Talking the talk: the voice-recognition disruptors looking to outsmart big tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Candace Widdoes, Chief Operating Officer, Plug and Play & Joe Abi Akl, Acting chief corporate development officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding As investors, we are constantly on the search to find and propel early-stage companies redefining the technology landscape. […]

This company is breeding millions of insects in the heart of London

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Keiran Whitaker is fighting deforestation, saving the oceans and reducing food waste – and he’s doing it all with black solider flies. It all starts with a coffee or a beer. Well, brewery waste […]

How businesses can navigate a global economic slowdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, CEO, AlixPartners Warning signs of a potential slowdown in the global economy are multiplying. These include the sustained inversion of the US Treasury yield curve and declines in manufacturing in Germany, Japan, and the United States, among […]

Blockchain is not a magic bullet for security. Can it be trusted?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Dominique Guinard, Founder, chief technology officer, EVRYTHNG Up to 10% of global GDP could be stored on blockchains by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. From product identifiers, […]

This warehouse is one of the world’s greenest industrial buildings

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content With its futuristic curved design and daylight-infused interior it doesn’t look like a typical warehouse. But the NewLogic III building, an office and warehouse space on the outskirts of the Dutch city of […]

3 reasons why business leaders can’t afford to ignore diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders Much has been written about the importance and value of diversity. Diversity provides multiple perspectives and experiences (gender, ethnicity, cultural background and various acquired skills are some ways in which diversity […]

OK computer: why the machine age still needs humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO, Drishti Tony has worked in the same automotive plant in north-west Ohio, US, for nearly two decades. During that time, he moved from a part-time line associate on the third shift to a line […]

Voice tech and the question of trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Amie Stepanovich, Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado, Boulde & Jennifer Lynch, Director, Surveillance Litigation, Electronic Frontier Foundation Voice technology is becoming more ubiquitous, integrating into tools […]

How 5G can connect the affordable homes of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Michael Gallagher, Business Innovation & Strategy Executive Advisor, Fluxus LLC “2019 will be a critical year in the evolution of 5G as global roll-out pilots will shape the landscape and specifications will start […]

Indonesia is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit. And others in ASEAN aren’t far behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

The world needs carbon-neutral flying. Here’s how to bring it one step closer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, World Economic Forum & Nikolai Khlystov, Community Lead, Aerospace Industry; Co-Lead, Global Future Council on Space Technologies, World Economic Forum In the year when the Swedish word “flygskam” (flight-shaming) hit […]

Sustainable investment is on the rise – here’s how to connect the dots

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Brown, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Initiatives, World Economic Forum Sustainable investing reportedly topped $30 trillion at the start of 2018. This is not only a large sum, but also a 34% increase in two years – […]

6 ways least developed countries can participate in the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and blockchain are all shaking up the world as we know […]

Globalization is changing. Here’s how your business can adapt

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Tunkel, Head of global strategic initiatives and partnerships, APCO Worldwide Our world has moved from globalization euphoria in the early 1990s to a globalization backlash over the past decade. We are witnessing a profound transformation of globalization – […]

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louis Stewart, Chief innovation officer, City of Sacramento & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI & Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with […]

The new assembly lines: Why AI needs low-skilled workers too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI Whether AI and automation will create, eliminate or modify jobs, and how much, is the central question of a never-ending debate. In 2013, the Oxford […]

The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone When I first met my former colleague Alex he told me he had difficulty writing and reading owing to his dyslexia. As his manager, I searched the internet for […]

How a bionic arm is helping one little girl enjoy the things most take for granted

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Life hasn’t always been easy for Mady Gardner. Born without her left arm below the elbow, everyday tasks like putting her hair in a ponytail were almost impossible. Now the eight-year-old from Austin, […]

5 key concepts for blockchain newbies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter A. McKay, Content producer, Dispatch Labs, Hanns-Christian Hanebeck, Founder and CEO, Truckl & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum One of the little talked-about challenges in the blockchain space is the need […]

Nearly a third of the globe is now on Facebook – chart of the day

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content About 2.41 billion people – or nearly a third of the global population – interact with Facebook at least once a month, according to the latest data from the social media giant. The growth in Facebook’s […]

5 things to know about the exploding world of pro gaming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be criss-crossing New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium when the US Open begins later this month, each battling for $3.85 million in prize money. But the arena […]

The hidden downsides of autonomous vehicles – and how to avoid them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Hillberg, Adjunct professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University & Sanjeev Santhanam, M.S. candidate in Engineering Management, Oakland University & Bharath Kaimal, M.S. candidate in Engineering Management , Oakland University Almost every major car manufacturer has […]

AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kai Chan, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative The Fourth Industrial Revolution, with artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its principal drivers, promises big changes. AI automation is expected to lead to, among other things, large disruptions in […]

EU is not only obsessed with Facebook but also blaims now innocent websites using social plugins to serve democratic dialogues?

The Court of Justice of the European Union decided last Monday that websites which are using Facebook’s “Like” button should inform their visitors that Facebook will have access to their personal data. Otherwise, they will be held responsible for data breaching jointly with the US tech giant since the data are transmitted to the latter […]

If airlines were a country they’d be one of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Greta Thunberg’s mum has stopped taking flights. The teenage climate activist’s mother is one of a growing number of Swedes keeping their feet on the ground in a bid to help the planet. They even […]

This is what is still holding social entrepreneurs back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Kristine Pearson, Founder and CEO, Lifeline Energy In an increasingly polarised world, obtaining 100% agreement for anything seems impossible. Yet, in our survey of leading social entrepreneurs across the […]

To rebuild trust in the media, we must empower its consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX Trust is like the air we breathe; it is essential to our wellbeing and survival, but we barely notice or think about it until it’s in short supply. In many different parts of […]

These airports are now opening their doors to non-fliers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Long queues, crowded departure lounges, tight security – airports aren’t always the most welcoming of places. But with an abundance of shops, restaurants and even cinemas, they boast exactly the kind of […]

The next start-up cities that will transform the global economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marc Penzel, Founder and COO, Startup Genome During the past decade, much of the discussion about start-up ecosystems has been centered on the question of which city or region will become “the next Silicon Valley”. Although there are […]

The smartest cyber investment is collective action. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Cybersecurity is one of the most strategically important issues facing the world today. Cyber actors […]

As rural communities age, their public transport is shrinking. It’s time to fix this

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Project Head, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum In rural areas of Japan, the use of traditional public transport is falling dramatically due to a decreasing and aging population and a higher dependence on private […]

Dare to be vulnerable, and three other lessons in leadership

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelsey Goodman, Community Specialist for North America, Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Different times call for different kinds of leaders. As the world grapples with huge shifts in the social and political landscape, 70 of […]