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SCENARIOS FOR BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Wednesday 24 November 13:00-16:00 room C1

Description:

Fostered by the rapid and ever increasing pace of development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), a new digital economy is emerging around the globe. In this new digital economy, individual citizens and small businesses will have more chances than ever before to play a role alongside the big players. Since the Internet is being adopted as the most important global communications infrastructure, and because global knowledge is becoming accessible by everyone with Internet access, the digital economy will be characterised by radically new forms of business relationships and will have a profound effect on the way we work and live.

This session aims to present and explore scenarios for doing business in the digital economy, that is, scenarios for electronic commerce. It will consist of an introduction by three keynote presenters, followed by a moderated roundtable discussion involving representatives from various business sectors and the audience.

Speakers:

FIRST PART
Chairperson:
John Thackara (UK), Director of the Netherlands Design Institute, Amsterdam.

Keynote speakers:

  • Ken Binmore (UK), Professor of Economics, University College London: The new rules of the Digital Economy – Who are the winners? (.doc, 21kb) (.ppt, 302kb)
  • Pauli Heikkil√§, (FI) Chief Executive Officer, Digita Oy: Values and Value Creation in the Digital Economy (.doc, 48kb)
  • Luc Soete (NL), Professor of Economics, University of Maastricht: Towards the Digital Economy: Scenarios for Business (.doc, 82kb)

SECOND PART
Moderator:
John Thackara

Panelists (in addition to the keynote speakers):

  • Reiner Anderl (D), Dean, TU Darmstadt: Statement on Digital Business (.doc, 27kb)
  • John Gillis (UK), Department of Trade & Industry (.doc, 23kb)
  • Isabel Gresa Palanca (E), Institute for Furniture-related Technologies, Valencia: An Integrated Communication Architecture to Promote Furniture Business. Industrial Initiatives. (.doc, 36kb)
  • Bo Harald (FI), Executive Vice President, MeritaNordbanken, Helsinki: E-Banking, a Building Block of the Digital Economy (.doc, 27kb)
  • Alain Roumiguier (F), Vice President, Matra Datavision: Digital Business in the manufacturing industry: revolution or evolution? (.doc, 33kb)
  • Hannes Werthner (A) Professor, University for Business and Economy, Vienna, Member of ISTAG: Doing Business in the Digital Economy - Hypotheses from a Tourism Point of View (.doc, 29kb)

Contacts:

Paul Desruelle (Paul.Desruelle@cec.eu.int) (.doc, 51kb)
Erastos Filos (
Erastos.Filos@dg13.cec.be)

 
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