How drones can help rural Africa take flight

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catherine King, Media Relations, Lake Victoria Challenge Stories around the development of drones and the future of mobility are increasingly populating our news feeds. Whether it’s the world-first drone delivery of a vaccine to a baby in Vanuatu via […]

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 […]

Why securing the Internet of Things is crucial to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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 of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionize our world and is already having a significant impact in many areas of our day-to-day lives. But what exactly do […]

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 […]

Scientists are growing meat on blades of grass

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content What if you could grow a burger in the same way you grow grass? Sounds implausible? Scientists at the University of Bath are taking cells from pigs and cows and growing them […]

Drones are saving lives in Tanzania’s remote communities

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 The largest inland island in Africa sits just a few kilometres from mainland Tanzania and is the centre of a life-changing programme using drones to deliver vital medical aid. Ukerewe measures 530 […]

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 […]

3 things you need to know about securing a blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators As leaders around the globe investigate how to leverage the benefits of blockchain technologies, security is often a primary concern. They may be aware of the many security benefits inherent with a […]

This new form of currency could transform the way we see money

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 Central banks around the world are experimenting with so-called Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). But what is it and why does it matter? CBDC is a digitized […]

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 […]

Eliminating waste at scale – eight opportunities for blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Infrastructure and buildings play a key role in driving economic growth and enabling a high quality of life. Research by Arcadis highlights that almost 40% of global GDP is derived from built assets. However, the industries that deliver this […]

Technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ed Lewin, Vice President, International Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Modern slavery: it’s a strange term. The word ‘modern‘ generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge. Juxtapose that with the word ‘slavery’. A most outdated concept. Captivity. […]

We underestimate the power of data at our peril. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hani Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Retail, Majid Al Futtaim Holding It’s not every day that a piece of research strikes a chord. But a Cushman & Wakefield report on exponential technological change and its implications felt personal. It read: […]

The Middle East needs a technological revolution. Start-ups can lead the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board Globally, economies with agile ecosystems that are equipped with the infrastructure to support innovation in technology are witnessing a revolution. In order for governments, large-scale multinationals and new start-ups to […]

This AI trash can is designed to stop you wasting food

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 When talk turns to new technologies, trash cans may not be the first things that come to mind, but a new smart bin is actively embracing machine learning to target food waste. The […]

These 4 scenarios show how we might be working in the future

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 When it comes to whether advances in technology will help or harm our careers, opinion is divided. Now a report by the UK’s Royal Society of Arts has set out four scenarios that […]

Women’s work faces the greatest risk of automation, says new research

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content The robots are coming – but whose jobs are they most likely to take? By now, you’d be hard pressed not to have read something about how automation and technology are going […]

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 […]

EU Copyright Directive: Will US tech giants comply or ditch the EU market?

The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved yesterday the new Copyright Directive by 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. Should the member states accept this vote, the reforms will be effective immediately and EU countries will have two years to implement them. The copyright changes will affect mainly big online platforms […]

This app uses augmented reality to rewrite ‘herstory’

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 History is written by the victors. It’s also written largely by men. In 2015, a study of 614 popular history books that were published in the United States found that more than three-quarters […]

European creativity and digital economy are drowning in a copyright swamp

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Professor Dr. Mindaugas Kiskis at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright […]

Don’t compare data to oil – digitization needs a new mindset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Board of Education We must be able to make the utilization of knowledge and the processes of collective learning more visible in order to be able to operate better in the future. We […]

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 […]

Innovating together: connectivity that matters at ITU Telecom World 2019 – in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content What’s the difference between connectivity and connectivity that matters? How can technological innovation increase the well-being of people throughout the world – including the very poorest without access to running water, electricity or education? And why is international collaboration the kingpin of development? These are some of the questions raised by the theme […]

How innovation from within is transforming International Organizations as well as lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tina Ambos, Director, Institute of Management at the University of Geneva & Katherine Tatarinov, PhD Student and Teaching Assistant, Geneva School of Economics and Management Last year the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, made a call to action. “Beginning […]

More than half of the global population is now online

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 There’s a really neat web page on which you can, literally, watch the internet grow. As the numbers roll up towards 4.2 billion users, you see that 55% of the world’s 7.7 billion […]

We are on the edge of a new ‘cyber’ space age. This is how we make it a success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristof Terryn, Group Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group Almost exactly 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. This remarkable achievement had been unimaginable only years […]

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. […]

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 […]

There are now four competing visions of the internet. How should they be governed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kieron O’Hara, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton & Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton On the fringe of the 2019 World Economic Forum gathering at Davos, trade ministers from 75 members of the World Trade […]

The digital skills gap is widening fast. Here’s how to bridge it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Berners-Lee, Director, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Access to skilled workers is already a key factor that sets successful companies apart from failing ones. In an increasingly data-driven future – the European Commission believes there could be as […]