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
New Post: 2020 Predictions for the #FutureofWork https://t.co/ed5b6sHLOH It's going to be a very exciting year in #digitalworkplace and #employeeexperience. I try to hit all the key highlights. #cio #chro #digitaltransformation #AI #automation #gigeconomy https://t.co/hYFuwi6XUIOpen
It will be quite a year in 2020 for digital workplace and employee experience, as a number of important emerging trends shift the landscape. Some long-standing issues will also reach a ...
While organizations can’t control the forces that are driving change, they can control how they respond.
Future of Mobility
Mobility as a Service needs a re-brand. #MaaS may seem daunting to implement at first, but once broken out into separate steps becomes easier to comprehend. Step 1- provide real time transit info, accessible to all. https://t.co/vBlTaK3djGOpen
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) holds a lot of promise as a way to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road as well as address equity concerns. MaaS is a way to
RT @SPhillipsLuethi: As 2019 comes to an end, we take a look back at the ups and downs and top mobility trends that have shaped the year including #MaaS, the rise of #electricvehicles and inclusivity in shared mobility. Read the article here: https://t.co/mNw4cMc1Su #mobilitytrends #sharedmobility https://t.co/zvJqzXSNCMOpen
We take a look back at the top mobility trends of 2019 including MaaS, data sharing, the rise of EVs and more inclusive shared mobility options.
Check out the first Mobility Hub newsletter of 2020, covering the latest #sharedmobility news and SUMC announcements, here: https://t.co/9Ux5okyM9WOpen
The Green Tech Education & Employment nonprofit is planning to set up a mobility hub in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights area with electric vehicle fast chargers, a connecting transit stop ...
Future of Money
RT @FINTECHCircle: Delegates at World Economic Forum urged to commit to fintech by deVere Group CEO https://t.co/L9Ss3PGcYa #davos #fintech #greenfinance #financialinclusionOpen
Davos delegates must commit to fintech, according to the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial services and advisory firms
Davos 2020: delegates at World Economic Forum urged to commit to fintech https://t.co/6rnNA0NJqV by @fintechfOpen
Davos delegates urgently need to make a big, bold commitment this year to fintech, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial services and advisory organizations.
Consensus is building on one issue at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: Cash is dead.
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 @AP_CorpComm: Journalism is “more important than it has ever been”: @AP Executive Editor @SallyBuzbee looks ahead to future of the news industry on @ReliableSources. https://t.co/TOcdCTn3PIOpen
Associated Press exec editor Sally Buzbee on Iran, impeachment, Iowa, and the future of news Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
Show Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, Ep Associated Press exec editor Sally Buzbee on Iran, impeachment, Iowa, and the future of news - Jan 10, 2020
Introducing the 2020 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows! @mercyorengo @nicolejbe @dildaydoc @wendyluwrites @tomerovadia @amysilvermanaz @elizabethtoohey @lewispants https://t.co/Yx92CcLAoHOpen
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected eight media innovators to be the 2020 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows.
After ten years of writing for Nieman Lab, Ken takes a big look back and ahead, defining the state of affairs for the troubled world of journalism.
Future of Energy
Will gains outweigh the risks of an accelerated #EnergyTransition? | #Energy Central https://t.co/mQS0rKtMk7 https://t.co/JR1LEKRyhVOpen
Advancing technology and falling costs are making clean energy cost competitive with that generated by fossil fuels in most markets. At a corporate level, 212 companies globally are ...
Hats off to @Visa for meeting its goal to use 100% #renewable electricity by 2020 and furthering the company’s commitment to lead responsibly and #sustainably across its global operations! https://t.co/5EBuOOQyZR https://t.co/t3bObzxoZwOpen
Visa announced the company has met its goal to use 100% renewable electricity by 2020.
Local governments, including San Diego, want to start their own agencies to buy clean power. But deals made by two Northern California agencies may not have made much difference in the ...
Future of Food
Green World Path has released a number of tools to encourage sustainable farming practices, including organic fertilizer and a product to help combat citrus greening. https://t.co/gTeqeQrEk6Open
Green World Path has released a number of tools to encourage sustainable farming practices, including organic fertilizer.
