Live from Davos: World Economic Forum

I am sending this from Davos, Switzerland – home to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Watch this space over the next couple of days – we’ll be posting “live-from-Davos” updates, YouTube videos, and (if we catch them) great photo moments.


Intel has been involved in the World Economic Forum for over a decade. This year Intel will be represented by our Chairman Craig Barrett, as well as our VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell, our Sustainability Chief Will Swope and EMEA’s Christian Morales. Additionally, Lila Ibrahim attends in a prestigious role as one of the WEF Global “Young Leaders”. And no surprise – the theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is “Shaping the Post-Crisis World” and many of the discussions will center on the current global economic crisis, solutions for change and how to prevent this from happening again.

Many ask how Intel plans to spend our time in this Swiss village. I can assure you, it will not be spent skiing. Craig spends many meetings with business and government leaders representing the role of technology in education and economic development. There are two public sessions this week where Craig will cover the need and significance of a 21st century education model. Additionally, he’ll sit on a panel on focused on the next generation of entrepreneurs, where he will stress the importance of a student-centered learning model starting in the earliest grades. At the close of his trip, Craig will lead a session titled “Catalyzing Growth and Innovation through Education”, with the President of Rwanda and other panelists. He will talk about the need for multi-stakeholder partnership in enabling quality global education for all. And in between, countless meetings with influential global leaders and heads of states. (Oh yes, and as Intel’s onsite Public Relations lead, I plan to squeeze in a media interview or two)

More to come….