How local banking can help champion decarbonization in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milagros Rivas Saiz, Chief of Advisory Services, Interamerican Development Bank Group, Ayla Majid, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planetive & Michael Hayes, Global Head, Renewables, KPMG Emerging markets need $1 trillion a year to transition to net-zero. Clean-energy […]

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

3 ways to build a sustainable and digital Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baifeng Lin, President, Huawei Asia Pacific Region, Huawei Technologies Many countries in Asia-Pacific have released national digitalization strategies. Cloud and computing technologies are the cornerstone of the digital frontier. For digital economies to thrive they must adopt an […]

What is the metaverse, and who will run it? Meta’s Nick Clegg talks to Radio Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Nick Clegg explains his role as president of global affairs at Meta. And he sets out his vision of the metaverse and why we must ensure that people can travel in […]

Post-trade evolution means looking to the digital financial assets of tomorrow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael C. Bodson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Depository Trust & Clearing (DTCC) Digitalization offers post-trade market infrastructures an opportunity to help define a new market structure. Accelerating trade settlement to trade day plus one is one current […]

Who will govern the metaverse?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment & Sport; Member of the ExCom, World Economic Forum The metaverse is set to change the way people and businesses communicate, and operate, in innovative yet unpredictable ways. Its […]

Nearly 3 billion people are offline: Here’s a step towards bridging the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications A significant proportion of the world’s population is cut off from the digital economy. This problem is three-fold: it’s a lack of accessibility, affordability and/or usability. The EDISON Alliance is launching […]

How digitalization of industries can empower humanity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice-President; Head, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson 5G can play a pivotal role in transforming industries to be more flexible, productive and sustainable. But the digital evolution will also affect human work – […]

AI Procurement in a Box: Lessons in best practice from Brazil

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clara Clemente Langevin, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil, Rafael Fassio, C4IR Brazil Fellow AI/ML and State Attorney, São Paulo State Government, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil & […]

17 ways technology could change the world by 2027

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from […]

What does the dawn of quantum computing mean for blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Itan Barmes, Project Fellow, Quantum Security, World Economic Forum Geneva, Isaac Kohn, Partner, Deloitte & Colin Soutar, Managing Director, Cyber Risk, Deloitte Quantum computing could upend existing assumptions about the security of the blockchain. In the wrong hands, […]

Global music sales hit a new record in 2021 thanks to the rapid growth of streaming

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 global music industry is on a roll, posting record revenues for 2021, up by 20%. Growth was driven by a surge in streaming which now accounts for 65% of sales. Sales […]

From robotic dogs to magnetic slime: 6 ways robots are helping humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Robots are helping humans in a growing number of places – from archaeological sites to disaster zones to sewers. The robots can gather data, squeeze into small spaces – even call an […]

3 actions the industry can take to decarbonize shipping

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager of Euronav Ship Management and Co-chair, Getting to Zero Fuels & Technologies Workstream, Randall Krantz, Senior Project Advisor on Shipping Decarbonization, Global Maritime Forum / Getting to Zero Coalition & Lara Mouftier, Interim Project […]

Why education must take a quantum leap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alessandro Curioni, Vice President Europe and Africa and Director, IBM Research Europe Quantum computing could have benefits across industries including pharmaceuticals, renewable energy development, finance and manufacturing. To fully embrace this technology, however, we need to focus on […]

Perfecting the art of the whole organisation with machine learning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Global Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy AI/Ethical Tech Leader, Deloitte Machine Learning (ML) carries new challenges […]

Cryptocurrency regulation: where are we now, and where are we going?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathryn White, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, Arushi Goel, Specialist, Data Policy and Blockchain, World Economic Forum, C4IR India, Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum The total market cap […]

A cyber risk balance sheet can protect your organization. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Jaffe, Vice President Cyber Security, Dell Technologies & Nisha Almoula, Cybersecurity, Risk and Regulatory Senior Manager, PwC Cyberattacks are on the rise but many organizations are ill-equipped to deal with threats. A cyber risk balance sheet documents […]

Metaverse real estate prices are booming. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Prices for land in the metaverse have surged this year, with some plots selling for millions of dollars. Many brands want to secure space they think will be popular in the metaverse, […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct by Google and Meta, in online display advertising

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether an agreement between Google and Meta (formerly Facebook) for online display advertising services may have breached EU competition rules. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: ”Many publishers rely […]

Stopping marine plastic pollution from rivers requires efficient and cost-effective technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karsten Hirsch, CEO and Co-Founder, Plastic Fischer 8-12 Million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year – one truckload per minute The majority of marine plastic enters the ocean through Asian rivers Plastic production is estimated to […]

How to improve digital inclusion with the power of mobile connectivity

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 Of the 3.8 billion people around the world who remain unconnected to mobile internet, 88% live in an area already covered by mobile broadband but do not use mobile internet services. Those who are […]

How “dig once” can democratize digital connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Corey Glickman, Global Head, Sustainability and Design Consulting Services, Infosys Reliable access to digital services should not be viewed as a privilege, but a necessity for social and economic well-being. Boosting digital connectivity requires governments, citizens, utilities and […]

How the digital HQ is changing work, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cal Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Slack Post-pandemic presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reshape everything about how we work. Digital-first is and will be a key foundation for most successful businesses going forward, and the […]

Will digital services remain in the vanguard of the global trade recovery?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johannes Fritz, Chief Executive Officer, St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade & Simon Evenett, Founder, St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade As rising shipping costs crimp trade in goods, trade’s contribution to the pandemic economic recovery is ever […]

What are low-carbon emitting technologies? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Sauer, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP), University of Stuttgart & Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Access to affordable renewable energy and their deployment are key enablers for decarbonization […]

3 ways artificial intelligence could boost your cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natasa Perucica, Research and Analysis Specialist, Cybersecurity Industry Solutions, World Economic Forum & Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE Cybersecurity issues are widely seen as the greatest risk to company growth in the next three years. There is […]

Airships could boost internet coverage and help close the digital divide in Africa – and beyond. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Blimps (airships) are providing internet coverage to two islands in sub-Saharan Africa. The aerial signal connects with terrestrial Wi-Fi to boost download speeds. The system could be rolled out to other remote communities, […]

How blockchain accelerates small business growth and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Bizama, International Policy Lead, Stellar Development Foundation Blockchain technologies are revolutionizing how small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) are approaching their businesses. In developing economies, blockchain payment solutions can bridge a gap and open new markets for many […]

5 early insights for using digital public goods for development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Professor S. Rajagopalan, President, MOSIP & Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head – Digital Public Goods, UNDP Digital public goods (DPGs) and digital public infrastructure (DPI) are an emerging agenda for digital cooperation. Current implementations of DPGs and DPI have […]

How to address digital safety in the metaverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum & Farah Lalani, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum With digital risks already being high, especially for vulnerable groups, safety risks could be more prevalent in the […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

These are the digital skills companies need to succeed in a changing economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content No job is exempt from digitalization, says the Industry Skills report from online learning platform Coursera. Companies with “cutting edge” skills proficiencies saw better returns on their stock in 2020 than those […]