Author Archives: Stavros Alexakis

Putin passes Russia smartphone software law

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation allowing only smartphones, computers and smart TVs with pre-installed native software to be sold in the country, in an effort to boost the use of domestic technology. Russia’s government will determine the types of … Continue reading

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As the internet turns 50, we must protect it as a force for good

… We urgently need an ambitious, coordinated effort to tackle the threats facing the internet and the web, and make sure that everyone is able to access the benefits of digital technology. Next month, we’ll publish the Contract for the … Continue reading

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Ransomware: The Nightmare Before Cyber Monday

The number of ransomware attacks on enterprises is up 500% from this time last year. Threat actors are becoming increasingly sophisticated and targeted. Ransomware is a business, and these actors want to get paid. Researcher Madeline Cyr interviewed me to … Continue reading

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Women in the Workplace 2019 by McKinsey

We look back on data and insights since 2015 from close to 600 companies that participated in the study, more than a quarter of a million people that were surveyed on their workplace experiences, and more than 100 in-depth one-on-one … Continue reading

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How China Is Using Artificial Intelligence in Classrooms

A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare. See the video here Source: Wall Street … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: How Digital ID Eases Access To Government Services In Africa And Asia

An estimated 1.1 billion individuals worldwide lack basic ID credentials, according to the World Bank, and that number significantly increases when counting those with poor-quality IDs that cannot easily be verified. …Digital identity plays a key role in these efforts. … Continue reading

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The public sector gets serious about customer experience (McKinsey Quarterly)

Customer experience (CX) is getting more important everywhere—including in government. Citizens are accustomed to the experiences offered by companies from Amazon to Zillow and now want the same from governments. In this survey, we look at how the public sector … Continue reading

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