Davos 2024 wrap-up - Global leaders and SDI clients on the same page in two areas: Keen interest in the application of #AI and other #technology to drive business change, plus effective growth strategies with ideas to accelerate the #energy transition and more:
I had a chance to catch up with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore who provided a call for urgency for achieving Net Zero sharing that half of the days in 2023 were already 1.5 degrees above the preindustrial average with 2023 being the hottest year on record. Underscoring the significant opportunities of the U.S. IRA, he also shared the positive view that Net Zero leads to visible improvements in the environment with only a 3-5-year lag.
AES President & CEO Andrés Gluski, Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, and Siemens AG Management Board Member Matthias Rebellius discussed accelerating the transition to sustainable infrastructure, key challenges, and effective strategies for increasing electrification and efficiency on the path to #NetZero.
Key insights from Barclay’s Bank CEO C.S. Venkatakrishnan on the global economic outlook, Barclay’s current banking position, and how to grow Barclay’s private banking business thereby decreasing Barclay’s dependence on its investment banking (currently accounting for 60% of Barclay’s Bank's total business).
PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta shared strategies for growth, discussed how he redirected the soda-and-snacks giant in his tenure, and how PepsiCo is tackling business challenges, shifting consumer health trends, and embracing #sustainability.
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shared his views on the U.S. election and explained the best way artificial intelligence should be regulated given its inevitable use in investing.