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Posts Tagged ‘World Economic Forum’

  • Failing to improve cyber security could cost the world economy and lead to more frequent cyberattacks (image: Urs Jaudas)

    Cyberattacks may cost world economy $3 trillion- WEF

    January 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Cyberattacks may cost world economy $3 trillion- WEF

    Failing to improve cyber security could cost the world economy dearly. This according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with McKinsey & Company. The Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World report...

  • The annual World Economic Forum starts today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (image: WEF)

    WEF 2014: Start-ups tackle robotics, healthcare

    January 22, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on WEF 2014: Start-ups tackle robotics, healthcare

    The annual World Economic Forum begins today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. While some of the world’s top business leaders and politicians will gather to discuss burning socio-economic matters under the banner The Reshaping of the World: Consequences...

  • Skills development will boost Africa’s competitiveness

    May 22, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Skills development will boost Africa’s competitiveness

    This month saw heads of states and leaders of industries from all over Africa coming together to discuss the future of the African continent at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in Cape Town from 08 – 10 May 2013. A key factor highlighted...

  • Africa’s most active ICT regions

    May 17, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s most active ICT regions

    Based on information being supplied to media, Africa’s ICT industry is growing – boosted by the advent of mobile product and services, but sustaining this momentum is dependent on the identification and implementation of the right investment in ICT,...

  • Women tweet more during World Economic Forum

    January 25, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Women tweet more during World Economic Forum

    New data from KPMG International shows that women delegates are playing an increasingly prominent role in the public discussion from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.   While about 17% of WEF delegates in Davos are women, they...

  • Nigeria ranks 112th in global information technology report

    April 6, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria ranks 112th in global information technology report

    Nigeria has ranked 112th position out of 142 economies according to the 11th edition of the Global Information Technology Report (2012). The report titled “Living in a Hyper-connected World” was launched on Wednesday by the World Economic Forum. It relies...

  • African women to benefit from Silicon Valley

    July 12, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on African women to benefit from Silicon Valley

    The United States has established an exchange program to develop African Science and Technology skills, American Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has confirmed. “We want to make sure that all the tools that technology has made available are just as...

  • Tunisia in top 50 ICT countries

    April 26, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tunisia in top 50 ICT countries

    Tunisia made the top 50 on the global list of leading information and communication technologies nations, according to an ICT report published over the weekend. Sweden topped the list of network readiness rankings, followed by Singapore, Finland, Switzerland...

  • South Africa, Tunisia , Kenya- top innovators

    July 14, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa, Tunisia , Kenya- top innovators

    THE Africa Competitiveness Report 2009 has been published and puts South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia as the top 3 innovators in information technology and other industries...

  • New report highlights state of ICT in Africa

    April 8, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New report highlights state of ICT in Africa

    A new report from the World Economic Forum, which assesses the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations, has been released...