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SXSW 2018

Facebook for President: Will Companies Run Nations

As private companies like SpaceX and Google begin doing the work traditionally done by government, we are witnessing blurred borders driven by technological evolution. But where do we draw the line? How does the public rate effectiveness of world leaders like Trump and Merkel vs global CEOs like Zuckerberg and Ma. And what responsibilities do global brands carry? As corporate valuations rival country GDPs, we use data to look at how relationships between nations and companies are changing today.

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  1. How is technological evolution blurring the border between government and corporation and where do we draw the line?
  2. How does the public rate the effectiveness of world leaders like Donald Trump & Emmanuel Macron compare to global CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg & Jack Ma?
  3. What social responsibilities do global brands carry?

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Jinie Kwak, Global Dir of Comm, Y&R

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Government
  • Level: Beginner
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