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FT/Wipro Executive Dinner Forum 2018

The Immortal Corporation: Business Reinvention in the 21st Century

Davos |
Speakers include:
Timothy  Murphy

Timothy Murphy

Mastercard

Abidali  Neemuchwala

Abidali Neemuchwala

Wipro

Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li

Chief Scientist, AI/ML, Google Cloud

Overview

Applications to attend the Dinner Forum are now closed.

Corporate lifespans are getting shorter. By 2026, the average tenure of a company on the S&P 500 is predicted to be 14 years, which is a quarter of the 61 year average recorded in 1958, according to analysis conducted by Yale University. Greater and cheaper access to more sophisticated technology means radical new ways of conducting business can take hold quickly and at scale, wiping out iconic brands, and snatching away the raison d'être of entire industries. Companies that have failed to stay relevant in recent years litter the wayside, among them Blockbuster, Hummer, and Polaroid. 

What can companies do to live longer - and do so in a way that is sensitive to the fragile economic, environmental and geopolitical context? To remain standing in the age of tech-led disruption and changing economic and trade dynamics, companies will need to create the ‘next new’ from scratch - and by themselves. And because the business model that led to one success can’t be guaranteed to lead to the next, big business and start-ups alike will have to keep finding new ways of working. They need to turn business and revenue model innovation into a core capability. 

Now more than ever, business longevity will rely on it.

Starting with the central question ‘how can companies create what’s next?’, our panelists will reveal their secrets to a) how to get beyond corporate groupthink into a more entrepreneurial mindset and, b) how to deploy new and emerging technology in a way that creates and captures new value.

This curtain-opener dinner to the World Economic Forum sessions is for a cross-sector audience of C-suite level WEF delegates. Making its 12th appearance this year, the FT-Wipro Davos dinner – at which the most topical business challenges and trends are examined by the best minds - is considered a must-attend fixture for the WEF elite.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 01/22/2018 19:00:0001/22/2018 22:00:00falseFT/Wipro Executive Dinner Forum 2018Applications to attend the Dinner Forum are now closed.Corporate lifespans are getting shorter. By 2026, the average tenure of a company on the S&P 500 is predicted to be 14 years, which is a quarter of the 61 year average recorded in 1958, according to analysis conducted by Yale University. Greater and cheaper access to more sophisticated technology means radical new ways of conducting business can take hold quickly and at scale, wiping out iconic brands, and snatching away the raison d'être of entire industries. Companies that have failed to stay relevant in recent years litter the wayside, among them Blockbuster, Hummer, and Polaroid. What can companies do to live longer - and do so in a way that is sensitive to the fragile economic, environmental and geopolitical context? To remain standing in the age of tech-led disruption and changing economic and trade dynamics, companies will need to create the ‘next new’ from scratch - and by themselves. And because the business model that led to one success can’t be guaranteed to lead to the next, big business and start-ups alike will have to keep finding new ways of working. They need to turn business and revenue model innovation into a core capability. Now more than ever, business longevity will rely on it.Starting with the central question ‘how can companies create what’s next?’, our panelists will reveal their secrets to a) how to get beyond corporate groupthink into a more entrepreneurial mindset and, b) how to deploy new and emerging technology in a way that creates and captures new value.This curtain-opener dinner to the World Economic Forum sessions is for a cross-sector audience of C-suite level WEF delegates. Making its 12th appearance this year, the FT-Wipro Davos dinner – at which the most topical business challenges and trends are examined by the best minds - is considered a must-attend fixture for the WEF elite.FT/Wipro-Executive-Dinner-Forum-2018f9f9e84725ceb2779482cc0c696df36eMM/DD/YYYY

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Agenda - 22nd Jan

  • 7:00pm
    Registration, Networking Buffet, and Drinks
  • 8:00pm
    Panel Discussion Begins
  • 9:00pm
    Networking Drinks

Speakers (4)

Timothy  Murphy

Timothy Murphy

General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer
Mastercard

Tim Murphy is General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer for Mastercard. In this capacity, he oversees legal affairs, public policy, corporate secretary and compliance. He is also responsible for franchise development and integrity, corporate security and privacy, global inclusion and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Mr Murphy is a member of the company’s Management Committee.

