|Over the years the Annual Meeting of the members of the World Economic Forum has become the world's global business summit. At the Annual Meeting, 1,000 top business leaders, 250 political leaders, 250 foremost academic experts in every domain, including many Nobel Prize winners, and some 250 media leaders come together to shape the global agenda. Together, they address the key economic, political and societal issues in a forward-looking action-oriented way. Cisco is honored to participate in this global forum, in which discussions of technology, philanthropy, education, and other critical issues will shape the world in which we live. |
|John Chambers, President and CEO|
|Higher Productivity: Old Myth From the New Economy? |
February 2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Discussion Leader: John Chambers
Waldorf-Astoria, Metropolitan Suite
Session theme: Moderated by Hal Varian of U.C. Berkeley, this session will address whether the higher productivity growth rates achieved in the 1990s are structural and sustainable or reflective of the business cycle. The agenda points for the workshop are:
Governors of IT and Telecomunication Meeting--Infrastructure: Back to Basics
- Where has IT and communications technology revolution made a lasting impact on the long-term growth potential of economies?
- What is the lasting productivity boost from IT investment in key industries?
Sunday, Feb. 3, 1:45 PM- 2:45 PM
Waldorf Astoria, Beekman
Moderator: John Chambers
Session theme: As a result of excessive debts and expenditures, companies are cautiously moving into Next Generation Networks and looking to make the most of existing assets. Is the lack of discretionary money to spend on strategic initiatives pushing them into an under-investment position? How can they continue providing services at significantly reduced costs? How is profitability and the maintenance of the day-to-day service kept? For strategic initiatives like newer systems, how is the funding justified? Should governments help stimulate growth in this sector or will it prove counterproductive?
Annual Meeting Plenary Session--Corporate Citizenship: a Luxury in Difficult Times
February 4, 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM
Panelist: John Chambers
Waldorf Astoria, Plenary Hall
Session theme: Will valued concepts such as corporate citizenship and sustainable development retain their importance in an economic downturn? Or are they now an integral part of business strategy and corporate governance?
|Bill Nuti, Senior Vice President, WW Service Provider Operations and US Theater Operations|
|Special Guest: Governors Meeting--Impact of Emerging Technology on the Logistics and Transportation Industry|
February 4, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Palace Hotel, Hubbard Room
New technologies are emerging rapidly with innovations that not only provide operational efficiencies, but also provide increases in available information and in the level of service for the customer. These technologies include silent commerce, revenue management, optimization tools, order visibility, event management, Internet-enabled processes, collaborative planning, Internet security. This session will explore and demonstrate some of these technologies. What emerging technologies are relevant to the transportation and logistics industry (discussion, demos, case studies)? What are the major trends in transportation and logistics technology (cost, capabilities, etc.)? What are the implications of these technologies? How can these technologies be leveraged?
Special Guests are:
- William Nuti, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Service Provider Operations, Cisco Systems, USA
- Paul L. Saffo, Director, Institute for the Future, USA
- Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems and Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, USA
- Bruce M. Richardson, Senior Vice-President, Research, AMR Research, USA
- Baron Leo Delwaide, President, Port Authority Antwerp, Belgium
|Mike Volpi, Senior Vice President, Internet Switching Group|
|Participant: From Business Leaders to Global Leaders|
February 1, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
The Waldorf-Astoria, Plenary Hall
Session theme: Business acumen is no longer confined to bottom-line issues but involves analyzing major global events and societal trends. How important is it for business leaders to understand public concerns about security, globalization and geopolitics? What are the responsibilities of corporations and individual business leaders in this complex political environment?