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Davos Recap: The Innovation Economy – How Nations Can Embrace the Challenges and Capitalize on Opportunities

At the 42nd World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Applied Materials hosted an intimate panel discussion on ‘The Innovation Economy – How Nations Can Embrace the Challenges and Capitalize on Opportunities.’ On the panel were Mike Splinter, Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials, Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist. The discussion centered on several key points including how emerging technologies, government policies and education are changing the way we live and reshaping the global economy – and what it takes for the U.S. to be competitive in today’s world. The panel discussion was moderated by Poppy Harlow, CNNMoney.com anchor.View video recordings of the panel discussion on our 'Innovation Economy' web site.
Applied Materials Rings Opening Bell From Davos

Applied Materials Rings Opening Bell From Davos

NASDAQ OMX Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld (middle) and Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter (right) and CFO George Davis (back right), and other officials participated in the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony today from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Visit our web site for more information on Applied Materials' activities at the WEF.Photo courtesy of NASDAQ OMX 2011.
Davos: Renewing the Global Economy

Davos: Renewing the Global Economy

This year’s Davos Forum has an unmistakably more sober feel compared to years past. Overshadowed by the tragic events in Haiti, the theme of this year’s five-day event is appropriately titled: “Improving the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild.” As representatives from business, government and civil society convene here in Switzerland to respond to this challenge, it is important to keep in mind that fixing the global economic system requires more than simply repairing a few roads and bridges; instead we need to think bigger about how to establish the groundwork for tomorrow’s world economy.
Postcard: Dalian World Economic Forum

Postcard: Dalian World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum in Dalian, China last week sparked discussion on some of the most pressing issues of the day — our low-carbon future, the role of emerging economies and the energy sector transformation into a diversity of choices over the next 20 years. Solar and nuclear both garnered strong voices in the working sessions, with many attendees calling for more discussion about energy efficiency in future forums. The key take-away: a strong commitment from China t