Essentials, the Influencers Review
Essentials extracts for you the best content selected & published by the influencers of the industry to highlight only the news you can't afford to miss about innovation & the digital disruption.
Future of Work
RT @FutureofWorkLab: AI creates opportunities #futureofwork,#AI #skillsgap https://t.co/c3i4G0fAx6Open
Imagine having a digital assistant to schedule your next meeting or speaking to a chatbot to help you finalize a challenging task at work. Forward-thinking companies are implementing AI ...
RT @IanKnowlson: Is #Greece ready for the Industry 4.0? - EuroScientist journal #futureofwork #4IR #AI #digitaltransformation @DrJDrooghaag @ChristinaDove7 @imoyse @TrippBraden https://t.co/M5nN9iE8fZ via @EuroScientistOpen
Roughly one-fifth of the global workforce will be impacted by the adoption of AI and automation, with the most significant impact in developed nations.
RT @DeloitteInsight: Shifts in #work, the workforce, and the #workplace are deeply interrelated. Find out how. https://t.co/Dpav3lFlQKOpen
Forces of change are affecting three major dimensions of work: the work itself, who does the work, and where work is done. To create value from these changes, organizations should take a ...
Future of Mobility
RT @_SUTP: #MaaS platforms are a great tool to bundle all the different transport modes and sharing systems in one place to ease #multimodal and #sustainable #urbanmobility - to succeed: stakeholder collaboration is key! Mobility as a Service in your city? iNUA#7 ➡️https://t.co/vnqINiBQ6K https://t.co/ddk9F4VScpOpen
Facing New Mobility Services and Digitization – Our iNUA #7 on Mobility as a Service is now available!
SUTP participates in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) by publishing a series of Implementation Guides addressed to politicians and practitioners. We are happy to …
The way we are moving from A to B has drastically changed, and the concept of Mobility as a Service is unfolding across cities worldwide. MaaS is the solution cities seek to help combat ...
The latest Mobility Hub issue with #sharedmobility headlines & a SUMC blog post on Scoop to BART. https://t.co/C8lwfx4bTbOpen
SUMC Program Director Prashanth Gururaja tried Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Scoop to BART service, a Mobility on Demand Sandbox program that encourages people to carpool to select BART stations ...
Future of Money
Awesome: @wef has launched a programme to support #fintechs with solutions in financial literacy. It created the programme because more people are coming into the economic framework, especially digitally through avenues like mobile banking. https://t.co/X5cDhWZLMU https://t.co/IFmOkejo7TOpen
The Financial Literacy Innovation Challenge has the aim of improving financial literacy by supporting innovative fintech helping drive financial inclusion
#Mexico is establishing itself as one of the strongest #startup #ecosystems in #LatAm. Is one of the most outstanding countries in the field of #Fintech #innovation. By @JuanGavasa for #PanamericanWorld. https://t.co/nUymLRdHbUOpen
Mexico is already the largest startup ecosystem in the region, second only to Brazil, with more than 350 startups.
How some Latin American countries are laying the foundation for a thriving fintech economy.
Future of Work Future of Mobility Future of Money Future of News & Journalism Future of Energy Future of Food Future of AI & Machine Learning Future of Climate Future of Hacking & Cybersecurity Cars of the Future Space Tech Essentials Swiss Innovation Legal Cannabis News & Trends Digital Transformation in Banking Bitcoin Futures 5G Mobile News Smart Cities IT & CIO Trends Europe Startup News
Future of News & Journalism
RT @merrillcollege: Veteran newsroom leader Kathy Best (@kbest) will be the first director of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at @UofMaryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. https://t.co/ZXFOEpGisW @ScrippsHowardFdOpen
COLLEGE PARK (4/8/19) — Kathy Best, who led The Seattle Times to two Pulitzer Prizes after successful stops in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis, will be the first director of the ...
RT @niemanfdn: "During challenging times, they have elevated the magazine and its journalism to new levels of excellence, while modeling a cooperative style of management that is unusual in the industry.” @amlwhere on @MotherJones leaders @MonikaBauerlein & @ClaraJeffery https://t.co/hUw09xEC5AOpen
Top Mother Jones executives Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery to receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence
In recognition of their enduring support of investigative reporting and independent journalists, MonikaBauerlein and Clara Jeffery of Mother Jonesmagazine have been awarded the 2019 I.F. ...
