Photo caption: Self-driving shuttle bus transporting passengers in Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) – just one example of an IoT solution that contributes to sustainable development. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published a white paper based on an analysis of more than 640 Internet of Things (IoT) deployments worldwide that suggests it is possible to maximize….
The magic triangle is a term I heard often at the WEF MENA Summit last week, which focused on the themes of ‘Enabling Generational Transformation’ and ‘Supporting Humanitarian Efforts and Diplomatic Dialogue’. The magic triangle refers to the growing trend of three-way partnerships between the public sector (governments), the humanitarian sector (aid organizations) and the….
Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a post by Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka: At the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN this week in Malaysia, the discussions will focus on how technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing and shaping ASEAN and the rest of the world. For….
Where better to host this week’s World Economic Forum on Africa with the theme of “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation” than in Kigali, the capital of a country that is realizing the potential of ICT to achieve greater sustainable development for its citizens. And as the technology advisor to the newly launched SMART Africa….
At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the digital revolution was in focus, as was the basic financial state of the world. But the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and humanitarian issues are fast climbing in importance in the discussions and sessions in Davos. Below I reflect on a few of the sessions I….
If asked, could you draw a comparison between New York and Rwanda? For many in the Western world, they see no similarities, no connections. As for me – I sell the same ICT infrastructure and services to New York as I sell to Rwanda. And I see the same opportunities for development and enablement via….
In 2009 I was sitting in a conference room at Ericsson headquarters in Kista, just outside of Stockholm. That was by no means an unusual activity for me – but this meeting was special. We left this meeting with a new remit to answer a question that has been instrumental to us as a company….
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of a post originally published by the World Economic Forum under the title How technology and smart cities can help us overcome climate change. Starting this week, world leaders are gathering in Paris with the main objective of concluding a new legally binding climate treaty. This must be a….
Editor’s note: Today we are happy to feature a post by Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Region sub-Saharan Africa for Ericsson, as a preview to the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, which is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 3-5. In Africa, as in the rest of the world, Information and Communication Technologies….
At the upcoming World Economic Forum Regional Summit this week, the Syrian refugee crisis will certainly play a key role in the discussions. The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that there are more than 50 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. And while predictions around the….