took his second state law exam and started working as a lawyer. In 1986, he became a Partner at the Hamburg law firm Hasche Albrecht Fischer (now: CMS Hasche Sigle). His specialities are corporate and maritime law.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick

Co-founder and CEO, UBER Technologies Inc.

Travis Kalanick is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Uber Technologies, Inc. Whether it’s founding the world’s first P2P search engine, or developing the premier enterprise content delivery system, Travis believes that every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it. That spirit is at the very core of Uber’s success and ever-expanding global presence, currently in more than 300 cities in 56 countries on six continents. As a student at UCLA, Travis founded Scour, the first peer-to-peer search engine. He later expanded on the concept, forming Red Swoosh, an enterprise content delivery platform, which was eventually acquired by Akamai Technologies. While visiting Paris for LeWeb in 2008, Travis and friend Garrett Camp dreamed of pressing a button on their smartphones one minute, and riding away in a reliable and stylish ride the next. Uber launched a year and a half later, in June 2010 in San Francisco. Under Travis’ leadership, Uber has grown from an exclusive San Franciscobased service to an application used by millions of riders and hundreds of thousands of drivers worldwide. Uber has transformed the fabric of those cities, increasing affordable and reliable transportation options, delivering unmatched earning potential to drivers, reducing drunk driving rates and powering local economic activity. Where some people see dead-ends, Travis finds detours and new solutions to old problems. That approach is revolutionizing the way people move, work and live in cities around the world.

David Kenny

David Kenny

David Kenny

Senior Vice President, IBM Watson & IBM Cloud

David Kenny is senior vice president, IBM Watson and IBM Cloud, spearheading the Watson technology platform development, as well as optimizing IBM’s public cloud for data and cognitive workloads.

David was most recently General Manager, IBM Watson, responsible for the Watson platform, its global ecosystem of business partners and developers, and emerging solutions. Prior to joining IBM, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company (Weather), where he oversaw the company’s portfolio of consumer and business-to-business weather brands and businesses including The Weather Channel, weather.com, wunderground.com and WSI. David was previously president of Akamai, the leading cloud platform designed to help enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences to mobile and fixed Internet users.

Previously, he served as managing partner of VivaKi, the combined worldwide media and digital arm of Publicis Groupe, and he was co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Digitas Inc., a top global integrated brand agency.

David currently serves on the Board of Directors of Best Buy. He is also a director of Teach for America, a nonprofit that enlists recent graduates to teach and to effect change in under-resourced and low-income communities. David received an MBA from the Harvard School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree from the GM Institute (now Kettering University).

Foto: Jon Simon Feature Photo Service for IBM

Florian Leibert

Florian Leibert

Florian Leibert

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mesosphere Inc.

Florian Leibert ist Mitbegründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender von Mesosphere. Sein Team entwickelte ein Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) basierend auf dem Open-Source-verteilten Systemkern Apache Mesos. Florian Leibert war früh einer der führenden Köpfe im Technologiebereich von Twitter, wo er mitgeholfen hat, kritische Infrastrukturen für die Analyse und Suche aufzubauen. Er war in erster Linie für das Twitter-Produkt Benutzersuche erantwortlich. Nach einigen Jahren bei Twitter trat er bei Airbnb ein und baute das Infrastrukturteam aus. Er hat eine Reihe von Patenten und Veröffentlichungen in den Bereichen Informationsgewinnung und groß angelegte Systeme. Florian Leibert war auch der Hauptautor von Chronos, eines auf Apache Mesos aufgebauten, fehlertoleranten Job Dependency Scheduler und Job Orchestration Framework.

Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

CEO, SAP SE

Bill McDermott is chief executive officer of SAP, the world’s business software market leader. He leads the company’s more than 83,000 employees and 2+ million-person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision to help the world run better and improve peoples’ lives.

Since becoming CEO in 2010, Bill’s innovation-led strategy for SAP has resulted in expansive increases in customers, total revenue, market value and profitable growth. One of the most popular leaders in business, Bill’s approval rating from employees on website Glassdoor hovers around 99%. As the only American in history to lead Europe’s most valuable technology company, Bill advises world leaders and policymakers on issues including youth unemployment, digital government and international trade policy. He is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists and the U.S. Business Council.

Bill also serves on the boards of directors for performance apparel maker Under Armour and engineering software maker ANSYS, Inc. He has received numerous awards for his civic leadership, including GENYOUth’s Vanguard Award, City Year’s Idealist of the Year, the We Are Family Foundation’s Visionary Award and the Children’s Aid Society’s Promise Award. He is a proud supporter of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Health.

His life stories and leadership lessons are shared in Bill’s worldwide best-selling autobiography, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office. The book is now in its 12th printing and was awarded the gold medal for business memoir of the year in 2014. It has been published in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China.

