The London Conference

Break-Out Sessions - Group Two: New Business Models: Disruption and Opportunity

Monday 23 October, 1530 – 1645              


Technological innovations and developing digital industries are driving new, disruptive business models. Governments and companies are hoping that these will deliver much needed productivity gains and innovative approaches to social and environmental sustainability. However, there is a danger that the societal costs of these new models will outweigh their benefits. Automation and ‘jobless growth’ accelerated by breakthroughs in artificial intelligence has the potential to increase productivity at the cost of greater inequality between regions and across income groups, and regulators may prove unable to keep up with the pace of change.

How can policy-makers address the tension between the business benefits and social disruption of new business models? How can industrial strategies ensure that technology is sustainable for people, the planet and profit margins? How can institutions best adapt?



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