Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Focus on Davos

DAVOS -It's that time of the year again! The world's greatest and brightest get together in Switzerland to address some key questions facing today's world at the World Economic Forum.

This year, the WEF was especially keen to get young entrepreneurs to participate in the debate and also invited several bloggers to attend the event. YouTube has a channel where users can post a reply to the Davos question: "What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?"

Well, I think the technology sector has a key role to play in general, with the mobile/web eco-system having a great opportunity to take the lead.The buzzword for me in 2008 should be: 'openness'.Open access to open networks and platforms will allow the world to connect to each other and address future challenges jointly. As a cynic, you could also argue that openness within the financial community could have avoided the US-led global credit crunch and fear of a financial meltdown. (No-one is being 'open' about the exact size of the sub-prime mortgage write-down and where the responsibility lies for it!)

Have your say on the official Davos online journal :

You can also follow Loic Le Meur at the WEF via his blog and catch up on videocasts of his meetings with interesting personalities over there.

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