World Economic Forum

Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Covering the most pressing technology areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, blockchain, drones, internet of things and precision medicine, Global Fourth Industrial Revolution councils bring together more than 200 leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia from around the world. They are the foremost international platform to shape the governance of advanced technologies in the global public interest.

Mission
Councils will help policy-makers and businesses strike the right balance between enabling emerging technologies and proactively mitigating the social risks that can result. They will share policy and regulatory experience to amplify and scale pilot projects currently in place around the world, identify the governance gaps that need to be urgently addressed and provide strategic guidance to the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network portfolios.

Membership
Each council is co-chaired by representatives from the public and private sectors. With over 200 members from almost 30 countries, members bring diverse opinions and experiences to the table. Members are senior executive-level representatives from the private sector, government, international organizations and civil society institutions, and select experts from academia in the relevant fields.

Global Artificial Intelligence Council
Co-chairs
Lee Kai-Fu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sinovation Ventures
Bradford Smith, President, Microsoft Corp

Global Autonomous and Urban Mobility Council
Co-chairs
Brian Gu Hong-Di, Vice-Chairman and President, Xpeng Motors
Keiichi Ishii, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan
Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer, Uber Technologies

Global Blockchain Council
Co-chairs
Elizabeth Rossiello, Chief Executive Officer, Founder, BitPesa
Denis Robitaille, Vice President, Information and Technology Solutions, World Bank

Global Drones and Aerial Mobility Council
Chair
Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission

Global Internet of Things Council
Co-chairs
Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
Adrian Lovett, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Web Foundation

Global Precision Medicine Council
Co-chairs
Laurie Glimcher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Peer Schatz, Chief Executive Officer, QIAGEN
Wang Chen, President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

For more information please contact: C4IR@weforum.org

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