Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jana Silaškova, e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL) & Masao Takahashi, Head of Institutional Membership; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society […]

3 ways governments can address cybersecurity in the post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belisario Contreras, Manager, Cyber Security Programme, Organization of American States (OAS) and Co-Chair, Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has increased use of and reliance on the internet as people need to work […]

How AI can ensure your transition to remote work is equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline Women’s participation in the paid labour market took a hit with the onset of COVID-19. Remote work could further marginalize employees who find it difficult to advocate for themselves. AI can ensure that all […]

17 ways technology could change the world by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva We asked our 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years. From quantum computers and 5G […]

The technologies – and thoughtful collaborations – that can build resilience in the food system after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Professor; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, University of Guelph & Lenore Newman, Director, Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of […]

Digitalization is changing banking – These 3 trends will help shape its future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos COVID-19 is accelerating demands for new banking technologies and cost-cutting efficiencies. Cloud technologies and AI can help banks weather changes brought by COVID-19 and distinguish their offerings in the the long term. […]

Buzzkill: why the hype around drones and COVID-19 is misplaced

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Meier, Executive Director, WeRobotics Drone technology has been deployed in a range of applications during the pandemic. But they have not always been effective – and have, at worst, caused harm. Here’s what we know to-date about […]

How COVID-19 revealed 3 critical AI procurement blindspots that could put lives at risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eddan Katz, Project Lead, Protocol Design Networks, World Economic Forum & Conor Sanchez, Project Specialist – L1, World Economic Forum The rush to procure AI technologies during COVID-19 has revealed key governance gaps. Such gaps, if not addressed, […]

Why the evolution of blockchain reliability is critical to protecting your digital assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Steele, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP The existence of digital assets is dependent on the reliability of the blockchain. Understanding key vulnerabilities can help better assess blockchain reliability. Much has been said in recent […]

The Great Reset and digital trust: 3 lessons on digital tools from the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Digital mistrust – or a lack of confidence in digital tools – is high and rising. The post-pandemic Great Reset will spark questions about what […]

4 key steps to support cross-border payments and digital trade growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mike Gallaher, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Nigel Corey, Associate Director, Trade Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Addressing challenges to cross border payments is critical to preserving the future growth of the digital economy. Modernized […]

The Internet of Bodies is here. This is how it could change our lives.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Xiao Liu, Fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum We’re entering the era of the “Internet of Bodies”: collecting our physical data via a range of devices that can be implanted, swallowed or […]

What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum COVID-19 […]

How AI and machine learning are helping to fight COVID-19

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 Organizations have been quick to apply their AI and machine learning know-how in the fight to curb this pandemic. These technologies are being deployed in areas from research to healthcare and even […]

3 steps to boost your digital safety while working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Benton, BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes  As people work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, they become more vulnerable to digital attacks and scams. Hackers may try to exploit […]

Behind the firewall: a discussion on the evolution of cybersecurity in the utility industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Gumbiner, Consultant, Siemens The utility sector is being transformed – and this process has opened the industry up to a new range of cyber-threats. Attacks will continue to escalate in frequency and complexity. Here, two industry experts […]

5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy and your wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Quinney, Specialist, Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum Biodiversity is critically important to human health, economies and livelihoods. Humans have caused the loss of 83% of all wild animals and half of all plants. To mark the […]

5 curve-flattening technologies being developed by young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Shakour, Project Specialist, Forum Foundations, World Economic Forum & Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are developing new technologies to help in the fight against […]

Computer skills are crucial for children – in lockdown and in life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys Ltd Maths and computer skills will be key for our children’s future. Access to STEM education is unequal. Critical, versatile thinking is essential to overcome challenges – like the pandemic. Like it is […]

4 rules to stop governments misusing COVID-19 tech after the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wafa Ben-Hassine, Consultant, International Finance Corporation & Philip Dawson, Lead, Public Policy, Element AI • Most people concede that public health currently trumps individual rights when it comes to the use of coronavirus data. • We must consider […]

New tech infrastructure will help economies recover after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lei Xu, CEO, JD Retail New internet infrastructure was critical in supporting retail supply chains during quarantine. Smart supply chain and smart logistics will become indispensable to a functioning economy in the future. Companies can seize the opportunity […]

Why COVID-19 makes a compelling case for the wider integration of blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariam Obaid AlMuhairi, Project Manager, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE at the Dubai Future Foundation The COVID-19 crisis has revealed a general lack of connectivity and data exchange built into our global supply chains. Future resiliency […]

Covid-19 crisis shows supply chains need to embrace new technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frederic Laluyaux, president and CEO , Aera Technology. Hospitals desperate for supplies and empty supermarket shelves have become hallmarks of the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. While governmental decisions and factory shutdowns have attracted most of the blame, the crisis […]

Thoughtful blockchain implementation is key to improving supply chains in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of our supply chains and the opportunity for technologies such as blockchain to boost efficiencies and strengthen trust across a range of stakeholders. However, as organizations […]

Medicines from the sky: how drones can save lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Craig Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, Merck Sharp & Dohme From COVID-19 to cholera, health crises expose unequal access to care. With the right regulations and technology in place, drones could be used to deliver […]

How to create a trustworthy COVID-19 tracking technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum Tracking technologies could help monitor the spread of COVID-19. Yet they also raise questions about privacy and data management. Here are four ways to ensure the responsible […]

COVID-19: Emerging technologies are now critical infrastructure – what that means for governance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimmy Bettinger Emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives under lockdown. Such tools must be considered as essential infrastructure, revealing opportunities for governance. Under COVID-19, emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives. Connected devices enable both […]

How digital infrastructure can help us through the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantela Our digital infrastructure needs strengthening to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and future public health crises; Better integration of Artificial Intelligence in to the public health response should be […]

AI can help with the COVID-19 crisis – but the right human input is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matissa Hollister, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, McGill University Artificial intelligence can help address coronavirus – if applied in a creative way. It is up to us to identify new and innovative ways to leverage what AI can […]

This year’s Earth Hour is going digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content Earth Hour will take place online to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm. This year, the “Voice for the Planet” petition invites […]

How COVID-19 shows the urgent need to address the cyber poverty gap

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 & David Balson, Director of Intelligence, Ripjar Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires secure vital services, networks and capabilities. Yet recent cyberattacks against organizations including the World […]

Will the coronavirus break the internet?

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 Internet usage is up 50% in some parts of the world as more aspects of our daily lives have moved online. Some remote-work platforms and services have struggled to keep up […]

Italian coronavirus pressures and flattening the curve – an epidemiology expert explains

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 Italy has one of the oldest populations in the world. It has been struggling under the pressure of coronavirus. Some places have succeeded in flattening the curve. Per head of population, Italy […]