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.

Additionally, in his ninth year attending the WEF, Mike Splinter was interviewed by several news organizations including FOX Business News and CNN International Business on topics ranging from semiconductors and hiring top talent to expanding world populations and the ongoing transformation of mobile computing. He was also quoted in Tom Friedman’s New York Times op-ed titled, ‘Made in the World’ regarding the "orchestration" leadership required to maximize U.S. competitiveness.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) 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. Since 1987, WEF also includes a platform on international conflicts.

Applied Materials is an active member and industry partner of the WEF, with ongoing participation in working groups focused on energy efficiency, technology and manufacturing.

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