New Catalysts for Change
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2

The digital age has revolutionized business, reshaped democracy, and is a vital tool in eliminating poverty and addressing disease. Yet global education systems are still largely based on disciplines founded at the start of the industrial age in the 1850s.
How can the disciplines of design, engineering, business, and liberal arts be better integrated into a curriculum that leads to students cultivating the reasoning and technical skills needed to compete in the modern era?

Anton Khrekov , Managing Partner, Finjecto

Sir Paul Judge , Founder, Judge Business School; President, Association of MBAs
Daphne Koller , Professor, Stanford University
Sunil Kumar , Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Vladimir Mau , Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Brent Wilton , Secretary General, International Organization of Employers
Andrei Fursenko , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Laura Ipsen , Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Dmitry Peskov , Director, Young Professionals Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Agency for Strategic Initiatives)
Evgeny Yasin , Academic Supervisor, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Key moments

The role of the teacher is not going to be eliminated. It’s just going to be transformed… more like Socratic teaching, more like a dialogue rather than a dissemination of information.
Daphne Koller
Education can be adapted to serve society and the economy as it develops.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
The modern rector’s job is to ensure that an institution of higher education possesses a independently thinking research group and professors who simply don’t follow strict guidelines but pursue what they want. м
Vladimir Mau