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Growth Engine Smart Manufacturing Sparks Public Debate in Germany

It felt like an attention grabbing aside in the long speech given by German Chancellor Merkel to the top managers of numerous corporations at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. It was an unambiguous warning of urgency to Europe's...Show More Summary

Invisible Invasion of Greece

I belong to a forum of Greek professors from all over the world, especially from Greece. The acute economic crisis threatening Greece has been a chief preoccupation of my academic colleagues. Many academics are confused about the remedy for debt. Show More Summary

The World Economic Forum's Top 10 Emerging Technologies

Continuing with futurist week, today we're covering The World Economic Forum's recently released list of their Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015. Because the focus is on emerging technologies, it's more "futures" oriented than most tech trends lists - meaning...

Is This the Key to Australia's Economic and Environmental Success?

I stumbled across an annual report called the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index, produced by the World Economic Forum. It pulls together an array of data, opinion and information and produces an index for decision-makers to “holistically benchmark a nations’ energy systems performance.” read more

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies Of 2015

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bernard Meyerson, chief innovation officer of IBM and chair of the World Economic Forum 's Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, today published the Meta-Council's list of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015. Read more...

5 Ways That High Tech Personal Wearables Will Change Your Life

Earlier this year, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt described his vision of the ‘disappearance of the Internet,’ in the near future. Schmidt’s comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland may sound like science fiction to some, but for those who keep abreast of progress in wearable technologies, the idea is far from surprising. Show More Summary

Planning with Water, Part 2

If global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have now suddenly realized how much our economy and society rely on hydrologic stability, what do they intend to do about it? Despite the drought and water scarcity,...Show More Summary

My Invisible Drawings at Davos

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

There are many misconceptions about the World Economic Forum in Davos, but the biggest one seems to be this: Davos is a networking conference for the super rich.

Can We 'Immunize' Ourselves Against Identity-based, Prejudicial Conflict?

This January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a group of New Champions got together to brainstorm the following topic: Is it possible to immunize ourselves from identity-based, prejudicial conflict? Are there interventions thatShow More Summary

Planning with Water, Part 1

The World Economic Forum is meeting this month in Davos, Switzerland - an annual gathering of national leaders, economists and corporatists who use the event to circulate with the self-declared best and brightest, promote their ideas,...Show More Summary

Diversity Education to Promote Tolerance

During one hour at the World Economic Forum's 2015 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, I found myself engaged in a conversation with French President Francois Hollande. I was sharing with him my views on how including diversity within...Show More Summary

When environmentalism and entrepreneurialism Intersect: My takeaways from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting

To some, an opportunity to share solutions for our biggest global challenges. To others, a meaningless gathering of the world's wealthy elite. Here's what I learned at the WEF's Annual Meeting.

Why We Need More Tech Talent to Digitize the World

Digitization. This topic was top of mind for many of the 2,500 world business and government leaders at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Digitization is the full-scale adoption of computer- and Internet-enabled...Show More Summary

A Human Right to Water: A Wave Forward

World leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum last month identified the scarcity of water as the leading threat facing the world over the next decade. Roughly 750 million people around the world lack access to clean water. In addition, more than 300 million people die each year from diseases related to unsafe water. Show More Summary

How Purpose Can Regain Trust

For many of us who attended this year's World Economic Forum, the issue of trust dominated much of the discussion. Despite the improving global economy, trust in global institutions among the world's population is at an all-time low. Regaining...Show More Summary

Supporting marriage equality in the workplace is the ‘right thing’, says Microsoft, and also good for the bottom line

Following last month’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where diversity and inclusion in the workplace was a key issue under discussion, Microsoft has said it wants to share the company ethos that supports the rights of … Continue reading ?

‘Fullz’, ‘Dumps’, and more: Here’s what hackers are selling on the black market

Guest: While 2014 was certainly terrible in the number and scope of cyber attacks, the number and audacity of attacks is only going to rise this year, as has been repeated with alarming frequency at the recent World Economic Forum.

Internet of Things to Create Job Growth in India: Cisco Chief

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers spoke to NDTV’s Vikram Chandra on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum meet at Davos. “If I were going to bet on one emerging country in the world I’d bet on India,” Mr Chambers said.Show More Summary

Are We Past the Point of No Return When It Comes to Inequality?

When the world's leading economic policy makers, academics, and businesspeople met in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, they did not substantively address policies that would combat rising wealth inequality. This failure...Show More Summary

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