Ida, Data and Women’s Health: It’s Win-Win with the Clue App

From investment opportunities to the pursuit and provision of venture capital, the purse strings of financial dealings are very often controlled by men. Very often, but — as Ida Tin has proved — not always. Convincing male-dominated boardrooms of the

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Turning Promises Into Reality – The Business Case for Gender Equality in Achieving the SDGs

By Paula Tavares and Otaviano Canuto ­ As world leaders gathered this month for high-level talks at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, pressing global issues were at the forefront of discussions, including progress toward the 2030 Agenda and the

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Inspired Digital Insurance — Full-Stack Insurtech Innovation is the Way Ahead

Insurance goes back 4,000 years, and has not gained a terrific reputation during that period. It protects against financial loss, using risk management to counter uncertainty. Risk can be transferred to an insurer, also called a carrier or underwriter. A

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Ameet Nathwani: Big Pharma, Big Changes to Traditional Ways of Thinking

Big Pharma might not be the obvious choice for tech talent looking for a new home or project — but Ameet Nathwani is hoping to change that. Over his career, UK citizen Nathwani, who is based in Paris, has gained

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Acharya Balkrishna: Billionaire Monk Makes Modesty and Empathy Watchwords for Progress

Acharya Balkrishna projects an aura of modesty, often clad in a traditional India dhoti, the simple garment of the people — which is fitting for someone who is a billionaire monk. Balkrishna’s journey to wisdom and wealth began with a

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Women, Science and Robots: The Gender (R)evolution Ushers-in Precision Medicine

In Germany, a team developing an AI-based human resource tool thought they had found a way to feed their system data while respecting privacy laws: they used information from newspapers dating back to the 1950s. By Shahnaz Radjy and Maria

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Digital Health: Answer to Challenges of UN SDG 3

United Nations’ SDG Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and to promote wellbeing for all. In the modern day, the human body can be broken down to bits and bytes; digitalised, deconstructed and expressed in binary form. Digital doctors

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Malpass Shows Pragmatism and Relevant Smarts in his New Role

Some critics see the nomination and election of the new president of the World Bank, David Malpass, as a continuation of the Trump administration’s stance on multilateral institutions and China. David Malpass saw President Donald Trump as an agent of

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Joseph Stiglitz: Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

Facebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their disposal. The fact that Facebook thinks so

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Mohamed A El-Erian: America’s Unusual Recovery is Now Also its Longest

Data released over the next few months will show that the current US economic expansion is the longest on record. But while the United States continues to outperform other advanced economies, this success has yet to dispel many Americans’ persistent

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