Looking Ahead to 2021: Key Business Sectors and Issues
Looking ahead to 2021, APCO Worldwide’s business experts analyzed potential trends and provided their predictions for the new year—examining the future of hospitality, global energy, financial technology and capital markets—where all signs point to continued focus on health, tech and safety...Read more
Championing Female Tech Leaders of the Future
Only one in six tech specialists in the UK are female, with only one in 10 of those being in leadership positions. Regardless of increasing efforts by some companies to improve, it’s clear female representation in the technology sector is still seriously lagging...Read more
Maintaining Public Trust Through Responsible Privacy Practices
The aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis will inevitably feature renewed efforts to protect the privacy of individuals...Read more
Mapping Digital Transformation in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has nudged Indian decision makers to escalate their focus on harnessing technology in various sectors. Recently, newer technology solutions have helped achieve key results in crucial issues and segments like healthcare, food security, education and supply chain in the entire manufacturing space...Read more
France, Germany and Illegal Content Online: Where to, Europe?
Regulating big tech is complex. But establishing harmonized and consistent tech regulation across Europe is even harder and the recent developments around online hate speech prove that. While the French constitutional court rejected, on June 18, a new law combating hate speech online, Germany is determined to double down on the issue by strengthening its existing legislation. These diverging national developments deepen the conundrum European lawmakers are facing in the digital realm, making it harder for the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to design its new key digital legislation on platform liability: the Digital Services Act (DSA)...Read more
The Silver Lining to Our Struggles with Online Learning
The COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges we have faced globally to support learning have also, once again, brought to light significant inequities in the opportunities available to young people who have access to high-speed internet and those who do not...Read more
Companies Risk “Digital Doomsday” as Employees Return to Offices
Corporate offices in the United States are beginning to reopen as social distancing mandates tied to COVID-19 ease. The hope is that businesses across the country can return to normal. But a lasting threat from the pandemic exists on the cyber front. Companies are now facing a potential “doomsday” scenario that could play out over months, if not years...Read more
Will COVID-19 Be the Catalyst for an E-learning Revolution?
The COVID-19 crisis has proved that while it’s possible to provide the vast majority of learning virtually—and schools and universities around the world should be given huge credit for achieving what they have in such a short space of time—the sudden and complete shift to e-learning has put significant pressure on the families of school-aged children...Read more