To fill the cybersecurity skills gap, the sector needs to boost diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renée Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet In the cybersecurity industry, there are currently two major issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible: first, the global cybersecurity skills gap; and second, the lack of […]

3 ways payment technology can help make travel more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jenifer Mundy, Global Head, Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Visa With international tourism now back at 60% of pre-pandemic levels, the need for more sustainability in the sector has never been more important. Whether travelling for work or vacation, […]

Why ‘fire drills’ are key for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum, Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum Industry experts are urging organizations across sectors to prepare for cyber attacks. The call to action comes […]

Opinion: How restrictive data laws erode internet freedom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Okman, Co-Founder, Nord Security The future of internet governance is currently being shaped by governments across the world. Digital policies are undergoing fundamental changes, affecting both the levels of freedom we can enjoy in the digital era […]

Digital skills: How businesses and policymakers can respond to future demand in the labour market

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad Group, Stefano Scarpetta, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD Digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing are fundamentally reshaping the world of work. The […]

How game-changing tech is transforming cancer care in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Satyanarayana Jeedigunta, Chief Advisor, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India, World Economic Forum, Sunita Nadhamuni, Head, Global Social Innovation, Dell Technologies In a new World Economic Forum white paper, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, India […]

Scaling AI: Here’s why you should first invest in responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhishek Gupta, Senior Responsible AI Leader & Expert, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Steven Mills, Partner and Chief Artificial Intelligence Ethics Officer, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive […]

To the G20: It’s time for universal connectivity and to digitalize small enterprises

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Just as electrification transformed the world in the 20th century, digitalization is shaping the 21st century. It is a global engine of sustainable economic growth, a lever to fight climate […]

Bridging the digital divide between developing and developed nations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, President and Group Chairman, Islamic Development Bank The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition to a digital economy, which holds the key to future growth and opportunities. It also affirmed that digital technologies play a […]

Beyond supply and demand: Addressing the multidimensional workforce gaps in cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Mamello Thinyane, Senior Research Adviser, United Nations University Institute in Macau, Debora Christine, Project Manager for Data Policy and Governance, Tifa Foundation, Keith Detros, Programme Lead, Tech For Good Institute The global cybersecurity workforce gap – the […]

What happens when the internet shuts down? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum There’s been a recent wave of demonstrations across Iran with pictures and videos of the unrest flooding the internet, alongside calls for reform. Yet protesters quickly realized that communications were being […]

Why digitalization and software are essential to the value chain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noel Nevshehir, Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley More than 10 years ago, Netscape’s co-founder Marc Andreessen wrote what turned out to be a pivotal commentary in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Why Software […]

Opinion: What is metawork and can it benefit us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief , ReHack.com The metaverse isn’t just a flashy virtual-reality tool for entertainment and communication. With more people taking remote positions daily, it has many potential uses in the modern workplace and beyond. So, how beneficial […]

How industry networks are sharing emissions data to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Sustainability transformations hinge on data transparency. The availability and management of accurate, verifiable data are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals. Companies must not only use tools to […]

Augmented tech can change the way we live, but only with the right support and vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathleen Philips, Vice President R&D, imec Augmented reality technology has the ability to transform society and individual lives, particularly in health care and mobility. As much as visual and hearing aids are a part of our lives today, […]

How digital payments bring new economic opportunities for women in rural India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Managing Director, United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance In India, millions of women entrepreneurs living rurally, dealing solely in cash, were hard hit during the pandemic. Digital payments […]

How to align cyber risk management with business needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander Zeijlemaker, Research Affiliate Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan (CAMS), Managing Director, Disem Institute, Michael Siegel, Principal Research Scientist and Director, MIT CAMS, Daniel Goldsmith, Managing Director, Julius Education, Shaharyar Khan, Research Affiliate, MIT CAMS, System Engineer, Shell Living in […]

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past – and future

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines. AI from British firm DeepMind is helping to restore ancient Greek texts. Facial recognition technology is being used to identify […]

Remote work fuels major diversity boost at Meta

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold. Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum This week, Meta announced that it beat is previously stated diversity goals by two years. The company cited the increasing prevalence of remote jobs. Research shows that underrepresented groups […]

Data could fix our COVID-stricken health systems, but it must be done right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems and Global Board Member, Harvard University and Movement Health 2030 Health systems worldwide are in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed their capacity and resilience to the limit. As we look […]

How digital tech can turbo-charge the social economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President & President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum Digital strategies are key to scaling innovative social enterprises towards sustainable development […]

The power of data: how Helsinki is improving citizens’ lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. By securely taking advantage of the power of data, authorities are helping residents in Finland’s capital city access the services they need. This new approach separates the storage, anonymization and processing of data from all the tasks performed by […]

Artificial intelligence: the EU needs to act as a global standard-setter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted its final recommendations on Tuesday, concluding 18 months of inquiries. The adopted text says that the public debate on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) should focus on this technology’s enormous potential […]

Why the energy sector’s latest cyberattack in Europe matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Klimburg, Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, Member of the Executive committee, World Economic Forum, Filipe Beato, Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic […]

8 female CEOs on bridging the gender gap in tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Ransom, Community Specialist, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum The technology industry is booming – in the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion (a 94% year on year increase). But if a rising tide […]

Our current internet architecture was conceived for the 1980s. It’s time for an upgrade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Giacomo Giuliari, PhD candidate, ETH Zurich, Joel Wanner, PhD candidate, ETH Zurich, Markus Legner, Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich, David Basin, Professor of Information Security, ETH Zurich, Peter Müller, Professor of Programming Methodology, ETH Zurich & Adrian Perrig, Professor […]

Cybersecurity has much to learn from industrial safety planning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert M Lee, CEO, Dragos • Safety engineering practices can be readily applied to cybersecurity. • Developing safety ‘scenarios’ helps build a more comprehensive response to cyberthreats. • Scenarios are also useful for communicating cybersecurity best practice to […]

What to know about the EU’s facial recognition regulation – and how to comply

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is a central concern of the European Commission’s proposed AI regulation. To successfully comply, tech providers will need to build tailored approaches to […]

Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A growing body of evidence illustrates the ways social media has radicalized users and resulted in violence. There is growing debate about the need to check extremism and a […]

A 5-step guide to scale responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Danny Lange, Vice-President, AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies Deploying AI at scale will remain problematic until companies engage in a fundamental change to become […]

Fifth-generation cyberattacks are here. How can the IT industry adapt?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Itai Greenberg, Vice-President, Product Management, Check Point • Cyberattacks are continuing to grow in sophistication and scale. • The coronavirus pandemic has increased the attack surface for cybercriminals, leading to a possible cyber-pandemic. • Healthcare is one industry […]

The Great Reset requires FinTechs – and FinTechs require a common approach to cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seán Doyle, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Financial Technology (FinTech) providers are key to the structural enhancement of financial services during the Great Reset. Cybersecurity is critical to ensuring consumers and businesses can […]

How to build a public-private cybersecurity partnership for the modern era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Harrison, Chief Technology Officer, Garrison In every country, knowhow about truly strong cybersecurity is held and protected by governments. Given the increasing threat from and sophistication of cyberattacks on businesses, however, that must change. Here’s how corporates […]