Infosys sets business roadmap for 2020 in Davos
Thursday, 24 January 2008, 08:00 Hrs
Bangalore: India's second largest IT bellwether Infosys Technologies made a presentation on business roadmap for 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, the company said in a statement here on Thursday. At a panel discussion on "Welcome to Twenty20: Creating a Future by Design" Infosys CEO and managing director Kris Gopalakrishnan set out five global themes that would shape the future. The five themes are: environment and energy, healthcare, education, economic inclusiveness and ethical governance. "In an inter-connected world, we have to look at solving today's and tomorrow's problems through increased collaboration and innovation," Gopalkrishnan told the panel of global CEOs. The panel discussion centred on managing uncertainty in a rapidly changing world. The CEOs also focused on the emerging scenarios between 2008 and 2020, when proliferation of the internet will enable remote education, electronic delivery of health services and workers executing tasks from anywhere in the world, leading to de-urbanisation. The panel also predicted that print editions of daily newspapers would cease to exist by 2014. Renowned futurist Peter Schwartz shared his concerns over enhanced protectionism, environment and energy. At the same time the CEOs agreed that there would be upsides in technology, society and the world economy in the run-up to 2020.