As the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, participants are facing up to some of the most challenging economic and social conditions in a generation.
In many African countries, more people now use a mobile money account than a bank account. Many of them will be customers of Vodafone’s pioneering M-Pesa service.
For WEF participants gathering in the glittering conference halls of Davos it may be hard to imagine, but over one billion people around the world still do not have access to electric light.
In Germany, one in every four EV sold in the last two years has been a BMW i3, and the model is the third most popular EV in the world.
Amr Salem, Global Managing Director, Smart Cities IoE: "There must be a cultural change, not just a technology fix. More computers will not make it happen."
Mark Elliot, Division President: "Done right, mobile money can bring the banked world to the unbanked in ways that are useful in their daily lives."
Christopher Lorence, General Manager, Engineering Technologies: “The aviation industry as a whole needs to come together to create more fuel efficient aircraft.”
Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President: "3D printing will revolutionize the kinds of products that people can create.”