The 2023 Salzburg Dialogue
The Salzburg Dialogue is a program of World in 2050, organized by Diplomatic Courier and Circle. It brings together futurists, innovators, investors, policy makers, business, media, and policy leaders to discuss some of today’s most pressing issues in our society. During this retreat, delegates will be considering broad challenges and opportunities to “help the future arrive well” in four megatrends: 1) exponential technologies; 2) education, skills, and the future of work; 3) governance and institutions; and, 4) societal fragmentation. Delegates of this cohort include our advisory board as well as a select group of global experts and emerging next generation voices.
The world is increasingly siloed. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, globalization was in trouble. Although the flow of information is largely free, the movement of people, goods, IP, and capital is not. This is a unique moment in time to connect people who don’t usually work together and generate new ideas and solutions.
12-14 JANUARY, 2023
Agenda at a glance
Thursday, January 12, 2023
- Arrival & Check-in | Schloss Leopoldskron Tour
- Welcome Salon Dinner
Friday, January 13, 2023
- Full Day Conference
- Farewell Dinner
Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Walking Tour of Historic Salzbourg
- Departure to Davos, Swizerland
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
Arrivals & Check-in at Meiherhof Building
- Schloss Leopoldskron Tour
- Welcome Salon Dinner
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
Opening Kyenotes & Introductions
- Ana C. Rold, CEO & Founder, Diplomatic Courier & World in 2050
- Gordon Liao, Chief Economist, Circle
PART ONE: COMMUNITY OF LEARNING
During this segment we will present “Lightning Talks” to illustrate enlightening new developments in megatrends in governance, technology, and society. The talks inform on the issues, how they intersect, and how partners and key players are overcoming them as we enter the “Next Normal.”
- Democratic, Governance Institutions Under Pressure with Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO & Founder, GEC Risk Advisory
- Exponential Technologies Radically Reshaping the World with Jared Favole, Senior Director, Policy & Communications, Circle
- The Workplace Cares Less About Education, More About Skills with Kelly Ryan Bailey, CIO & Co-Founder, World in 2050
- Societal Distrust, Fragmentation Are Surging with Mario Vasilescu, CEO & Founder, Readocracy
Moderated group discussions using the World in 2050 Three Horizons Model.
WALK & TALK | After lunch we will take a stroll around the lake for fresh air and talks.
PART TWO: COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
During this segment we delve deeper into megatrend one: exponential technologies radically reshaping the world and how they can be used to improve on the other megatrends.
- Improving Humanitarian Transactions Through Blockchain: A Rapid Prototyping Session
- Ethical AI: What Could People Do All Day with AI?
FAREWELL RECEPTION & DINNER
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
- Salzbour City Walking Tour
- Departure to Davos
Delegates & Speakers
is Director and Controller of the world’s largest Agriculture Development bank (IFAD). Previously he has worked in five continents in the private sector (KPMG), government (Canada, Australia), academia (Italy), and international organisations (UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO), and leads TRACE Blockchain, which converges finance, technology, and international development.
is Founder and CEO of FinClusive,
a hybrid reg/fin-tech that providing a gateway between traditional financial and digital asset ecosystems through a full-stack, global financial crimes compliance platform providing KYC/KYB, digital ID, transaction monitoring and analytics.
is CEO and founder of Diplomatic Courier and World in 2050. She is an award-winning media executive with a portfolio of print and digital assets reaching five con- tinents and 182 countries. Her futuristic think tank, the World in 2050, has convened over 20,000 multi-stake- holders in the United States and Europe since 2012.
is CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber, and crisis strategist, who serves a broad cross-section of businesses, nonprofit, and government agencies. Since 2017, she has served as the independent ethics advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.
is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which he started in. Prior to starting the Accelerator, Bernhard co-founded the award-winning ShareTheMeal fundraising app and built-up WFP’s Business Innovation team. Bernhard was previously a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.
is CEO of Bast.ai and a global executive leader with 20+ years of IT and data science experience at global technology company IBM. In her role as Global Talent Transformation Offering Leader for IBM Consulting, Beth drove transformation for IBM’s clients through the design and delivery of scaled AI systems that are explainable, ethical, and can be adopted by every human.
Bhargav Sri Prakash
is Founder & CEO of FriendsLearn. He is an engineer, former hedge fund manager and serial entrepreneur. Previously, he founded Vmerse—the world’s first 3D massively multiplayer game platform for Universities to assist them with recruiting students. He also founded CAD corporation—a software simulation technology and services company.
is CEO of the Learning Economy Foundation, a non-profit with a global mission to translate leading edge technologies into transformative learning and economic systems that promote equity, mobility, privacy, and individual agency to radically improve lives throughout the world.
is Director at Thought Leader Network and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO at Gallup. Her previous experience includes public service at the USDA, The White House, and a non-profit dedicated to helping unwed mothers and their children.
is Vice President of Global Policy at Circle, which helps businesses and developers harness the power of digital currency stablecoins, like USDC, for payments and internet commerce. Corey was a former Chief Legal Officer for the Moneta Group and also worked for the Obama White House and Williams & Connolly. Corey is a trusted advisor to CEOs, Boards of Directors, senior leadership of multiple Fortune 500 companies, Cabinet Secretaries, and senior White House officials.
is Director of education and director of the Center for Education Transformation at Salzburg Global Seminar. Prior to this he worked for the British Council for 14 years. He works on a broad range of projects, including as a director at the Amal Alliance, as a senior editor for Diplomatic Courier, and as an advisor to the Learning Economy Foundation and the Power of Zero.
is Founder and Managing Director at Global Capital X (GCX), a business innovation and transformation partner for governments, industries, investors, and growth enterprises. Eric is a business builder and investor with >25 years of international executive, board, VC/private equity, and product development experience.
