The challenge of China’s rise as a science and technology powerhouse The EU should take steps to engage more with China if it is not to miss out in the future multipolar science and technology world, Reinhilde Veugelers argues Insurtech: the next frontier Sohail Jaffer examines the impact that financial technologies are having on the insurance sector Saxony’s green tech: ready for the future Saxony’s long tradition as an industrial centre has enabled the development of green technology expertise, the Saxony Economic Development Corporation write TechTalk: The Internet of Things Bermuda TechTalk panelists discuss the difficulties and opportunities of the Internet of Things Standing on the shoulders of distant giants Fabio Matera and Georg Zachmann say that cluster policies should be differentiated depending on the technology because knowledge spill-overs differ markedly between technologies Where do banks fit in the fintech stack? Lael Brainard writes that close attention needs to be paid to technical, regulatory, policy and legal issues in the fintech sector to ensure trust and confidence in the financial system Building the infrastructure to realise FinTech’s promise Mark Carney says banks and fintech firms can expect tougher regulation as fintech becomes more widespread Blockchain technology: a true game changer Matthew Ward explores the technology and application of blockchain, writing that it is revolutionary and we are at the beginning of a new era Sprouting new growth opportunities Bermuda is a natural launchpad for exciting and innovative emerging technology ventures, finds John Narraway Internet governance and global goals – strength in diversity Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud on the role the internet can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Advancing the digital economy Choosing a digital jurisdiction to base your operations in is a complex process. In a Q&A with World Commerce Review Grant Gibbons, the Bermuda Minister of Economic Development, outlines the Bermuda advantage The new economics of virtual meetings in the race to digital transformation Virtual collaboration is now a critical tool for corporations. It’s not just a cost saver anymore but a catalyst to transform business models and no longer the exclusive domain of IT, Sam Chon and Carol Zelkin write Bermuda at the leading edge of technology The America’s Cup has found a uniquely hospitable home in Bermuda and next year’s event promises to be an exciting race in a phenomenal location The industrial internet will transform policymaking The ‘internet of things’ will bring major changes in many areas of life, including the political arena. Giuseppe Porcaro asks what will be the new communication tools, strategies and narratives for policymakers? A yearly rendezvous to celebrate innovation and achievement The Bermuda Department of E-Commerce write about Bermuda’s annual celebration of technology innovation and achievement Exploring automotive innovation: is technology in the driver's seat? Matthew Luby looks at the role intellectual property has played in driving innovation in the automotive industry
Important steps made towards a Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip writes that the European Commission has made a major advance towards creating a true Digital Single Market (DSM) for Europe, with two new packages of initiatives Europe’s digital transformation Measures designed to speed up the digital transformation of industry should remain at the core of what the EU is trying to achieve, John Higgins writes How the blockchain enables a new economy This crypto economy will transfigure businesses, government and our society, perhaps even more profoundly than the internet did, says William Mougayar Central banks and digital currencies Ben Broadbent looks at innovation in private sector digital currencies, asks what is a central bank digital currency, and what might be the economic implications of introducing one Going digital: the benefits of a digital organization in financial services The organization of digital efforts is a key aspect of every digital transformation and banks and insurance companies that are able to transform themselves will be better prepared to ride the digitalization, write Alejandro Gonzalez and Pedro Fernández Cybersafety and cybersecurity – priorities for Bermuda The Department of E-Commerce within the Ministry of Economic Development has cultivated many partnerships in the public, private and third sector as they all find synergies to deliver their common online safety message more effectively