RT @WorldEditors: Good to see research focusing on innovative newsrooms in the global south: a look at how @rapplerdotcom @dailymaverick and @thequint are using their journalism to combat disinformation. From @julieposetti and @risj_oxford https://t.co/xZeZIMFLzI … https://t.co/EVFzT3CrnF https://t.co/EENIZUSiMuOpen
Lessons in Innovation: How International News Organisations Combat Disinformation through Mission-Driven Journalism
Based on field observation and interviews at Rappler in the Philippines, Daily Maverick in South Africa, and The Quint in India, we show that all three organisations combine a clear sense ...
Future of Energy
RT @Siemens: “The moonshot challenge of our generation is to meet the soaring demand for energy and to protect our climate at the same time”, says Siemens CEO @JoeKaeser. Read about the priorities for a successful #EnergyTransition in his LinkedIn post: https://t.co/QG6NfBtYF8 #betd2019Open
We live in exciting times. The coming decades are likely to be the most dynamic in history, in many ways.
IEA and IRENA agree to step up collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding
Corporate giants form alliance to create a boom in US clean energy https://t.co/2tpIspIgov https://t.co/ADabZjEJx5Open
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance launches Thursday to help companies take advantage of new ways to purchase renewable energy.
Future of Food
Have you met AFN Network Partner F&A Next connecting #food and #agriculture #startups to investors, serving as a springboard to greater innovation, and a better deal for all @fa_next https://t.co/T78ZljzqF2 https://t.co/qUrCMllI64Open
**F&A Next connects food and agriculture start-ups to investors, serving as a springboard to greater innovation and a better deal for all** Global agriculture has hit a wall. Changing ...
RT @GlobalLF: “To achieve landscape restoration goals, we must connect individual decisions and policies and the national and regional level,” concluded director general of the World Agroforestry Centre (@ICRAF) Tony Simons. #thinklandscape #glfnairobi2018 https://t.co/JvyrZE1nzMOpen
Nuanced, regionalized approaches
The #ICTforAg2019 Conference will take place on June 5 in Washington, D.C.! If you have an idea for a speaker, panel session or lightning talk, submit it here by May 1! https://t.co/xv1qVEZrat #endhunger https://t.co/x9XAJf77i9Open
Submission deadline: 6 PM EST, Wednesday, May 1st 2019 Join global leaders for a 1-day conference exploring the future of agriculture, food security, resilient populations and technology, ...
Future of AI & Machine Learning
RT @NablaTech: Our advisor, investor and friend Moustapha Cissé just opened Google's first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana. https://t.co/IaSUpR8Rc8Open
Google's first AI lab in Africa is based in Accra, Ghana and aims to provide innovative solutions to problems facing the continent.
RT @tdietterich: Nice article on AI risks from an international strategic perspective by the always insightful @paul_scharre I strongly support his call for governments/militaries to initiate AI safety conversations. https://t.co/qZH9QVON7ZOpen
The real danger of an AI arms race isn't that another country would win; it's that unsafe technologies would make everyone lose.
RT @ENERGY: ANNOUNCED TODAY: $20M in funding for artificial intelligence and machine learning R&D projects to: ✅Boost grid resilience, operation, and management. ✅Solve scientific problems and improve #AI predictions. ⬇⬇https://t.co/j6dtP4vKGdOpen
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
Future of Climate
Climate change is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed through thoughtful policies that will have a meaningful impact. The best solutions are going to come from the private ...
Prominent @Harvard alums, led by former US Sen. Tim Wirth, want the university endowment to begin divesting fossil fuels. They have a good argument. My latest for @Medium https://t.co/2Bx85yqFEP #philanthropyOpen
“Universities,” says Harvard, “have a special role and special responsibility to confront the global challenges of climate change and…
@DavidTCDavies @metoffice @GuyCallendar @IPCC_CH This is what @IPCC_CH said in its most recent report last year - the Special Report on 1.5C. There is a summary for policy makers for you to read: https://t.co/VQkrZE6YBq https://t.co/IZdQ2avOyOOpen
Several regional changes in climate are assessed to occur with global warming up to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels, including warming of extreme temperatures in many regions (high ...
Future of Hacking & Cybersecurity
Iasiello_E: Artificial Intelligence: A Cybersecurity Solution or the Greatest Risk of All? https://t.co/RebtEtVHVFOpen
AI is widely considered a powerhouse that has yet to unleash its full potential. But in the face of rising cybercrime rates, one question seems especially pertinent: is AI a solution for ...
Report Sheds Light on Massive #Ransomware Problem via @kim_crawley https://t.co/8g8x2J2QHd #infosec #security #cybersecurity https://t.co/eAyz0gVe3fOpen
Datto, a managed service provider of IT services, recently released their 2018 Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report, in which they surveyed over 2,400 IT professionals from around ...
