Sustainability is not just about adopting the latest energy-efficient technologies or turning to renewable sources of power. Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual every day. It is about changing our behaviour and mindset to reduce power and water consumption, thereby helping to control emissions and pollution levels.
I think Europe is well advised to form a unified economic force to be on par with the U.S. and China.
Artificial intelligence is here and being rapidly commercialized, with new applications being created not just for manufacturing but also for energy, healthcare, and oil and gas. This will change how we all do business.
Machines have the ability to assemble things faster than any human ever could, but humans possess the analytics, domain expertise, and valuable knowledge required to solve problems and optimize factory floor production.
'Make in India' is great, but 'Make It Happen in India' is even greater. Make It Happen in India is more than manufacturing. It's about training, about education, about societal development and automation and engineering.
Mobility will be one of the major beneficiaries of population growth in the world.
There is no question that the benefits of a permanent, robust trading partnership between the U.S. and the E.U. are a rare example of a win-win for both parties.
First and foremost, energy efficiency is a major lever for reducing CO2 emissions along all parts of the energy chain - from the production of resources all the way to final consumption.
By reducing trade barriers, improving intellectual-property protections, and setting international rules of the road, TTIP has the potential to improve America and Europe's global competitiveness and strengthen their comparative advantages.
I'm not going to be the one who turns out the last lights of the last conglomerate. So we need to reinvent ourselves all the time.
Innovating today is about creativity; it is about the freedom to act... if you look at the big conglomerate... it's highly regulated. It's a lot of talk about... internal controls and this and that... so there's a huge mindshift change to get the best of people.
People need to realise that their governments are sitting on finite resources that will run out one day. Subsidising power and water is not an ideal solution and does not help reduce consumption. We need to educate people, from a young age, about the importance of conserving energy in their daily lives.
Ultimately, it is the convergence of artificial and human intelligence that will enable manufacturers to achieve a new era of speed, flexibility, efficiency, and connectivity in the 21st century.
In the developed world, we are surrounded by electronics - from the computers on our desks to the smart phones in our pockets to the thermostats in our homes to our data in the virtual cloud.
Germany has got to deal with its global responsibilities in a mature way. There has been insufficient thought to immigration law, and we need to differentiate between different kinds of migrants. There are valid refugees whose lives are at risk at home.
President el-Sisi of Egypt took over in a very complicated environment. He needed to give a new direction. It is quite a difficult job.
Mediocrity was the dominating element of big conglomerates and, in the new digital age, digitalization goes exactly after mediocrity.
Large conventional power plants will continue to be built, but their significance for energy supply is diminishing.
Often, sustainability is discussed only in the context of energy. Energy sustainability is essential - but the word has a much broader meaning. It means long-term thinking about how we manage our businesses, invest in social spending, and plan for the future. This requires vision and leadership, and it requires citizen engagement.
It used to be that American and European companies built their products in low-wage countries, separated by great distances from the innovators who developed the products and the markets where they were sold. But companies increasingly find that is an outmoded way of doing business.