The Digital Declaration unites CEOs from across industry sectors who are committed to acting ethically in the digital era and delivering what matters most to digital citizens, industry and governments.
As we enter the fourth industrial revolution in the age of digitisation, ensuring a culture of consumer trust is fundamental across every industry sector.
The Digital Declaration captures the key guiding principles business leaders must adhere to keep pace with consumer expectations. It calls on businesses to respect the privacy of digital citizens, handle personal data securely and transparently, take meaningful steps to mitigate cyber threats and ensure everyone can participate in the digital economy as it develops; whilst combatting online harassment.
These commitments are designed to confront the most pressing challenges within the technological era, whilst fortifying an inclusive, trusted and innovative digital society for all.
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Handling personal data in line with individuals’ wishes
Delivering an experience in a safe environment
Ensuring multi-stakeholder cooperation to mitigate cybersecurity threats
Extending the possibility of connectivity and digital technologies to everyone
Fostering freedom of expression and access to information
Bringing everyone the opportunity to learn, create, transact and communicate
Stimulating advancements through competition and flexibility
Driving collaboration and dialogue across geographies and stakeholders
Enabling an environment for business to deliver on policy goals
Alexey Kornya President and CEO, MTS
Anna Borgstrom CEO, Netclean
Börje Ekholm CEO, Ericsson
Carlos Affonso D’Albuquerque CEO, Valid
Carlos Grau CEO, Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Chase Carey Chairman and CEO, Formula 1
Chi-Mau Hsieh Chairman & CEO, Chunghwa Telecom
Christian Klein Co-CEO, SAP .
Chuck Robbins Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Daniel Hajj CEO, America Movil
Dong Jin Koh President & CEO IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, Samsung
Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang CEO, KT
Dr. Chee Ching President, FarEasTone
Edward Tian CEO, AsiaInfo
Ginni Rometty President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
Henadi Al-Saleh Chairperson, Agility
Imad Kreidieh Chairman - Director General, OGERO
J.W. Tai Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sharp
Jay Patel CEO, IMImobile
Jinhwan Choi CEO, ADT Caps
Joost Farwerck CEO, KPN
José María Álvarez-Pallete Chairman & CEO, Telefónica
Jun LEI CEO, Xiaomi
Kazuhiro Yoshizawa President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
Ken Hu Deputy and Rotating Chairman, Huawei
Ken Miyauchi President & CEO, SoftBank Corp.
Kenichiro Yoshida President and CEO, Sony Corporation
Mauricio Ramos CEO, Millicom
Mr Ammar Aker CEO, PalTel Group
Mr Shao Guanglu Executive Vice President, China Unicom
Mr. Gubitosi CEO & General Manager, TIM
Mr. Li Zhengmao Executive Vice-President, China Mobile Communications Corporation
Mr. Liu Guiqing Executive Vice President, China Telecom Corporation Limited
Mr. Murat Erkan CEO, Turkcell
Mr. Park Chief Executive Officer, SK Telecom
Mr. Seong-Jin Jo CEO, LG Electronics
Mr. Turan Erdogan CEO, Vestel
Mr. Zhou Hongyi Chairman and CEO, 360 Group
Mr. Ziyang Xu Executive Director and President, ZTE Corporation
Nasser Alnasser CEO, STC Group
Nick Read CEO, Vodafone Group
Pat Gelsinger CEO, VMware
Peter Kaliaropoulos CEO, Starhub
Philippe Vallée Executive Vice President - Digital Identity & Security, Gemalto
Pierre Barrial CEO of SET Division, IDEMIA
Rajeev Suir President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia
Ralf Wintergerst Chairman of the Management Board, CEO, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Rob Shuter President and CEO, MTN Group
Ronan Dunne President of Verizon Wireless, Verizon
Sangho Lee CEO, 11Street
Scott M. Gegenheimer CEO Operations, Zain Group
Sigve Brekke President, Group CEO, Telenor
Simon Segars CEO, Arm
Sinan Ak CEO, Zorlu Enerji
Stéphane Richard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Orange
Sunil Bharti Mittal Founder & Executive Chairman, Bharti Airtel Limited
Takashi Tanaka Chairman, KDDI
Tobias Martinez CEO, Cellnex
Tomás Perez Ducy CEO, Nuevatel PCS de Bolivia S.A.
Tony Yu President and CEO, New H3C Group
Yuanqing Yang Chairman & CEO, Lenovo
The past two decades have seen a progressive destruction of trust in societal institutions with consumer trust in business remaining low at 56 per cent in the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer.
The same study found 76 per cent of consumers believe CEOs should take the lead on change, rather than waiting for government to impose it.
By joining this global movement, CEOs and their companies demonstrate their willingness to deliver digital products and services in a responsible manner.