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Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

My Trump-Era Davos Takeaways: Optimism on UN & Climate

The reports may have made it sound grim, but my takeaway from Davos was optimism about beating back climate change. And the idea that business can make money while doing good for the planet and society is a more and more mainstream idea.   More

Arts & Culture Startup Culture

Rock Stars of Tech

Standing in a dark club during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, among CEOs and political leaders, we all wait for The Killers to take the stage. I strike up a conversation with the person who just happens to be standing on my left–cultural icon and music superstar will.i.am. He shows me a device he's wearing, a sort of watch being developed by a company he started called i.am+. I can see how proud he is of it. He walks me through the functions, highlighting the user interface and how you can connect to the Internet without needing a phone. He pauses, looking for an indication of my thoughts. He's just one of a number of music industry veterans now finding their way into tech.   More