FEBRUARY 2019

The next stage of globalization

Globalization 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution was the theme at the heart of Davos 2019. The new era has just begun, wrote Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, but “whether it will improve the human condition will depend on whether corporate, local, national, and international governance can adapt in time.”

 

This month Infrastructure Channel steps into the debate and tries to find out what the next stage of an increasingly technology-based global economy might look like.

 

In the first article, we talk to Reuben Abraham, CEO of the India-based Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation, to get his take on the views from the emerging markets.

 

In the second piece, Professor Richard Baldwin, author of the recently published The Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work, focuses on the challenges that Remote Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence will represent particularly for richer societies.

Finally, Patrizia Marin, International Strategist, Marketing and Public Affairs expert, analyses the role of regulations can play in the new arena and whether governments have the right tools for the job.

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