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Business programme 2020

January 23
10:30–11:30 (GMT+1)
Closed Meeting of Foreign Investment Advisory Council Members
13:00–14:00 (GMT+1)
Broadcast
Friends for Leadership 2020: New Perspectives for Global Cooperation to Achieve Sustainable Development 2020 opens a new decade of global challenges and instability. In the commemorative year of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, the global community is eager to find new formats of cooperation to shift the focus from confrontational engagement towards creative and sustainable joint development. Young leaders and entrepreneurs are playing an active role in this process, developing local innovative solutions to critical problems in all areas of human development. Specific projects and best practices related to social entrepreneurship, education, technology, sustainable cities and the promotion of the UN sustainable development goals will be presented at the session of the Friends for Leadership permanent international pool of young leaders engaged in the development and promotion of multilateral projects in the realm of economic and humanitarian cooperation.
2020 opens a new decade of global challenges and instability. In the commemorative year of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, the global community is eager to find new formats of cooperation to shift the focus from confrontational engagement towards creative and sustainable joint development. Young leaders and entrepreneurs are playing an active role in this process, developing local innovative solutions to critical problems in all areas of human development. Specific projects and best practices related to social entrepreneurship, education, technology, sustainable cities and the promotion of the UN sustainable development goals will be presented at the session of the Friends for Leadership permanent international pool of young leaders engaged in the development and promotion of multilateral projects in the realm of economic and humanitarian cooperation.
Moderator:
Roman Chukov
Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for the Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation
Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for the Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation
Panellists:
Teresa Astolfi
Head of the International Directorate, People’s Party in the Congress of Deputies of the Kingdom of Spain
Head of the International Directorate, People’s Party in the Congress of Deputies of the Kingdom of Spain
Dmitry Ioffe
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Clean Games
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Clean Games
Simone Rendeva
Founder, Project Vertica
Founder, Project Vertica
Gerardo Trevino
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Paybook
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Paybook
Alena Yudina
Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Leap Strategy AG
Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Leap Strategy AG
Halit Ünver
Research Fellow, Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing
Research Fellow, Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing
16:00–17:00 (GMT+1)
Broadcast
Quantum Challenge for the Future The first quantum revolution, which was marked by the development of physics in the first half of the 20th century, led to the emergence of nuclear weapons, transistors, lasers, and subsequently mobile telephone communications and the Internet. The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century was marked by a second quantum revolution whose consequences are still difficult to predict. This all led to the emergence of multiple quantum technologies, most of which are currently under development, while some are already in the stage of being applied on an experimental basis. One of the most promising areas in the development of quantum technologies is quantum computing, which will support the next round of technological breakthroughs and economic growth in many countries. Countries in which people have skills in creating quantum computers – a device that can use quantum effects to solve problems that are not available to the most powerful “classic” supercomputers – will be able to gain a long-term advantage and become leaders in the quantum race. But the main question is: what challenges will we face in the new quantum era?
The first quantum revolution, which was marked by the development of physics in the first half of the 20th century, led to the emergence of nuclear weapons, transistors, lasers, and subsequently mobile telephone communications and the Internet. The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century was marked by a second quantum revolution whose consequences are still difficult to predict. This all led to the emergence of multiple quantum technologies, most of which are currently under development, while some are already in the stage of being applied on an experimental basis. One of the most promising areas in the development of quantum technologies is quantum computing, which will support the next round of technological breakthroughs and economic growth in many countries. Countries in which people have skills in creating quantum computers – a device that can use quantum effects to solve problems that are not available to the most powerful “classic” supercomputers – will be able to gain a long-term advantage and become leaders in the quantum race. But the main question is: what challenges will we face in the new quantum era?
Moderator:
Alexey Kavokin
Head, International Center for Polaritonics at Westlake University; Professor, University of Southampton
Head, International Center for Polaritonics at Westlake University; Professor, University of Southampton
Panellists:
Gianfranco Basti
Full Professor of Philosophy of Nature and of Science, Lateran University in Rome
Full Professor of Philosophy of Nature and of Science, Lateran University in Rome
David Verdesi
Anthopologist; author of the Superhuman methodology based on the research of world religions and the latest discoveries in quantum physics and neurobiology
Anthopologist; author of the Superhuman methodology based on the research of world religions and the latest discoveries in quantum physics and neurobiology
Otmar Wiestler
President, Helmholtz Association
President, Helmholtz Association
Otmar D. Wiestler was born in Freiburg, Germany on November 6, 1956. After completion of his medical training at the University of Freiburg Medical School, he received his M.D. in 1984. From 1984 to 1987 he trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Pathology, University of California in San Diego / USA. After a five year period as senior resident and Assistant Professor in Neuropathology at the University of Zurich/Switzerland, he moved to the University of Bonn in 1992, where he was appointed as Professor of Neuropathology and Head of the Department of Neuropathology. At this University, he established a major neuroscience research center. In January 2004 he joined the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ) in Heidelberg as Chairman and Scientific Member of the Management Board. Since September 2015 he serves as the President of the Helmholtz Association in Berlin.
Otmar D. Wiestler has served on many scientific and professional boards, as Head of the German Brain Tumor Reference Center in Bonn, Chairman of the BONFOR research committee at the University of Bonn, President of the German Society of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, Head of the Review Board Theoretical Medicine of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), and as CEO of the Life & Brain Neuroscience platform in Bonn. Until 2014 he served as a Member of the Medical Advisory Board of Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid). Furthermore he is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hertie Foundation (Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung).
Otmar D. Wiestler contributed more than 300 papers and book chapters to the scientific literature.
Ruben Enikolopov
Rector, New Economic School
Rector, New Economic School
Ruben Enikolopov is the Rector of the New Economic School. He has been the Professor at NES since 2008 and at Pompeu Fabra University since 2013. Professor Enikolopov is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and at the International Growth Center (IGC), London.
In 2001, Ruben Enikolopov finished the Lomonosov Moscow State University (diploma with distinction in Physics). In 2002, he got his master's degree from the New Economic School. In 2008, he got his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. In 2012-2013, he also worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA). Professor Enikolopov was also involved in evaluating the effectiveness of projects of the World Bank and the UN.
Ruben Enikolopov is the leading expert in the field of economic data analysis. His works are published in the top-5 economic academic journals according to Scopus. Professor Enikolopov raised more than $ 2.5 million for his own research, including prestigious grant from the European Research Center. He is in the editorial board of such scientific journals as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Applied Econometrics etc.
Pavlos Lagoudakis
Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Alexander Lvovsky
Professor, University of Oxford
Professor, University of Oxford
Jeremy O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer, PsiQuantum
Chief Executive Officer, PsiQuantum
Gregoire Ribordy
Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, ID Quantique
Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, ID Quantique