Cybercrime is a term that is thrown around a lot. For mainstream media the term can encompass everything from cyber warfare right the way through to the stereotypical loner, hacking from ...
Cars of the Future
Buying a car in 2019 that can’t upgrade to full self-driving is like buying a horse instead of a car in 1919 https://t.co/oEjXdmyJiJOpen
Demand is a mystery that can only be measured once supply is provided, and at that point, it's not demand anymore. You only know what demand you really had after its gone. Supply is a fact ...
RT @TheEconomist: China makes more cars than any other country and more electric cars than anyone else https://t.co/RRTwZCOgCJOpen
It does not need to have the best car companies to win the race
Audi's AI:ME concept previews the autonomous city cars of the future https://t.co/2EYpUHe8Ig https://t.co/LS8zzQiqMtOpen
What will the autonomous cars of the future look like? Every brand has its own ideas about the appearance of cars that will be able to drive themselves to some degree, and a lot of them ...
Space Tech Essentials
The CSA awards 13 contracts relating to health technologies for deep-space exploration, building on a strong legacy of 🇨🇦 health research in space: https://t.co/A3unYm9Xd8. Photo: NASA https://t.co/WnX5QI5dI2Open
The CSA has awarded contracts to the Canadian health community to assess relevant and current technological capabilities.
NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration https://t.co/IniStTEj99 #educationOpen
NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration - SpaceRef
RT @CanadaInSpace: Canadian Space Agency Funds Health Technologies for Deep-Space Exploration https://t.co/3NpL2O50tP #cdnspace #health #deepspace https://t.co/IgtgEYdVYpOpen
The Canadian Space Agency announced it has awarded 13 contracts to the health and biomedical communi
At the recent Credit Suisse Private Investors Club evening in Zurich, six Swiss startups, ranked in the previous TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards, had the chance to pitch in front of selected investors and entrepreneurs #TOP100SSU #BankForEntrepreneurs https://t.co/OveKh4TnyR https://t.co/fp59F2LKwxOpen
At the Credit Suisse Private Investors Club evening in Zurich on 9 April 2019, around 100 invited investors and entrepreneurs listened to pitches from selected startups which were ranked in ...
RT @startuptickerCH: Thank you very much! Most of the data is published in our Swiss Startup Radar. It can be downloaded here: https://t.co/vdlEGGalxh https://t.co/maSYbYIKYUOpen
Where does Switzerland as a start-up location stand in international comparison? How has it developed? The Swiss Startup Radar, a study based on an evaluation of 4,000 datasets has been ...
RT @EPFL_en: The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 222 coveted grants to researchers including 18 at Swiss institutes under the Horizon 2020 programme - via @swissinfo_en https://t.co/bnmOhcQlPmOpen
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 222 coveted grants to researchers including 18 at Swiss institutes under the Horizon 2020 programme.
Legal Cannabis News & Trends
Connecticut legal cannabis bill clears another committee (Newsletter: April 9, 2019) https://t.co/HUn56FMc1l via @MarijuanaMoment https://t.co/C04IatpmSqOpen
McConnell considers further hemp legislation; Blumenauer says marijuana opponents can’t win presidency; UK lawmakers press on medical cannabis access Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s ...
RT @highergtv: We interviewed the owner of one of the country's coolest cannabis stores on @MJChannelOne! Higher Ground is interviewing the leaders in legal cannabis. #Cannabis #HigherGround https://t.co/JCGyHEfwwnOpen
Higher Ground's Michael Stusser interviews Cannabis Attorney adn Legal Pot Retailer Myles Kahn for "Profiles In Legal Cannabis." Michael Stusser, Higher Grou...
"Everything from the environment to the economy benefits from legal weed." https://t.co/YzA60qGgR1Open
Want to improve society? Legalize marijuana.
Digital Transformation in Banking
RT @psb_dc: My Latest: The Future of Banking #OpenBanking #FinTech #Innovation #theoism @Irish_TechNews @Chris_Skinner @money2020 cc @leimer @SpirosMargaris @Karunk @JimMarous @jblefevre60 @WFSULLIVAN3 @RAlexJimenez @Clagett @davidjmaireles @DeepLearn007 @mi_jim https://t.co/S9p4uu4lx5 https://t.co/DK2NNmae8sOpen
While some challenger banks are trying to go at it alone, as in the case of Starling and Monzo, both of which leverage technology and data to provide digital-only offerings focused on ...
