World Economic Forum - Partnership
World Economic Forum
The Kudelski Group is proud to be a strategic partner and active member of the World Economic Forum, an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Since 1999, the Kudelski Group has been one of the 100 strategic partners of the World Economic Forum, a select group of global companies that lead the Forum's knowledge generation activities by setting the intellectual agenda of its meetings, contributing to the insight agenda of Forum publications and working to make sure that the Forum's initiatives result in real global change.
Through its global presence over the 5 continents, the Kudelski Group is partnering with major technology driven companies and takes pride in designing and delivering best-in-class, tailor-made solutions for every market.
It is thus essential for the Group’s success to anticipate and understand the developments that are shaping the future economical, political and social landscapes. The Kudelski Group shares with the World Economic Forum the belief that the world’s key challenges can only be overcome through joint efforts.
Over the years, the World Economic Forum has become a key platform for the Group to build strong relationships with clients, as well as with strategic business and corporate partners.
Kudelski Group as a Strategic Partner
Through the World Economic Forum Industry Partnerships, CEOs and senior leaders from top companies collaborate with the Forum on its mission at the industry level. Together with the Forum’s multistakeholder networks and experts, the Kudelski Group identifies and assesses key issues in specific industries. Currently, Kudelski Group is a member of the Information Technology and Media, Entertainment & Information (MEI) Partnerships.
Information Technology – with various projects such as Cyber Resilience initiative, CyberSecurity Global Agenda Council, Industrial Internet projects for the most significant.
Media, Entertainment & Information – with chairman and CEO Andre Kudelski being part of the Governors Steering committee, involvement is particularly significant in projects related to Hyperconnected World, Norms and Values in Digital Media, project steering or Media Global Agenda Council.
Global Agenda Council
The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils create a network of more than 1,500 global executives considered to be top thought leaders in their respective fields. The 80-plus Councils cover academia, business, government, international organizations and society and Kudelski Group executives participate in four Councils, including Europe, New Energy Architecture, Logistics and Supply Chain Systems and Youth Unemployment.
Cybersecurity Council - the objective is to strengthen global security in the cyber age, by laying the groundwork for the establishment of international norms on cyber warfare.
Since 2013, Kudelski Security has been engaged in various initiatives with the World Economic Forum to develop strategies to increase cyber resilience and mitigate the economic and strategic impact of cyberattacks.
The Kudelski Group seats at the Technology Pioneers Selection Committee & Community and at the Industry Strategy Partner Community & Strategic Partner Advisory Group Community.
Technology Partner - actively cooperating to deliver the best security and technology infrastructure to the World Economic Forum, be it during its Annual Meeting or some of its Regional events around the globe. The Group is providing the entire technical infrastructure and support for physical access control (venue, sessions control, premises’ entrances, etc.) in the Congress Center and selected hotels part of the event, as well as logical access control into the Forum information system (interactive kiosk, mobile kiosk through mobile devices, etc.).
The 2018 Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will be held January 23 - 26, 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
WEF Annual Meeting 2017
This year, Mr André Kudelski, Kudelski Group Chairman and CEO, took part in the following sessions:
Cybercrime has made the headlines in 2016 - ranging from corporate theft over espionage to the alleged influence over democratic elections. How can business, public sector and law enforcement be more effective in the fight against an invisible opponent operating across borders?
Our devices are monitoring us around the clock, the digital services we rely on require our personal data, and anonymity is becoming impossible. What if data privacy becomes a luxury that only the wealthy can afford?