Bill resides in Germany, the United States and, most frequently, at 39,000 feet.

Foto: SAP SE

Javier Olivan

Javier Olivan

Javier Olivan

Vice President of Growth, Facebook

Javier Olivan is the Vice President of Growth. He joined Facebook as Head of International Growth in 2007. Responsible for Facebook’s international efforts, he sets strategy and drives the growth of Facebook’s global user base. In this role, Javier oversees: growth products, growth marketing, Facebook messaging products, as well as all growth analytics and data science efforts. He’s also leading Facebook’s Internet.org efforts, working with mobile operators to accelerate the adoption of the internet around the world. Prior to Facebook, Javier was a Product Manager at Siemens Mobile where he led a cross-functional team charged with the development and market launch of handset devices. Earlier in his career, Javier worked for NTT in Japan as a research and development engineer and was responsible for developing software that enabled high-quality wireless video transmission to mobile devices. Javier holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a master’s degree in both electrical and industrial engineering from the University of Navarra.

Dev Sanyal

Dev Sanyal

Dev Sanyal

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Regions, BP plc

Dev Sanyal is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Regions, and a member of the Group Executive Committee of BP plc. He is responsible for Europe, Asia, strategy and planning, risk management, government and political affairs, policy, group integration and governance. Dev Sanyal joined the BP Group in 1989 and has held a variety of positions globally in London, Athens, Dubai, Istanbul and Vienna. He has been General Manager, FSU and Eastern Europe; Chief Executive Officer, BP Eastern Mediterranean Fuels; Chief Executive Officer, Air BP International; Head of the Group Chief Executive’s Office; Group Treasurer and Chairman of BP Investment Management Ltd. During this period, he was also accountable for BP’s aluminium business. He was appointed Executive Vice President effective 1st January 2012. He is a non-executive director on the board of Man Group plc, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, and is a member of the Accenture Global Energy Board and the Board of Advisors of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Jürgen Schmidhuber

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber

Wissenschaftlicher Direktor, Schweizer Forschungsinstitut für Künstliche Intelligenz (IDSIA)

Seit seinem 15. Lebensjahr will Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber eine sich selbst verbessernde Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) bauen, die klüger ist als er selbst, um dann in Rente zu gehen, und KIs bei der Kolonisierung des Weltalls zuzusehen. Seit 1987 publizierte er Pionierarbeiten zu universellen Problemlösern, seit 1991 zu „Deep Learning“ mit tiefen künstlichen neuronalen Netzen (NN). Die mächtigen rückgekoppelten NN seiner Forschungsgruppen an der TU München und am Schweizer KI Labor IDSIA (USI & SUPSI) waren die ersten, die internationale Wettbewerbe gewannen. Sie revolutionierten Handschrifterkennung, Spracherkennung, maschinelle Übersetzung, automatische Bildbeschreibung, und viele andere wichtige Felder, und sind nun Milliarden von Nutzern zugänglich durch Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Baidu, und zahlreiche weitere Firmen. DeepMind (für 600M an Google verkauft, Schöpfer des weltbesten Go-Spielers) wurde stark beeinflusst durch seine ehemaligen Doktoranden (2 der ersten 4 DeepMinder sowie DeepMinds erste Doktoren der KI studierten in seinem Labor, einer war Mitgründer, einer erster Angestellter). Schmidhubers Team schuf die weltweit ersten tiefen Lerner, die Objektfindungs- und Bildsegmentierungswettbwerbe gewannen, u.a. zur Krebsfrüherkennung. Sie erzielten 2011 im Silicon Valley auch die ersten übermenschlichen visuellen Mustererkennungsresultate. Seine Gruppe gewann neun internationale Wettstreite (mehr als jede andere), und schuf die ersten Verfahren, die ohne Lehrer Steuerstrategien direkt aus hochdimensionalen Videoeingaben lernten. Sein Team etablierte weiterhin das Feld mathematisch rigoroser universeller KI and optimaler universeller Problemlöser. Seine formale Theorie der Kreativität und der Neugier erklärt erstmals Kunst, Wissenschaft, Musik und Humor. Er verallgemeinerte die algorithmische Informationstheorie und auch die Vielweltentheorie der Physik, um eine elegante minimale Theorie aller konstruktiv berechenbarer Universen zu erhalten, und führte das Konzept der „Low-Complexity Art“ ein, die extreme algorithmische Form der Minimalkunst. Seit 2009 ist er Mitglied der Europäischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste. Er publizierte 333 begutachtete Schriften, erhielt 7 best paper/best video Preise, den 2013 Helmholtz Award der International Neural Networks Society, und den 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. Er ist auch Präsident der Firma NNAISENSE, die die erste praktische Allzweck-KI erschaffen will.

Foto: FAZ/Bieber

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Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Davos
Promenade 89
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