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The damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. To give you a better view of the current state of overall security, we’ve collected 29 vital statistics about data breaches, hacking, industry-specific statistics, as well as spending and costs.   The Big Five Worldwide spending on cybersecurity is going to …

We asked our 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years. From quantum computers and 5G in action to managing cancer chronically, here are their predictions for our near-term future.   1. AI-optimized manufacturing Paper and pencil tracking, luck, significant global travel and opaque supply …

The business impact companies are making with big data analytics is driving investment in digital transformation across the board. Faced with multiple waves of disruption in a COVID-19 world, almost 92% of companies are reporting plans to spend the same or more on data/AI projects, according to a recent survey from NewVantage Partners. Small wonder. Data mature companies are …

Applying open organization principles can help us build the kind of global governance and foster the cooperation necessary to address climate and humanitarian development. In the first part of this extended review of The Age of Sustainable Development” by Jeffrey Sachs, I outlined the author’s argument about the environmental impacts of economic development. In the second article, I discussed the …

This year’s Earth Day theme is restoration. We need to reverse the detrimental effects of climate change and stop the pollution of our eco-system to preserve our planet for future generations. Consider this. Every year we are losing 4.7 million hectares of forests, an area larger than Denmark, according to UN data. For sports fans, this …

As organizations recognize that a digital-first, contactless customer experience model is the future, they are making a considerable push towards modernizing their applications and reducing their technical debt. There are several proven techniques they can apply in order to transform their processes, technologies, and businesses. In my role as an executive adviser to organizations that …

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Global Optimism announced that 13 new signatories—Atos, Brooks, Canary Wharf Group, Coca-Cola European Partners, ERM, Groupe SEB France, Harbour Air, ITV, Microsoft, Neste, Rubicon, Unilever, and Vaude—have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to: …