Visions and perspectives for a digital society
At this year's Digitising Europe Summit in Berlin, leading decision-makers from politics, business and science spoke about Europe's future. Their visions can be read in the accompanying publication.
An Electricity Grid for the Digital Age
Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit 2019, says that the digital economy needs a reliable energy supply, and even the smallest of fluctuations can wreak havoc.
Shaping the future of work collectively
Reiner Hoffmann, President of the German Trade Union Confederation and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, talks about digitisation in the world of work.
60% of Europeans don’t believe their government has the will to advance digitisation
The representative study "The Tech Divide: Policy" shows that 60% of European respondents don’t believe their governments have the will to develop digitisation.
Digital Austria – Status quo, perspectives and opportunities
Margarete Schramböck, Austria's minister for digital and economic affairs and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, discusses her government's plans for digital transformation and how digitalisation can help improve quality of life.
How to help health tech launch and flourish in Europe
Bieke Van Gorp, COO of FibriCheck and a speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, argues that current regulations and policies need to catch up with the needs of the growing health tech sector.
Maximising the potential and minimising the risks of digitisation
Carina Autengruber, president of the European Youth Forum and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, says digitsation needs to be moulded by society through a coherent strategy that addresses its social, economic and political impacts to maximise the potential and minimise the risks.
Putting consumer trust at the heart of digital innovation
Justin Macmullan, advocacy director at Consumers International and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, thinks that consumer trust is vital for a successful digital society. But no single organisation can build it alone - we need to work together.
“We need to support young people in being creative and brave”
What steps can Europe take to ensure that the next innovative tech giant is founded in the EU? Christian Deilmann, co-founder of the smart home startup tado° and speaker at the Digitising Europe summit, says it's all about the young people and less bureaucracy.
Global study finds that 56% of employees lack the digital skills they need for jobs in the future
The Vodafone Institute releases the second part of "The Tech Divide” study which explores the acceptance of new technologies.
“Our digital children: Educating for the future instead of the past”
Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills at the OECD and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, on the impact of digitisation and automation on society and education.
“Digital disruption is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for insurance”
Philippe Donnet, Group CEO of Generali and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, shares his views on how digitisation disrupts the insurance industry and why it is an exciting time to be an insurer.
Artificial Intelligence: Fiction, reality and… dreams
In her speech on the occasion of her admission to the Spanish Royal Acadamy of Engineering, Nuria Oliver explains how AI can contribute to a better life on all stages and co-exist with humanity.
“Lifelong learning is a mutual investment“
Peter M. Wald, professor for Human Resource Management, researches on leadership and digitisation. He considers training key to the acceptance of new technologies and their successful application.
Digitisation – India and China see enormous potential
How do People feel about new technologies? The Vodafone Institute's study in nine countries reveals severe differences.
Expansion of Gigabit connections has a billion-euros effect for German economy
Targeted broadband expansion in Germany has a significant effect on economic growth. This is the result of the study "On the way to the gigabit society".
Survey reveals disparate views on acceptance of new technologies
The research institute Ipsos has conducted a survey in five countries on behalf of the Vodafone Institute regarding the increasing influence of future technologies on different areas of life.
Expert draws up a roadmap for the secure use of Big Data
The 12-point plan helps enterprises to use big data responsibly, securely and innovatively.
Regulating “Big Data Education” in Europe
What lessons we learned from the US. A paper by Yoni Har Carmel, Haifa Center for Law and Technology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
Fast Internet for everyone
Germany's digital future depends on fibre-optic networks. This according to a current IW Consult study presented at the Digitising Europe Summit.
The major problems associated with big data – and their solution
The "Digitising Europe Initiative" established a forum where experts in the areas of research, politics and business can discuss big data. A policy paper has now been written summarising their key insights.
Transparency and user control critical to success of Big Data
A Vodafone Institute study of public attitudes towards Big Data revealed that Europeans remain uncertain whether the analysis of private data will benefit them or wider society.
Creating a legal framework for mobile learning
Mobile Learning, Data Protection, and Copyright in the EU: A policy report by the Vodafone Institute and iRights.lab investigates the legal aspects of using mobile devices in classrooms.
The vast majority of parents support more digital lessons
Children must be prepared for the digital age. A Vodafone Institute Survey realised by Allensbach revealed: A majority of parents demand that computers play an increasing role in classrooms.
How decision makers can secure a digital future
The digital revolution creates enormous politic and economic challenges. In the paper “Europe’s Got Talent” international opinion leaders offer concrete solutions to the most pressing problems.
Young Germans express particular optimism
Almost half of Germans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe that their lives will be better than those of their parents, making them as optimistic as anyone else in Europe.
Digitisation: Southern Europeans eager to found own business
In Southern Europe enthusiasm abounds for new digital companies, yet the Start-Up Boom and digital career affinity are passing Germany by. The skepticism has three main reasons.
Innovations from Africa – the continent is changing
For several decades Africa was regarded as a continent dependent on western aid. However, within the last years and more innovations from Africa the picture is changing.
Informal Learning via mobile phone and tablet
One of the biggest challenges international policy makers are still facing in the field of education is how and in what to wisely invest the limited resources - informal learning may help to overcome barriers.