Forum in the News -- June 1

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01 Jun 2018
2018
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A luxury we don’t have: Time to join together in fight against cybercrime -- The Daily Swig

An interview with Troels Oerting, the Forum's Head of the Centre for Global Cyber Security, giving background and context to the launch of the new Centre.

Forum staffer, winner of book prize, strikes publishing deals -- FT

Mehran Gul, The Forum's Lead, Digital Transformation of Industries, sold the rights to his prizewinning upcoming book The New Geography of Innovation, to William Collins. Mehran says the book brings together the themes of technology, entrepreneurship and globalisation. It will ask the question “what do different innovation cultures look like and how is that going to feed competition in the future?”

Closing the connectivity gap will require $1T investments -- Khaleej Times

Finance will be key to building the internet infrastructure the Gulf States will need. "Investment in Internet infrastructure will help create more equal societies in the future. It is important that decision-makers become aware of the new models of financing presented in our new report on financing models," said Eric White, project lead of Internet for All at the World Economic Forum.

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