The US presidential election, our digital future, and a question for the friends at ODI’s Digital Societies programme
It is easy to get carried away with the promises of technology when we read about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR.
The economic and social consequences of digital innovation require, and will continue to require, political responses to take advantage of the opportunities that these innovations can bring to society. The challenge for government and regulators is that the speed at which these technologies evolve is much faster than the speed of policy decision making. In
Governments and governance in the digital revolution: opportunities and challenges. In conversation with Johannes Mikkonen
At the end of last year, with support from Helvetas I co-authored a paper entitled, State Capability, Policymaking and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Do Knowledge Systems Matter?
Last October I was in Islamabad and was interview at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. We discussed the changes that new digital technologies bring and will continue to bring to evidence informed policy processes and systems. Click on sdpi.tv to watch the interview.
If we can quantify the value of each educational opportunity, can that data help map a pathway for building the skills needed to succeed? One company is looking into it. Reposted from BBC Source: Is education the new currency? – BBC Worklife
Discussion Paper: State Capability, Policymaking and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Do Knowledge Systems Matter?
I have written a blog with Vanesa Weyrauch about the paper and the main questions we pose in it which was published on Helvetas’ Mosaic: The 4IR Is Here. Do We Need to Design Development Initiatives Differently?
Leah McLaren in this article in The Guardian ponders a time when our attention was allowed to wander. Below an extract with the key steps in our lives becoming digital Let’s go digital Key developments that changed the way we communicate. By Hayley Myers 1971: Email Ray Tomlinson was responsible for electronic mail as we know it,