Humanity facing the second machine age
Networking Nations, in collaboration with Ipsos and the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, hosted an event called „The Human and the Machine” on Tuesday the 5th of September in Berlin.
These 5 startups were born to make an impact
Our European Startup accelerator's second round of F-LANE has begun and we have received 177 applications from over 50 different countries. Let us introduce to you the top five startups that have made it into the Programme.
The Human and the Machine
Berlin on the 5th of September 2017: The Vodafone Institute together with Editorial Intelligence’s “Networking Nations” and Ipsos, is hosting a one-day symposium.
Digital Impact Berlin – From possibilities to responsibilities
Digital data offer a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact. Digital resources also present a new set of responsibilities and challenges for civil society.
Brigitte Zypries calls for more support to women in Digital industry
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries has called for more support to women working in the technology and digital sector in her statement at the “Women in Digital” roundtable.
How data journalists create facts for better news
At the journalism salon Michael Kreil and Hendrik Lehmann talked about their work as data journalists for the "Tagesspiegel".
Fast Track to Success for Female Founders
6 weeks, 5 female founders, 1 goal: To push their startups to the next level.
Schwesig calls for more support to women working in the technology sector
At the Vodafone Institute's conference "Women in Tech" German Minister for Family Affairs, Manuela Schwesig, called for more support to women working in the technology sector.
Lensational – Empowering Women through Photography
Lensational aims to empower marginalized women in developing countries through equipping them with digital training and photography skills. And of course, a camera that they can take photos with and make their voices heard through their photos.
Wazi Vision Brings Affordable Eyecare and Sustainable Glasses to Africa
Eye Exams in Uganda are expensive. And with a pair of glasses the treatment can cost up to 150 US-Dollar and is unaffordable for many children throughout Africa. With Wazi Vision, Brenda Katwesigye developed a smart and cheap way to make eye care affordable.
DigiSitter – Coordinating Childcare via App
Katharina Schiederig is a working mother of two and she knows the struggle families can run into when there is a sudden gap in the families’ calendar. Therefore, she is creating an app to ease the coordination between work and family.
Securella – When Security meets Cinderella
With Securella, Moroccan-born Samia Haimoura is building an eco-system where women can feel safe and get immediate help when they need it - and before they are actually harmed.
Ask Without Shame – Sexual Education in Africa via App
Ruth Namembezi, a 22 years old from Uganda, wanted to raise awareness for sexual diseases and founded an app for sexual education in Africa.
These five startups will change the world for the better
Over 150 startups in 42 countries applied for a place on the F-LANE accelerator programme and the five most spectacular ones got in.
How will automation shape the Gigabit Age?
Robots and I: Another event presented by the Vodafone Institute will take place in Brussels on February 7 with a stellar line up of international thinkers and robotics experts.
Schäuble and Ametsreiter emphasise the need for a strong Europe
In his speech at the opening of Vodafone Germany’s new Berlin Office, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) talked about the need for a European digital union.
The fight against latency
Just don’t waste time: the new mobile communications standard 5G and high-speed fibre lines give industry 4.0 and the gigabit society a strong push.
“Digitisation pays off”
Distributed networks are the future: expert Hartmut Schmeck outlines the energy market of the future at the Digitising Europe Summit.
“It will revolutionize the entire industry”
A steel trader goes digital: Gisbert Rühl brings Klöckner into the gigabit society. At the Digitising Europe Summit the CEO of the Duisburg Group discussed the hurdles and obstacles involved.
The Beginning of a revolution
A "Gigabit pact” between politicians, companies, and banks to provide Germany with a fibre-optic network. Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Vodafone Germany, argues in favour at the Digitising Europe Summit.
What robots want to know
Learning robots are fundamentally changing work environments of mankind and machines alike – robotics expert Ken Goldberg gave some insight into this development at the Digitising Europe Summit.
