ELISE Webinar: Emerging Approaches for Data-Driven Innovation in Europe
January 24th 14:00-16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Connecting to the Invisible World: Between Micro-organisms and Planetary Health
Ecological Memes, ‘AWAI’ gathering on Friday, November 19 Sustainability is high on the agenda and climate change projections provide plenty of reason for concern and action. An important underlying question here is how we as humans relate to the world around us, as this largely determines our interaction with our natural environment. Can we even […]
Digital Services for Europe-toolkit
The digital transition and the delivery of digital services is high on the agenda. In fact, due to the societal impact of the COVID pandemic, the urgency regarding digital services has increased further in the past year. A robust and agile digital infrastructure is of great importance, but there is more to it than that […]
Sustainable digitization requires a broader perspective
The Covid-19 pandemic has given a huge boost to digitization worldwide to keep society running as much as possible. We do our shopping online more often, we keep in touch through social media and video calling, and we work digitally from home in droves. By flying less together, getting into our cars less often, and […]
Data-driven steering continues to call for a story to go with the numbers
The national government, municipalities, provinces, water boards and police; all are exploring and introducing new possibilities around data-driven steering. And there’s a lot to be said for that. Assumptions and opinions can be substantiated or invalidated on the basis of concrete figures. For directors and managers, figures are a pleasant guide to choices to be […]
When digital comfort becomes too personal
Image Gerd Altmann via Pixabay A lot of public outrage this week now that it appears that, in addition to Google, Apple also allows people to listen in to recordings of their voice assistant. Apparently the fact that a human being is unnoticed listening in on what you are doing and saying sets a limit to what we […]
It is frequently complained that the municipal landscape of digital services is so fragmented and diverse. And fair is fair, that’s a fair observation. Moreover, it is likely that as a result we are missing out on opportunities to set up our services more efficiently and uniformly.
Self-driving cars: innovating along the beaten path? (republished)
Image MonikaP via Pixabay It will not have escaped anyone’s attention: the tech and automotive industry is going full throttle on the development of the self-driving car. Slowly but surely it is making its appearance. But what moral dilemmas does this bring with it? And is such a self-driving car really the solution?