Domain management - the best attack against hackers Charlie Abrahams says protection and policing domain names is key in today's digital era Recommendations for a successful digital transformation in Europe The ongoing fourth industrial revolution is radically modifying the global economy. Europe needs a true digital transformation to regain competitiveness and deliver growth and jobs, writes Markus Beyrer Launching the fourth industrial revolution Eva Paunova argues that in order to reap the benefits and minimise the risks we must act strategically to prepare our economies and societies Digital revolution needs offline help to realize its potential The hoped-for benefits of digital technologies — greater productivity, more opportunity for the poor and middle class, more accountable governments and companies — have not spread as far and wide as anticipated, writes Donna Barne Putting innovation to work: global challenges and Industry 4.0 Europe needs a much bolder strategy for how innovation sits at the heart of our approach to modern industrial policy, and to Industry 4.0, Martin Porter writes The digital storm is here – are you ready? Jonathan Sharp states that businesses must react to the paradigm shift of digital transformation to not only remain competitive but also to survive Solutions to the digital trade imbalance Susan Ariel Aaronson discusses how governments use trade agreements and policies to address cross-border internet issues and to limit digital protectionism 3D printing: unleashing the magic Martina Ferracane argues that policy makers should engage in a proactive regulatory dialogue and implement a framework to aid the development of a technology that is set to shake and reshape our reality In Bermuda technology enhances corporate citizenship Bermuda boasts an active corporate community which leverages its networks and which partners to help others on the Island, the Department of E-Commerce writes TechTalk – fraud and fraud investigation A recent TechTalk in Bermuda found that Bermuda was ahead of the game in the world of data security, writes Anna Chan Making the Digital Single Market a reality Andrus Ansip writes that the European Commission’s Strategy for the DSM lays down a marker for Europe’s digital future, creating a free, fair and open digital environment that is accessible to everyone Are there really no barriers to electronic commerce? Electronic evidence will decide Thomas Cavro Dupont asks how should companies best prepare for the European Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry Turning the cruise ship Alan Brown asks what can business and government learn from each other about innovation in a digital landscape Last chance for Europe in the digital saloon? Europe’s gradual decline in relation to the USA and Asia will be inexorable unless it adopts a bold and ambitious plan soon, states Colin Blackman The EU's Digital Single Market Strategy: a worthy aim, but does it work? Kenny Mullen writes that regulators need to be careful that the single EU market does not simply throw up new artificial boundaries between ‘digital fortress’ Europe and the rest of the world Building a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. One TechAward at a time The Bermuda Department of E-Commerce writes about Bermuda’s month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation Project Isizwe: bringing free WiFi to South Africa’s low-income communities Tremendous strides have been made in closing the digital divide and expanding internet connectivity by Project Isizwe Nimble Malta sees opportunity in global disruption in communications In a Q&A with World Commerce Review Dr Edward Woods, Chairman of the Malta Communications Authority, outlines the ingredients behind Malta’s past successes and how Malta is gearing to transform the current wave of disruptions into an economic opportunity IMCCA update to recent changes in the world of unified collaborative communications David Danto and Carol Zelkin write about further developments in low-cost systems and update some big industry trends Looking for the right cloud location? Blue Sky Bermuda has it all when it comes to your wish list, writes the Bermuda Department of E-Commerce
Bermuda. The ‘Wired Island’ In a Q&A with World Commerce Review Grant Gibbons, Bermuda’s Minister of Education and Economic Development, discusses the most important factors when deciding on a digital hub The continuing evolution of collaborative technologies David Danto and Carol Zelkin say it’s not all about the hardware or software that an organization buys. Successful implementation of collaborative technologies is just as equally about an organization’s approach to the space Recent changes in the world of unified collaborative communications, consumerization and related technologies If the promise of UC is so fantastic then why is it still so complicated and difficult? Why indeed, ask David Danto and Carol Zelkin A digital agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes outlines the efforts that are being by Brussels to create a digital economy The next productivity revolution: the ‘industrial internet’ Marco Annunziata argues that the industrial internet will have a powerful impact on productivity and growth Bermuda. The intelligent choice. Q&A with Grant Gibbons, Bermuda Minister of Economic Development In an interview with World Commerce Review, the Bermuda Minister of Economic Development, Grant Gibbons, examines the most important factors when deciding on a digital hub Defending the global digital marketplace Jake Colvin says that it is important to recognize that emerging attempts by some countries to restrict information flows could have far-reaching impacts on entrepreneurs, innovators and economic growth Recent developments in collaborative communications telepresence, mobility and the cloud David Danto and Carol Zelkin look at the most important recent developments in visual communications, collaboration, unified communications and related technologies