Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jana Silaškova, e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL) & Masao Takahashi, Head of Institutional Membership; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society […]

Why we need to solve our quantum security challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Axon, Research Associate in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford & Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Oxford & Jamie Saunders, Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic […]

Why the evolution of blockchain reliability is critical to protecting your digital assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Steele, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP The existence of digital assets is dependent on the reliability of the blockchain. Understanding key vulnerabilities can help better assess blockchain reliability. Much has been said in recent […]

How data residency laws can harm privacy, commerce and innovation – and do little for national security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lothar Determann, Partner, Baker McKenzie and Adjunct Professor, Free University Berlin; University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Lecturer, Berkeley School of Law In a world disrupted by COVID-19, policies which support international data transactions matter more […]

Trade in digital services is booming. Here’s how we can unleash its full potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Stephenson, Senior Fellow; Member, Services Network, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) & Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum Cross-border trade in digital services such as videoconferencing, entertainment and professional services has grown hugely in […]

How digital entrepreneurs will help shape the world after the COVID-19 pandemic

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 The ability to leverage digital tools has become a must for entrepreneurs, to survive the ongoing crisis. The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation across almost all sectors. Greater social […]

What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum COVID-19 […]

Here’s how to check in on your AI system, as COVID-19 plays havoc

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has disrupted our behaviours, playing havoc with AI systems. Subject matter experts, who understand the context in which an AI system is operating, should assess how the […]

How COVID-19 is taking gaming and esports to the next level

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 lockdowns have boosted user engagement with video games and esports. Revenues for many gaming companies and platforms have increased during the pandemic. The pandemic is […]

How interoperability establishes blockchain’s utility and effectiveness for trade finance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, SKUChain The coronavirus crisis has shown the need for blockchains to share and access information across networks. Making interoperability a first-class citizen of blockchains going forward will be key to maximizing efficiencies. […]

Computer skills are crucial for children – in lockdown and in life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys Ltd Maths and computer skills will be key for our children’s future. Access to STEM education is unequal. Critical, versatile thinking is essential to overcome challenges – like the pandemic. Like it is […]

Why COVID-19 makes a compelling case for the wider integration of blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariam Obaid AlMuhairi, Project Manager, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE at the Dubai Future Foundation The COVID-19 crisis has revealed a general lack of connectivity and data exchange built into our global supply chains. Future resiliency […]

How blockchain is addressing key problem patterns in the financial services sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Crozier, Board Member, B3i; Head of Global Blockchain Centre of Competence Chief Architect, Customer Platforms, Allianz Technology Three years ago, I confidently declared that the global insurance industry was on the cusp of a technological revolution that […]

Thoughtful blockchain implementation is key to improving supply chains in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of our supply chains and the opportunity for technologies such as blockchain to boost efficiencies and strengthen trust across a range of stakeholders. However, as organizations […]

How governments and mobile operators are easing network congestion during the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mats Granryd, Director-General, GSMA Global Internet traffic has increased by about 30% in the past month. Mobile operators have been working closely with governments to help manage unprecedented traffic needs. In the wake of the social restrictions in […]

How digital infrastructure can help us through the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantela Our digital infrastructure needs strengthening to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and future public health crises; Better integration of Artificial Intelligence in to the public health response should be […]

AI can help with the COVID-19 crisis – but the right human input is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matissa Hollister, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, McGill University Artificial intelligence can help address coronavirus – if applied in a creative way. It is up to us to identify new and innovative ways to leverage what AI can […]

This year’s Earth Hour is going digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content Earth Hour will take place online to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm. This year, the “Voice for the Planet” petition invites […]

How COVID-19 shows the urgent need to address the cyber poverty gap

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 & David Balson, Director of Intelligence, Ripjar Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires secure vital services, networks and capabilities. Yet recent cyberattacks against organizations including the World […]

How women in developing countries can harness e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework, World Trade Organization • E-commerce has the potential to level the economic playing field for women in developing countries. • Government, the private sector, aid programmes and civil society need to […]

Why cybersecurity matters more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Nicholas Davis, Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Hackers are targeting […]

3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junwei Yang, China Project Lead, Drones, World Economic Forum Beijing & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

People are scared of artificial intelligence – here’s why we should embrace it instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bowen Zhou, President, JD Cloud & AI; Chair, JD Technology Committee; Vice-President, JD.COM Artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be democratized to help more people understand it and embrace its potential; We need to develop regulations for AI that […]

Residents and visitors to this Dutch neighborhood could share a pool of cars and bikes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new city center development in the Netherlands could go nearly car-free. Residents in this district will share a pool of cars and bicycles. There will be 3 private car parking spaces […]

The five stages of the Chief Digital Officer – and why they often fail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation, IMD Business School, 21% of large public firms employ a Chief Digital Officer, or CDO. The average tenure of a CDO is 31 months, shorter […]

Here’s how blockchain could fight illegal fishing and help tuna stocks recover

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 More than half of the world’s tuna comes from the Pacific Ocean, but tuna fisheries are suffering from depleted stocks and illegal fishing. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major […]

Why cyber-risk should take centre stage in financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science Cybercrime could cost banks an estimated $350 billion in the next five years. At larger banks, the approach to this risk is still often a work in […]

How to accelerate digital literacy in the enterprise world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Umbach, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, XapiX Inc. Workers increasingly need improved soft skills as well as technology focused hard skills Companies require the right leadership, structure and mindset to manage the shift Government initiatives should also […]

How can we prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 5 lessons from innovative schools around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content 16 schools, systems and initiatives around the world are preparing the next generation for the changing world. The most innovative institutions are shaking up the traditional classroom approach. It’s important to provide […]

From sun-powered trikes to mind-controlled TV – 10 top gadgets unveiled at CES 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content CES 2020 is a global showcases for technology and consumer goods. The Las Vegas show features things from wearable tech to food innovations. Highlights include a virtual sun visor, an anti-theft mailbox […]

Closing the trust gap: how responsible data use can accelerate a sustainable society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard Big data presents a huge opportunity to fuel the next century of innovation, but challenges remain surrounding data privacy. According to a recent survey by Mastercard, most people believe business needs to […]

Cyber-Risk Assessments: the vaccine for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Joram Borenstein, General Manager, Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft Technology continues to play a critical role in shaping the global risks landscape for individuals, governments and businesses. According to […]