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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age

Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age
How can populations benefit from the digital age on more equal terms?

Dimensions to be addressed:
- Confronting income and wealth inequality
- Investing in education and work-based training
- Addressing vulnerable employment

Hans E.Vestberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor's in Business Administration, University of Uppsala. Since 1988, various positions worldwide with Ericsson, including: Executive Vice-President and Head of Business Unit Global Services; Vice-President and Head of Market Unit Mexico; Head of Finance and Control, USA, Brazil and Chile; 2007, Chief Financial Officer and Head, Group Function Finance; currently, President and CEO. Member of the Board: Ericsson; Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications; Thernlunds. Chairman: ST-Ericsson; Svenska Handbollförbundet.

Peter T. Grauer, Chairman
1968, grad., Univ. of North Carolina (UNC); 1975, grad., Prog. for Mgmt Dev., Harvard. Former: MD, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; MD & Sr Partner, CFSB Private Equity. With Bloomberg: since 1996, Member, Board; since 2001, Chairman. Founder: DLJ Merchant Banking Partners; DLJ Investment Partners. Lead Dir., DaVita Health Care Partners; Ind. Non-Exec. Dir., Glencore Xstrata; Founding Chairman, Community of Chairmen, World Economic Forum; President, Inner City Scholarship Fund; Member, McKinsey Advisory Council. Member, Board of Trustees: Room to Read; Prostate Cancer Foundation; UNC; Rockefeller Univ.

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
AB and SM, Harvard; PhD, MIT. Director, MIT Center for Digital Business. Schussel Family Professor, MIT Sloan School. Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. Research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and employment. Recent work studies data-driven decision-making, the pricing implications of Internet commerce and the role of intangible assets. Lectures worldwide on technology and strategy. Director or adviser for several technology-intensive firms. Recent books include: The Second Machine Age (with Andrew McAfee); Wired for Innovation: How IT is Reshaping the Economy (with Adam Saunders); Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy (with Andrew McAfee). Recipient of numerous awards for research.

Gillian R. Tett, US Managing Editor
1990, BA and PhD in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University. Since 1993, with the Financial Times: Economics Correspondent; Bureau Chief, Tokyo; Deputy Head, Lex; Markets Editor; US Managing Editor. Author: Saving the Sun (2002), a book on Japanese economic reform and Wall Street banks; Fool's Gold (2009), on the 2007-08 financial crisis. Interests: global economy, finance and social anthropology.

Ajay S. Banga, president and chief executive officer of MasterCard
Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard and a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining MasterCard in 2009, Mr. Banga was chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific responsible for all businesses in the region, including institutional banking, alternative investments, wealth management, consumer banking and credit cards. He joined Citigroup in 1996 and held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He was also responsible for Citi's brand marketing and from 2005-2009 oversaw its efforts in microfinance. Mr. Banga began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years at PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized. Mr. Banga is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Board of the American Red Cross. He is currently chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council and was also appointed a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable. Mr. Banga is also a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also vice chair of the Business Council. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO), the board of the Financial Services Roundtable, the Economic Club of New York, the New York City Ballet and the Partnership for New York City. He also is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Banga served on the board of directors of Kraft Foods. He has also served on the board of trustees of the Asia Society, the New York Hall of Science, and the National Urban League, among ot

Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
BSc in Computer Science, Syracuse University; PhD in Computer Science, Stanford University. Experience includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages and models, and information management, Stanford, Xerox Palo Alto Labs; founder of two start-up companies. Former: Member of the Executive Board, SAP, leading all products and driving innovation globally; led SAP's portfolio including the breakthrough in-memory platform, SAP HANA, all their applications, cloud and technology solutions. Director of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys.

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