The launch of EIF project 'The Digital World in 2030'

01 May 2013 Author: EIFonline

On the 23 April, EIF kicked off the "Digital World in 2030" project. This event has broaden and deepen inputs for our "Digital World in 2030" project, building on our initial “2025” report and our recent joint event with European Commission’s "Digital Futures" project (DG CONNECT).

EIF looked at the technology, economic, and socio-political dimensions.  Here are the main contributions from the panelists and participants, who  revisited “2025” scenarios and issues looked forward on the new trends.   

"The Digital World in 2030" report will be available in time for next year’s European Parliament elections and a new Commission.


Chair: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP and EIF Governor

Rapporteur: Ajit Jaokar, Founder, Futuretext and European Policy Bloggers Network


- Patrik Regårdh, Head of Strategic Marketing, Ericsson

- John Finney, Chief Commercial Officer, O3b Networks (presentation slides are available for download)

- Matthias Wulff, Head of Communications Clubs and Direct Marketing, Bertelsmann

Rapporteur Ajit Jaokar reports on the main disucssion points to the panel:











Click here to read more about the exchange of thoughts in Ajit's blog post. 


Workshop: Economic Focus

Chair: Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair

Rapporteur: Peter Linton, EIF Advisor and principal author of the ‘Digital World in 2025’


- Howard Williams, Professor, Oxford Internet Institute (speech notes are available for download)

- Taylor Reynolds, OECD, author of the OECD ‘Internet Economy Outlook' (presentation slides are available for download)

- Phillida Cheetham, researcher in the Consumer Insight team, Which?

- John Higgins, Director-General, DIGITALEUROPE 

 Listen to Rapporteur Peter Linton's main insights from the workshop discussion: 



Chair: Edit Herczog, MEP and EIF Governor

Rapporteur: Joost Van Der Vleuten, Policy Officer, European Commission (DG CONNECT)


- Žiga Turk, Professor, University of Ljubljana (presentation slides are available for download)

- Stefano Zanero, assistant professor, Computer Engineering department, Politecnico di Milano University

- Franco Accordino, Head of taskforce ‘Digital Futures’, European Commission (DG CONNECT)

- Michal Kosinski and David Stillwell, co-authors of ‘Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior’, University of Cambridge, The Psychometrics Centre

Rapporteur Joost Van Der Vleuten reported on the main discussion points from the Socio-Political workshop:

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