Three days of intense action.


 Programme of the 48th St. Gallen Symposium

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Special programme day that focusses entirely on the Leaders of Tomorrow of the St. Gallen Symposium. Selected corporate partners contribute to the programme of the first day, which focusses on AI and a brave new world of work. 
08:30–10:00 Breakfast  
10:00–10:15 Welcome and Introduction Jason George (US), three-time St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award winner, member of the St. Gallen Symposium global community, founder and Management Consultant of J.M. George, Inc.
10:00–12:00 AI Knowledge Place Senior executives and top-notch experts of ABB Ltd., Accenture, and Swiss Re share cutting-edge knowledge on AI and the future of work. They engage with the Leaders of Tomorrow in interactive Work Sessions. In the final 30 minutes, Leaders of Tomorrow present the key take-aways of each session in front of the plenum.
12:00–13:15 Lunch  
13:15–13:30 Introduction afternoon programme Jason George (US), J.M. George, Inc.
13:30–15:00 AI Ideas Place  The best student competitors of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2018 present their ideas & visions on “Robots are coming for your jobs. How do you augment yourself to stay economically relevant?” Participants support the student session leaders to expand on their visions.
15:00–15:30 Pitch & Vote 2-minute pitches of each session, voting on the best presentations to be challenged in the closing session.
16:00–17:15 Closing session The three very best ideas of the afternoon programme will be presented and discussed with senior leaders.
Grant Allen (US), Managing Director & Head of Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV)
Dileep George (US), Co-Founder, Vicarious AI
Nigel Fretwell (UK), Chief Human Resources Officer, Swiss Re
Ruchika Sachdeva (IN), Managing Director of Data Science Practice & Applied Intelligence, Accenture
17:15–17:30 Wrap-up Wednesday Jason George (US), J.M. George, Inc.
17:30–22:00 Evening Programme Dining & Music
from 18:00 Dinner Dinner and lounge entertainment for the members of the Circle of Benefactors
Heads of the International Students' Committee (ISC)
Chairman’s speech
Peter Voser (CH), Chairman, St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies
Dinner speech on the occasion of his 20th participation as Conference Chairman
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International