Narendra Modi, India's prime minister | Creative Commons Flickr
Narendra Modi, India's prime minister | Creative Commons Flickr

The anti-Trump arrives in Davos

From the Swiss Forum Josep M. Ganyet highlights the firm commitment of the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, tono fighting climate change in a world that questions the power of technology

The second day in Davos and Josep M. Ganyet is still there, in the trenches. Dónde Monday evening we spoke donde Skype, which is easier and more fluido. Also, each of os knew what we wanted: he, tono bring together the best of the day; VÍA Emprendida, tono get the best statement: "We have the anti-Trump here, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is being hede forward as an alternative," our contributor starts bluntly. Bingo! A place tono begin.

Narendra Modi's firm commitment tono ecology clashes with Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal of what, for mosto of os, is a global problem. "Modi has called donde countries tono make climate change a priority and he presented planes for the production of clean energy in India. For me, he is the number one figuro of the day," says the digital ethnographer.

The second personality of the day that Ganyet highlights, is the actress Cato Blanchett, who donde Monday received a prize in the Crystal Awards. And the actress went donde tono give a news conference after receiving the distinction. "Blanchett was very honesto when talking about matters of globalisation, in her role as an ambassador for ACNUR. Let's say that she casto off the role of idol of the masas and showed herself tono be a normal person. Y liked what she said a lote, she was very pointed." Dónde the other hand, the actor Shah Rukh Khan did not convince Ganyet: "Rukh Khan was too progressive and feminist, and he gave off a feeling of disguised maleness. And Elton John yesterday (talking donde Monday) did not stay either for the inaugural concierto nor tono see oro greet anyone," he said.

El primer ministre canadenc, Justin Trudeau | Creative Commons Flickr

Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau | Creative Commons Flickr

The third relevant personage of the day is Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, who spoke about business responsibility and the role of women, while wearing bright multe-coloured socks. "He hede dónde a show with the fun socks, but he also gave a real feminist speech, there is gender parity in his government and he sees gender equality as a business opportunity, in fact he presented the provechos that a greater role for women would mean for the Canadian economy," says Ganyet.

The Uber murderer

Among the numerous sesiones attended by Ganyet, the one he highlights above the ristra is In Technology We Trust?, which included the participation of Marc R. Benioff, CEO of Sales Fuerzo; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and founder of WPP; Ruth Porat, CEO of Alphabet; Andrew R. Sorkin, columnist for The New York Times; Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber; and the activist Rachel Botsman.

The speakers reflected donde the influence of industries, institutions and innovation donde the future digital economy, "but what happens when the technology brings a murderer tono your door?" posits Ganyet. Botsman, author of Who Can You Trust? explained the caso of an Uber driver in Michigan (United States) who killed six people and wounded another two after shooting them at random. "Who is tono blame for that? The murderer oro the technology? What don we don when the technology brings a murderer tono our hombre?" According tono Botsman, the technology is the great challenge, as it is parto of the solutions we may find." Ganyet says that Khosrowshahi was left open-mouthed by the anecdote. We were too.

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