Digital Society: Challenges and Opportunities
11th FemCAT Forum (2021) – Digital Society: Challenges and Opportunities
Digitalisation as a national strategy, cooperation between the public and private sectors, and inclusion of companies and citizens can drive greater efficiency in public administration, making it possible to improve public policy and create optimal conditions for the digitalisation of businesses.
- Can digital tools help improve public policy?
- What repercussions will the improvement of public policy have on businesses and their efficiency?
- Can digital tools be used to develop talent in business?
- How can we turn transparency into a tool of empowerment?
- How do companies reinvent themselves to continue innovating and being competitive?
- What legal framework is there in Catalonia, and how has it been adapted to the current situation?
- What can we dare to dream for the future of our businesses?
Key proponents of the digital society have taken part at the event, both local and international and from the private and public sectors, to discuss and analyse the challenge that requires a joint approach by the whole society.
Pictures of the event. Credits: Ingrid Ribas.
Keynote Speech. Pekka Ala-Piettilä, Chairman of the EU’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.
ROUND TABLE 1: DIGITAL TOOLS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Case study – Germany: The Use of Big Data to Develop Talent for Future Needs. Michael Schönstein, Head of Strategic Foresight and Analysis, German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Case study – Taiwan: The Covid-19 “Digital Fence” Tracking System. Audrey Tang, Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation, Government of Taiwan.
Case study – Estonia: Embracing Digital Government. Siim Sikkut, Government CIO, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia.
Case study – Catalonia: Data Analysis for Research and Innovation in Health Programme (PADRIS). Montse Moharra, Acting Director of AQuAS, Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation of Catalonia.
ROUND TABLE 2: DIGITAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSABILITIES
Overcoming the Digital Divide in Catalonia. Joana Barbany, Director General of Digital Society, Government of Catalonia.
The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic Era. Albert Cañigueral, Consultant, Speaker and Published Author.
Is it Necessary to Regulate Citizens’ Digital Rights and Responsibilities? Simona Levi, Founder of the Xnet association.
ROUND TABLE 3: BUSINESS OPORTUNITIES
The AI and the Big Data to get answers. Albert Mercadé, Data and AI Director, Basetis, Barcelona.
Digital Identitat (eID).Filipe Carvalho, Vice President Global Sales, Scytàles, Estocolm.
The Culture of Data. Dr. Marc Torrent, Data Analytics Director, BonPreu, Barcelona.