WILL TECHNOLOGY HOLLOW OUT THE GLOBAL MIDDLE CLASS?
Growing trends in income disparity are a concern in both developed and major emerging economies. At the same time, it is estimated that USD 5–7 trillion of economic activity will be impacted by the automation of knowledge work over the coming decade. How might these technological advances put pressure on middle-class prosperity, and what steps can be taken to ensure economies possess both the competitive skills and the supporting social systems to maintain – or improve – broad-based affluence?
Simon Nixon , Chief European Commentator, The Wall Street Journal
Alexander Galitsky , Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Dr. Fan Gang , Director, National Economic Research Institute (NERI); Chairman, China Reform Foundation
Hubertus von Grunberg , Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB
Simona Marinescu , Director, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)
Vladimir Mau , Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Ozcan Saritas , Leading Research Fellow, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Editor-in-chief, Foresight: The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy
Pal Erik Sjatil , Managing Partner for EEMA, McKinsey & Company