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World Economic Forum 2016 Coverage (2)

Interview with CCTV at the WEF 2016

Roland Berger CEO Charles-Edouard Bouée on CCTV

In an exclusive interview with CCTV at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO of Roland Berger, and David Roman, CMO at Lenovo, talked about China's role in the 4th industrial revolution. Charles-Edouard Bouée told CCTV anchor Cheng Lei that he is convinced China will be following the trends in all dimensions and coming up with new uses for new technologies. Digital intelligence and the emergence of robots will play a crucial role as future mega-trends: "We will have our robot or humanoid helping us with augmented capabilities," he believes. Asked what would be the important issues at WEF 2016, CEO Bouée commented that there will be a lot of talk about the economy and stock market turbulence and numerous future trends would undoubtedly crystallize out of the week in Davos.

Interview with Swiss Television SRF at the WEF in Davos 2016

Roland Berger CEO Charles-Edouard Bouée on SRF TV

In his interview with Swiss television station SRF at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Roland Berger CEO Charles-Edouard Bouée talked about the world economy and the issues facing it, like the industrial revolution, China and the European economy. According to Bouée, the economy is at a crossroads: on the one hand dealing with the challenges of the old economy and on the other having to master the demands of the new industrial revolution. There are a great many uncertainties cropping up at the same time, such as the question of security, refugees, Brexit and China's economy. Bouée talked about the positive aspects evident in China, like new technologies and innovations, juxtaposed with the country's need to pull off its transformation from an industrial based society to a service society. Despite the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit in China, it will take some time to manage the shift. Bouée said that Europe faces difficulties, each country having its own problems, and that 2016 will be a crucial year. Nevertheless, he is very optimistic for 2016 and the future, especially in the medium to long-range view.

Jan 22, 2016

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