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. […]

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 […]

Tech must embrace teamwork to transform the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Despite the proliferation of technology that was once only dreamed of in science-fiction movies, our world still faces age-old problems – from poverty and hunger, to pollution and diseases. In fact, 1.2 billion people have no […]

These are the best cities for tech

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 Big Apple has taken a bite out of Silicon Valley to become the world’s top tech city, according to a new index. Savills Tech Cities in Motion 2019 ranks 30 cities by […]

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. […]

How the tech sector can power the shift to a sustainable economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer, BT In a world where both the development of technology development and climate change seem to be powerful and accelerating forces, it’s worth asking how the two interact. You might be […]

How leaders can use ‘agile governance’ to drive tech and win trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susannah Rodgers, Paralympian and Director, Spirit of 2012 Technologies are disrupting markets all over the world. The way people use transportation, leisure and entertainment have changed with Uber, Airbnb and Netflix, and more is to come with the wider […]

Who holds the key to the future of biotechnology? You do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth O’Day, CEO & Founder, Olaris Therapeutics & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Did you know that you have the power to change biotech? Your data can drive the development of […]

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. […]

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 […]

How the tech world could make nonprofits a more powerful force

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware Inc. As leaders from more than 100 countries prepare to gather at Davos, a debate continues to rage regarding the role technology will play in society going forward. Will tech innovation be a […]

People, not technology, shape the future of manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Torbjørn Netland, Chair of production and operations management, ETH Zurich & Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich These are exciting times for manufacturing. A plethora of recent technological developments creates radically new opportunities for how we develop, manufacture, and […]

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 […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

Making technology work for 1.3 billion Indians

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Børge BrendePresident, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum & Murat SönmezManaging Director, Head of Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution & Global Network, World Economic Forum At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, […]

Technology is a force for peace and prosperity. Don’t let its challenges obscure this

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Frangos, Chief Innovation Officer, BT, United Kingdom The American biologist E.O. Wilson observed of the modern world that we are “drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”. As a technologist, this sentence sits uncomfortably with me. I […]

Here’s why the tech sector could be the next target for Chinese investment in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative There is a general trend of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. It fell by nearly 21% in 2017, and a portion of that can be attributed to a reduction […]

Can technology save life on Earth?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity Biological diversity is the “infrastructure” that supports life on our planet: the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink are only possible as long […]

These are the next big products in consumer technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Gadgets come and gadgets go. While some live up to the hype, many just fade away and are forgotten. Technology moves on at such a rapid pace that it’s sometimes hard to determine […]