Data, Global Markets, Industry

How Software Will Transform Global Society: Lifting the Developing World

Enormous changes enabled by software will help millions of people in the developing world live healthier lives, bring new ideas to life, and participate in the global economy. Last year, the World Economic Forum established the Global Agenda Council (GAC) on the Future of Software and Society. Our mission is to help society navigate the … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Global Markets, Intellectual Property

Three Ways the Administration and 113th Congress Can Accelerate the Digital Economy to Achieve Election Goals

The 2012 US election was about many things, but first and foremost it was about growing the economy and creating jobs. With the campaign now over, the Obama Administration and incoming 113th Congress can accomplish both of those goals in the innovation-driven IT sector by focusing on three big priorities: safeguarding intellectual property rights and … Read More >>

Industry

Why Technology Neutrality Matters

The US government spends nearly $80 billion a year on computers, software, networking equipment and related services, making it the world’s largest customer for information technology, by far. This gives it enormous heft in the marketplace. The choices it makes have wide ramifications. So imagine for a minute that it decided to favor certain technologies … Read More >>