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Financing a Forward-Looking Internet for All

Financing a Forward-Looking Internet for All

If we bring more players into the ICT investment space, we can start to socialize the costs of investments to better reflect the disbursement of returns. This should significantly increase ICT infrastructure development. But it starts with thinking about the internet differently.

via World Economic Forum

8 Trends Shaping the Future of Blockchain

8 Trends Shaping the Future of Blockchain

Regulatory scrutiny is increasing, but this isn’t slowing the pace of blockchain activity — if anything, it’s helping the industry mature. As financing methods shift and investors search for the killer app, we dive into eight trends shaping the future of blockchain technology.

via CBinsights

How Digital Business Skill Demand Drives IT Investment

How Digital Business Skill Demand Drives IT Investment

Strategic investment in business technology is led by CIOs and CTOs that launch new digital transformation initiatives. Those digital growth plans result in the modernization of IT infrastructure. However, an internal IT staff skills shortfall will continue to fuel demand for more savvy and experienced digital business talent.

via Digital Lifescapes

Why National Leadership of AI Technology is Strategic

The Global Race for Technological Leadership

No technological competition seems more pressing than the global struggle for artificial intelligence (AI) superiority. While the U.S. once dominated AI research, China has made it clear in recent years that they are aggressively working to catch up to (and then eclipse) its rival in the West.

via The Aspen Institute

How AI Business Value Will Reach $3.9 Trillion in 2022

How AI Business Value Will Reach $3.9 Trillion in 2022

More CIOs and CTOs are exploring the commercial value of intelligent systems that can enhance their organization’s performance. Global business value from artificial intelligence (AI) is forecast to total $1.2 trillion in 2018 — that’s an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner.

via Digital Lifescapes

Blockchain: What Marketers Need to Know Now

Blockchain: What Marketers Need to Know Now

“Most interest in blockchain applications for digital advertising centers around bringing transparency to the programmatic ecosystem, which has been blasted in recent years as a murky black box plagued by fraud and shady players,” said Nicole Perrin, senior analyst at eMarketer.

via eMarketer

4 Truths Transforming the Future Job Marketplace

4 Truths Transforming the Future Job Marketplace

The new reality of the Fourth Industrial Revolution forces us to think and act in a new way: we can’t solve new problems by applying old methodologies or outdated mindsets. To truly adapt to the future of work, we will need to be guided by a moral compass, a radar that helps us avoid dangers and allows us to discover opportunities for everybody.

via World Economic Forum