Industry Partners are select Member companies of the World Economic Forum that are actively involved in the Forum’s mission at the industry level. With privileged access to the Forum’s multistakeholder networks and experts, partnership brings visibility and insight to strategic decision-making on the most important industry and cross-industry related issues. This access and insight also allows Partners to contribute to leading change in global and regional issues and engage in action to support corporate global citizenship.
Over the past year, Partners contributed to a broad portfolio of projects and actively participated in numerous working groups and task forces with key public officials and other constituents.
Our increasing dependence on technology and connectivity, which includes online transactions, data storage and information processing, makes the protection of connectivity a critical issue for all businesses. It is particularly important for the consumer industries, due to their extreme sensitivity of the data security of their customers. In today’s world, the safety of customers and their trust in companies’ brands and intellectual property protection depends to a large extent on the resilience of organizations to cyber challenges. Within this context, business leaders need to play a strong role in setting structures and maintaining practices that will improve their organization’s resilience.
The World Economic Forum developed the Risk and Responsibility in a Hyper-connected World: Partnering for Cyber Resilience Initiative to identify and address emerging global systemic cyber risks. The Initiative seeks commitment to a set of shared principles for leadership. The principles are supported by a set of guidelines and a maturity model, to which organizations can refer when developing their own responses.
- Over 60 CEOs and public sector leaders from 20 countries have expressed commitment to the Partnering for Cyber Resilience principles. They represent 15 different industries and well over US$500 billion in corporate annual revenues.
- The principles have also attracted support from national and regional institutions, including the Organization of American States and the European Commission.
- Throughout 2012, this multi-industry and public–private community of companies and governments support this common set of principles to guide leaders in their duty to ensure the resilience of their organizations in an increasingly hyperconnected world.
- This community has begun a series of discussions, incorporating both public and private sectors, on how to share information and examples of best practice, as well as how to shape the cyber agenda at the highest levels.
The 2012-2013 GITR, the twelfth edition of a series and the result of a well-established partnership between the World Economic Forum and Cornell University, aims at advancing knowledge of networked readiness and its principal drivers. The Report series assesses the progress of networked readiness in countries, revealing the obstacles that prevent governments, businesses and individuals from fully capturing the benefits of ICT.
Over the past decade, GITR series, has become the most comprehensive and respected international assessment of the preparedness of economies to leverage the networked economy. This research provides a unique platform for public-private dialogue on best policies and for determining what actions will further national ICT readiness and innovation potential.
- Partnering for Cyber Resilience
- Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World: Pathways to Global Cyber Resilience
- Rethinking Personal Data: Strengthening Trust
- Technology Pioneers 2013
- Advancing Cloud Computing: What To Do Now?
- Capturing opportunities in energy efficiency
- Exploring the Future of Cloud Computing: Riding the Next Wave of Technology-Driven Transformation
- Digital Ecosystem Convergence between IT, Telecoms, Media and Entertainment: Scenarios to 2015
- SlimCity: A Cross-Industry Public-Private Initiative on Urban Sustainability
- The Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010
Information Technology Partners
- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- Applied Materials
- ARM Ltd
- BAE Systems
- BMC Software
- CA Technologies
- EMC Corporation
- Fujitsu Limited
- Google Inc.
- HCL Technologies Ltd
- Intel Corporation
- Kaspersky Lab
- Kudelski Group
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Mahindra Satyam
- Microsoft Corporation
- SAP AG
- Tata Consultancy Services
- TIBCO Software