Digital action = Climate action: 8 ideas to accelerate the twin transition

“It is clearer than ever that we urgently need to take bold actions to counter the global existential threat of climate change and to promote a green economic recovery!

Together, Europe has set an ambitious target of reducing our emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels. If we are serious about reaching that goal, we governments, businesses and citizens need to think digital.”

Eight ideas on acceleration of the twin transition:

  1. Set ambitious key performance indicators for the twin transition
  2. Promote data cooperation on sustainability
  3. Boost infrastructure & connectivity
  4. Develop international standards for measuring digital enablement and carbon footprint
  5. Increase access to funding for research, development and innovation spending in green technologies
  6. Launch a continent-wide drive for green tech skills
  7. Strengthen the link between digital and green policies
  8. Create sector-specific action plans to facilitate uptake of digital across Europe’s most energy intensive sectors

“Natural disasters and resource scarcity, like limited access to clean water and agricultural land, will lead to security risks and unrest. These challenges are not national but international by nature. It is our common responsibility towards future generations to do what it takes to protect the environment. It is also our common duty to create a strong and competitive European economy, where people have the means to develop and put into practice innovative solutions that we need.”

Got interested? Read the full post from Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl here .

Much more details on the eight ideas can be read in the report DIGITALEUROPE – download a copy here.

Using agile to accelerate your data transformation

Data-management issues can undermine companies’ ability to create value from analytics. Some businesses are using agile principles to make sure data are available when and where they are needed.

Got interested? Keep reading original post from McKinsey here

Guest Blog: Blockchain In Mobile Application Market

Provided by Abishai James from  White Ranking Technologies

In the future, many upcoming start-ups and renowned industries will step into the mobile application market and the apps developed using Blockchain technology will bring transparency and money into the business. 

However there are different opinions regarding blockchain, but looking at its growth rate in the field of mobile applications one can easily say that an App store developed on blockchain technology might even replace the renowned Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store by becoming the most important medium for searching, downloading, and purchasing premium apps.

Are you new to Blockchain Apps? Do you need some help in knowing how to incorporate blockchain into your next mobile app? Here are a few steps to assist you in reaching your goal.

Know the apps suitable for blockchain

Even though there are various technologies at the end of your fingertips offering you unimaginable advantages, but still every technology won’t fit into mobile applications. 

Moreover, applications that are developed only to publish content and articles without having an active in-app purchase interface, blockchain may not be required at all.

Consider key technologies

Bringing together blockchain and mobile applications needs detailed knowledge and mastery of the technology and several other factors like blockchain platforms, programming languages, front-end, network, processes like back-end, and quality assurance for different mobile platforms, etc.

How to implement Blockchain?

Executing blockchain in mobile app development has noticeable benefits. And once you gain mastery in the above-mentioned factors it will become easy for you to develop an app based on Blockchain. 

Choose the suitable consensus-based method– One should have in-depth knowledge about the mutual consensus mechanism it will help you know the unconditional accessibility and security of the blockchain.

UI and admin panel design– Now, it’s time for you to start working on developing the admin panel and app UI of the blockchain app. Using a front-end programming language, an external database, and designated app servers one can easily develop a blockchain application.

AC Market has developed an infographic to give a detailed description and explain the advantages of Blockchain In Mobile Application Market:

The Empty Promise of Data Moats

Questioning if there’s practical evidence of data network effects at all. 

Data is and can be very useful to inform decision making, but don’t let it misguide you. Some insights? Here we go …

The Incumbent’s Dilemma: How Large Organizations Are Being Disrupted By Their Own Assumptions

The need to align with customer needs and completely remove any ‘assumptions’ from your business decision-making.

Read here if your business decisions are guided by data that isn’t constantly refreshed, your product strategy will quickly grow stale and out of touch with what consumers actually want and need.

Uber’s Secret Weapon Is Its Team Of Economists

Ubernomics developed as a means to use Uber’s massive database of customer behavior and turned into a marketing tool.

Key resources can grow into revenue streams! How? read here

Leading Through Experimentation

Lack of leadership support stifles innovation. So does a Heroic leadership style.

A Heroic leadership style kills the experimentation, data-driven and collaborative approach required for successful innovation.

Read full article here.

Analysis Paralysis…Innovators Move Fast

“Refining your idea too much in the early stages of testing is a trap. Uncertainty and risk is at its maximum when you start out. You can’t reduce uncertainty with analytical thinking, so don’t waste your time perfecting your idea. It’s really about getting out there, searching for evidence, and iterating.”
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