“ASEM: Global Partners for Global Challenges”, a Sting Exclusive by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. On 18 and 19 October, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will join other leaders of ASEM […]

“The Arctic climate matters: to what degree?”, a Sting Exclusive co-authored by UN Environment’s Jan Dusik and Slava Fetisov

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jan Dusik, UN Environment Principal Adviser for the Arctic and Antarctic and Mr. Slava Fetisov, UN Environment Patron for Polar Regions. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writers. This week is undoubtedly a crucial one for climate diplomacy globally, especially in Europe and […]

Addressing the consequences of digitalisation in the Russia & CIS region

Sponsored content By Tair Ismailov, Strategic Engagement Director, Eastern Europe, GSMA As the GSMA has observed in its reports, there are five basic enablers of the digital economy: high-speed, reliable and robust broadband infrastructure; digital safety and security; locally relevant content and services; digitally skilled users; and digitally engaged governments and businesses. Whilst mobile operators […]

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 – Russia & CIS 2018

Sponsored content Programme Features Executives from Organisations including Cisco, Huawei, Kazakhtelecom, Megafon, MTS, Qualcomm and Turkcell; Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Russia & CIS conference, which will take place 30-31 October 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow. Sponsors for the event include […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Seize the opportunity offered by Africa’s continental free trade area”, written by the Director General of UNIDO

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Since the turn of the millennium, Africa […]

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – MENA in Dubai, in Association with The European Sting

Sponsored content GSMA Mobile 360 Series – MENA in Dubai celebrates the impressive commitment made by the Middle East North Africa region’s mobile operators, technology industry and governments to invest in transformative technologies such as AI, Blockchain and 5G. The region’s ambitious and rapid transformation is propelling MENA into the global spotlight as the go-to […]

Why artificial intelligence is learning emotional intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services I started transforming businesses with technology 35 years ago. It was as true then as it is now that the biggest risk we have to mitigate […]

How smarter machines can make us smarter humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Debra Walton, Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Thomson Reuters In an era characteristically defined as “uncertain”, there is one fact that every industry can agree on: artificial intelligence (AI) will be one of the most disruptive technologies of […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

The Japanese idea of ‘chowa’ – and how Asia can thrive in the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Kawai, Chief Regional Officer, Asia Pacific, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) There is nothing gentle about revolution. It heralds profound and rapid change. That’s exactly what’s coming in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact of which will be […]

Berlin Calling: DCX Expo on track to grow, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Following the successful launch of the DCX Digital Content Expo exhibitions in 2017, the event will enter the next round from 9 to 11 October 2018 in Berlin. New at the start are partners such as FIPP, world association of magazine media, or Google DNI Innovation Fund. The DCX Digital Content Expo is […]

250+ senior claims leaders under one roof, exchanging transformation strategy

Sponsored content Connected Claims Europe 2018 returns to London this October (29th & 30th) to welcome 250+ senior insurance claims executives. The event is focussed on uncovering how insurers are taking steps to re-engineer the claims function to raise operational efficiency and improve customer experience. Now is the time for claims to realise the potential […]

Does the “climate change” require ombudsman services for environment?

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Ali Albasha. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. In the recent years, the globe has been experiencing environmental evolution and climate significant changes affecting the global and regional environment’s patterns. These changes leave […]

Digital IDs and the Digital Economy: the (still) missing link?

