Program Overview of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

Sessions focus on the G20 and T20 agenda and also address the political response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Underlying all topics is the narrative on RecouplingGlobal Tables shape the program of this Summit. With a specific focus within a topic area they consist of keynotes and panel discussions, supplemented by vision statements. Participants are invited to contribute to the contents. 

Our program is in place and the content is gradually filling up. From the beginning of April until mid-April, keynotes from speakers reach us, which we publish on the Global Table pages. Panel discussions will follow in mid-April, and we will keep you informed about them as well. 

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Published contributions

Opening Address by Dennis J. Snower, Global Solutions Initiative
Opening Keynote by Colm Kelly, PwC
Opening Keynote by Fahad Alturki, T20 Saudi Arabia; KAPSARC
Opening Keynote by Gabriela Ramos, G20 Sherpa OECD
Opening Panel with Colm Kelly, PwC, Gabriela Ramos, G20 Sherpa OECD, Dennis Snower, Global Solutions Initiative, hosted by Declan Curry
Vision Statement by Arun Maira, HelpAge International 
Vision Statement by Thomas Reiter, European Space Agency

Panel with Fahad bin Abdullah Al Mubarak, G20 Sherpa Saudi Arabia, Pietro Benassi, G7/G20 Sherpa Italy, Christopher MacLennan, G20 Sherpa Canada, Lars-Hendrik Röller, G7/ G20 Sherpa Germany, hosted by Dennis Snower, President, Global Solutions Initiative

Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by Global Solutions Fellow Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University
Panel with Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University and Global Solutions FellowAmandine Lepoutre, Thinkers & Doers, Joost Minnaar, Corporate Rebels, Arnaud Mourot, Ashoka

Keynote by Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Germany
Keynote by Paolo MagriISPI; Bocconi University
Panel with Irene Natividad, Global Summit of Women,
Jean Pisani-Ferry, European University Institute, Paola Subacchi, Queen Mary University of London, David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University, hosted by Journalist and Media Entrepreneur Sabine Christiansen
Vision Statement by Sean Cleary
, Future World Foundation & Global Solutions Initiative Special Advisor 

World Health Summit (WHS) Global Table
Panel with Elhadj As Sy, Kofi Annan Foundation, Christian Drosten, Charité, Ilona Kickbusch, World Health Summit, David Loew, Sanofi Pasteur, hosted by Journalist and Media Entrepreneur Sabine Christiansen

Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by Women’s Economic Imperative
Keynote by Stephen Karingi
, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 
Keynote by Sandro GaleaBoston University
Panel with Alex Ezeh, Drexel University, Fernando Filgueria, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, Reema Nanavaty, Self Employed Women’s Association, India, Hon. Charity Ngilu, Governor, Kitui, Kenya; Former Minister of Health, Kenya, hosted by Margo Thomas, Women’s Economic Imperative; Global Solutions Fellow
Perspective Statement by Franz Gatzweiler, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Perspective Statement by Yvonette Thomas
, Women’s Economic Imperative
Audience Participation
hosted by the Women’s Economic Imperative

Keynote by Dani Rodrik, Harvard University
Panel with Susan Ariel Aaronson, CIGI, Gabriel Felbermayr, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Anabel Gonzalez, PIIE, Pascal Lamy, Jacques Delors Institute, hosted by Michaela Küfner, Deutsche Welle

Keynote by Svenja Schulze, German Minister for the Environment
Keynote by Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK, Germany
Panel with Svenja Schulze, German Minister for the Environment, Laurence Tubiana, European Climate Foundation, Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings, USA, Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK, Germany, hosted by Conny Czymoch

Hasso Plattner Institute Global Table
Keynote by Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Keynote by Jochen Flasbarth, German Ministry for the Environment
Keynote by Salem Avan, UN Office of Information & Communication Technology
Panel with Mei Lin Fung, People Centered Internet, Singapore, Ann Rosenberg, SAP Next Gen, Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany, Richard Perez, The School of Design Thinking, South Africa, hosted by Astrid Frohloff

Keynote by Khalid Abuleif, Chief Negotiator on Climate Change Issues, Saudi Arabia
Panel with Miranda Schreurs, Technical University of Munich, Khalid Abuleif, Chief Negotiator on Climate Change Issues, Saudi Arabia, Gunnar Luderer, PIK, Germany, Adair Turner, Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission, hosted by Conny Czymoch

German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) Global Table
Panel with Michael Dittrich, DBU, Mafalda Duarte, Climate Investment Funds, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF International, hosted by Journalist Conny Czymoch

Keynote by Haifa Abdulaziz Al Mogrin, Chair, G20 Development Working Group
Panel with Raja Almarzoqi, King AbdulAziz University, Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS, Lori Kerr, World Bank, Carlo Secchi, ISPI, hosted by Journalist Declan Curry
Vision Statement by Naoyuki Yoshino, T20 Co-Chair Japan

Keynote by Hazem Galal, Cities and Local Government Global Leader, PwC
Panel with Kobie Brand, ICLEI, Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, Grand Paris Alliance; Global Solutions Fellow, Susan Parnell, University of Bristol, hosted by Evan Davis, BBC
Interview by Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, Grand Paris Alliance; Global Solutions Fellow, with Amal Fatani, Saudi S20 Sherpa 
Vision Statement by Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir, Turkey
Vision Statement Nicolas Buchoud, Grand Paris Alliance & Global Solutions Fellow

