Covid-19 has turbocharged the rate of digitisation, accelerating global demand for software developers with skills in Java, SQL and Python.
Online labour platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer have grown 60% since 2017. In future, they may influence how organisations manage and monitor their own employees.
New tech-savvy start-ups aim to exploit shifts in consumer behaviour from Covid-19 to disrupt the broadband market.
Covid-19 is driving the emergence of smaller, more affordable tech hubs in the US and Europe, enabling the industry to tap into a more diverse pool of talent.
Remote work threatens to exacerbate existing workplace inequalities as disadvantaged groups are disproportionately affected by "Zoom fatigue".
Ratings from EthicsGrade reveal that pharmaceutical companies lead on AI governance thanks to robust ethics processes, while energy providers lag behind.
Neither the US or China is likely to become self-sufficient in semiconductors but global leadership would give either side the edge in the digital economy.
In the face of growing trade restrictions online, the Digital Economic Partnership Agreement between Chile, New Zealand and Singapore is opening digital borders.
European governments are trying to balance the need for foreign investment in technology innovation with concerns about data and national security.
The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of data-driven digital transformation, but it has also exacerbated a trust gap with customers over the use of data.
Women are still under-represented in technology-related fields where employment opportunities are growing, research by the World Economic Forum finds.
The pandemic has prompted calls for increased policy action and investment in universal internet access, with UN goals expected to be missed by 'a wide margin'.