What data dominance really means, and how countries can compete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Governance of the digital economy was a key topic on the global agenda at Davos 2019, from panel discussions to Shinzo Abe’s announcement of a G20 track for data governance. It seems as though we are […]

Tech must embrace teamwork to transform the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Despite the proliferation of technology that was once only dreamed of in science-fiction movies, our world still faces age-old problems – from poverty and hunger, to pollution and diseases. In fact, 1.2 billion people have no […]

A brief history of cryptography and why it matters

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 Image: Statista Cryptography, cyphers, secret codes. Words that summon up images of a world of covert messages, clandestine meetings and international espionage. Those associations were reinforced recently when Queen Elizabeth II of the […]

The digital transformation is a skills and education opportunity for all. Companies must use it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations; Executive Vice-President, Microsoft Corporation, Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management & Shea Gopaul, Founder and […]

Supercomputing could solve the world’s problems, and create many more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Georgia Frances King, Ideas Editor, Quartz Supercomputers have the potential to turn us into superhumans. Our potential and power increase in lockstep with to the tools we have to serve us. The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on […]

Fighting cybercrime – what happens to the law when the law cannot be enforced?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The widespread loss of trust in the internet is the fifth greatest strategic risk facing the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019. The […]

Microsoft says the internet is getting a little nicer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer If you’ve been harassed online, it could be that you know your persecutor. Uncivil behaviour is becoming more common within our inner social networks, according to a Microsoft report, which showed that family and friends accounted […]

These are the best cities for tech

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 The Big Apple has taken a bite out of Silicon Valley to become the world’s top tech city, according to a new index. Savills Tech Cities in Motion 2019 ranks 30 cities by […]

How can we regulate disruptive technologies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nidhi Singh, Co-Founder & Counsel, BlackPearl Chambers (Advocates & Solicitors) Advances in technology, often referred to as “disruptive innovation” have changed people’s lives. Undoubtedly, they have led to better services and the quality of products being offered to consumers […]

This is how AI in video games will change the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zach Roesler, Senior Program Manager, Frog Design The recent victory of DeepMind’s artificial intelligence (AI) over professional gamers in StarCraft II, may prompt many to wonder why Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is investing hundreds of millions of dollars a […]

The world wide web is 30. Here are 8 things you should know about it

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 world wide web is 30 years old this year. On 12 March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee published his proposal for connecting information together so that it could be easily shared and accessed, […]

Releasing trapped value is key to success in the digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vedrana Savic, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Accenture Research Business opportunities have become increasingly abundant, as prices continue to plummet for advanced technologies – from 3D printers, to electrical vehicle battery packs, and commercial drones – and essential digital services, […]

A digital tax sounds like a great idea. Here’s why it might not be universally popular

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 One of the most taxing of all the unintended consequences prompted by the rise of the digital economy has been the question of taxing the large, multinational firms that dominate the sector. But […]

Mother of all mergers between Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram: EU Data Privacy restrictions against Facebook’s imperialistic plans

Facebook celebrated its fifteen years last Monday and reported earnings in the last quarter of 2018 despite the scandals brought to light during the previous year. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, stated that there is a plan to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger by 2020 in order to allow users to send messages between these […]

5G will redefine entire business models. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Corporation Everybody knows what a farm looks like, don’t they? The same goes for a factory, a mine, a power station. Although the scale might have changed, they are all still […]

3 autonomous vehicle trends to follow in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Nally, Chief Marketing Officer, MSD Last year was a banner year for autonomous vehicle technologies and companies planning on commercialization. And 2019 has the potential to surpass 2018, with Waymo beginning public services in Phoenix and GM’s Cruise […]

Calculators didn’t replace mathematicians, and AI won’t replace humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erez Yereslove, Senior Vice President, Globality Not many of us would see a calculator as a threat to our jobs. Yet just as the development of these now ubiquitous tools disquieted some mathematicians, rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) […]

The world’s e-waste is a huge problem. It’s also a golden opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) & Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Humankind’s insatiable demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations calls it a […]

The 4 types of leader who will thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte One year ago, 86% of C-level executives in Deloitte’s first report exploring businesses’ readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution said their organizations were doing “all they could” to create a workforce for […]

Four ways Europe can become a global innovation leader

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Jacques Bughin, Director, Brussels office, McKinsey & Company & Jan Mischke, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute At a time […]

Want a Sustainable Earth? Bring on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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 When I became CEO of Verizon back in August, one of my commitments was to accelerate our company’s progress in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, drawing upon our longstanding role as a […]

5G and the growing need for national CTOs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson The profound impact that 5G will have on the world is hard to overestimate. It is a platform for innovation that will bring about a wave of new opportunities and economic growth to […]

How the tech sector can power the shift to a sustainable economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer, BT In a world where both the development of technology development and climate change seem to be powerful and accelerating forces, it’s worth asking how the two interact. You might be […]

Here’s how we can tackle the growing cybersecurity skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, CEO, Fortinet More organizations than ever are conducting business online. An expanding digital footprint and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks have created a growing urgency to secure that data and the resources organizations are deploying. It’s one reason […]

Privacy is a human right, we need a GDPR for the world: Microsoft CEO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Against the backdrop of a “techlash”, the CEO of Microsoft called for new global norms on privacy, data and Artificial Intelligence. Satya Nadella, who has been shifting Microsoft’s focus to cloud […]

It’s time to stop talking about ethics in AI and start doing it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharmesh Syal, Chief Technology Officer, BCG Digital Ventures Everyone from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates and Elon Musk have discussed the philosophy of AI. Now that companies around the world are creating AI products at an incredible rate, it’s […]

Davos participants call for digital trade deal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, International Trade and Investment, , World Economic Forum “Digitalisation is transforming the global economy, but it is still hard, and in some cases getting harder, to do business abroad. More is required to facilitate trade […]

How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maria Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, Absa Group Limited & Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) This week in Davos brings together leading thinkers on a range of topics of global significance, including two not often mentioned in […]

EU Copyright Directive: Google News threatens to leave Europe while media startups increasingly worry

The European Copyright Directive negotiation meeting, which was supposed to take place last Monday regarding the finalization of Article 13 and Article 11, was cancelled due to the fact that eleven out of 28 EU countries voted against the text. The text is expected to be altered by the Romanian Council presidency in order to […]

We need new tools for the Big Data era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE Since the earliest days of computers, we’ve known the incredible promise they held. Inventors like Charles Babbage and Alan Turing were visionaries who recognized that these tools – like the steam shovel and […]

Why strive for Industry 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Loic Tassel, President, Europe, Procter & Gamble Adopting Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies will help countries and businesses achieve sustainable growth, several studies have shown. 4IR capabilities create higher top and bottom line value through faster design, novel […]

5 ways students can graduate fully qualified for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Megan Doepker, Consultant, Make School The world is changing quickly and to keep pace, higher education must innovate. As students consider their options for higher education, they must ask themselves: will the cost of my education be repaid […]

5 lessons for the future success of virtual and augmented reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Lopez, Vice President, Intel & Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) have been around for decades in university laboratories and military facilities, but in 2014 the technology turned a […]