World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution invites and catalyses global cooperation dedicated to developing policy principles and frameworks that accelerate the application of science and technology in the global public interest.

The Center is a platform to discuss ethical issues, values and regulation of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Targeted projects engage multiple stakeholders, including regulators, to develop policy frameworks that can be applied across industries and national borders.

A global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, the Center is located at the Presidio in San Francisco, USA, in close proximity to the world’s foremost technology companies, start-ups, investors, venture capital firms and leading academic institutions.

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Leadership

Murat Sönmez, Head of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dominic Kailash Nath Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership

Zvika Krieger, Head of Technology Policy and Partnerships

Center Partners are an exclusive group of global companies with the scale and ambition to help chart Fourth Industrial Revolution governance. Partners play a core leadership role. They include:

Salesforce
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Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft Corporation, Palantir Technologies, SAP
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Huawei, IDEO, Reliance Industries and Turkcell
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The Center is also supported by Associates and Members.

Photographs from the Roundtable on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution has its offices at the Presidio in San Francisco, and officially opened its doors on March 24
The new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution has its offices at the Presidio in San Francisco, and officially opened its doors on March 24
Image: World Economic Forum / Jack Hardy
   From left to right: CEO of Turkcell Kaan Terzioğlu, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee,  Murat Sönmez, Member of the World Economic Forum Managing Board and Head of the new Center, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf,  CEO of Kaiser Permanente Bernard Tyson, CEO of IDEO Tim Brown
From left to right: CEO of Turkcell Kaan Terzioğlu, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Murat Sönmez, Member of the World Economic Forum Managing Board and Head of the new Center, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, CEO of Kaiser Permanente Bernard Tyson, CEO of IDEO Tim Brown
Image: World Economic Forum / Jack Hardy
 The World Economic Forum Roundtable on the Fourth Industrial Revolution 2017
The World Economic Forum Roundtable on the Fourth Industrial Revolution 2017
Image: World Economic Forum / Jack Hardy
The Center will convene start-ups, venture capitalists, the world’s leading companies, experts, academics, NGOs and governments to discuss how science and technology policies can benefit all in society
Image: World Economic Forum / Jack Hardy

Watch again: Roundtable on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

An interactive discussion on how public-private cooperation can ensure the Fourth Industrial Revolution will benefit the global public interest. What can the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution do to help?

Contact:

World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
1201 Ralston Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129