Keynote by Paul Collier, University of Oxford
Panel with Gianluca Grimalda, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Colm Kelly, PwC, Claudia Sanhueza, Universidad Mayor, hosted by Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University and Global Solutions Fellow

Keynote by Danilo Türk, Club de Madrid; Former President of Slovenia
Panel with Julia Pomares, CIPPEC, Argentina, Blair Sheppard, PwC, Ngaire Woods, University of Oxford, hosted by Homi Kharas, Brookings Institution
Vision Statement by Peter EigenTransparency International

Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by China-West Dialogue 
Keynote by Colin Bradford
, Brookings Institution
Panel with Susan Thornton, Yale University, Chen Dongxiao, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Kerry Brown, King’s College London, hosted by Yves Tiberghien, University of British Columbia 

Keynote by Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Keynote by Kirsten Martin, George Washington University
Panel with Anna Byhovskaya, TUAC, Mary Carol Madigan, SAP, Paul Tighe, Pontifical Council for Culture, Paul Twomey, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada, MJ Zhan, CEO, Higgs Dynamics, hosted by Evan Davis, BBC
Data Presentation Juan Saldarriaga, Columbia University
Interview with Mary Carol Madigan, SAP, and Paul Twomey, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Interview with Anna Byhovskaya, TUAC, and Paul Twomey, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Interview with Paul Tighe, Pontifical Council for Culture, Paul Twomey, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Keynote by James Heckman, Nobel Laureate; University Chicago
Keynote by Andreas Schleicher, OECD
Panel with Urvashi Aneja, Tandem Research, Alejandra Cardini, CIPPEC, Claudia Costin, CIEEP, Harald Kayser, PwC Europe, hosted by Dennis Görlich, Global Solutions Initiative
Vision Statement by İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Abdullah Gül University

Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by PwC
Keynote with Urvashi Aneja
, Tandem Research
Panel with
Ramiro Albrieu, CIPPEC, Urvashi Aneja, Tandem Research, Paul Grainger, Centre for Education and Work, UCL, Angela Lyons, Center for Economic and Financial Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bhushan Sethi, PwC US, hosted by Carolin Roth, CNBC

Keynote by Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme
Panel with Paula Caballero, RARE, Homi Kharas, Brookings Institution, Izumi Ohno, JICA Ogata Research Institute, Margo Thomas, Women’s Economic Imperative and Global Solutions Fellow, hosted by Journalist Declan Curry
Vision Statement by Tanja Gönner, Chair of the Management Board, GIZ
Vision Statement by Matthias Berninger, Bayer AG, Germany

Keynote by Simon Zadek, UN Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs
Panel with Jochen Flasbarth, German Ministry for the Environment, Judith Karl, UN Capital Development Fund, Anir Chowdhury, a2i, Bangladesh, Natalie Jabangwe, EcoCash, Zimbabwe, hosted by Carolin Roth, CNBC

Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by Women’s Economic Imperative
Keynote by
Thoraya Obaid, Chair of W20, Saudi Arabia 2020
Panel with Toyin Abiodun, Ministry of Trade, Rwanda; Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Merike Blofield, Institute of Latin American Studies at GIGA, Mayra Buvinic, Data2X, United Nations Foundation, Barbara Orser, Management of Growth Enterprises, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, hosted by Margo Thomas, Women’s Economic Imperative; Global Solutions Fellow
Vision Statement by Amanda Shaw, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Keynote by Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, Germany
Keynote by Berat Albayrak, Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance

Keynote by Franco Bruni, ISPI
Keynote by Jean-Claude Trichet, Banque de France
Panel with Lorenzo Bini-Smaghi, Société Générale, Franco Bruni, ISPI, Lucrezia Reichlin, LSE, Jean-Claude Trichet, Banque de France, hosted by Stephanie Flanders, Bloomberg

Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by Valdai Discussion Club
Panel with Hu Angang, Center for China Studies, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University, Ekaterina Arapova, MGIMO University, Moscow, Timur Maksimov, Deputy Minister of Finance,  Russian Federation, Philani Mthembu, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, Marc Uzan, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, hosted by Yaroslav Lissovolik, Valdai Discussion Club

Keynote by Mehmet Şimşek, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
Vision Statement by Naoyuki Yoshino, T20 Co-Chair Japan
Panel with Luiz de Mello, OECD, Güven Sak, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, Astrid Skala-Kuhmann, T20 Task Force Co-Chair, Naoyuki Yoshino, T20 Co-Chair Japan, hosted by Matthias Lücke, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) Global Table
Keynote by Martin Ruhs
, European University Institute
Keynote by Asli Okyay, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy
Panel with Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Parliament, Martin Ruhs, European University Institute, Roberto Suro, University of Southern California, hosted by Tom Nuttall, The Economist

Keynote by Julia Klöckner, German Minister of Food and Agriculture
Panel with Alexander Bonde, DBU, Franziska Schünemann, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Maximo Torero, Food and Agriculture Organization, Robert Vos, IFPRI, hosted by Journalist Conny Czymoch

Program to follow

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