Our work within the issue area of Digital Transformation sets out to explore how emerging technologies transform and influence the way we live. We seek to reflect on the latest developments and trends in the field and their impact on our societies, and to develop new ideas on how public policy can shape and navigate technological disruption.
Recent years have seen a sharp rise of issues pertaining to the proliferation of digital technologies in our everyday life; emerging challenges to privacy, the changing pattern of employment, cyber security and internet surveillance affect key areas of economic and social policy, domestic security or the protection of our fundamental rights as individuals. The challenges and opportunities presented by these developments are the subject of increasing debate in the media, society, and the policy community.
How do emerging technologies transform and influence the way we live? How will the digitalisation of industrial production processes affect energy and resource use? How will it change the working environment? What effect do these new, digital forms of communication have on democratic participation processes?
We regularly publish policy papers and formulate recommendations for policymakers and other relevant actors in the private and non-profit sectors.
Our programs explore how digital technologies are reshaping the global economy and society and aims to provide data-driven analysis and recommendations to inform effective policy. We facilitate a forum for technology experts, policymakers, civil society organizations and business leaders from around the world to identify global policy solutions to challenges created by disruptive technologies such as privacy and surveillance, technology and innovation, future of work, the modernization process of the public sector, the digital energy transition and more.