Alumna and Board Member Beth Porter '87 Serves on Davos Roundtable in Switzerland

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Beth Porter ’87, Oakwood alumna and current board member, is a speaker at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos in Switzerland.  Beth will take part in the 2nd Annual TransHuman Code Meeting of the Minds Roundtable focusing on “Humans as the Fulcrum to the Internet of Everything". She will be joined in this week-long event by the world’s premier authorities on the application of AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, IoT, and Robotics to transhuman education, employment, communication, transportation, communities, security, government, food, finance, entertainment and health.

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. The heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers come together at the beginning of each year to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas.

Participation is by invitation only and reserved for members of the Forum’s communities. The ongoing close collaboration with those communities in cooperation with a Network of Global Future Councils ensures the solution-oriented substance of the Annual Meeting. Numerous initiatives of global importance have been launched in Davos.

Beth is the co-founder and CEO of Riff Learning Inc. At Riff she applies the philosophy that people learn best from one another and that collaborative learning fosters both personal and organizational growth.  She also teaches IT implementation strategies at Boston University and MIT Media Lab.