Randi Zuckerberg Discusses How Davos Has Changed Over The Years

01/22/2014 11:55 am ET | Updated Jan 24, 2014
  • Harry Bradford The Huffington Post

Randi Zuckerberg, the former Facebook executive and current CEO of Zuckerberg Media, stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss the ways in which Davos has changed since she first attended (and the ways in which it hasn't).

"I still remember the first year I came to Davos on behalf of Facebook. We got some great meetings... But the tone was always, 'What is this new-fangled tech thing?'" Zuckerberg told HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shabib. Zuckerberg's brother, Mark, famously created the social media site while still a Harvard undergraduate.

"Now you walk around Davos and Tech Pioneers is an official group [of 36 startups recognized at] the World Economic Forum," she said. "You have really heavy hitters from every major tech company here."

Yet Davos can be a little old-fashioned in some other, rather unfortunate ways, Zuckerberg said. Sometimes she even has to remind people that she's been invited because of her own accomplishments.

"I still do get a little annoyed. You can bring a spouse to the World Economic Forum and people will often just look and assume that I'm a spouse," she said.

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