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January 20, 2017

Meeting the Youth Employment Imperative: Education and Entrepreneurship

Posted by Krishnamurthy Shankar (View Profile | View All Posts) at 2:13 PM

Meeting the Youth Employment Imperative

Global unemployment among youth is about 13 percent and the future of employment is in dire need of attention from political and business leaders. This was the prelude to an intense discussion organized by the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, where I was a panelist. The discussion was part of their effort called 'Shaping Davos'. Be it Azerbaijan Hungary, Mexico or India, many countries are staring at a serious crisis of employment, not sometime in the future, but right here and now. For India, the imperative is to provide gainful employment to a large workforce that will add 1 million new people every month, for the next 20 years. Kuwait faces a similar 'youth bulge', compounded by the problem of unemployment rising with the level of education. Hungary is losing its best talent to 'permanent' brain drain.

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January 18, 2017

Data-driven Energy Ecosystems for a Sustainable Future

Posted by Rajesh K. Murthy (View Profile | View All Posts) at 2:55 AM

Data-driven Energy Ecosystems for a Sustainable Future

It is that time of the year when policy makers, business leaders and academicians meet to discuss global challenges at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Shaping the future of energy is one of the focus areas of the forum. In the context of energy, big data and digital technologies will drive new efficiencies and open up possibilities, thereby playing a pivotal role in its future. Leveraging data in newer and more advanced ways will be a fundamental driver in creating an energy ecosystem for a sustainable future. This ecosystem could be predicated on what The WEF Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016 calls the "Energy Triangle", which benchmarks energy systems against three primary goals: Economic Growth and Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Energy Access and Security. The question is, how can data-driven energy ecosystems help achieve these goals?

Economic growth and development

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January 17, 2017

The Future of Consumption ─ A Closer Look

Posted by Sandeep Dadlani (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:00 AM

Sense, Analyse, Engage: How to Successfully Monetize Your Fan Ecosystem (Part 1)

I have a friend who still has a Betamax player from the 1980s. During that decade he enjoyed picking up videos from the rental store to watch movies at home. After a while the rental store only carried tapes in the VHS format. About two decades later, the store, and many like it, closed. At that point, people were overwhelmingly choosing to order movies to watch on their DVD players.

Today, of course, that consumption mode has been largely replaced by movie streaming services. If you look at that vintage Betamax player, you will realize just how rapidly a seemingly healthy market can be disrupted. Technology has been impacting consumption - time and again.

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