Forum in the news - May 9

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09 May 2018
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Meet the 2018 class of Young Global Leaders -- Agenda

This year’s recruits include technologists, teachers, entrepreneurs and innovators -- a majority of whom are women.

Blockchain and the public sector: Four questions to ask -- Thomson Reuters

Draws on the Forum’s 2015 Deep Shift report, in which 57.9% of technology executives predicted that 10% of global GDP will be stored using blockchain technology by 2025.

Fintech Shakeout Will See A Lot Of 'Pets.coms' Bite The Dust -- Forbes

Jessie McWaters, head of the Forum’s Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services project, is quoted on the difficulty of spotting survivors in the current Fintech boom.

We Built Major Railroads In The U.S. Last Century. How Can We Build Such Infrastructure Again? - Forbes

Swiss Re’s Jean Haegeli and the Forum’s Vangelis Papakonstantinou call for a radical simplification of infrastructure investment to pull in private finance and reference 2016’s Risk Mitigation Instruments in Infrastructure report.

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