BT Global Services at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015
20 - 24 January 2015
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Forum functions all year round and now, via all major social media platforms, 24 hours a day.
The theme for the Annual Meeting 2015 is “The New Global Context”
Complexity, fragility and uncertainty are all challenging progress at global, regional and national levels, potentially ending an era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989. What is clear is that we are confronted by profound political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations. They are altering long-standing assumptions about our prospects, resulting in an entirely “new global context” for future decision-making.
BT became a Strategic Partner of the World Economic Forum in 2005 and actively participates in the Annual Meeting, regional summits and events, and a range of communities and initiatives throughout the year.
Luis has also written about the digital divide in a specially commissioned OpED in CNBC: Can technology combined with vision, creativity and bold leaps of imagination overcome the digital divide?
Emer Timmons, President, UK, BT Global Services has written for the WEF Agenda: The 4 essential ingredients for innovation
Emer discusses how human innovation can help with today’s social, economic and environmental challenges.
Take a look at our round up of the World Economic Forum 2015 on Storify.
Media: Business World
Date: 23 January 2014
Title: We Are Connecting The World To India
An interview with Luis Alvarez, CEO, BT Global Services with Business World.
Media: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Date: 23 January 2014
Title: Gemeinsam gegen die Hacker -Jointly against Hackers (article in german)
Experts in Davos call companies to cooperate. The author, Carsten Knop, quotes experts who claim that companies need to cooperate better and exchange information about hacker attacks. Luis Alvarez, CEO of BT Global Services said: “to establish a secure organisation, you need partnership, competence, and the best hard- and software”. He also says that traditional security concepts are not enough to fight “multi vector hacking attacks”, and that 69 per cent of CEOs still underestimate how important security is. He adds that employees are a risk, not because they are evil but because they do not receive enough training. A security-aware culture needs to come from the top, especially in the context of the new threats in the mobile Internet.