Pakistan’s digital revolution is happening faster than you think

The digital power of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is slowly unfolding and shaping into a whole new area of opportunity. When the BRI took global centre stage in 2013, most conversations revolved around traditional infrastructure: building roads, railways, power sources and linking borders. However, the digital awakening that BRI brings, and the associated … Continue reading Pakistan’s digital revolution is happening faster than you think

Forbes Releases Digital 100, The Inaugural Ranking Of The Top 100 Public Companies Shaping The Digital Economy

Forbes’ today released the inaugural  Digital 100 list, a ranking of the top 100 public companies that are shaping the digital economy. The list offers a closer look at the technology, media, digital retail and telecommunication companies that shape the digital world. Not surprisingly, Amazon secures the top spot on the list. Amazon.com is classified as a retail … Continue reading Forbes Releases Digital 100, The Inaugural Ranking Of The Top 100 Public Companies Shaping The Digital Economy

Digital Economy is the Key to Realizing Indonesia into the Big Five of the World Economy

In an oration entitled “Leap Frog Indonesia Through Digital Economy”, Rudiantara revealed that the development of a digital economic ecosystem is the key to realizing the nation’s economy towards the ranks of the world’s top five economies. “The experience of a number of startup companies or startups that have grown up like Gojek, Tokopedia, Bukalapak … Continue reading Digital Economy is the Key to Realizing Indonesia into the Big Five of the World Economy

Vodafone claims UK’s first live holographic 5G call

Vodafone showed off its 5G prowess on Thursday by conducting what it claims is the U.K.'s first ever live holographic call using 5G technology. The call was carried out between the telco's Manchester office and Newbury headquarters, and featured England women's football captain Steph Houghton appearing on stage in hologram form to give football tips … Continue reading Vodafone claims UK’s first live holographic 5G call

Overcoming digital divide – analysis (India)

India’s policies towards digital regulation are inadequate. Future policy-making must be based on economic considerations and evidence, not on myopic political considerations In 2014, the Narendra Modi-led Government came to power with an objective of ‘minimum Government, maximum governance, aimed at showcasing the country as an investment-friendly destination. Thereafter, on various occasions, the Government announced measures … Continue reading Overcoming digital divide – analysis (India)

Unlocking the value of data key to UK economic growth

The Scottish government has identified data-driven innovation as a key area for potential economic growth, and they plan to invest accordingly. Rachel Aldighieri, MD of the DMA, highlights the need for cross-sector collaboration to discover the true worth of data. Earlier this month, Theresa May signed the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal … Continue reading Unlocking the value of data key to UK economic growth

How cybersecurity and data storage laws could pull the plug on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Jeff Paine says governments in Southeast Asia are keen to capitalise on the opportunity presented by the digital economy, but their rush to regulate data flows and storage will hit start-ups and small local firms hard. Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world, a handful of countries with thousands of … Continue reading How cybersecurity and data storage laws could pull the plug on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Irish education system needs ‘profound changes’ to secure digital future

The managing director of Accenture Ireland has warned that Ireland needs to make "profound" changes to its education system to ensure the country is equipped to secure the next wave of jobs in the digital economy. Alastair Blair, who is also chair of Ibec's digital economy policy committee, says the advent of artificial intelligence, virtual … Continue reading Irish education system needs ‘profound changes’ to secure digital future

An organisation in Iraq is working with young people to help “bring the country to a more digital economy”

Re:Coded was founded in 2016 and holds courses for people wishing to learn more about coding. Zahra Shah, Program Manager at the organisation said: "We launched as a coding school to try and upscale youth here and bring them more towards a digital economy especially in Iraq where a lot of the jobs are provided by … Continue reading An organisation in Iraq is working with young people to help “bring the country to a more digital economy”

Digital economy plays key role in high-quality growth (China)

China's manufacturing industry is aiming to transform itself from "Quantity" to "Quality". The key strategy is to develop a digital economy, said Li Yizhong, the former minister from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Sunday. Speaking at the 2018 World Forum on Scientific and Technological Innovation in Beijing,Li said "A digital economy means … Continue reading Digital economy plays key role in high-quality growth (China)