Getting Ahead of the Competition: Factors for Success in the 21st Century
The competition between industries, countries, companies and individuals is growing. How to succeed in this race and not to lose? What factors can lead to success? During the Fourth Industrial Revolution, one crucial factor was added to the traditional strengths, which are inclusive institutions and strong leaders. The factor in question is access to cutting-edge technologies. The explosive growth of technologies leads to qualitative changes in business and management. What leadership skills will help to remain relevant in the face of large-scale technological disruptions and benefit from them? What investments in human capital will be the most effective during the time of change and help increase the competitiveness of countries, companies and leaders?
Herman Gref , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Michal Kosinski , Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
Nicklas Lundblad , Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google Inc.
Manu Prakash , Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Ilya Strebulaev , Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Tatiana Chernigovskaya , Professor, Head of the Department of the Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Studies, Doctor of Science in Human Physiology, Member of the Council of the Program Liberal Arts and Sciences of St.Petersburg State University