RT @leimer: Judge Me By My Cover (New Podcast) Episode 1 with @Chris_Skinner on the Future of Banking. #Fintech #OpenBanking #Money2020 @rhetoriq_ @Karunk @psb_dc @UnconventionVc @money2020 iTunes: https://t.co/QBBDNFSv1b Spotify: https://t.co/6Jg48Pg2kT https://t.co/Rd4FkgcmqkOpen
Show Rhetoriq, Ep Judge me by my Cover: The Future of Banking - Apr 15, 2019
RT @JimMarous: The future of digital is humanization, not more technology. https://t.co/2xIcxLle34 #banking #fintech #finserv #UX https://t.co/1TtLvTbBVhOpen
A global analysis of the state of Artificial Intelligence deployment in banking, covering key functionalities, challenges, future trends and opportunities.
RT @BitcoinMagazine: @MisterLister8 @DanDarkPill @CryptoScamHub We prefer the term "Speculator's death cult" 🙃 https://t.co/1TEdIfTwLtOpen
Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency in the world, jumped to a four-month high overnight, briefly breaching $5,000 on the Bitstamp exchange. Bitcoin is up roughly 15% on the day and ...
RT @blockonomi: A Look at the Blockstream Company & Their Bitcoin Products & Technology https://t.co/lm7BNTg4ta @blockstream #Bitcoin https://t.co/ABNanuKXl6Open
Blockstream is a Bitcoin development company that has positioned themselves among the leaders of innovation in the broader industry.
5G Mobile News
#SouthKorean vendor @Samsung staked a claim to a leading role in domestic #5G kit deployments https://t.co/DAmGpyZ4cj https://t.co/ufliVaBwNzOpen
Samsung claimed to have supplied the greatest number of 5G base stations to South Korean ...
. @intel will be exiting the 5G smartphone modem market, opting instead to continue to invest in its 5G network infrastructure business https://t.co/IfWutvgwJs https://t.co/B1LVldy63aOpen
Intel said it will be exiting the 5G smartphone modem market in a surprising announcement, opting instead to continue to invest in its 5G network infrastructure business. Intel was expected ...
We’re enthusiastic to announce that we are Smart Cities New York’s newest strategic partner! We welcome the opportunity to share our discoveries with the #SCNY19 attendees on May 13-15. Get your tickets here: https://t.co/BQ5yw6IIMa #PoweredByPeople #TheFutureisNow https://t.co/rFnjWtRhEROpen
Join us for the 3rd annual Smart Cities New York (SCNY): North America’s leading global conference to harness the $1.6 trillion global smart city marketplace. Early bird pricing: save $250 ...
Meet our 2019 #SmartCities Readiness Challenge winners: https://t.co/A0nykSo7gd https://t.co/djPmxpxzQrOpen
The Smart Cities Council has named the winners of its annual Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, honoring five communities across North American for ambitious smart cities visions that are ...
RT @francesca_bria: In @WiredUK I argue for a revamped city agenda to restore faith in democracy: "Cities can become key agents in the transition from surveillance capitalism, where data ownership is opaque, to a model where data is a common good co-owned by all citizens" https://t.co/WuVPQpKGdfOpen
Technology gives us an opportunity to make cities more open, inclusive and democratic. But only if it's used in the right way, says Barcelona's chief technology officer, Francesca Bria
IT & CIO Trends
What SDN is and where it’s going #datacenter #network #sdn @networkworld https://t.co/hdhlLebjmLOpen
Software-defined networking (SDN) established a foothold in cloud computing, intent-based networking, and network security, with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and others leading the charge.
RT @nokianetworks: It's the first day of #MPLSWC19 and our experts are onsite to share insights, trends, and our latest demos. Drop by our booth! #MPLS #SDN #NFV #5G #SDWAN https://t.co/T0NOzldSnK https://t.co/xpmf5zfBtIOpen
Join us in Paris for the 21st Edition of the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress where our experts will discuss how the latest developments in Network Functions Interconnect, mobile packet core, ...
Europe Startup News
10 European startup competitions to apply for in 2019 🕺🎇 @hellotmrc @TNWevents @SlushHQ @south_summit https://t.co/f803tNdCoH https://t.co/yONVQAyvDxOpen
Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge 2019 – This Paris-based competition is focused on early-stage projects and startups which use an advanced technology to solve an industrial, societal or ...
RT @Spotfolio_News: blufolio blockchain venture capital fund invests in fintech-startup YAPEAL https://t.co/OuBvHvxOT3 https://t.co/Von11vyrC9Open
blufolio, the Swiss blockchain investment firm and manager of the Luxembourg-registered blufolio venture capital fund, is pleased to announce its first investment in a portfolio company, ...
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