These will be the main cybersecurity trends in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dorit Dor, Vice-President, Products, Check Point Software Technologies The east-west ‘cyber cold war’ is set to intensify 5G and the IoT could make us all more vulnerable to cyberattack Businesses will start to rethink their approach to the […]

How to make sure tech doesn’t leave people behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies Inspiring applications for tech include AI to detect eye problems in babies. Sophisticated technology is all around us – but it can leave people behind. 43% of people in the EU don’t […]

How businesses can create an ethical culture in the age of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Santa Clara University Even companies with good intentions sometimes fail on ethics. Proper systems can help address the gap. Setting the right tone at the top is crucial. According to the Oxford […]

How quantum computing could beat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, PsiQuantum Advances in quantum computing could help us simulate large complex molecules. These simulations could uncover new catalysts for carbon capture that are cheaper and more efficient than current models. We can currently […]

How the technology behind deepfakes can benefit all of society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geraint Rees, Professor of cognitive neurology, University College London Recent advances in deepfake video technology have led to a rapid increase of such videos in the public domain in the past year. Face-swapping apps such as Zao, for […]

Technology companies have power. They must assume responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Public expectations of business leaders have changed in the past few years. “How are you helping your business succeed?” is no longer the pertinent question. Today, people expect businesses to help the world succeed — […]

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 […]