Programme

Three days of intense action.

The programme of the 48th St. Gallen Symposium will be published on 2 April 2018.

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 Programme of the 47th St. Gallen Symposium

 
08:30–08:40 St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award Ceremony 2017 Presentation of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2017 by
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International (Symposium Chairman), and Prof. Georg F. von Krogh (NO), Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation,
ETH Zurich (President Award Jury).
08:40–08:45 Welcome Priscila Bala (BR), Conférencière of the 47th St. Gallen Symposium
08:45–09:30 100 days of President Trump Evgeny Morozov (BY), Author & Columnist
Symone D. Sanders (US), Former National Press Secretary Bernie Sanders and
   Leader of Tomorrow
Tony Schwartz (US), Ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal and
   Chief Executive Officer, The Energy Project
Topic Leader: Prof. James Davis (US), Director, Institute for Political Science,
   University of St. Gallen
09:30–10:15 Europe: Capitalism, Populism,
Democracy
Mehdi Hasan (GB), Presenter Head to Head and UpFront, Al Jazeera English
Prof. Miriam Meckel (DE), Publisher, WirtschaftsWoche
Martin Wolf (GB), Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
Topic Leader: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International
10:15–10:45 Break  
10:45–11:30 Digital warfare – the power of 1 and 0 Lance James (US), Chief Scientist, Flashpoint
Shira Kaplan (IL), Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cyverse AG
Sir John Scarlett (GB), Former Head of MI6 and Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United
   Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI)
Topic Leader: Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist,The Financial Times
11:30–12:00 One-on-One Neil Harbisson (GB), Cyborg and contemporary artist
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter HARDtalk, BBC News

Lunch

 

13:30–15:00
 

Background Session:
Predicting psychological traits from
digital footprints


Prof. Michal Kosinski (PL), Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour,
   Stanford University
Prof. Deb Roy (CA), Director, Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), MIT Media Lab and
   Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
Topic Leader: Prof. Miriam Meckel (DE), Publisher, WirtschaftsWoche
 

13:30–15:00
 

Work Sessions, Block 3
 

 
 
13:30–15:00 The transformational power of mobile phone technology and mobile money
in healthcare delivery in Kenia
Samuel Agutu (KE), Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer,
   Changamka Microhealth Ltd
Topic Leader: Pranjal Sharma (IN), Consulting Editor, Business World
13:30–15:00 Changing the Singapore economic development model Swan Gin Beh (SG), Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board
Topic Leader: Prof. Klaus W. Wellershoff (CH), Chairman of the board and Partner,
   Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.
13:30–15:00 Jungle innovation Neal Cross (GB), Social Entrepreneur and Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank
Topic Leader: Viswa Sadasivan (SG), Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves
13:30–15:00 Managing the digital disruption in the healthcare industry with agility Christoph Franz (DE), Chairman, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Topic Leader: Prof. Winfried Ruigrok (NL), Dean, Executive School of Management,
   Technology & Law, University of St. Gallen
13:30–15:00 Turning change into opportunity –
how customers transform the
insurance industry
Mario Greco (IT), Group Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Topic Leader: Felix Wenger (CH), Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc. Switzerland
13:30–15:00 The renaissance of our species Neil Harbisson (GB), Cyborg and contemporary artist
Topic Leader: Riz Khan (GB), International Journalist
13:30–15:00 Disruption in science Prof. Takaaki Kajita (JP), Nobel Laureate in Physics, University of Tokyo
Topic Leader: Aiko Doden (JP), Senior Commentator, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
13:30–15:00 Cloud Robotics: intelligent machines
in a cloud-connected world
James Kuffner (US), Chief Technology Officer, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)
Topic Leader: Warren Fernandez (SG), Editor, The Straits Times
13:30–15:00 Will the struggle for data ownership be the defining political issue of the future? Evgeny Morozov (BY), Author & Columnist
Topic Leader: Peter Day (GB), Global Business Correspondent, BBC News
13:30–15:00 The race to vehicle autonomy John B. Rogers, Jr. (US), Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Local Motors
Topic Leader: Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist, The Financial Times
13:30–15:00 20th century: left versus right.
21st century: open versus closed
Alec Ross (US), Author & Technology Policy Expert
Topic Leader: Veit Dengler (AT), Chief Executive Officer, NZZ Media Group
13:30–15:00 Personal memories and lessons from
the Cold War
Sir John Scarlett (GB), Former Head of MI6 and Senior Associate Fellow,
   Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI)
Topic Leader: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International
13:30–15:00 Are you futurable? Gamify AI to build your better future Richard Shinn (KR), Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AIBrain, Inc
Topic Leader: Scott D. Anthony (US), Managing Partner, Innosight
13:30–15:00 Being an Entrepreneur – the challenges and dynamics of creating new business Dan Wagner (GB), Serial Tech Entrepreneur
Topic Leader: Peter Vogel (CH), Director of Custom Programmes and Business Development, Excecutive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen
 
15:30–16:30 The technology outlook –
nothing to be afraid of?
Rachel Haurwitz (US), President & Chief Executive Officer, Caribou Biosciences, Inc.
James Kuffner (US), Chief Technology Officer, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)
John B. Rogers, Jr. (US), Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Local Motors
Alec Ross (US), Author & Technology Policy Expert
Topic Leader: Pranjal Sharma (IN), Consulting Editor, Business World
16:30–17:30 The global economic outlook –
nothing to be afraid of?
David Blitzer (US), Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee,
   S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Global
Christoph Franz (DE), Chairman, F. Hofmann-La Roche Ltd
Mario Greco (IT), Group Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Leslie Maasdorp (ZA), Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank
Topic Leader:Prof. Klaus W. Wellershoff (CH), Chairman of the board and Partner, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.
17:30–17:45 Wrap-up Friday & presentation of the
ISC Team
Priscila Bala (BR), Conférencière of the 47th St. Gallen Symposium
 
from 18:00 A Feast For All Cultures A culinary Journey & After Party on the campus of the University of St. Gallen.