Derrick Gosselin, Chairman of SCK•CEN, to attend the World Economic Forum


From 21 to 24 January 2015 the world’s most prominent politicians and business leaders will meet again in Davos, Switzerland to discuss policy issues that are relevant for our planet. A perfect opportunity to launch a new network of strategic experts who will study issues and challenges for the future. Derrick Gosselin, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of SCK•CEN will share his views and expertise with this group.

This year the World Economic Forum in Davos will focus on fundamental current issues such as security, growth and industrial innovation. For four days the world’s most prominent political and economic leaders will discuss this and exchange ideas and this year they will be joined by Professor Derrick Gosselin. He was invited as an expert in the strategy and marketing of technologies and in his capacity of Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN).  

A new network of strategic experts

Derrick Gosselin recently joined the Global Strategic Foresight Council. This network of opinion leaders, to be launched at this year’s World Economic Forum, gathers 32 international experts. They will identify the major changes in our society and the potential impact thereof on our future.

In this framework the Chairman of SCK•CEN will present his views on “the impact of big data on security and intelligence” in Davos. The group then has two years to finalise its analysis and submit its conclusions and advice to policy-makers and world leaders.

Professor Derrick Gosselin

Derrick Gosselin is a senior lecturer at the University of Ghent and the Royal Military Academy. He is an Associate Fellow of Oxford University (Oxford Martin School and Green Templeton College) and a member of the Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts of Belgium.


Further information

World Economic Forum - Strategic Foresight

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015


prof. dr. ir. Derrick Gosselin