Innovating together: connectivity that matters at ITU Telecom World 2019 – in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content What’s the difference between connectivity and connectivity that matters? How can technological innovation increase the well-being of people throughout the world – including the very poorest without access to running water, electricity or education? And why is international collaboration the kingpin of development? These are some of the questions raised by the theme […]

More than half of the global population is now online

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 really neat web page on which you can, literally, watch the internet grow. As the numbers roll up towards 4.2 billion users, you see that 55% of the world’s 7.7 billion […]

Europe is no longer an innovation leader. Here’s how it can get ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy managing director, European Fund for Strategic Investments & Roger Havenith, Deputy chief executive, European Investment Fund When it comes to technological innovation, Europe is now lagging behind not only the US and Japan, but also China. […]

Three ways Finland leads the world – and education isn’t one of them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ishita Barua, MD & Research Scientist, University of Oslo Finland’s education system is globally renowned. For more than a decade, Finland has been one of the top performers in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). But the Finns […]

There are now four competing visions of the internet. How should they be governed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kieron O’Hara, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton & Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton On the fringe of the 2019 World Economic Forum gathering at Davos, trade ministers from 75 members of the World Trade […]

The world wide web is 30 years old. What better time to fight for its future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Berners-Lee, Director, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online. It’s a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also an opportunity […]

Cybersecurity should be a source of hope, not fear. Here are 5 reasons why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum This headline was in the news a few weeks ago: “Hackers are passing around a megaleak of 2.2 billion records”. Headlines like this are common in the cybersecurity space. What […]

Here are 4 tips for governing by design 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: Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre & Kris Broekaert, Government Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum Geneva There is much talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how its advances in technology are transforming the ways in which individuals and […]

Here are the biggest cybercrime trends of 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Cybercriminals are using more advanced and scalable tools to breach user privacy, and they are getting results. Two billion data records were compromised in 2017, and more than 4.5 […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity: Why consumer products must be looked at urgently”, by BEUC’s Deputy Director General

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer.   According to estimates there will be 75 billion connected devices globally in 2025. More and more traditional consumer products that can connect […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Stronger Cybersecurity for a safer EU against cybercrime and cyber threats”, by MEP Dalli

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Miriam Dalli, Malta’s prominent MEP for S&D, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. More protection in a digital world without borders.The Internet. No need for an introduction but definitely a need for an […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity Act for safer European Industries and Consumers against cyberthreats”, by MEP Niebler

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Angelika Niebler, Germany’s MEP of EPP and European Parliament’s Cybersecurity Rapporteur. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Many people still think of cyber-attacks as science fiction and a story that makes for a good Hollywood movie. But this is certainly […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The EU Cybersecurity Act for a more secure and cyber-resilient European Digital Single Market”, by EU Commissioner Gabriel

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner in charge of Digital Economy and Society. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The European Cybersecurity Act will help us step up our cybersecurity in the EU. The Cybersecurity Act is one of the key initiatives […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity Act for a cyber-bulletproof EU”, by EU Vice-President Ansip

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Mr. Andrus Ansip, the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Malicious cyber-activity has proliferated across the globe. It has become more brazen and sophisticated, imaginative and international. Multi-country incidents […]

Streaming music isn’t as green as you might think. Here’s why

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 There has been a change in the way people listen to music and watch movies. One of the consequences of that change has been that we are less concerned with owning something than […]

Overcoming the paralysis of trust management across a fractured IT landscape

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Ghetti, Technologist, Ionic Security Trust is a state of being, an emotion and a fundamental way of operating. “A complete absence of trust would prevent one even getting up in the morning.” — Niklas Luhmann, ‘Trust and Power’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is your business model fit 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: Simon Torrance, Venture Partner, Factor10 & Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Factor10 As the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes ever more pervasive, we have good and bad news for leaders of incumbent businesses in all sectors and all geographies. […]

Who should be responsible for protecting our personal data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Governments do not have the resources or the speed required to react to cybercrime. In most cases, businesses lack the incentives to focus on this topic. Consumers think they […]

The link between migration and technology is not what you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration The Fourth Industrial Revolution is fundamentally reshaping our economies, social interactions and collective security. Alongside these changes, and most obviously in the political sphere, international migration is […]

The future of crypto-assets, from opportunities to policy implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Axel P. Lehmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, UBS Group AG Crypto-assets and cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,000 of the latter in existence today. Recently, large gains followed by steep declines led to […]

High internet taxes are restricting access and slowing economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva & Sebastian Cabello, Head, Latin America, GSMA Using the internet is expensive for most of the world’s population. Africans spend 17% of their average income […]

Your smartphone may know more about your mental health than you

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Etkin, Professor, Stanford University “How have you been feeling since we last met?” As a psychiatrist, this is how I often open a session with a patient. But as a Silicon Valley-based neuroscientist, I am struck by […]

Could robot leaders do better than our current politicians?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeger van der Wal, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore & Yifei Yan, PhD candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore The Fourth Industrial Revolution is […]

“Cyber security is a shared responsibility: stop, think, connect”, a Sting Exclusive by EU Commissioner Gabriel

This cutting-edge article on Cybersecurity was exclusively written for The Sting by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Ms Mariya Gabriel. The opinions expressed hereby belong to our distinguished writer. Most of us in Europe are fortunate to live in a world that is safe. From the food we eat to the homes we live […]