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  • Mobile Digest: Day Four!

    March 1, 2018

    Day 4 saw some hard talk on diversity and how technology can foster social good – a perfect ending to an amazing show. As senior-level executives from across the ecosystem gathered to wrap up the four-day conference, female leadership was hot on the agenda. We have all the insight below: Women in technology According to Robyn Denholm of @Telstra at the #Women4Tech Summit, “Diversity is a business problem, not a social problem.” Women might be...

  • Mobile Digest 2018: Day Three!

    February 28, 2018

    We are in the home stretch! With Day 1 and 2 out of the way, we move past the half way mark of MWC 2018. With Day 3, we are seeing that mobile innovation means more than just the future tech of mobile phones as 5G moves even further into the spotlight and takes centre stage for next-gen connectivity. But before we give you the down low on everything 5G, we want to amp up...

  • Mobile Digest 2018: Day One!

    February 26, 2018

      Today is Day One at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where the great and the good of the tech industry – minus Apple – gather to launch and showcase their newest offerings. Throughout the week our Daily Mobile World Digest will keep you up to date with the latest products and company announcements and what they mean for emerging tech industry trends. We’ve certainly got off to a lively start with major announcements from...

  • ‘Oprah 2020’ reflects the shift in expectations of politicians

    February 19, 2018

    Oprah Winfrey widely being touted to run for President of the United States in 2020 after her Golden Globes speech reinforced a trend in Western politics that started in the lead up to the election of Donald Trump. Simply, people are fed up with politicians and the old way of doing things, particularly in the way they communicate with the public. They are exasperated by what they perceive as empty promises, spin – in some...

  • Is the future of capitalism inclusive?

    February 13, 2018

    Last week Reboot the Future, GCM and Aviva, hosted an event in London (for which FHF were a lead sponsor and PR partner) to discuss how the UK can move towards inclusive capitalism and sustainable business. Whilst change is taking place every day, consensus from the esteemed panelists, which included Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman, Forum of the Future’s Founder, Jonathan Porritt and Aviva’s Chief RIO, Steve Waygood, among others, was that the United Nation’s Sustainable...

  • Can corporate purpose be compatible with capitalism?

    January 29, 2018

      “Increasingly the general public are demanding companies have a clear social purpose and demonstrate leadership on key issues” - Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock Ten years ago this February, Northern Rock was nationalised by the then-Labour government, a pivotal moment in the global financial crisis. In the decade of recovery since we have been experiencing one of biggest bull runs in recent memory. Last year we saw global equities reach record highs, and earlier...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day Four

    January 26, 2018

    As the sun sets over the Swiss Alps on another action-packed World Economic Forum annual meeting, it’s time for the FHF Davos team to take one last look at this year’s gathering before signing off… “The spirit of Davos has returned. After last year’s doubts over the true decision-making power of the event, 2018 seemed to put real issues top of the agenda. Yes, the meeting is all about status – who is the top...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day Three

    January 26, 2018

    Day three of Davos, and the finishing line is on the horizon. Thursday’s WEF agenda covered some of the most pressing and influential topics to date, from international trade to interest rates, from bitcoin to that recurring theme of data governance. However it was obvious that everyone at Davos had one eye on the front door, anticipating the arrival one man – President Donald Trump. With his aides speaking at the Forum in the days...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day Two

    January 25, 2018

    Gender equality, tech transformation and warnings against anti-globalisation – the themes set on day one continued to feature heavily on Wednesday’s agenda. It was, however digital and tech that stole the show with Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touching on artificial intelligence, healthcare transformation, women in tech, borderless trade. But it wasn’t just the big tech players dealing with the subject as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day One

    January 24, 2018

    Good morning! Day one of Davos 2018 is a wrap. Now onto the news that made headlines… The event kicked off with a strong international call-to-action from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who set the tone for the Forum, warning of the threat of anti-globalisation and highlighting the massive impact that technology is having on the world. The power statements continued, with Peter Maurer of the Red Cross exposing the true reality of the humanitarian...