Regulators and legislators need to wake up and start governing the digital economy

Australia is the latest country to cast an eye towards Silicon Valley, revamping rules to create a regulatory framework with greater oversight and authority over the booming digital ecosystem. While the digital economy has operated in a relatively tether-free fashion to date, various scandals throughout the last 18 months have shown these companies are not … Continue reading Regulators and legislators need to wake up and start governing the digital economy

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

Simplilearn to Train College Recruits on Digital Economy Skills (India)

Mission-critical skills such as big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and digital marketing are ones that enterprises are increasingly turning to fresh graduates to fill Campus and entry level recruiting is a critical component of every corporate HR strategy but often involves many months of onboarding and mentoring to get these employees productive. … Continue reading Simplilearn to Train College Recruits on Digital Economy Skills (India)

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

China will invest US$14.6 bil to develop digital economy

China will invest 100 billion yuan (about US$14.6 billion) for developing the digital economy in the next five years, according an agreement signed at the International Conference on the Digital Economy and the Digital Silk Road. The investments will go to projects on big data, internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, smart cities and the … Continue reading China will invest US$14.6 bil to develop digital economy

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

Jack Ma Launches $10M African entrepreneurs prize

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has established a new contest that will see African entrepreneurs compete for $10 million in funding, with the aim of supporting businesses that are growing the continent’s nascent digital economy. Called the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize, small businesses in Africa will vie for $1 million in prize money every year for … Continue reading Jack Ma Launches $10M African entrepreneurs prize

What’s Next 2018 – Conference – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 30 August

Digital News Asia and EY are excited to invite us to What’s Next 2018: The Business Impact of Digital Disruption. It is clear that Digital is the Mega Trend of our times with both life and work increasingly shifting to Digital services. And if you needed more proof of this – Jeff Bezos of Amazon has just become … Continue reading What’s Next 2018 – Conference – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 30 August