Risk or Crisis Management - Why Prevention better than Mitigation?
This session is designed to discuss the various approaches to ensuring cyber resilience at the local, regional and global levels. Is it better to focus on preventive measures or the mitigation of the effects of cyberattacks? In other words, is it wiser to invest in risk management or crisis management? During the session, the speakers will analyze the increasing involvement of countries and organizations in cybersecurity issues and explore the essential steps for avoiding a cyber crisis.
Perspectives from Qatar and Russia: Investment Trends in Emerging Markets
Investment inflows to developing countries have increased over the past three decades. The development priorities of emerging markets include achieving sustainable economic development by strengthening technological capacities and professional skills of the population, creating better employment opportunities and thus distributing the growth benefits for future generations. The competitive global business environment requires national economies to focus on innovation, transformative industries, and rapidgrowth with strong returns. Innovative investments tools have emerged such as venture investment, Russia has observed increasingventure interest in technology space. However, the current competitive context of a globalizing world economy in which economic activity takes place imposes considerable pressures on emerging countries to upgrade their capabilities if they are to achieve these objectives. This panel will address opportunities and challenges for both global investors and the emerging markets they engage.
Tokenization of Real Assets. The Real Value of the Crypto Economy
The turbulent birth of the crypto economy garnered significant attention and led to the emergence of numerous new concepts and tools (cryptocurrency, distributed registries, decentralized societies, fundraising and venture capital investments), but so far the crypto economy has had only a minor influence on the real economy. The complexity of the tools and lack of regulatory framework has made the crypto-economy niche popular among investors willing to take high risks. Recent attempts by companies to issue mass cryptocurrencies (Libra, TON) have led to fierce resistance from governments and regulators. Everything is changing radically with stable tokens linked to a particular security. Can the tokenization of real assets lead to the mass adoption of crypto? Has a new window of opportunity opened?