Top-down or bottom-up? How to cultivate a digital culture in your organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samanntha DuBridge, VP, Global Benefits, Culture & Engagement, HR Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Mobility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Brian Tippens, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to a digital-first world which […]

COP26, getting to net-zero: How clean electrification can be crowdsourced by digitalizing the grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amina Hamidi, Chief Technology Officer, Electrification, ABB & Philip New, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Systems Catapult As we head towards COP26, clean electrification would get us three-fourths of the way to net zero. Digitalization offers the chance to […]

Risks to kids online are growing. Here’s what we can do 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farah Lalani, Community Lead, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum Apple delayed its rollout of child safety features, and Instagram delayed Instagram for Kids. Facing accusations that its platforms harm children, Facebook says it will introduce […]

It’s time to take girls’ digital safety and literacy seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Askham, Policy & Advocacy Lead, Plan International, Isobel Fergus, Research Manager, Plan International & Nikita Shubsole Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer, Plan International Girls and young women spend huge amounts of time online. Access to the internet […]

How investing in tech for teachers can bring equity to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Maloney, Assistant Vice President; Executive Director, Infosys Foundation & Tan Moorthy, Executive Vice President, Head Delivery Operations – US, Canada & LATAM, Infosys Students will be left behind if we do not invest in the digital skills […]

Why we must consider the intergenerational impacts of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Founder, Māori Lab & Beatrice Dias, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Technology is often used to solve everyday problems in areas like recruitment, finance and education, without addressing existing equity issues and power imbalances. AI can […]

Here’s how companies could have prepared for the microchip shortage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Boguslavsky, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Tradeteq Billions have been wiped from balance sheets across the world as a result of the shortage of microchips. Some of the most sophisticated tech companies in the world failed to forsee […]

The 5 ‘Ts’ of cyber-crisis readiness for every kind of organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO, GEC Risk Advisory & Tomer Saban, CEO, WireX Systems • Cyber-resilience is a fundamental principle in the face of rising threats to digital security. • Cyber-crisis preparedness is a crucial part of broader […]

The COVID-19 pandemic in data visualizations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum & John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum It’s been roughly a year-and-a-half since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. The World Economic Forum has been tracing […]

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 […]

What would it take to make AI ‘greener’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot, Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and […]

5 ways Digital Transformation Officers can make cybersecurity a top priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Trust, World Economic Forum • As digital transformation of business picks up speed, cybersecurity increases in importance. • Digital Transformation Officers must build cybersecurity into […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

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 Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

How digital technologies can address 5 sources of health inequity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neal Myrick, Vice President, Social Impact, Tableau Software & Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square As the world continues to address inequities in health, digital technologies have an immense potential to contribute; Five drivers of health inequity in […]

Time to utilise the full power of AI to accelerate our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Degot, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group AI has the potential to become the ‘Swiss Army knife’ in our fight against climate change. AI can measure and reduce emissions at scale for any given institution; enable […]

What does the future hold for quantum computing? Experts explain

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 A World Economic Forum issue briefing on quantum computing explored the technology, where it’s come from and where it’s heading. Experts from academia and industry discussed the challenges, next steps and where we […]

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 […]

This is how AI will accelerate the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Espen Mehlum, Head of Energy,Materials & Infrastructure Program-Benchmarking & Regional Action, World Economic Forum & Dominique Hischier, Program Analyst – Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, […]

12 ways a human-centric approach to data can improve the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimmy Bettinger, Project Specialist, Data Policy, World Economic Forum Twenty-five quintillion bytes of data are generated every day. That’s 25,000,000,000,000,000,000. In this era of data abundance, it’s easy to think of these bytes as a panacea – informing […]

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’ […]

Is data privacy a thing of the past in a digital world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arathi Sethumadhavan, Project Fellow, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, Microsoft Views about data privacy vary depending on where people live in the world. These include what actions individuals can take to protect their data. There […]

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 […]

This is how we can teach young people to use science and data to make better decisions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carl Wieman Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2020, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor of Physics and the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University Current educational methods are failing to teach students the skills they need to […]

How ethical, inclusive tech can help us create a better world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taylor Hawkins Advisory Council, Sydney Hub, Technology has the potential to transform our lives for the better. But first we must overcome challenges of bias that perpetuate inequalities. Leaders must ensure technology is inclusive through development, application and […]

5 ways to get more women working in AI

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, Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy and Ethical Technology, Deloitte Research suggests women account for only 26% […]

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 […]

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 […]

How innovations in energy storage technology support climate goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luiz Avelar, Strategy Director, Envision Digital, Envision Group Blackouts due to climate change related events are becoming commonplace. Energy storage can provide grid stability and eliminate CO2 but it needs to be more economical to achieve scale. We […]

Only a global response can tackle the rise of online harms. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noelle Martin, Lawyer and Activist Reporting of online harms increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a few governments around the world have started to seriously tackle online abuse. What more can be done to legislate against online […]

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 […]

How to create a transparent digital economy and rebuild consumer trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lorenzo Miláns del Bosch, Partner, Communications, Media and Technology, Oliver Wyman (MMC) The digital economy in the US is expanding four times faster than the overall economy. Yet consumers remain concerned about the way data is collected and […]