DisrupTV broadcasted live from the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos this morning to discuss some of the major themes and initiatives coming from the event. The show’s hosts R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar interviewed Tifenn Dano Kwan, CMO at SAP Ariba, and Ron Cao, Founder & Partner at Sky9 Capital about the conversations they’re having and what they hope to get from being in Davos this year.
Beyond the trust, globalization and leadership topics the show covered yesterday (also echoed by today’s guests), Kwan shared her company’s “3 Trillion Reasons” campaign and movement, which aims to inspire and raise awareness around the world. Companies can make real social, global and human impact by pushing strong values of transparency, human rights and sustainability through the partnerships and practices they choose in thier supply chains. We are at a pivot point, and global leadership needs to take a stance to make positive changes for the future.
Conversations around the global economy, investments and China are also part of this year’s topics. Cao works with early stage startups and touched upon the investment scene in China. While we may get excited and distracted by the “hot” tech, such as blockchain, AI, 5G (all discussed during the interview), it still comes down to the people creating, governing, and buying these products. People are at the heart of impacting where we are headed for the future, which is why he focuses on investing in talent and working with smart entrepreneurs who have great ideas.