A specific platform focused on upskilling and reskilling will be launched at this week's Annual Meeting. The initiative will create a more cohesive world by providing 1 billion people with new, more relevant skills for accessing decent jobs within the next 10 years.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about World losing trust in climate science, Indians most-trusting: WEF survey
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The other countries making the top five for growth are unchanged from last year – Germany (13 per cent), India (9 per cent) and the UK (9 per cent). A strong result for the UK given the uncertainty created by Brexit. Australia is just outside the top five boosted by its increased attractiveness for China CEOs.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about India 4th best market for global companies looking for growth abroad: CEO survey
Their research also uncovered unexpected results that sent the team back to the drawing board. One issue involved incorrect assumptions the New10 team made about how clients would want to share their financial records. While these kinds of developmental curveballs may bog down the process in a more traditional corporate environment, Pfaff’s team was able to pivot quickly to address them. Matching the agility of startups means incumbents need to be comfortable with moving quickly and, occasionally, making mistakes. “Among startups, there’s this notion of ‘move fast and break things,'” says Vinayak. “In the context of a large incumbent, I think going fast and failing fast is completely fine within defined boundaries. Being able to rapidly have small failures that you can learn from is an attribute which you should embrace.” … [Read more...] about How big companies can adopt a startup mindset
Still, Moran’s job keeps getting more difficult. Five years ago, only 52% of the smartphones that the District Attorney’s office obtained were locked. Today, that figure is 82%. Vance says the cybercrime lab is able to successfully crack about half of the phones in his possession, but whenever Apple or Google update their software, they have to adapt. “Every time there’s a new operating system that comes in, that’s another more complicated layer to crack,” he says. “The problem with that, particularly from a law enforcement perspective, is, first of all, time matters to us. If we seize a phone that is iOS 10 but can’t open the phone, maybe never, but, say, not for another two years, well, that’s not the timeframe in which cases move, particularly cases when they’re in court.” … [Read more...] about Inside the $10 million cyber lab trying to break Apple’s iPhone
SPEED IS IMPORTANT From supersonic jets to hyperloop projects and high-speed trains, the transportation industry is exploring creative measures to slice travel times for passengers. Harris sees a big opportunity to ramp up train speeds around the country. Amtrak’s high-speed Acela service already operates in the Northeast, with new Acela trains expected to debut next year. And Amtrak trains regularly reach speeds of 110 mph in some areas, such as between Detroit and Chicago. But Harris said there are many areas where existing rail infrastructure can be upgraded to deliver higher-speed trains to consumers. “We have about 30 different opportunities around the country where we can build on existing infrastructure,” he said. … [Read more...] about What’s driving disruption in transportation?