The Oliver Wyman Forum will explore ways communities can prepare for anticipated AI disruption at the World Economic Forum Annual Global Meeting in Davos.
“AI disruption will drastically alter every facet of how cities operate, and we’ll face this challenge head-on in Davos.”
The invitation-only panel discussion on Tuesday, January 21, titled “Meeting AI Disruption Head-on in Today’s Cities,” will be moderated by Zach Seward, chief executive officer and co-founder of Quartz. The panel includes leaders from business, government, academia and non-profit. They will discuss how cities could prepare for the potential disruption from AI. The panelists include:
- John Romeo, Managing Partner and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum
- Kaijia Gu, Partner, City Readiness, Oliver Wyman Forum
- Carlo Ratti, Professor of Urban Technologies and Planning and Director, SENSEable City Lab
- Professor Wei Shyy, President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
“We need to move beyond admiring ‘smart cities’ and start a data-informed conversation about how to address the real challenges of AI,” said John Romeo, Managing Partner and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum. “AI disruption will drastically alter every facet of how cities operate, and we’ll face this challenge head-on in Davos.”
The discussion builds upon findings from the Forum’s 2019 Global Cities’ AI Readiness Index which ranked 105 cities globally on how prepared they are for AI and its potential disruption. The research draws on surveys of city residents and conversations with leaders in business, government, and academia, as well as analysis of publicly available socioeconomic data.