This week, Telefónica and the International Development Bank (IDB) renewed their strategic alliance to continue promoting digital transformation and socio-economic development programs in Latin America from 2017 to 2020. This time, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has also come on board, with the goal of strengthening collaboration with the private sector.
Thursday, 19 January 2017By Ana Zamora
This article was originally posted by Florence Broderick on the WEF Live blog as part of the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.
Imagine a world where the billions of Google searches we make every year could be used to treat dengue fever. Imagine a world where our daily interactions with mobile networks could be used to help our local governments understand traffic to make our cities greener. Imagine a world where our social media updates could be used to predict crime hotspots. Today, all of the above (and much more) is possible.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017By Richard Benjamins
With Big Data becoming such a big deal in the world of business, it is no surprise that the Chief Data Officer (CDO) has managed to wriggle its way into an extra seat around the boardroom table. Increasingly more organizations, in both the private and public sector, consider data to be a strategic asset, and for this reason, the most forward-thinking companies are appointing CDOs. In fact, according to this survey, 54% of firms now report having appointed a CDO, up from just 12% in 2012.