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)

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

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

GSMA: Free Flow of Data across Borders Essential for Asia’s Digital Economies

Governments in Asia can expand the region’s digital economy and unlock further socio-economic benefits for their citizens by removing unnecessary restrictions on the movement of data internationally, according to a new report released by the GSMA today at the Mobile 360 – Digital Societies conference in Bangkok. The study, ‘Regional Privacy Frameworks and Cross-Border Data … Continue reading GSMA: Free Flow of Data across Borders Essential for Asia’s Digital Economies

New Vision for A Global Digital Economy Emerges At Smart China Expo (event)

Industry leaders attending the first Smart China Expo (SCE 2018) in China’s western city of Chongqing have articulated a new vision for how the world’s digital economy will evolve at the event’s Global Digital Economy Summit, a forum that brought together 650 participants under the theme “New Digital Economy, New Growth Engine.” Speakers projected a … Continue reading New Vision for A Global Digital Economy Emerges At Smart China Expo (event)

Regulating a Digital Economy: An Indian Perspective

The “fourth industrial revolution” which has been characterised by end-to-end digitalisation has led to unprecedented increases in connectivity and data flows. By 2017, Asia had the largest number of internet users in the world, with 1.9 billion people online. Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, spoke about regulating the … Continue reading Regulating a Digital Economy: An Indian Perspective

Insurance business model continue to face three key challenges in today’s digital economy

Digital transformation enables insurers to take advantage of many new opportunities. But first, they must define their strategic priorities. That means reevaluating business models, processes, products and service. There are three key challenges insurers should address along the way: They must better manage risk mitigation by evolving from a financial loss compensation focus to include physical … Continue reading Insurance business model continue to face three key challenges in today’s digital economy