This year, the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, which begins today, hones in on political, economic, social and technological transformations and how they’ve impacted decision-making and progress across the world. To discuss how these advancements in technology are offering potential for economic growth and productivity, MasterCard will be one of the attendees at the meeting, according to a company release.
MasterCard’s president and CEO Ajay Banga will speak on the panel “Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age,” along with MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson and senior execs from Infosys, Bloomberg LP and Ericsson. The session will webcast live today at 10:15 CT.
According to MasterCard, the forum will focus on the following dimensions on how populations benefit from the digital age on more equal terms:
- Confronting income and wealth inequality
- Investing in education and work-based training
- Addressing vulnerable employment
In addition to this public forum, MasterCard executives will participate in several public and private sessions. Topics include the evolving role of business to address applications of technology for social good, the business gender gap, and a day in the life of those who make less than $2 a day.