Tech leaders aim for public-private partnership

Only with radical transparency and a public-private partnership with governments will trust be restored in the internet, tech leaders said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The rise of the internet economy is being countered by declining levels of trust as consumers are made wary about what digital companies are doing with their data and a never-ending litany of security breaches.

The issue of trust in a digital world was discussed by a high-powered panel at Davos today that included the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee; Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer; Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff; Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries; and the EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy Günther Oettinger.

“The digital revolution needs a trust revolution,” said Benioff. “There has been an incredible shift in the technology industry, we have already moved into a world of cloud computing, social networks and mobility and we are about to move into the world of data science and artificial intelligence. We’ve gone from systems of record to systems of engagement and now we are about to move into a world of systems of intelligence.

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Source: Silicon Republic

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