ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

Sponsored content Competition seeks out most innovative tech solutions with global impact The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT) – is now accepting entries for the ITU Telecom World Awards 2018, recognizing the most outstanding and innovative initiatives around the globe using ICTs for social […]

Countdown To GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Is On

Sponsored content GSMA Puts Final Touches on Seventh Edition of Shanghai Event; Announces Additional Speakers, Developments in Exhibition and Partner Programmes 14 June 2018, Hong Kong: With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including additional speakers confirmed for the keynote programme and 4 Years […]

2018 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Maria Ressa of the Philippines

Endorsed content It is time for the 70th World News Media Congress, organised by WAN-IFRA. This year it takes place in Estoril, Portugal. The European Sting is the only EU Media from Brussels to partner with the world’s most important congress of the news and media sector, affirming once more our powerful position in the […]

New Report Offers Global Outlook on Efforts to Beat Plastic Pollution

Endorsed content A new report by UN Environment examines the state of plastic pollution in 2018. The report offers the first comprehensive global assessment of government action against plastic pollution. The analysis features best practices and lessons learned from cases studies on single-use bans, levies and other forms of government intervention. UN experts suggest a […]

Future Forces Forum: Prague will be hosting the most important project in the field of Defence and Security

Sponsore content The most important domestic event in the field of defense and security FUTURE FORCES FORUM (FFF) will take place at PVA EXPO PRAHA on October 17 – 19, 2018. FFF is the largest meeting of military and security industries with representatives of national armies, NATO, scientific communities, universities and other organizations. Experts and […]

ITU Telecom World 2018 takes place in Durban, South Africa

Sponsored Content ITU Telecom World 2018 ITU Telecom World 2018 takes place from 10 -13 September in  Durban, South Africa, a dynamic regional commercial hub in the spectacular Kwazulu Natal province. The global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation through partnerhsips and collaboration to improve lives faster, and make the […]

Innovation for a smarter world: ITU Telecom World 2018

Sponsored content Creativity and innovation have driven human development throughout the course of history.  From agriculture to industry to the information age, revolutionary innovations in technology have marked major leaps forward in the development of our societies. As the pace of technological innovation increases, the gaps between those revolutions reduce, so that today, just ten […]

GSMA outlines new developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

Sponsored content GSMA Announces First Speakers and Co-Located Events, Additional Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors 15 March 2018, Hong Kong: The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the first confirmed conference speakers, and co-located events, as well as new exhibitors, partners and sponsors. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will […]

GSMA announces speakers for Mobile 360 Series-West Africa

Endorsed content Côte d’Ivoire Programme Features Executives from African Development Bank, Government of Benin, Lumos Global, MTN Cote d’Ivoire and Orange, Among Others; GSMA Provides Further Details on Global Mobile 360 Series of Events 21 March 2018, London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which […]

Unlock the value proposition for Connected Insurance

Sponsored content The insurance industry is under pressure. With the risk of commodification and a race to the bottom on one side, and a sea of insurtechs with cutting-edge technology on the other, traditional business models are being squeezed. The adoption of IoT product paradigms enables significant benefits, both in terms of efficiency and growth. […]

JADE Spring Conference 2018 is on its way: Young entrepreneurs gather in Brussels to shape Europe

Endorsed content The JADE Spring Conference, the main international Junior Enterprise event in Europe, will take place between March 8th and the 11th, in Brussels. This year’s edition will gather over 400 Junior Entrepreneurs – university students – from more than 14 countries in Europe, as well as Brazil, the United States and Tunisia. After […]

The Mobile World Congress in Shanghai will take place on 27-29 June 2018

Sponsored content Mobile connects more than two-thirds of the world’s population. It revolutionises industries and improves our lives, creating exciting new opportunities in our global communities, while providing lifelines of hope and reducing inequality. Innovation moves us forward towards a better future, with a world of new possibilities waiting to be discovered. Discover a Better […]

Learn from the margin, not the center: digital innovation with social impact as transformative force bridging digital divide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Professor Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the Board of World Summit Awards. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. While Silicon Valley may stand undefeated as the most prominent name for tech entrepreneurs and startup visionaries, other regions all over the […]

India m2m + iot Forum Hosts Successful 4th Editions of India Smart Cities Forum and India Smart Villages Forum

Sponsored Content 31 January 2018, New Delhi, India. India m2m + iot Forum has delivered yet another successful edition on 30 – 31 January 2018, New Delhi, India. The 5th edition of the forum, which hosted India Smart Cities Forum and India Smart Villages Forum, was jointly organized by Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute […]

Big impact vs big exit: the social side of the start-up game presented at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna

Endorsed content The success of digital start-ups can be measured not only by growth and sale numbers, but with the social impact they make. Every year, the World Summit Award (WSA) awards digital applications worldwide with a focus on social relevance instead of profit. The creative and transformative power of these innovations will be presented […]

