The outlook for the world may be uncertain but that shouldn't mean companies and governments should "get paralyzed," the chief executive of Dutch electronics giant Philips told CNBC.
Speaking from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Wednesday, Royal Philips Electronics chief executive Frans van Houten retained a generally positive outlook, adding that the tech sector would keep doing its bit to contribute to the world economy.
"The world is an uncertain place, and that is concerning, I think it's also the big topic here at Davos, but that doesn't mean that we then should get paralysed," he told CNBC.
"Tech can help population health, make health more accessible, more affordable. Tech can also get people get more included in the economy and contribute and drive growth, and growth and wealth are great contributors to a safer world."