There is a great and unmet need for computer science education in schools so that students learn the skills necessary to excel in their future workplaces. All stakeholders express a desire for more and better computer science learning opportunities, suggesting that expanded programs could help prepare today’s students for the future economy.
“Responsible AI can bolster that competitiveness while reflecting advanced thinking about economic resilience and well-being of populations. Nonetheless, falling behind is dangerous. Governments should weight AI and data competitiveness as heavily as other economic and social improvements and embrace a long-term, strategic approach.”
“We estimate that at least a dozen sectors, including B2B services, mobility, travel and hospitality, health, and housing, are reinventing themselves as vast ecosystems, networks of networks that could add up to a $60 trillion integrated network economy by 2025.”
No one knows what a “new normal” will look like six months or even six weeks from now. Whether working virtually or on-site, one thing we know is that a new shape of work will emerge. Quickening the pace towards reinvention, however, requires a concerted effort.
“An overwhelming amount of respondents also say they would like to be allowed to work remotely from the location of their choosing, as well as maintain their current salary. Should they be allowed both, 69% of respondents said they would spend more money on discretionary items.” — Just imagine the upside opportunities for economic growth.
Now supply chain disruptions are regular occurrences across the globe. Averaging across industries, companies can expect supply chain disruptions lasting a month or longer to occur every 3.7 years, and the most severe events take a major financial toll.
China’s financial services industry is transforming at a rapid pace. Chinese policymakers have committed to opening domestic capital markets, which will create opportunities for Chinese individuals and investors as well as domestic and global financial institutions.
A creative Open Innovation strategy promotes a mindset for collaboration that is counter to the ‘closed silo’ approach of most legacy organizations. That said, the benefits of increased openness are apparent. Open technology ecosystems have driven ongoing cooperation in the Global Networked Economy.
Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society long before the COVID-19 pandemic, providing services such as electronic voting, online learning in schools and digital healthcare. Estonia’s success is about much more than technological innovation.
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