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Ulmart House of Innovation
WEF Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland
January 20-23, 2016
The Ulmart Digital Revolution Breakfast (DRB)
Hosted by Dmitry Kostygin, Chairman of the Board, Ulmart
January 20, 2016 at 6:45 AM, Promenade 72 (KaffeeKlatch), Davos Switzerland
The world is being rapidly transformed by the explosive growth of e-commerce
With so much of attention being focused on the developed economies of North America, Europe, and Asia, the actual power of this transformation may prove to be even deeper and more revolutionary in the BRIC countries, throughout the Eastern European economies, Africa and most recently in Iran.
- Are the transformative effects of the digital revolution such that once underway in a given society, they cannot be halted?
- Once underway, should a country like Russia-and really any other economy that has been maturing over the past 20 years-be viewed as being less prone to high risk assessments?
- Could these economies be regarded as relatively risk-free regardless of geo-political tensions that might exist so long as the macro foundation for the digital revolution remains in place and is supported?
- Can we author a check-list of digital criteria which if achieved by a so-called "developing or high risk" nation can actually justify lower risk considerations? After all, the digital transformation in and of itself, suggests a relatively liberal (or liberalizing) and open economy.
- Should the "best and brightest" leaders in innovation be regarded not solely as companies set in individual countries; but, as companies participating in world-changing transformations? Thusly, resulting again in lowered risk considerations for investment given that their companies and development plans align with the agreed upon set of digital revolution criteria.
The DRB is fully sanctioned by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and will be attended by WEF regional representatives. In addition to WEF representatives, invited have been internet and e-commerce leaders from Asia, Europe, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Leaders from more traditional industries of the "older economy" have also been invited as their industries too are being rapidly transformed thanks to the digital revolution.
Participating will be leaders from banking and finance and government representatives from some of the countries mentioned above.