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The Great Global Data Divide

A Science|Business Data Rules online workshop (14:30 – 16:00 CET)

On September 15th, Science|Business is hosting a 90 minute online webinar/workshop to explore the digital imbalances between different countries/regions of the world and the implications for the development of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). The event will consider the extent to which parts of the world are being left behind when it comes to exploiting AI, further concentrating economic power in the hands of a small number of countries. 

In particular, the discussion will focus on: 

• The widening gap between the digital haves (the global north) and the digital have-nots (the global south) 

• What are the implications for economic development? 

• How important is government investment in AI-related R&D? 

• Is the private sector the primary driver behind the development of AI? How big a factor is the "winner-takes-all" dynamic in many digital markets? 

• Is it in Europe's interests to try and reduce the digital imbalance between the global north and the global south?

• Is Europe’s new Global Approach to Research and Innovation sufficient? 

• What else could European policymakers do to address the yawning data divide?

Featured guests
Nicolas Van Zeebroeck
Professor, Digital Economics & Strategy Adjunct to the President & Advisor to the Rector for IT and Digital, Université libre de Bruxelles
Teresa Scantamburlo
Post-doctoral researcher, European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT), Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Atia Cortés
Post-doctoral researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Cathrin Stöver
Chief Communication Officer, GÉANT
Audrey Plonk
Head of Digital Economy Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
Jeremy Rollison
Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
Hilary Hanahoe
Secretary General, Research Data Alliance

Please note this is a private Science|Business Data Rules webinar, with a limited audience capacity. If you are interested in participating, please submit your request of registration through the form below. We will validate your request depending on availability.

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