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Straight talking to MECA countries

IMF, OECD, UN, and WTO are seeking better ways to hold accountable countries which ask for more assistance and preferential trade in pandemic times. Middle East, North Africa, Caucasus, and Central Asia (MECA countries) are in the spotlight. Friendly persuasion has not significantly reduced poor governance or corruption. Is Georgia an exception? Hopes rest on agriculture and digital technologies. The agriculture ministers' conference 2021 recommends AMIS, the Agricultural Market Information System curated by FAO. A closer look shows its shortcomings. Digitization will not suffice.Read more ...

Dealing with Corruption Risks, Compliance and Value Management

B2Bioworld enquired with Hugues Vaussy, Finance Director of the Eurofins Group with global responsibilities for Insurance and Risk Management, Investor Relations, as well as capital market transactionsRead more ...

The Tractor As Smartphone

Technologies which work in “smart city” approaches are not per se adequate to applications in rural regions, says Mario Trapp, Professor of Computer Sciences and Head of Fraunhofer Institute of Cognitive Systems. In the interview with B2Bioworld he details some challenges and requirements for designing, manufacturing, or operating safe, autonomous agromachinesRead more ...

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Steering Health Data For or By?

The User as Stakeholder, Expert, Citizen, Consumer, and Patient - Thomas Szucs, Chairman of Swiss Helsana Group on putting “big data” to work in insurance and healthcare Read more ...

Managers of Disease Meet Masters of Personal Health

Ursula B. Redeker, CEO of Roche Germany, about using digital tools to tap “big health data” of users, with an introduction by B2BioworldRead more ...