Sponsored content in association with GSMA By Peter Lovelock and Laura Winwood, TRPC Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-based boutique consulting and research firm specialising in the telecommunications and ICT industries in the Asia Pacific. One thumbprint, a couple of swipes and a few taps. That’s all it takes to reserve a restaurant, take advantage of an […]

Digital development: technology-enabled, but human-centric

Endorsed content in association with the International Telecommunication Union Connectivity is a basic human right. A necessity, not a luxury.  Information and communication technologies are the backbone infrastructure critical to driving social and economic development throughout the world, across developed and emerging markets alike. Basic connectivity is the first step on the journey to the […]

Health without borders: How we can Improve International Collaboration in Health Care

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Shiva Hari Arjoon-Singh, a 5th Year Medical Student at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

GSMA Mobile 360 Series –Digital Societies, in association with The European Sting

  Sponsored content   Digital societies form when the physical and digital worlds collide, and the impact of digitisation cuts across every sector: healthcare, transport, government, education, etc. Managing digital identity is a vital foundation to build trust in the connected communities of tomorrow. GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies convenes key government and […]

Innovations for Content Professionals at the DCX exhibition 2018 in Berlin, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content 9 to 11 October 2018 in Berlin: The DCX Digital Content Expo is the global event for media operators, content strategists and their latest business areas. The event features digital trends for content production, distribution, management and monetisation – at its own conference and with a major line-up of exhibitors and start-ups. The […]

GSMA Announces Latest Event Updates for 2018 “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

Sponsored content Executives from AEG, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment, Boingo Wireless, T-Mobile US and Verizon Wireless to Keynote; Additional Exhibitors, Sponsors, Partners and Programs Confirmed  The GSMA today announced several additions to the Mobile World Congress Americas event line-up, including new speakers in the conference program, additional participating companies and exhibition experiences, and new programs […]

GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas

Sponsored content Mobile connects more than two thirds of the world’s population. It fuels innovation, revolutionizes industries and spurs exciting new opportunities around the world. It inspires us to think bigger and bolder, envisioning a brighter tomorrow. With mobile, we can imagine a better future … and all the possibilities it will bring. As mobile […]

Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS: Empowering the Digital Economy

Sponsored content As one of the world’s largest mobile markets, the launch of GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS has arrived at a critical time for the digital development of the Russia & CIS region. The pervasive nature of mobile continues to create new opportunities for extending the benefits of digital around other […]

The UK option: An overarching alternative for the whole Brexit options

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Ali Albasha. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. As a fait accompli, the UK has made up mind to exit the EU by March 2019, which entails the analysts, politicians and the […]

A conceptual approach to Violence Against Healthcare in Turkey from SDG’s

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Mr Muhsin Öznaneci, a medical student from Istanbul Medeniyet LC/TurkMSIC. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. In […]

The European Brain Drain: hard facts and harder truths

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Damir Kurtagić, a 24 years old medical student in his final year at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Medical workforce migration in Europe – Is it really a problem?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Rytis Trojanas, a 3rd year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Mr Trojanas is the Secretary General at Lithuanian Medical Students’ Association. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: Resilient Growth amid increased uncertainty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, at 2.1% this year and 2% next year in both the EU and the euro area. However, after five consecutive quarters of vigorous expansion, the economic momentum moderated in the first half of 2018 […]

Brain Drain: Follow your dreams, wherever they might take you

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Catarina Pais Rodrigues, a 4th year medical student from Portugal. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Europe needs decisive progress for stronger cybersecurity”, EU Commissioner Gabriel highlights from Brussels

This cutting-edge article on Cybersecurity was exclusively written for The Sting by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Ms Mariya Gabriel. The opinions expressed hereby belong to our distinguished writer. Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest policy challenges in the digital area. It has become a cross-cutting issue that not only concerns the […]

The European Brain Drain: a truth or a myth?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Damir Kurtagić, a 24 years old student in his final year as a medical student at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

A Sting Exclusive: “EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan – Laying down the foundations for a Greener Financial System”, by European Commission’s Vice-President Dombrovskis

Mr Dombrovskis’ exclusive piece is another precious response to the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Erik Solheim’s cutting-edge article on renewable energy investment and Sustainable Finance, exclusively written for The Sting. European Commissioner Vella had initially replied to the Head of UN Environment with his own insightful article on Sustainable Finance. These world-shaping articles constitute the most consequential High Level dialogue in European media […]