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Impressions at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 17, 2017. Mattias Nutt/WEF Photo

By : rudi_pandjaitan | on 3:30 PM February 07, 2017
Category : Headline, Special Reports

Responsive and Responsible Leadership


It’s not just about recognizing the challenges but actually doing something. We are drowning in data but starved of wisdom. It’s going to be key for leaders to have the courage to challenge the status quo. Time to move from debating to acting. That is the criticism of Davos itself. It still has a role to play as long as it is followed by action. - Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post and renowned author



Social economic impact will be the new KPI for corporations. We are a co-creation movement. SIXCAP and UGM (Gadjah Mada University) are building the new Davos where voices from the bottom of the pyramid will also be heard. Davos must not only be for the elite. That is what responsible and responsive leadership should be. - Patrick Teng, founder, chairman and chief dealer, SIXCAP



I set up Water.org to help the most disfranchised people in the world. Water is one of top five threats in the world and is directly connected to income disparity, which has taken center stage at Davos and WEF. We hope to help 3.5 million people by 2020. Consumers around the world can help to bring water to those who do not have access through the “Buy a lady a drink” program because in many communities it’s the girls and women who have to find and carry water. - Matt Damon, actor and founder of Water.Org


Impact of President Donald J Trump

What she (Meryl Streep) said about bullying is very important. He (Trump) is about to become the most consequential person on the planet. It’s an enormous burden and responsibility. I suspect he will change. I would like to see him be successful. That is very important. We need to be rooting for him. - Matt Damon, actor and founder of Water.Org



I would hope that he (Trump) would look at all of us and allow us our voice. I always stand up for what I believe in. Migration, race and culture, inclusiveness and humanity. I will always stand for these things. We are in the midst of a civil war in the US on ideology. - Forest Whitaker, actor, producer and director


The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Coding will be the language of the future. We should be concerned about AI in terms of ethical standards. There needs to be focused engagement. Creating ethic boards alone is not sufficient. We have to identify the real potential threats. Humans should not be competing with AI. The question is how do humans complement AI. There will be job displacement. The question is what type of new jobs will be created? - Tenzin Priyadarshi, president and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab



We should safeguard ourselves as a species in terms of AI. We are investing heavily in blockchain, which could be a safeguard against the threat of AI. In terms of creating future jobs, gaming could be a new industry where we can convert a purely leisure activity into an economically productive endeavor. - Paul Teng, co-founder and CEO of SIXCAP