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Digital Economy

Trailblazing Women: Heidi S. Messer, Co-Founder & Chairman of Collective[i]

Anne Ravanona | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here

Craig Zamary | Posted 10.11.2016 | Education
Craig Zamary

Everything is changing each day and humans are making decisions that affect life in the future for generations to come.

A CIO Perspective on the Evolving Role of the CFO

Thack Brown | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Thack Brown

The rapid onset of the digital economy has dramatically changed the traditional role of the finance function, and by proxy, the roles and responsibilities of the CFO. Gone are the days of living and dying by the spreadsheet, and waiting for monthly or even yearly figures to make financial projections.

Increasing Opportunities for American Business by Opening Global Markets

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Arun M. Kumar

One-quarter of U.S. GDP growth over the past 15 years is attributable to U.S. exports, and 11.5 million Americans go to work every day because our com...

An open letter to CEOs. Subject: The Future of Work - A Global Deal

Sharan Burrow | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Dear CEO's, The global economy is stagnant and your markets are shrinking. Your inbox is cluttered with invitations to discuss the 'fourth industrial...

The Gig Economy Is a Rigged Economy

Cameron Conaway | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Cameron Conaway

The gig economy is still part and parcel of the larger rigged economy -- where huge swaths of the U.S. middle class have remained economically stagnant for 20 years, union membership has been declining for decades, and income inequality has reached a 30-year high.

#FredinChina: A huge medical scandal shakes the giant Baidu

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

#FredinChina: Durex launches the weirdest PR event ever

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

#FredinChina: Are You Physically Perfect? Prove it With Your iPhone 6

Fred Raillard | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week's HotTopic is an A4 piece of paper. It all started with a Chinese actress who posted a picture of her holding a piece of paper in the vertical position, hiding her waist. Thereby showing how thin her waist is.

#FredinChina: The Chinese UberEATS Gets Caught in Public

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week's HotTopic is AI -- Artificial Intelligence. This time it's related to the game of Go. Go is a very famous popular game in China, where you choose to play either black or white, and have to circle your opponent to win the game.

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

James Manyika | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
James Manyika

Globalization -- for many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital.

How Technology Is Changing the Game for Skilled Professionals

Jon Lieber | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Jon Lieber

The emerging class of worker is taking advantage of opportunities that weren't available a generation ago. And, it is creating a social shift in how people think about their careers and lifetime employment.

How Benchmarking Can Help Countries Play Digital Catch-up

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

When it comes to understanding the pace of global digital evolution, the digital growth of developed countries usually has little to tell us about the...

#FredinChina: New Content Regulations in China

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

Last week there was another regulation concerning the Chinese Internet, forbidding foreign companies from posting content on Chinese social media. In short, Beijing is getting more and more controlling over anything and everything that is broadcasted in China online and offline, on the Internet and on TV.

#FredinChina: Apple Pay Among the 4 Kings of China

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week, the HotBrand is Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system which arrived in China. This was a big topic as mobile payment is at the center of the whole digital 'big players' battle in China.

The Huge Growth In Tech Has Created Digital Inequality

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology

The trends are clear: In 2017, we're going to be more connected on more devices creating more data than ever in human history. But what does that mean...

The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads

David Gosset | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
David Gosset

The complex but irreversible integration of the European continent and the renaissance of the Chinese civilization arguably constitute the most significant factors of change of our time, the wise articulation of these two processes can only be mutually enriching and a source of growth and stability for our global village.

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

The World Is Bifurcated and Disrupted

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Said Elias Dawlabani

Why have ideas of contemporary thinkers like Thomas Friedman proved to be incomplete only ten years after they defined the brave new world we live in. Today's world changes at the speed of light and, unless these thinkers can ride on those light particles their insights will only paint a partial picture that lasts for no more than a minute.

What's the Next-Generation Internet? Surprise: It's All About the Blockchain!

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

At the core of the next generation of the Internet is the technology underlying the digital currency Bitcoin: the blockchain. At its most basic, the blockchain is a global spreadsheet, an incorruptible digital ledger of financial transactions that can be programmed to record virtually everything of value and importance to humankind.

SXSW Preview: Reality Check -- The Dark Side of the Digital Economy

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

In hindsight, the digital economy has brought us many wonders. But I'm sad to say that every single "dark side" danger I mentioned in 1995's The Digital Economy has in fact come to fruition. I outlined eight issues. Here are the first four. You decide.

How To Rein In The New 'Digital Economy'

Inc | Thompson Wall | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

At the annual World Economic Forum underway right now in Davos, Switzerland, the agenda typically vacillates from human rights topics to environmental...

Here's What Everyone's Going To Be Talking About At Davos This Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

The digital economy, climate change and gender inequality will top the agenda at next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, ac...

Where Will All the Workers Go?

Nouriel Roubini | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Nouriel Roubini

The gains from technology must be channeled to a broader base of the population than has benefited so far. That requires a major educational component. In order to create broad-based prosperity, workers need the skills to participate in the brave new world implied by a digital economy.

Is The Digital Economy Still A Capitalist Economy?

Don Tapscott | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Don Tapscott

Too bad the term "socialism" was appropriated by Karl Marx, because it would be an apt description of today's emerging social economy. The social media revolution is transforming the way we create wealth, work, learn, play, raise our children, and probably even the way we think.