Be a part of the World Forum on Future Trends in Defence and Security

Sponsored content The Czech Republic will host the 13th edition of specialized international meetings and exhibition FUTURE FORCES FORUM (FFF) in Prague on 17 – 19 October 2018. All events are primarily focused on presentations of needs of armed and security forces, state-of-the-art technologies, R&D programmes, and business opportunities, with interactions between all participants due to […]

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

Sponsored content Fifth Edition of Regional Industry Event to Cover Impact of Mobile Across Diverse Market Dubai: The GSMA today announced new speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place on 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-day event has confirmed over 50 speakers, including 15 […]

SCADA Security Conference 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

Sponsored Content SCADA Security Conference, which will take place at DAP hotel on October 12 – 13, 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic, will offer a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the views of experts on the need to prevent computer attacks on SCADA systems, to look at interfacing operating and security technologies to minimize […]

Local innovation, international impact: SMEs and the ITU Telecom World Awards

Sponsored Content What connects a group of young Rwandans building an app-based platform to manage data in schools with a new Japanese technology regenerating lead-acid batteries? Or a Danish solar-powered base station solution with a content delivery network and free Wifi connectivity platform from Kenya? They are all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working with […]

When connectivity is not enough: the key to meaningful digital inclusion

Sponsored Content Smart is the adjective of our modern world, a world where applications, solutions, products and even entire industries are making innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve the quality of our lives and the efficiency of our services. The potential of smart is enormous. In a smart city, for example, […]

GSMA announces first speakers for Mobile 360 Series-Middle East and North Africa

Sponsored content   Mobile-Focused Event Brings Industry Leaders Together to Debate Key Issues in Region   6 September 2017, London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-day event, which is now in its […]

Mobile 360 Africa 11-13 July 2017

Endorsed content Mobile 360 Series – Africa is a three-day conference designed to take you on a comprehensive journey through the mobile landscape of Africa. Leaders, regulators and policy makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa convene to evaluate digital access and inclusion, network coverage and customers’ quality of experience. Mobile 360 – Africa includes a technology […]

ITU Telecom World 2017 on 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea

Endorsed content ITU Telecom World 2017 takes place from 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea, a pioneering smart city in one of the world’s most technology advanced nations. It’s the global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments and is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation to improve lives faster, making the world better, […]

CHALLENGING THE ZEITGEIST OF DIGITAL – Change making projects innovate mobile support for refugees, inclusive environments, early breast cancer detection and more

Endorsed Content CHALLENGING THE ZEITGEIST OF DIGITAL – Change making projects innovate mobile support for refugees, inclusive environments, early breast cancer detection and more UN-BASED WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS PRESENT RAINBOW OF 40 OUTSTANDING MOBILE APPLICATIONS AS 2016 WINNERS Salzburg | 3/20/2017 Exploring a foreign city is an often perplexing experience, when one has to rely […]

2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health 21-23 February 2017 in Sri Lanka

Endorsed Content Introduction The World Health Students’ Alliance advocates for increased meaningful youth participation and considers the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health as an opportunity to express its opinion on migration and health, to harness the power of collaboration between students worldwide and to encourage youth involvement in Global Health. We are honored to present […]

ITU Telecom World 2016: it’s all about working together

Sponsored Content Our world is a connected one. A world where we increasingly have the power to reach anyone else, any time, wherever they may be, through voice, text, photos or videos. A whole new world of communication opening up new potential for working together to overcome problems and find solutions, facilitating innovation and collaboration. […]

Building cybersecurity capacity through benchmarking: the Global Cybersecurity Index

Sponsored Content Cybersecurity is a theme that requires immediate attention. Societies and nation states are moving towards a level of digital dependence in which trust plays a critical role. Without this core element, we are enabling the continued emergence of a dark world of unrestrained cyber threats and attacks that threaten to subvert the current […]

Internet of Things: a Force for Good or Evil?

Sponsored Content I will be chairing the panel on the Internet of Things: a Force for Good or Evil? at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year. What is the Internet of Things? I would like to define it as anything that does not have a human involved. According to the GSM […]

Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Sponsored Content Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help us in many ways: it can perform hard, dangerous or boring work for us, can help us to save lives and cope with disasters, can entertain us and make our daily life more comfortable. Advances in AI are occurring at high speed. The potential risks and problems of […]

Making money from meeting the SDGs? An overarching approach to sustainable development.

Sponsored Content I am delighted to have been asked to moderate the session on “Making money from meeting the SDGs?” at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok on Monday 14th November (4:45 PM – 6:00 PM, Jupiter 10), although I wonder a little why I have been chosen for this task given my past criticisms of […]