Cointelegraph Heads To Davos For WEF, Partners With Tech Tuesday Event

Cointelegraph will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23-26, covering the event as a media partner for Tech Tuesday.

The WEF takes place in Davos every January and has so since the early 1970s. It brings together financial experts, academics, and world leaders in a small resort town in the Swiss Alps to discuss the most pressing issues in global economics, business, and politics.

This year 2,926[1] people are set to attend the 48th WEF, which includes 400 discussions on a variety of topics. The WEF’s theme for 2018 — “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” — makes cryptocurrency[2] and Blockchain[3], often cited as potential technologies for closing the global wealth gap, fitting topics for discussion and debate during the Forum.

Tech Tuesday at Davos

Tuesday, Jan. 23, the first day of the Forum, marks the launch of a new event, “Tech Tuesday in Davos,” which Cointelegraph joins as the event’s media partner. The Tech Tuesday event is designed to help facilitate relationships between the global Tech and finance communities.  

Tech Tuesday will include members of the Forum’s Technology Pioneers, companies that, according to the WEF, have “demonstrated the ability to harness creativity to design and create transformative solutions.”

Ten out of the WEF 30 Technology Pioneers of 2017[4], and a select group of emerging tech influencers, will discuss the latest technology trends in 3-5 minute lightning talks with Mike Butcher, also the curator of the event and Editor-at-Large at TechCrunch[5].

Tech Tuesday is co-hosted by Yobie Benjamin, a Technology Pioneer of 2015, agenda contributor at the WEF and advisor and mentor to more than twenty tech companies worldwide.