Science and Technology

Bringing the Universe Down to Earth: In Memory of Stephen Hawking

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. – Stephen Hawking

Dr. Stephen William Hawking was a titan in the scientific community, a pathfinder who changed the very way we understand space and time.

“Time is Now” to Support Women Leadership in Global Cybersecurity

International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide annually on March 8, is a chance to reflect on past and present-day challenges associated with achieving gender equality[1]. As technology is harnessed to enable digital transformation for global good, it is time for the members of the world community to work toward a future where women from all walks of life will no longer be subject to injustices, inequality, and discrimination.

Big Data for Resilience (BD4R) Storybook Launch Event

Could a ‘resilience lens’ help us to better understand and use Big Data in international development?


Experiences around the world suggest that Big Data is enabling larger, creative, and often socially-driven changes involving highly diverse stakeholders. But there is still a lot to learn about the links that exist between Big Data, resilience, and the achievement of long-term development goals, and about their implications for practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Mexico’s Workforce Development Outlook: A Conversation with Alberto Almaguer Rocha Managing Director of CONOCER

Technology and productivity improvements in North America are rapidly transforming the workplace leading to an increased demand for a skilled and adaptable workforce. As Mexico develops its R&D and innovation capacities and transitions into the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” the country’s development prospects will increasingly hinge on successful educational and training programs to build, adapt, and validate.

Opening Doors in Glass Walls for Women in STEM

For over thirty years, women have remained noticeably underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Women make up more than half of college-educated workers but only 25% of college-educated STEM workers – in some fields, such as computer science, women make up only 18.1% of earned bachelor’s degrees. Missing half of the talent pool impacts our potential competitiveness and innovation in a technology-driven economy. But the real problems may begin once women enter a STEM career.