The World Economic Forum launched the 2014 Global Information Technology Report (GITR) today, and the annual assessment provides insight into two questions: where will see the next evolution of the Internet take hold, and how can we as a society improve on Big Data?
By many indications, the world has finally left the worst of the 2008 economic crisis behind. But there is at least one major policy area whose potentially transformative impact on inequality is being overlooked: education.
There is no doubt that next week's World Economic Forum in Panama (April 1-3) takes place at a pivotal moment in the region's economic integration, but its location carries a symbolism that should resonate across Latin America.
25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.
What is truly astonishing is the observable convergence between the various scientific fields on the one hand and the world's ancient wisdom traditions on the other.
When a system continues to produce the same results, one must conclude that the system, whether it was intended to produce those outcomes or not, is designed to produce those outcomes.
"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.
Today's science is more beautiful, more subtle, but also more difficult to explain. This poses challenges for how today's scientists collaborate.
Co-authored with Cathy Clark and Jed Emerson. Some may be surprised to hear it, but impact investing would barely exist -- certainly not at its curr...
While scientists and engineers are masters at demonstrating what is technologically possible, it is society that ultimately decides which technologies succeed and which do not.
Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.
I've been heartened by what I see as some real progress on one of our toughest problems: global youth employment.
There is a new front in the war on drugs that went unmentioned during the session but is increasingly relevant. As the world has moved online, so has the drug trade.
By Patricia Nilsson, BA Student at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London Women are structurally underrepresented and of...
Individualism is clearly important. Achieving the American dream has always been rooted in hard work and individual attainment. Upward mobility and long-term prosperity requires each of us to take ownership of our success.
In an open, social and interdependent economy, the skills and competencies required for leading are changing. In other words, this is more about leadership style -- the skills and competencies that corporate America rewards -- as opposed to gender.