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World Economic Forum Council on the Connected World Inaugural Convening for 2021

Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman represented President Farnam Jahanian on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University as a member of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Connected World's inaugural convening on June 17, 2021.

The Future of the Connected World is a collaboration of the World Economic Forum and their Executive Council. The Council on the Connected World formed in 2019 to strengthen global governance and innovation of IoT and related technologies to maximize the positive benefits, and minimize harm, for all of society.

At the inaugural meeting of the Council in May 2019, members agreed to create a comprehensive report that identifies and prioritizes key governance gaps across the IoT ecosystem, showcases promising policy initiatives and shapes the global agenda. Read the report here.

The Global Action Plan takes the most critical challenges identified in the report and transforms them into five actions to mobilize the international community around.

The five action areas
It will create impact by:
  • Hosting a global event series - bringing the international community together, showcasing initiatives and connecting them with the latest strategic foresight on how IoT might shape the world over the next 50 years. See the calendar of events here.