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Three themes emerge as world leaders converge in Davos

The three most notable topics as Davos continues

1. Diversity, in particular gender pay disparity. There seems to be an increased understanding of the need genuinely to change corporate culture and practice rather than, as one delegate put it, carry on "papering over the cracks".

2. The challenge of educating a skilled workforce when technology evolves so quickly, and how to effectively pass down skills from experienced staff to new recruits before the former reach retirement.

3. An increasing desire for non tech companies to collaborate with the established tech giants and win the race to be seen as the "tech leader" in their own industry. Central to this is the adoption of AI by firms across all sectors, with all that entails for workforce planning and, as many session titles at Davos frame it "the future of work".