James Niccolai

James Niccolai was a technology reporter and editor for 20 years in San Francisco and Paris. He is now a content director with Bateman Group.

  • [Davos Recap Video] Silicon Valley has lost its way. What comes next?

    [Davos Recap Video] Silicon Valley has lost its way. What comes next?

    With the current backlash against tech, Silicon Valley is struggling to define its place in the world. Is it a crucible for big ideas or an engine of inequality that... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] ‘Brands need a heartbeat,’ Matt Damon tells Davos, promoting Water.org

    [Davos Recap Video] ‘Brands need a heartbeat,’ Matt Damon tells Davos, promoting Water.org

    More than 800 million people in the world have no easy access to fresh water and walk hours each day to collect it. It’s a massive health crisis, but it... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] China at the edge of Africa: what have we learned?

    [Davos Recap Video] China at the edge of Africa: what have we learned?

    China has invested billions in Africa, constructing roads and bridges and extracting natural resources. But critics say the benefits have not been evenly shared, with many African countries now...

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  • [Davos Recap Video] How to avoid fragmentation of the global trading system

    [Davos Recap Video] How to avoid fragmentation of the global trading system

    Global trade depends on transparency and trust, which is why fragmentation in commerce is such a huge issue. When small enterprises are cut off from digital networks, they have no... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] Conscience and capitalism: probing the edge in times of division

    [Davos Recap Video] Conscience and capitalism: probing the edge in times of division

    Brands are entering conversations where they once stood back, taking a stand on issues like race, immigration and gender rights. But should they be? Is it authentic? And do they... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] How news shapes the narrative, and what that means for markets and trade

    [Davos Recap Video] How news shapes the narrative, and what that means for markets and trade

    There’s clearly a crisis of trust in the media, fueled by populist leaders determined to disrupt the established order. But what impact does it have on trade and markets, and... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] Magic At The Edge Of Menace: How Tech Makes Us Human

    [Davos Recap Video] Magic At The Edge Of Menace: How Tech Makes Us Human

    There’s a maxim that “technology is neither good nor bad, it just is,” but that feels inadequate in the current climate. Big tech is facing a big backlash. AI and... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] Towards or away from centralization?

    [Davos Recap Video] Towards or away from centralization?

    While digital networks have made it easier than ever for small producers to sell their goods worldwide, the platforms they use are increasingly dominated by large players. So in this... Read »

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  • [Davos Recap Video] Same at the edge of different: How diversity will drive the future of work

    [Davos Recap Video] Same at the edge of different: How diversity will drive the future of work

    What gets lost in all the talk about diversity statistics these days is the experience of being different itself, especially for groups who aren’t often represented in the debate. What... Read »

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  • Matt Damon? Yes. Cherie Blair? Of Course. 8 Must-See Speakers in the Tradeshift Sanctuary at Davos

    Matt Damon? Yes. Cherie Blair? Of Course. 8 Must-See Speakers in the Tradeshift Sanctuary at Davos

    If you’ve ever been to the Tradeshift Sanctuary at Davos, you’ll know that each year we assemble a world-class line-up of speakers to tackle some of the most pressing issues... Read »

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