How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

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 Microsoft has edged past Google to reach the top of a ranking that grades the world’s tech giants on their respect for internet users’ rights. The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Index evaluates 24 […]

Who is to pay for Trump’s trade war against China?

The US President Donald Trump and the big American tech companies have raised the stakes this week in the ongoing Pacific war. Japanese and South Korean tech giants have also joined the Americans in black listing Huawei and other Chinese companies in an all out war against China. As expected, Japan supports the US policy […]

Tech companies are changing, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing partner, Flourish Ventures For a long time, social impact was an add-on, or nice to have. In the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed enough for a company to have a corporate social responsibility program and […]

How the future of computing can make or break the AI revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist, Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook When it comes to technology trends, AI has been undeniably leading the way in recent years and is expected to continue to do so for decades to come. From self-driving cars […]

5 futuristic ways to fight cyber attacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayla Matthews, Freelance journalist People today are increasingly reliant on smartphones, smart speakers and other gadgets. Most can’t imagine going more than a few hours without using a computer, and some of them spend most of their work […]

It’s time for cybersecurity to go pro bono

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Global Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As asylum seekers and other vulnerable people are required to give up more and more of their personal information to agencies charged with protecting them, the […]

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, University of Oxford After decades of attempting to improve failing health and education systems in developing countries, the situation in many areas is still […]

This South Korean company has built a 5G search and rescue airship

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 It’s surprising more people aren’t excited about 5G given its potential. Although more than half of global consumers expect it to deliver faster mobile networks, only a quarter think the next generation cellular […]

An economist explains how to value the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It is one the most commonly used measures of economic activity: gross domestic product (GDP), […]

Humane leadership must be the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s real innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paolo Gallo, Author and Executive Coach & Vlatka Hlupic, CEO, The Management Shift Consulting Do we need a new type of leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? We have heard it many times: the 4IR is not only […]

What the Fifth Industrial Revolution is and why it matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pratik Gauri, India President, 5th Element Group PBC & Jim Van Eerden, President, 5th Element Group PBC Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore posed a piercing question to us at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in […]

What if big-tech companies became non-profits?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt After years of misinformation, security breaches, abhorrent labor practices and election meddling, politicians have decided it’s finally time to regulate the major tech companies. It’s almost impossible to think that, as recently as a […]

This credit card has a carbon-emission spending limit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content From bananas and sausages to flights and fuel, we all like to keep a tally of what we spend. But whether we monitor the price in dollars, rupees or yuan, it’s unlikely we are also […]

Helping small businesses fight cybercrime benefits the global ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Small businesses are the lifeblood of the global economy. They provide all manner of essential services – to individuals, to government, to larger organizations and to each other. For small businesses, when it comes […]

How has tech been used for good in civil society? We asked the experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Technology has massive potential to deliver a positive impact on our society – when people are at the heart of it. Civil society organizations have been harnessing technology to create opportunities for sustainability and wellbeing for everyone. Here are […]

Data is the oil of the digital world. What if tech giants had to buy it from us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director, Global Growth, Consensys AG In 2017, the Economist published a widely referenced article claiming that oil had been replaced as the world’s most valuable resource by data – specifically, data captured from users by tech […]

3 ways firms can master the digital challenges of the 4IR

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 & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As the Accenture Technology Vision holds, technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we […]

What is digital equality? An interview with Nanjira Sambuli

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nanjira Sambuli, Digital Equality Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation & Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities , World Economic Forum Nanjira Sambuli is a Kenyan researcher, writer and policy analyst. She is currently digital equality advocate at the […]

Why global collaboration is needed to protect against a new generation of cyber threats

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Jordan, Delivery Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The internet is a vastly complicated patchwork of protocols, data and codes, which only a limited number of true tech geeks really understand. And yet it pervades our […]

This is what great leadership looks like in the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Apoorve Dubey, CEO, Kreyon Systems Pvt Digital leadership is about empowering others to lead and creating self-organized teams that optimise their day-to-day operations. Leadership is no longer hierarchical – it needs participation, involvement and contribution from everyone. But why […]

We need a reskilling revolution. Here’s how to make it happen

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum As the world faces the transformative economic, social and environmental challenges of Globalization 4.0, it has never been more important to invest in people. Valuing human capital not only serves to equip individuals […]

Data and the future of financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kai Keller, Project Lead, Financial Stability, Innovation, and Economic Growth, World Economic Forum In September 2017, hackers breaching credit-reporting agency Equifax accessed the names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers of 143 […]

Norway’s electric car market has overtaken traditional vehicle sales

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Sales of electric cars in Norway have overtaken traditional vehicles for the first time: 58% of all new vehicles sold in March 2019 were battery-powered. Image: IEA When it comes to electric vehicle uptake, Norway […]

Chinese tech investors are turning towards MENA. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative Discussing China’s engagement with MENA is difficult thanks to regional factors such as oil, conflict and strategic trade routes. While there are many opportunities for private sector and technology investment – and […]

5G will drive Industry 4.0 in the Middle East and Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Bäck, Corporate officer, Ericsson Industry 4.0 has arrived, and it is going to spark an unprecedented wave of innovation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Industry 4.0 merges operational, information and communication technologies with cyber-physical systems, enabled […]

The latest technology isn’t enough – you need the business model to go with it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jon Bruner, Director, Digital Factory, Formlabs Manufacturing executives today are confronted with an enormous variety of promising new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence to connected machinery to 3D printing, all of them offering some combination of cost savings, quality […]

10 ways central banks are experimenting with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum While research and experimentation with blockchain technology across sectors has been underway for several years, few organizations have deployed it. Although central banks are among the most […]

This is how Middle Eastern retailers can keep up with e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdellah Iftahy, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Franck Laizet, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Zaid Ghazaleh, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company Traditional bricks and mortar retail is under attack globally. Retailers have struggled to compete with the growing popularity […]

Hackers are causing blackouts. It’s time to boost our cyber resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosa Kariger, Chief Information Security Officer, Iberdrola & Pierre-Alain Graf, Senior Vice-President, ABB A six-hour winter blackout in mainland France could result in damages to households, businesses and vital institutions totalling over €1.5 billion. A well-orchestrated cyber attack on […]

4 ways to cyberproof your business during mergers & acquisitions

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 & Sam Rajachudamani, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a commonly adopted business strategy in the interest of value creation. Motivation for M&A varies and includes […]

Europe is no longer an innovation leader. Here’s how it can get ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy managing director, European Fund for Strategic Investments & Roger Havenith, Deputy chief executive, European Investment Fund When it comes to technological innovation, Europe is now lagging behind not only the US and Japan, but also China. […]

Why AI will make healthcare personal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Salesforce For generations healthcare has been episodic – someone gets sick or breaks a bone, they see a doctor, and then they might not see another one until the next time they […]

Three ways Finland leads the world – and education isn’t one of them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ishita Barua, MD & Research Scientist, University of Oslo Finland’s education system is globally renowned. For more than a decade, Finland has been one of the top performers in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). But the Finns […]