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 […]

How investing in social impact networks can spur innovation and change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Dajani, Founder, We Love Reading, Jordan & Hashemite University, Jordan, and President of the Society for Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab world & Maria Gallo, Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin & Ján Michalko, […]

4 ways artificial intelligence is improving mental health therapy

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 Mental health professionals are using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatments. Therapists are turning to AI to help with stretched workloads. 84% of psychologists have seen a […]

How 4IR is encouraging the development of people, not just machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum & Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific and Chief Energy Officer, Alcott Global New manufacturing opportunities are expected to create […]

This platform can help policymakers increase digital inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum, Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Vaishali Rastogi, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston […]

How digital tracing can reduce industrial carbon emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara Frei, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG & Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum Decarbonizing indirect greenhouse gas emissions […]

How a complete AI architecture can transform business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Umesh Sachdev, Chief Executive Officer, Uniphore Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enrich customer experiences and enhance conversations with customers – both crucial to the success of a business. The next phase for businesses is to build a multi-layered AI […]

5 reasons to participate in digital identity ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Leong, Global Blockchain Identity Lead and Managing Director , Accenture Governments are investing in digital identity ecosystems and organizations must understand how this affects the services they offer. Businesses must consider the roles they will play in […]

Why we need a planetary health star rating for apps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Tomitsch, Professor in Interaction Design & Director of Innovation, The University of Sydney With more than 7.5 billion forecast to connect via online services by 2030, digital technology’s contribution to global GHG emissions is likely to increase […]

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariette DiChristina, Dean, College of Communication, Boston University & Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer, IBM The 10th anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies Report lists new technologies poised to impact the world in […]

Here’s how companies can make sure they are blockchain-ready

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Herkelrath, Managing Director of Business Development, Chainlink Labs In recent years, many of the world’s biggest enterprises in the finance sector and beyond have adopted blockchain technology. Companies that are not integrating blockchains into their processes are […]

How fourth industrial revolution tech helped companies survive the COVID crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amogh Umbarkar, Vice-President, Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, SAP, Nicola Serafin, Chief Operating & Technology Officer, De’ Longhi Spa & Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum […]

Why the arts and humanities are critical to the future of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education In the 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, two institutions renowned for science and technology topped the list for arts and humanities. These institutions recognize that […]

How digitization can make the fashion industry more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankiti Bose, Co-founder & CEO, Zilingo The fashion industry is rightfully vilified for being environmentally unsustainable. It takes over 4,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans and most of that water is not recycled. The […]

Could blockchain be the key that unlocks the SDGs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rodney Prescott, Strategy Consultant, IO Global & Leon Molchanovsky, Managing Director, IO Global & Kaj Burchardi, Managing Director and Head of Platinion Netherlands, BCG Platinion Although much effort has gone into meeting the SDGs, significant barriers remain – […]

These are the top 10 tech trends that will shape the coming decade, according to McKinsey

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 We’ll experience more technological progress in the coming decade than we did in the preceding 100 years put together, says McKinsey. And 10 tech trends will dominate this shifting landscape. Understanding the […]

How the digital revolution can make healthcare more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reiko Onodera, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Takanori Fujita, M.D. J.D., Project Lead for Healthcare Data Policy, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan & Jonathan Soble, Editorial and Communication Lead, World Economic Forum, C4IR […]

Digital privacy comes at a price. Here’s how to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder Igarape Institute Data privacy exchanged for frictionless convenience is being compromised, stolen and leaked with disturbing regularity. People do not consciously put a price on their online privacy and most are […]

The term AI overpromises. Let’s make machine learning work better for humans instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Notger Heinz, Principal Machine Learning Engineer, sennder GmbH • Current ‘artificial intelligence’ operates on a limited ‘monkey see monkey do’ basis. • There is little sign such systems can make the leap to higher forms of cognition. • […]

5 ways drones are saving lives and the planet

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 Drones are helping prevent the spread of diseases like dengue fever and tuberculosis. Aerial seeding projects are behind efforts to restore mangrove forests and regenerate agricultural land. Drone pilots are keeping an […]

How to bring digital inclusion to the people who need it most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Govind Shivkumar, Director, Responsible Technology, Omidyar Network, Kevin O’Neil, Associate Director, Strategic Insights, Rockefeller Foundation & Liv Marte Kristiansen Nordhaug, Co-Lead, Digital Public Goods Alliance, NORAD , Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) solutions can improve the lives of citizens’ […]

The knotty problem of applying real-world laws to VR and AR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cantellus Group & Thomas A. Campbell, Founder and CEO, FutureGrasp Virtual and augmented reality technologies are evolving fast – and our legal systems are unprepared. Here’s a guide to the […]

As threats to IoT devices evolve, can security keep up?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zoltan Balazs, Head of the Vulnerability Research Lab, CUJO AI Reports of IoT breaches are common and efforts have progressed to manage such risks, but some of these developments provoke mixed feelings among security researchers. Devices that collect […]

This is how much data we’re using on our phones

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive an increase in smartphone data usage, according to a PwC report. However, the impact of the pandemic has also highlighted the extent of the global digital divide. […]

This is how much data we’re using on our phones

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive an increase in smartphone data usage, according to a PwC report. However, the impact of the pandemic has also highlighted the extent of the global digital divide. […]

How drones can unlock greener infrastructure inspection

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Groves, Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Skydio Policy-makers confronting crumbling infrastructure and a warming climate face a double bind: many potential remedies to one crisis negatively impact the other. From initial construction to periodic inspection, infrastructure […]

Fake online reviews cost $152 billion a year. Here’s how e-commerce sites can stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Marciano, Director of Communications, CHEQ While there are well-intentioned valid users creating online reviews, there are also malicious users and bots. Translating this into economic impact, the direct influence of fake online reviews on global online spending […]

A Māori lens on AI: how indigenous cultures can help keep us grounded

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Ngāti Kahu, Ngati Hine, Māori Lab The notion of diversity and inclusion needs to be more than just a feel-good factor of fairness, or a cultural box to tick. Māori values, thinking and processes have been […]

The secret of productivity growth is not technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Global Chief Economist, Boston Consulting Group & Paul Swartz, Director and Senior Economist, BCG Henderson Institute Technology fuels productivity growth but tight labour markets provide the spark for this growth because firms typically need to make […]

Is artificial intelligence ready for the great rehiring?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith E. Sonderling, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Companies looking to hire rapidly and in large numbers are turning to AI technology such as resume-screening programs. Unless used carefully, algorithms could multiply inequalities based on gender, […]

Why we need new rules and tools for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simi Siwisa, Head, Group Public Policy, Absa Group Ltd & Steffen Kern, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA Cryptocurrencies can make international payments more efficient, convenient and secure, while removing the […]

4 ways regulators must keep up with the global digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Quest, Partner; Head, Public Sector, United Kingdom & Ireland, Oliver Wyman Group (MMC) & Jo Ann Barefoot, Founder, CEO, Alliance for Innovative Regulation & Owain Service, Founder, CEO, The Cognition Company Governments must learn how to regulate […]