3 hard-won lessons from a decade of negative cleantech returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub, After a long period of failed investments, VC funds are once again flowing into the cleantech sector. There are valuable lessons to take from the past decade of poor perfomance. Here are […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

High-tech or ‘high-touch’: UK survey gives clues to the jobs of the future

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 A UK report shows the 20 roles likely to be in high demand in the new decade. Routine-based roles will shrink as automation takes hold. Coders and carers among the fastest-growing occupations. […]

Air Pollution: Responsibility of Technology and Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gilbert Uriel Braga Fernandes, a member of IFMSA Brazil and of the national White Team. 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 […]

How technology and play can power high-quality learning in schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, The LEGO Foundation Education technology is exploding, expected to reach $342 billion in 2025. Learning through play has a critical role in education and in preparing children for challenges and opportunities ahead. Creating […]

Why trust and technology go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Global Services, BT Group The pace of technological change can be bewildering. Business leaders can bring clarity, helping people make informed decisions. Lifelong learning – at work, as well as in education – […]

Digital technology helped create the skills gap. Here’s how it can help close it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natan Linder, Chief Executive Officer, Tulip Interfaces Digital technology has exacerbated the manufacturing skills gap, but it can be a useful tool in closing it, too. Technology can help workers on the shop floor perform increasingly complex tasks. […]

Europe can be at the heart of tech with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Wehmeier, Partner and Head of Research, Atomico • Venture-backed, purpose-driven companies represented 12% of all capital invested in Europe in 2019. • Talent and consumers are both demanding start-ups display social commitment. • Only 1 in 5 […]

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 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 — […]

Water pollution is killing millions of Indians. Here’s how technology and reliable data can change that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Priyank Hirani, Programme director, Water-to-Cloud, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago & Vikas Dimble, Assistant director, research and strategy, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago Humans have wrestled with water quality for thousands of years, as far back as […]

How technology can help India breathe more easily

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nitin Bansal, Managing Director India and Head of Network Solutions, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India, as it is around the world. The […]

Cleantech innovation is being stifled. Here’s how to unlock it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schniering, Founder, Future Cleantech Architects An overwhelming majority of climate scientists are calling for immediate action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But progress is way too slow, considering the short time that remains to avoid catastrophic […]

Scaling for success: SMEs, tech innovations and the ITU Telecom World Awards 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content A citizens’ engagement tool from South Africa. An Indonesian micro-financing platform for SMEs. A Nairobi-based firm providing innovative connectivity solutions to tracking vehicles at airports or connect students in off-grid schools. And a new Japanese technology to regenerate lead-acid batteries, increasing the availability of low-cost power whilst reducing environmental waste. They’re all small […]

Is academia losing its chance to capitalize on technology?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Ministry of Higher Education and Advanced Skills of the United Arab Emirates “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a […]

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 […]

On technology and medical ethics

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Daniel Andrés Sierra García, a 22 years old, 5th year Medical Student from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. He 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 […]

Teaching medical ethics and technology: Are our future doctors prepared for this merger?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna C. Nichelatti, a 2nd year medical student at the University of Blumenau (FURB). 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 […]

European Semester 2019 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European economy is growing for the seventh consecutive year and is set to continue expanding in 2020, with all Member States’ economies growing despite less favourable conditions and global uncertainties. The number of people in employment is at a record high and unemployment […]

The use of technology in medicine: How to not deconstruct our ethics

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alyne Barreto Mesquita de Goés, a 22 years old and is studying the 7th period of medicine at Potiguar University, Natal/RN Brazil. 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 […]

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, University of Oxford After decades of attempting to improve failing health and education systems in developing countries, the situation in many areas is still […]

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 […]

These are the 4 most likely scenarios for the future of energy

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 The pressures on the global energy system are unprecedented. Demand is being fuelled by a growing population and economic growth, but powering the world still depends on fossil fuels, and creates two-thirds of global […]

AI-assisted recruitment is biased. Here’s how to make it more fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julius Schulte, Research and Analysis Specialist, Future of Digital Economy and Society, World Economic Forum Chances are that you have sent hundreds or even thousands of resumes and cover letters over the years to potential employers. This observation […]

These rules could save humanity from the threat of rogue AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The possibility of man-made machines turning against their creators has become a trendy topic these days. Undoubtedly, Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Roboticsare no longer fit for purpose. For the sake of the global public […]

Data is the oil of the digital world. What if tech giants had to buy it from us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director, Global Growth, Consensys AG In 2017, the Economist published a widely referenced article claiming that oil had been replaced as the world’s most valuable resource by data – specifically, data captured from users by tech […]

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 […]

This new form of currency could transform the way we see money

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Central banks around the world are experimenting with so-called Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). But what is it and why does it matter? CBDC is a digitized […]

Technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ed Lewin, Vice President, International Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Modern slavery: it’s a strange term. The word ‘modern‘ generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge. Juxtapose that with the word ‘slavery’. A most outdated concept. Captivity. […]