Have a look at our events page to see what food related talks are on @UniofOxford over the next few months https://t.co/Qx0WrYhgzl https://t.co/RM0UnNxnbDOpen
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Future of AI & Machine Learning
RT @bendee983: @palomacitadina @MelMitchell1 Perfect choice. I would also suggest @GaryMarcus' "Rebooting AI." Another refreshing read that cuts through the hype and confusion surrounding #ArtificialIntelligence. https://t.co/TfBYXkAMA1Open
Rebooting AI by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis is a refreshing read on the limits and capabilities of artificial intelligence.
Opinion: "Deep reinforcement learning could be like the transistor, a research invention that changed the world, or it could be a 'solution in search of problem.'" https://t.co/BzgBPL4dUmOpen
Alphabet’s DeepMind unit, conqueror of Go and other games, is losing lots of money. Continued deficits could imperil investments in AI.
Yes, AI keeps getting better. But it still often can't see the elephant in the room. https://t.co/Z2JGBMTxKA (@yorkuniversity v/@KSHartnett @QuantaMagazine) https://t.co/gL8seHimSNOpen
A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.
Future of Climate
Would you support a president who declared climate change a national emergency? https://t.co/pEwqTrkVWt https://t.co/wDgTQUkPINOpen
Our latest report describes how Democratic, Independent, and Republican registered voters view global warming and related issues.
As we work to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by rapidly reducing carbon pollution & investing in clean energy, we also have to equip communities to cope with climate impacts. Today, I’m announcing my plan for resilience: https://t.co/eoIu21TqWWOpen
As president, Mike will invest heavily to lower emissions, and to ensure that Americans across the country are prepared for the impacts of climate change.
RT @RHarrabin: Citizen's Jury set to tackle #climatechange dilemmas. How should UK reach #netzero Zero by 2050? https://t.co/xxpvFP3VHK @ECIU_UK @CarbonBrief @e3g @GreenAllianceUK @GeorgeMonbiot @CarolineLucasOpen
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.
Future of Hacking & Cybersecurity
RT @AccentureFSRisk: Why aren’t more banks and capital markets firms using advanced technologies to fight #cybercrime? Find out more. https://t.co/ORKO4GHtf1Open
Accenture’s Chris Thompson looks at the strengths and vulnerabilities of banking and capital markets firms when it comes to cybercrime.
"The goal was to build a honeypot that appeared so real that not even a well-trained control systems engineer would be able to tell that it was fake." Factory Honeypot Highlights Fraud, Ransomware Attacks https://t.co/319Z1SvC3H #decipher #deciphersecOpen
The latest investigation by Trend Micro Research observed multiple instances of fraud and ransomware attacks on networks with industrial control systems. For these organizations, ...
Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019 https://t.co/ZCq2F0zUVt by @kellymsheridan #malware #cyberattacks #vulnerabilities #cloudOpen
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
Cars of the Future
Here’s what Bosch hopes to learn from deploying autonomous cars in San Jose https://t.co/vnS56ucH0xOpen
While software-based simulations are more accurate than ever, Bosch's Kay Stepper argues there's no replacement for real-world testing. The company is running a fleet of autonomous taxis in ...
This six-passenger robot shuttle is from Cruise, the self-driving-vehicle company owned by @GM and collaborated on with @Honda.https://t.co/f7WyRDx0ZROpen
This six-passenger robot shuttle is from Cruise, the self-driving-vehicle company owned by General Motors and collaborated on with Honda.
#NowReading - How will the evolution of mobility shape the future of ride-hailing? India’s car-sharing industry is growing rapidly and it could potentially reduce car ownership in the long term. https://t.co/hy2WVDWeMN via @Inc42Open
The mobility revolution in the country got a much needed thrust with the launch of Uber and Ola, and has now travelled across other sectors.
Space Tech Essentials
Expertise in robotics, space medicine and artificial intelligence promises bold new business frontier
RT @AJ_FI: China readies its new deep space crew spacecraft for 8,000 km apogee test flight: https://t.co/7pvZ8gg9KK https://t.co/EM8dj0rA0EOpen
A Chinese next-generation spacecraft for taking astronauts to low Earth orbit and beyond has arrived at a coastal spaceport in preparation for a test flight.
