EMBRACING the Digital Economy with the arms of BCS + CMA + ICT

ICT PoS Original

ICT PoS Original (Photo credit: Terry Freedman)

This event followed the one of its kind last year which I thoroughly enjoyed.

It covered the kinds of themes I’m interested in and thus was an excellent way of taking ‘the pulse of our interesting times’, e.g.

  • asking for a High Tech Task Force
  • more data networking
  • and that the BBC license fee could be used for startups.

At the same time, it was observed that

  • we are at a regulatory tipping point
  • need effective competition
  • and need to make smart decisions.

In the spirit of Back to the Future, Forward to the Past was suggested. For we are

  • in an arms race against online crooks
  • wondering whether regulators can move fast enough?
  • facing the rise of big data.  

Might a ‘digital charter‘ unite us for the right policy and the right mandates?

  • Ofcom should be braver
  • we are in a battle of ideas
  • Think tanks are needed, for the world needs help, too, in the great silos of the state.

The most (r)evolutionary presentation was offered by historian Colin Williams of Softbox who illustrated how we are living in a Digital (r)evolution, culminating in his observation that money is a ‘collective hallucination‘.

Given my many money related sites, no wonder I was intrigued and fascinated!

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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