The focus of the conference is on drivers that reshape the global landscape of work and learning, as well as on business competence necessary to emerge as co-creators of this global landscape. Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think, learn and work. New technologies and social media platforms are driving an unprecedented reorganization of how organizations produce and create value. In our highly globally connected and interdependent world, the rules of the game change, new challenges emerge as well as new opportunities.