The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups, a move that will be one of the last for the country’s most prominent backer of the industry. https://t.co/nDBkhb1gMlOpen
The government of Luxembourg announced Jan. 16 it has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country.
RT @FintechCH: Why These 7 Swiss Fintech CEOs are Worth Following in 2020 https://t.co/P213zqSOBs @ApiaxCOM @s_A_N_d_r_a___ @BriodF @YokoSpirig @BenJames2481 @bluetenrausch @PartagasNo2 #fintech #startup #investments https://t.co/hUqoQi8WXEOpen
2019 was a fruitful year for Switzerland’s fintech industry, and as 2020 begins, we look today at seven of the top 15 Swiss fintech CEOs we shortlisted earlier, and share why they must be ...
RT @Innovaud: Excellent! Agroecology Capital backs Swiss Startup @AgroSustain in fight against Food Waste https://t.co/FUeWglbLtB via @globalaginvest #VDtech #agtech #foodwaste https://t.co/lKAtuTUlGkOpen
By Lynda Kiernan Silicon Valley-based Agroecology Capital has announced its first European investment in AgroSustain, a developer of a pipeline of plant-derived solutions targeting a broad ...
RT @swissnexindia: Gearing up for the next leg of our #IndoSwiss Academia Industry Training Camp 🇮🇳 🇨🇭 Catch the entrepreneurs at the annual Swiss-Indian Pitchfest on February 3rd at 18:00 at Gotham Coworking in Lausanne! Free but mandatory registration: https://t.co/xxJHKay7Se #aitindia https://t.co/nBG03d8A2DOpen
Venturelab, together with the Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) is happy to invite you to a discovery and networking event, celebrating Swiss-Indian Entrepreneurship and ...
Legal Cannabis News & Trends
Mexico Senate Leader Makes Legal Cannabis Top Priority. Story contributed by Johnny Green, Media and Content Director for https://t.co/THSHqhmC3Y https://t.co/OpbB8ryGAv https://t.co/gt4iWvXOnnOpen
Johnny Green Contributing Writer In 2018, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional and tasked lawmakers in Mexico with passing and implementing ...
"The country’s Senate published a draft of legislation that would regulate the consumption, production, harvest, packaging, distribution, and other facets of marijuana culture." Will this be the final push for cannabis in Mexico: https://t.co/5Yfya2sfYg https://t.co/ndjb6ihswEOpen
Activists are doubtful that the new plan appropriately centers consumer rights.
Publicly Traded Companies Dominate the New York Medical #Cannabis Market https://t.co/7Ozd72ru6z via @invest420 #invest #business https://t.co/2BHD7hem27Open
New York’s medical cannabis program has developed substantially over the past several years and is now dominated by publicly traded companies. While it appeared that 2019 would be the year ...
Digital Transformation in Banking
RT @davejvwallace: The Future of Banking Has Arrived https://t.co/sPS0nOId8h. Tales from Shenzhen by @JimMarous starring @BrettKing, @mattldooley and yours truly!Open
The future of banking already exists in China where customer insights, technology and experiences intersect for better experiences and greater financial inclusion.
The Future of Banking Extends Well Beyond Just Financial Services https://t.co/oNKuSMTDRQ @FinancialBrand @SpirosMargaris @BrettKing @rshevlin @ipfconline1 @DeepLearn007 @psb_dc #digitaltransformation #fintech #finserv #banking https://t.co/4xC1D6QPATOpen
The banking ecosystem of the future will include far more than just financial services, using data, analytics and digital technology to make consumer's lives easier.
RT @VismaConnectBV: Wow, almost 300 downloads from the @FinTech_Futures website. Get your own copy now.https://t.co/1VflAG9ujE https://t.co/xnkozZ3mrFOpen
What will the future of banking look like?” A white paper exploring, the current state of affairs and the most important trends in the banking industry
RT @_ConnerBrown_: I want to shift the narrative around smart contracts. Here’s my new piece that takes a first principles approach to the smart contract debate, and shows how Bitcoin actually comes out on top. https://t.co/6nF0KX8hhGOpen
A first principles approach that explains why bitcoin is the blockchain to beat for smart contract supremacy.