Eva Szalkai Csaky
is the Executive Director of the Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU and the co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium. Previously she worked for 18 years for IFC, the largest global development institution focused on the private sector, and has served as an advisor to the G20, OECD, UN agencies and U.S. organizations. She has an MS in Finance from George Washington University and a PhD in Public Policy from Duke University.
is Circle’s Chief Economist. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cornell Fintech Initiative and a co-chair of the National Association for Business Economics Finance Roundtable. Gordon’s experience spans the full spectrum of finance, from fixed income portfolio management for the Harvard Endowment to advising policies at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to leading R&D in decentralized finance.
is Co-founder and the CTO of the Learning Economy Foundation. Jacksón built augmented reality applications for street workers to see beneath the ground, inventory control systems for satellites to safely reach the stars, and algorithms for insurance companies to quantify the value of preventative health care.
Currently works with North America’s governments, workforce development organizations, colleges, and universities to leverage LinkedIn Talent Solutions to close skills gaps and increase sustainable employment. Jake founded Lighthouse Labs, co-founded Hacking Health and has advised a number of tech startups and non-profits.
is Senior Director of Communication and Policy at Circle. Jared is a proven manager and communicator with more than a decade of experience distilling complex scientific, political, and financial information independently and as part of a team. Jared was a former White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
Kelly Ryan Bailey
is Co-founder and CIO of World in 2050. She is the host of Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby podcast. She has focused on evangelizing skills as the currency of the labor market and using data and technology to create innovative skills-based hiring and learning solutions for companies, educators, governments, and initiatives for close to 20 years.
is Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author and is recognized as a turnaround mastermind and innovative businesswoman. As a CEO, former U.S. Ambassador, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Lisa has orchestrated the successful turnarounds of private and public organizations in all industries. She has served as Senior Advisor to four U.S. Presidents.
is investment executive with international entrepreneurial experience. Marco has been 12+ years in venture capital and the private equity industry, thereof 8 years building companies. Recent invest- ment theses deal with quantum computing and green finance. Marco has work experience in industrialized as well as high-growth markets, e.g. Southeast Asia, India, China, Brazil.
is CEO & Co-Founder of Readocracy, a platform dedicated to unleashing the credentialing and status signaling power of how you inform yourself every day. They are a Mozilla FixTheInternet award winner and a SXSW finalist for social impact. Their technology has been awarded by IBM, Canada’s Digital News Innovation Challenge, and The Globe and Mail’s Lab351.
is President & CEO of Endaoment, a Community Foundation & public charity offering Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) built atop the Ethereum blockchain. Edaoment is a platform is powered entirely by smart contracts, a new kind of digital agreement facilitated on the Ethereum blockchain. Robbie previously worked at Apple in Production Operations.
is the program director for culture at Salzburg Global Seminar where she leads programs that harness the power of arts, creativity, and new models of leadership to shape a better world. She is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the Culture, Arts, and Society program series, the Public Policy New Voices Europe Fellowship, and the the Cultural Innovators Forum.
is Head of Google’s Health Strategy. Prior to Google she was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company and was the healthcare advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Sarah received her MBA at Harvard Business School and her MPP at the Harvard Kennedy School.
is Managing Editor of Diplomatic Courier and Executive Director of World in 2050. A Marine Corps veteran, he is an experienced editor and analyst whose expertise includes energy, security, and state failure. Shane wrote his PhD at Oxford Brookes University, where he focused on the intersection of history, sovereign identity, and intervention in Afghanistan.
Currently leads the Technology and Innovation Unit/Lab in the World Bank Group. During 2010- 2015, Stela served as the Government of Moldova 1st Government Chief Information Officer. During 2009- 2010, Stela served as Moldova Prime Minister’s advisor on governance and public administration reform. Prior, Stela led and managed governance and democracy building programs with UNDP, USAID, World Bank, international NGOs.
is Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Strategy, UK/EU for Circle. Prior to joining Circle, Teana was the Chief Policy Officer for the Chamber of Digital Commerce and held leadership roles at Crypto. com and Binance, where she was responsible for UK and European operations and go-to-market strategies as well as government relations and regulatory affairs.
is Member for National Council on White House History in the White House Historical Association. Theresa has over 40 years of active leadership in the public and private sectors. Her comprehensive diplomatic acumen and breadth of experience is rooted in her service to four U.S. presidents, senators, ambassadors, CEO’s, and mayors of major cities.
is Secretary-General of the Community of Democracies (CoD), an intergovernmental organization of Member States based in Warsaw which coordinates action on issues of democracy and human rights. Thomas has previous service in U.S. Government executive branch as a political appointee and in senior positions in the U.S. Senate.
is Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology. With the UN, Yoshiyuki started as a JPO protection officer of UNHCR in 1993; worked in Quetta, Kabul, Amman, and Baghdad for 15 years; and delivered USD 1 billion in 5 years for 2011-16 as Director for Peace and Security Cluster.
is part of Circle’s Strategic Positioning and Thought Leadership team, focusing on Policy and Impact initiatives. She is a key partner to Circle Impact, which drives digital financial literacy initiatives, humanitarian applications for blockchain and USDC, and ESG strategy for Circle.
is Social Media Manager and leads communications at FOS. She is also a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and focuses on content creation, website design, writing, and behind-the-scenes projects for the Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby! podcast. She has bachelor’s degrees in both English Writing and English Literature.
is Multimedia Manager and Correspondent at Diplomatic Courier where she focuses on multimedia content creation, writing, and social media management. In May 2022, she graduated with a Masters in International Affairs and Global Enterprise from the University of Utah.