Want to cut greenhouse gas emissions? Look to digital technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Over the next decade, the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – particularly 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial […]

Towards the new era of medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Thaynara Zanineli Stevanato, 23, a third-year medical student at Unicesumar Maringá- PR. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Will technology connect or divide us? The challenge for leaders in Globalization 4.0

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 Over the past 70 years, globalization has dramatically changed our systems, organizations and values. Individual exposure to international ideas, culture and attitudes through tourism alone has grown 56-fold, with 1.4 billion people travelling internationally […]

How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

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 Microsoft has edged past Google to reach the top of a ranking that grades the world’s tech giants on their respect for internet users’ rights. The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Index evaluates 24 […]

Tech companies are changing, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing partner, Flourish Ventures For a long time, social impact was an add-on, or nice to have. In the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed enough for a company to have a corporate social responsibility program and […]

How the future of computing can make or break the AI revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist, Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook When it comes to technology trends, AI has been undeniably leading the way in recent years and is expected to continue to do so for decades to come. From self-driving cars […]

Meet the robot fighting back against coral reef destruction

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 Covered with toxic spines, it has multiple arms and is capable of regeneration. With a voracious appetite, it expels its stomach out of its mouth to eat, leaving just skeletons in its […]

Here’s how blockchain could stop corrupt officials from stealing school lunches

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Barrera, Founding Economist, Prysm Group & Stephanie Hurder, Partner, Founding Economist, Prysm Group & Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Around the world, the potential for corruption is often exploited where there […]

What if big-tech companies became non-profits?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt After years of misinformation, security breaches, abhorrent labor practices and election meddling, politicians have decided it’s finally time to regulate the major tech companies. It’s almost impossible to think that, as recently as a […]

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 […]

These 4 scenarios show how we might be working in the future

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 When it comes to whether advances in technology will help or harm our careers, opinion is divided. Now a report by the UK’s Royal Society of Arts has set out four scenarios that […]

How do we make artificial intelligence more humane?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Edward Santow, Commissioner for Human Rights, Australian Human Rights Commission We’ve all had something like it happen: one minute you’re searching for a […]

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’ […]

Have we reached peak smartphone?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer When did you last upgrade your smartphone? Perhaps not as promptly as you have in the past? After explosive growth, the smartphone industry is showing some signs of slowing. So have we passed the peak? The […]

Online platforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU lawmakers agreed on a set of measures to halt unfair practices in the digital market. More than a million EU enterprises trade via platforms to reach their customers. Online intermediation services, such as e-commerce market places (e.g. Amazon, eBay) and search engines (e.g. […]

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 […]

Talent is worldwide. Opportunity is not. How can we redistribute it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant LLC Talent – for math, science, music, sports, finance, you name it – is evenly distributed around the world, even at its most rarefied levels. Opportunity, however, is not. This […]

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 […]

Scientists are using machine learning to unlock the mysteries of long-dead languages

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Bewicke, Formative Content As home to many of the most important ancient civilizations on Earth, the lands around the Mediterranean hold enormous historical significance. As the Romans, ancient Greeks and Egyptians built and expanded their empires across the […]

How blockchain can cut the cost of new medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Corley, Co-founder and CEO, DHB Global Developing a new drug today takes anywhere from 10 to 12 years and costs between $1 billion and $2 billion. One source of these ever-expanding costs is the data compliance issues due […]

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 […]

The most unlikely innovators are changing ICT for development – it’s time we took notice

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) & Heather Gilberds, Director of Research and Learning, DOT The long and storied history of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) field is like the dead letters of […]

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Latin America, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Digital innovation continues to accelerate across Latin America, and 5G and IoT technology offers further opportunity for fast and effective methods of communication. While this technology promises to be transformational, implementing the technology brings challenges. As the region races towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Latin America 2018 convenes […]

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 […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

When connectivity is not enough: the key to meaningful digital inclusion

Sponsored Content Smart is the adjective of our modern world, a world where applications, solutions, products and even entire industries are making innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve the quality of our lives and the efficiency of our services. The potential of smart is enormous. In a smart city, for example, […]

ITU Telecom World 2017: exploring smart digital transformation

Endorsed content Artificial intelligence can crunch the numbers on inconceivably large volumes of data, predicting trends, mitigating problems, driving a revolution in socio-economic development. Smart machines can learn, understand, develop and, in many areas, out-perform humans. But what will be the impact on our jobs, our economies and our societies? Do we need an international […]

Connectivity and collaboration in the ICT industry: the key to socio-economic development

Sponsored Content Why is it so important to ensure that as many people in the world as possible have access to information and communication technologies? And why does collaboration within and across the ICT industry matter so much in driving socio-economic development? These questions are at the very heart of ITU Telecom World 2016, the […]

GSMA head urges regulators to help Europe regain leadership

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 EUROPE: Europe has the opportunity to regain its digital leadership, although the different national regulatory and legal environments across the continent present challenges for participants, Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA, stated this morning. “We have a unique opportunity to regain the industry leadership. With 5G and IoT around the […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2014: The Digital Era: A New Business Frontier

Written by Babajide Okusanya, National Director of Marketing & Communications of AIESEC Belgium We are at the start of the 21st century and technology is evolving faster than we could imagine; driving innovation in all facets of the life – from basic everyday activities to space exploration – technology is fuelling humanity’s progress and growth. All […]

Samsung’s profits fall as cheaper smartphones gain market share

Last Friday tech giant Samsung Electronics hit the market with its ultimate creature. The Galaxy S5 was released worldwide, in more than 100 countries. Samsung said there was high demand for its latest flagship smartphone in many countries across the globe such as France, India and Canada, reporting that there were long queues for the device, […]

How ‘small’ is Europe in Big Data?

One of the major current debates in ICT is the one of open big data. Last December, Neelie Kroes, the Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, made a speech in the European Data Protection Congress in Brussels for the importance of data in the modern world and the numerous opportunities that arise […]

Microsoft’s YouthSpark: a kiss of Life to European Youth from the European Parliament

Two weeks ago, on 14 November, the European Sting attended the event at the European Parliament, organized by the European Youth Forum and YouthIntergroup, titled “Internships: a Call for Quality”. Here we present the third piece of our Special Edition “European Youth & Employment”. This piece reflects the Industry’s perspective, and particularly the ICT sector’s […]