Prior to assuming this role, Mr Murphy was Chief Product Officer, where he was responsible for the management, development and commercialisation of payments solutions, creating sustainable competitive advantage for Mastercard and its customers.

Throughout his tenure, Mr Murphy has also served as president of the company’s U.S. region, executive vice president of customer business planning and analysis, and senior vice president and associate general counsel for Mastercard.

Before joining Mastercard in 2000, he was an associate in the New York and London offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, an international law firm.

Mr Murphy is a member of the board of trustees for the National Urban League, the board of directors for the U.S.- Russia Business Council and the board of directors for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Mr Murphy also serves as chairman of the board of governors for Fairfield College Preparatory School.

Abidali  Neemuchwala

Abidali Neemuchwala

CEO
Wipro

Abidali Z. Neemuchwala is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Wipro Limited. Abid combines deep operational knowledge with broad strategic insight and has a track record of building and scaling businesses, and forging enduring client relationships.

Previously as the Chief Operating Officer, he spearheaded several initiatives across various businesses to create a more nimble and agile organization. These measures helped accelerate Wipro’s ability to respond to clients and ensure deeper employee engagement.

Prior to joining Wipro, Abid spent 23 years in Tata Consultancy Services, where he handled multiple leadership roles in business, technology, sales, operations and consulting.

He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Management from IIT Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from NIT, Raipur. Abid is passionate about giving back and volunteers in the local community. He is married, has three children, and lives in Dallas, Texas.

Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li

Chief Scientist
Chief Scientist, AI/ML, Google Cloud

Dr. Fei-Fei Li is the Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud. She is also an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford, and the Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. Dr. Fei-Fei Li’s main research areas are in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and cognitive and computational neuroscience. She has published more than 150 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, IJCV, IEEE-PAMI, etc. Dr. Fei-Fei Li obtained her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with High Honors, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005. 

She joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. Prior to that, she was on faculty at Princeton University (2007-2009) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2005-2006). Dr. Li is the inventor of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. In addition to her technical contributions, she is a national leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI. She is co-founder of Stanford’s renowned SAILORS outreach program for high school girls and the national non-profit AI4ALL.

For her work in AI, Dr. Li is a speaker at the TED2015 main conference, a recipient of the IAPR 2016 J.K. Aggarwal Prize, the 2016 nVidia Pioneer in AI Award, 2014 IBM Faculty Fellow Award, 2011 Alfred Sloan Faculty Award, 2012 Yahoo Labs FREP award, 2009 NSF CAREER award, the 2006 Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship and a number of Google Research awards. Work from Dr. Li's lab have been featured in a variety of popular press magazines and newspapers including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Science, Wired Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Financial Times, and more. She was selected as a 2017 Women in Tech by the ELLE Magazine, a 2017 Awesome Women Award by Good Housekeeping, a Global Thinker of 2015 by Foreign Policy, and one of the “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” in 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation, past winners include Albert Einstein, Yoyo Ma, Sergey Brin, et al.

Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

President and CEO
Campbell Soup Company

Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. She became CEO in August 2011 and is the 12th leader in the company’s 148-year history. Under her leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its Purpose, Real food that matters for life's moments. The company is a leader in soup, fresh carrots, refrigerated juice, and organic baby food, with brands such as Campbell's, Bolthouse Farms, and Plum Organics. It is also a leader in Global Biscuits and Snacks with trusted brands including Pepperidge Farm, Arnott's, Royal Dansk, and Kjeldsens. Campbell is committed to strengthening its core business while expanding into faster-growing spaces to become the leading health and well-being food company.

She serves as a board member for The Consumer Goods Forum, MetLife, Inc., Catalyst, and her alma mater, Boston College, and served on President Obama’s Export Council. She is consistently ranked among Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.   

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Chair (1)

Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor
Financial Times

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016.

Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Venue

Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère
Promenade 89
Davos Platz 7270

Switzerland

Tel: +41 81 415 60 00

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Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.