“El Internet del Dinero crea una red única que puede manejar todo, desde una micro-transacción a una giga-transacción en segundos, en cualquier parte del mundo, para cualquier participante, sin permisos.” https://t.co/Qy9kp3r97V #TIOMv2 https://t.co/XNk2FZIPv7Open
Presented at the Singularity University's Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), this is an entry level talk about bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos. Are you a ...
Naumenko’s presentation on Erlay at ACM was a rare example of #Bitcoin research being discussed at a conference not specifically related to blockchain tech, writes @michaelfolkson. https://t.co/m3waOWDTKXOpen
Naumenko’s presentation on Erlay at ACM was a rare example of Bitcoin research being discussed at a conference not specifically related to blockchain tech.
5G Mobile News
It’s not just about who’s telling the stories. It’s *how* they’re being told. @MoKatibeh talks #5G and the future of film: https://t.co/qzGXk2J7vO #Sundance #LifeWithATT5G @Forbes https://t.co/JxzbFZXw6nOpen
Whether providing faster speeds for data transfer on set or creating innovative film or venue experiences, the combination of 5G, edge computing, artificial intelligence and mixed reality ...
#5GRace By the end of 2019, 348 operators in 119 countries had announced they were investing in #5G. Read more on: https://t.co/8ypekib0us https://t.co/DgoFJPMYxvOpen
5G Market Status January 2020. 61 COMMERCIAL 5G NETWORKS IN 34 COUNTRIES: Nearly 10% of all LTE operators have now deployed 5G; nearly 8% have launched 5G
With #5G licences scheduled to be allocated later this year in #Singapore, @StarHub and M1 are teaming up to make a proposal. Would this leave @TPG_Telecom lagging behind their rivals in 5G? https://t.co/rMMXsjJSUbOpen
The Singaporean operators have signed an agreement for a joint proposal for the upcoming spectrum allocation
In "Securing the smart cities of the future" Galina Antova discusses how the #infrastructure must be tightly secured or you risk cyberattacks and rasom payouts that could have severe consequences for residents via @ITProPortal. Read more here: https://t.co/w2sQmC2saf #visions https://t.co/J2ZkCOEl2POpen
Visions of gleaming, automated high-tech cities have long been a staple of science fiction.
To make a #smartcity it's as much about harnessing low-tech solutions as it is the implementation of complex innovations. @bcnmetropolitan @omchamat @QuinteroCalle @JeffSMerritt @CiudadHub #Barcelona #smartcities #peoplecentric #qualityoflife #innovation https://t.co/TCIcNqgLAPOpen
In the final of a trilogy on Barcelona’s past, present and future, we look ahead to how the urban landscape is now incorporating technology to make things easier for the people who live ...
RT @fogoros: How Are Cities Around the World Getting “Smart”? https://t.co/zDPeX5CEl2 @IIoT_World #smartcities #digitaltransformation @SmartCityexpo @c40cities @ERNACT @Tiffani_Bova @MikeQuindazzi https://t.co/j0dslDhZ3OOpen
Smart cities are not limited to developed countries. China, for instance, had 386 smart cities as of 2015; India had 329 projects in 60 cities, according to the web page of the Smart Cities ...
IT & CIO Trends
Instead of regurgitating many of the dominant predictions around tech buzzwords such as quantum computing, 5G, IoT, the cloud, and artificial intelligence, let’s instead focus on the ...
While the U.S., China, and Europe are enjoying AI investment and growth, South America -- led by powerhouse Brazil -- is gaining ground.
Cisco has cut the ribbon on its first Cyber Security Co-Innovation Centre in Europe, at Milan’s Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum
Europe Startup News
RT @eliza_k: Poland’s venture capital market: inexperienced, but not “toxic”. Thank you @Siftedeu for showing different perspectives: Polish VC money used to come with conditions attached that made startups unattractive to foreign investors. But things are changing. https://t.co/pS5dOeNisoOpen
Polish VC money used to come with conditions attached that made startups unattractive to foreign investors. But things are changing.
As European VC firm Blossom Capital raises a $185m fund (its second in just two years), we find out how it works behind the scenes.
Is Venture Capital worth the risk? great piece by the New Yorker, on the role of Venture Capital in driving innovation it's not perfect, but net net it has pushed innovation forward) https://t.co/Hbr0LmT7OCOpen
The industry shaped the past decade. It could destroy the next.