3 ways to use digital identity systems in global supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Andrew Ballinger, Temporary Project Specialist, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Supply chains span national borders, involving numerous organizations and transactions. For each business […]

Scientists just got closer to making nuclear fusion work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content & Keith Breene, Formative Content Proponents of nuclear fusion see it is as a clean and virtually limitless energy source that could power the future. But while researchers are confident they can make […]

This credit card has a carbon-emission spending limit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content From bananas and sausages to flights and fuel, we all like to keep a tally of what we spend. But whether we monitor the price in dollars, rupees or yuan, it’s unlikely we are also […]

Australian homes are turning to solar power in record numbers

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 renewable revolution going on down under – and it’s taking place on the country’s rooftops. A record amount of new solar capacity has been fitted to Australia’s households and businesses in […]

The UN came of age with the nuclear bomb. Time for it to step up to the AI era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shamika Sirimanne, Director of technology and logistics, UNCTAD In an age of rapid technological change, we frequently create and use technologies designed to amplify our greatest ambitions as a global community – only to find that they lead to […]

Collaboration and connectivity at ITU Telecom World 2019

Sponsored content Technology has been central to development throughout the course of human history. The rapid growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs) across the world proves this fundamental connection on an unprecedented scale – and with revolutionary impact. Today, it could be said that all development is linked to digital development:  from education to […]

These are the 4 most likely scenarios for the future of energy

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 pressures on the global energy system are unprecedented. Demand is being fuelled by a growing population and economic growth, but powering the world still depends on fossil fuels, and creates two-thirds of global […]

AI-assisted recruitment is biased. Here’s how to make it more fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julius Schulte, Research and Analysis Specialist, Future of Digital Economy and Society, World Economic Forum Chances are that you have sent hundreds or even thousands of resumes and cover letters over the years to potential employers. This observation […]

Helping small businesses fight cybercrime benefits the global ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Small businesses are the lifeblood of the global economy. They provide all manner of essential services – to individuals, to government, to larger organizations and to each other. For small businesses, when it comes […]

These rules could save humanity from the threat of rogue AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The possibility of man-made machines turning against their creators has become a trendy topic these days. Undoubtedly, Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Roboticsare no longer fit for purpose. For the sake of the global public […]

In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner’s permission

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale In Sweden, you can walk, ride, cycle, ski and camp on any land you like, without the landowner’s permission. You can also forage, picking as many flowers, berries and mushrooms as you wish. And you can […]

‘BioSolar Leaves’ are better at cleaning the air than trees, say the technology’s developers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content At first glance they might look like bright green solar panels. But instead of generating electricity, these structures are teeming with microscopic plant life that can purify the surrounding air and produce nutritious […]

What does a good digital ID look like?

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 Being able to prove and verify your identity is a necessity at the very start of life and at the very end. Your birth is registered and the certificate is likely to be […]

How has tech been used for good in civil society? We asked the experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Technology has massive potential to deliver a positive impact on our society – when people are at the heart of it. Civil society organizations have been harnessing technology to create opportunities for sustainability and wellbeing for everyone. Here are […]

These are the pitfalls of a cash-free society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Buskers, street performers and homeless people taking contactless payments. Shops, cafes and restaurants no longer accepting cash. Parishioners making digital donations to their churches instead of dropping notes or coins on to […]

3 ways activists are being targeted by cyberattacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Friedhelm Weinberg, Executive Director, HURIDOCS When activists open their inboxes, they find more than the standard spam messages telling them they’ve finally won the lottery. Instead, they receive highly sophisticated emails that look like they are real, purport […]

We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland Innovation drives productivity, and productivity is what drives jobs growth and the wealth that pays for our health, education, defence and social security […]

Data is the oil of the digital world. What if tech giants had to buy it from us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director, Global Growth, Consensys AG In 2017, the Economist published a widely referenced article claiming that oil had been replaced as the world’s most valuable resource by data – specifically, data captured from users by tech […]

3 ways firms can master the digital challenges of the 4IR

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 & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As the Accenture Technology Vision holds, technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we […]

How civil society can adapt 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: Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities , World Economic Forum & Antony Declercq, Research Consultant, Pact It is a time of transformation for the civil society sector – and it should be perceived as such by those civil […]

What is digital equality? An interview with Nanjira Sambuli

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nanjira Sambuli, Digital Equality Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation & Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities , World Economic Forum Nanjira Sambuli is a Kenyan researcher, writer and policy analyst. She is currently digital equality advocate at the […]

3 ways blockchain can revolutionize global supply chains

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 Farm to table. Fair trade. Ethically sourced. These recent trends are evidence of consumers demanding to know more about the products they’re buying – from who made them to how they were […]

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 […]

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 […]