Every year the Forum's Davos Debates series invites regular people to submit their questions to the world leaders and participants at the Annual Meeting. Submitted questions are voted on and the top rated questions are put forward giving the public direct access to some of the most powerful and influential people in the world. 


This year our Technology Pioneers participated by answering questions submitted by our Youtube viewers.



A Quick Summary:

David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS, discusses rising unemployment rates.

Claire Boonstra, Co-founder of Layar, discusses how her company is specifically investing in innovation.

Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, talks about the importance of job creation.

Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd, reveals what keeps him motivated (hint: building a great product!)

Felix Haas, CEO of Amiando, talks about the most interesting idea he's heard at Davos so far.

Philip Abrary, CEO of OSTARA, talks about what keeps him motivated.

Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton, answers how we can maintain excellence in education.

Barry Silbert, CEO of SecondMarket, talks about how his company supports innovation.

Eben Bayer, CEO of Ecovative, on how running his company keeps him motivated.

Luke J. Daly, CEO of Ferrate Treatment Technologies, on the most important issues facing the world today.

Juliana Rotich, co-founder of Ushahidi, answers how she's helping with job creation in Africa.

MIchael Fertik, founder of Reputation.com, talks about the importance of privacy and information protection will play a big role in wealth creation in the next decade.