Vodafone Awards go to Frank Ellinger and Mario Goldenbaum
This year’s awards for outstanding research achievements in the field of mobile communications went to Professor Frank Ellinger and Dr Mario Goldenbaum.
Big Data and Privacy – Setting Rules for Data Sharing
„Digitising Europe Initiative“ is about to stop by the next European capital. Madrid 2016 is going to adress Big Data’s implications on public-private data sharing - including questions of participation and its legal basis.
Preventing epidemics with high-speed digital networks
Digitalisation makes data-based medical diagnosis possible, and it also gives physicians and patients a time advantage. Three projects were presented at re:publica 2016.
The long and stony road to “5G city”
There’s nothing utopic about the gigabit society now. “The 5G City” panel debate at re:publica, which was sponsored by the Vodafone Institute, put the focus on the smart cities of the future.
The small Big Data-government: doing like Estonia does?
From file cabinet to data base: The Estonian ICT policy advicer Siim Sikkut praises the new efficiency of electronic government. However, privacy matters are ever-present. By Fabian Warislohner
Susan Neiman about growing up in the digital age
In "TimeOut" Susan Neiman and Heinz Bude sketched the internet as modern equivalent of the Enlightment era - and praised the analogue book's significance for the modern world.
Big Data in healthcare: a cure-all or an instrument of inequality?
Yet it's questionable who really benefits when it comes to using Big Data. However, due to the potential, cancerologists as Christoph von Kalle are full of hope - but also critique arises. By Robert Briest
“Not using data is the moral equivalent of burning books”
European centre Brussels saw the second round of "Digitising Europe Initiative" – Journalist Kenneth Cukier pointedly animated the current discussion on the relevance of Big Data.
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and the thinking “out of the box”
Daily routine without digital footprint? Almost unimaginable today. For this very reason, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Heinz Bude brought analogue ideas in a more prominent position.
Big Data: Key to the Future or the End of Privacy?
EU decision-makers have called for a new discussion on how best to harness social benefits that Big Data brings while protecting dignity and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals.
Taming the data storm to shape a revolution
Facing the data revolution will from both powerful stakeholders and civil society require thougtful foresight and wide participation. By Emmanuel Letouzé and Carson Martinez
IT giants Pentland and Keen debate on Big Data
How to reasonably manage Big Data in society? MIT co-founder Alex Pentland and author and internet critic Andrew Keen about benefits and challenges of a 21st century phenomenon.
„The scientific community is still divided about Big Data“
Before speaking at „Big Data - Big Power Shifts?“, we seized the opportunity to consult Mike Savage, well-known sociologist at LSE, about Big Data's impact on the scientific world
Making Sense of Big Data: Kick-off to “Big Data: big power shifts?”
Mike Savage and Isabelle Sonnenfeld are both eminent experts in understanding the importance of digital media and big data for modern societies and their study.
Pentland and Keen debate the Big Data phenomenon
Two of the most renowned international protagonists of the digital transformation debate will join the "digitising europe initative 2015": Alex Pentland and Andrew Keen.
“Time Out” for reflection on our digital lives
With its new series "Time Out" the Vodafone Institute creates a forum for philosophical and political discussion in an ever-accelerating world of innovation.
How mobile technology is changing society
A review of the panel discussion at the DW Global Media Forum. The ensuing discussion illustrated mobile technologies empowers people to influence society.
European dialogue on ethics of Big Data
Vodafone Institute’s "digitising europe initiative", launched in 2014, is entering its second round. Starting in Berlin, the series includes events at several European cities.
Can a robot do my job better than I can?
"Could a robot do my job better than I?" This is a question that gnaws at many of us as robots and computers inexorably develop the skills to work in ways once considered quintessentially human.
Tinder for employers and job seekers
Digitisation utilises profiling to improve the speed and quality of hiring outcomes. Matchmaking in a digitised world is no future dream: How will Intern Avenue change the world of recruitment?