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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 […]

How digital remittances can help drive sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Nicoli, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank & Usman Ahmed, Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal More people in the world have access to financial accounts and tools than ever before. With this access, new products and services […]

Questions and Answers on issues about the digital copyright directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Q and A provides answers to some of the more regularly raised issues regarding the directive on copyright in the digital single market. The text as adopted by the European Parliament plenary can be found here . What is the Copyright Directive about? […]

European creativity and digital economy are drowning in a copyright swamp

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Professor Dr. Mindaugas Kiskis at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright […]

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Bridging the ‘gender digital divide’ is about more than ensuring that women and girls have basic access to the Internet and cell phones; it means providing training so they have the skills to use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to their benefit, and taking […]

The digital skills gap is widening fast. Here’s how to bridge it

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) Access to skilled workers is already a key factor that sets successful companies apart from failing ones. In an increasingly data-driven future – the European Commission believes there could be as […]

Seize the opportunities of digital technology to improve well-being but also address the risks

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Digital technology can improve our lives but it also poses a major risk of widening social inequality and blocking opportunities for people without the skills to navigate the online world safely, according to a new OECD report. A mix of technical, emotional and social skills is […]

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 […]

Seize the opportunities of digital technology to improve well-being but also address the risks

Digital technology can improve our lives but it also poses a major risk of widening social inequality and blocking opportunities for people without the skills to navigate the online world safely, according to a new OECD report. A mix of technical, emotional and social skills is a pre-condition for people to combine their digital and […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Digital iron curtain makes no sense in 5G era”, by China’s Ambassador to EU Mr. Zhang Ming

This article was exclusively written and published first at The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Recently, 5G technology and its security have been on everyone’s lips in […]

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 […]

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms’ trading practices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday evening the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. Traders selling online […]

Agreement reached on digital copyright rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to a deal reached on copyright rules which also contains safeguards on freedom of expression. The deal, reached between EP and Council negotiators aims to ensure that the rights and obligations […]

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 […]

International community makes important progress on the tax challenges of digitalisation

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The international community has made important progress toward addressing the tax challenges arising from digitalisation of the economy and has agreed to continue working multilaterally towards achievement of a new consensus-based long-term solution in 2020, the OECD announced today. Countries and jurisdictions participating in the OECD/G20 […]

UN chief urges top digital tech panel to come up with ‘bold, innovative ideas’ for an ‘inclusive’ future

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of international cyber-attacks while promoting the advantages of digital technology, amid a call by the UN chief for “bold, innovative ideas”. […]

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 […]

Consumers’ rights against defective digital content agreed by EU lawmakers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. People who buy or download music, apps, games or use cloud services will be better protected if a trader fails to supply the content or service or provides a defective one. The first EU-wide “digital contracts” rules to protect consumers better were provisionally agreed […]

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 […]

4 essential qualities for digital leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Trefler, CEO, Pegasystems As the World Economic Forum states, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is introducing digital technologies at a speed and scale unparalleled in history. Also unparalleled is the volume of data being generated and collected from […]

Talent, not technology, is the key to success in a digital future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Scott Snyder, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles When it comes to translating technological innovations into real business results, technology is relatively easy to come by; it is talent that is often the limiting factor. Companies have to simultaneously fill today’s […]

Q and A on the draft digital copyright directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Q and A provides answers to some of the issues regularly raised regarding the European Parliament’s position during the ongoing process to hammer out the digital copyright directive. It outlines the basic position taken by the European Parliament and deals with some of […]

Accelerating a more sustainable industrial revolution with digital manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dion Weisler, President, CEO, HP Inc. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping up to be one of the most significant opportunities of our lifetime. We are already seeing jobs, policies, industries and entire economies shifting as our digital and […]

The impact of mobile and rapid digital adoption on how India consumes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Adarkar, Managing Director and Country Head, Ipsos India India is well-known as the world’s largest democracy, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and a young nation set to reap demographic dividends over the next few decades. What is […]

The power of digital tools to transform mental healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Husseini Manji, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, Janssen & Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health The global burden of mental illness, both in terms of human suffering and […]

MEPs agree on new rules to tax digital companies’ revenues

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The plenary proposed widening the scope of the directives on taxing digital businesses operating in the EU. The European Parliament adopted both its two opinions on the proposals for Council directives on the corporate taxation of a significant digital presence and a Digital Services […]

Technophobe or technophile? We need more conversation about digital transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geir Christian Karlsen, CEO & Founder, AppsCo Inc You don’t need to live in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Singapore or any one of the other smart cities adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) to have heard the buzz phrase ‘digital […]

It’s time to strengthen global digital cooperation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) Digitalization transforms, pervades and affects all aspects of our social, economic and political lives. These impacts span […]

3 ways business leaders can build digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz,Global Chairman, PwC The year 2018 has seen a steady shift in cybersecurity and privacy matters: from the back office to the front office, from the tech section to the front page, and from the IT department […]

Pakistan’s digital revolution is happening faster than you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ayla Majid, Managing Director, Financial Advisory Services, Khalid Majid Rehman The digital power of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is slowly unfolding and shaping into a whole new area of opportunity. When the BRI took global centre […]

Europe’s poor investment in digital is threatening prosperity. Here’s what its start-ups need

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors:  Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Michael Stephanblome, Founding Partner and CSO and Andreas von Oettingen Founding Partner and CTO, FACTOR10 Europe is one of the biggest economic regions in the world. The European Union’s impressive $17 trillion […]

Digital distrust: We’re losing faith in technology to solve the world’s problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Climate change, hunger, disease, inequality, conflict. The list of problems facing humankind grows longer and more complex all the time. Emerging digital technologies may hold the answers to some of these and […]