Davos Notebook

Emerging healthcare opportunities

By Guest Contributor
January 27, 2011

By Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis. The opinions expressed are his own.

As the global economy begins to see signs of recovery, with momentum from emerging markets like China, Russia, India and Brazil driving recent economic gains, there is a lot of buzz about how companies can best capitalize on the new growth opportunities these markets can offer.

Can Europe rise to the China challenge?

By Guest Contributor
January 27, 2011

– Dirk Jan van den Berg is President of Delft University of Technology, former chairman of the IDEA League of European Universities, and former Dutch ambassador to China and the UN. –

Talking with Davos youth… all five of them

January 27, 2011

Youth isn’t a group that is closely associated with the World Economic Forum in Davos. There was much discussion before the meeting of the gender quota imposed by the WEF to try to increase the number of female participants, but there are just five teenagers at Davos this year, all of them from the Global Changemakers network.

Tablets take over the world, one Davos at a time

January 27, 2011

This time last year, the online team here in Davos broke off from its coverage of the WEF for an hour or so to follow another Reuters live event – the unveiling of Apple’s iPad.

from Felix Salmon:

The negative-sum new reality

By Felix Salmon
January 27, 2011

Remember those off-the record comments by "top executives from Goldman Sachs and Standard Chartered" which indicated that the era of contrition had come to an end? Well, they're on the record now, splashed all over the front page of this morning's FT. Goldman's Gary Cohn is coming out swinging, saying that the real danger to the global economy is now posed by unregulated non-banks, while Peter Sands of Standard Chartered reckons that most bank regulations will no more prevent another crisis than seatbelts on airplanes will prevent a plane crash.

Table for Two at Davos

January 27, 2011

The meal you had last night at the Congress Hall of the World Economic Forum in Davos may have been “Table for Two” certified.

Cybersecurity goes prime time at Davos

By Michael Fertik
January 26, 2011

DAVOS/- Michael Fertik is the founder and CEO of Reputation.com, an online privacy and reputation management company. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Agenda Council on Internet Security and recipient of the WEF Technology Pioneer 2011 Award. The opinions expressed are his own. -

The Rise of Robo Sapiens

January 26, 2011

There are a few sessions at this year’s World Economic Forum that discuss the future but the fully-subscribed session on “The Rise of Robo Sapiens” on Saturday gives a glimpse on how artificial intelligence is reshaping our lives.

Will there be a restructuring of the euro?

January 26, 2011

Find out what Reuters Breakingviews Editor Rob Cox hopes will come from Davos:

Shared norms, soccer pundits and dealing with the ‘New Reality’

By Guest Contributor
January 26, 2011

– Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’. The opinions expressed are his own. –