Catherine Chen, Corporate Senior Vice-President of Huawei has underscored how building trust in a digital society will require the joint efforts of policymakers, regulators, and the private sector.
She made the observation at the 50th founding anniversary celebration of The St. Gallen Symposium, an annual gathering of current and future leaders from across the globe, said a press release.At the event, 1,000 participants took part in the three-day cross-generational dialogue, joining from the University of St. Gallen campus, an international hub in Singapore.
Christophe Franz, BOD Chairman at Roche, Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler, Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, and Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer of HCL Corporation spoke the function.
The participants, which also included political leaders, such as Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and representatives of transnational organizations, like Chairwoman of the Swiss Digital Initiative Doris Leuthard, gathered to exchange their views on the theme of this year's symposium, "Trust Matters", something to which Huawei is deeply committed.
Chen believes this will require the joint efforts of policymakers, regulators, and the private sector.
This year's St. Gallen Symposium kicked off on May 5.
The event's participants agreed that trust is inherently built on openness and transparency, and that it is time to take concrete, actionable steps to address the common challenges and risks that have emerged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team expressed their view that finding ways to preserve and strengthen trust is critical for a sustainable recovery.
Chen hoped that the next generation of leaders would build trust and shape a world of pervasive connectivity.