Beyond Technology and Data

Beyond technology
DLD conference

Best time in history and also the scariest

• business as usual, change the way we think or react - personal, business, governments

•„Renaissance moment“

• active citizens, responsible, thoughtful, collective consequences

• government change quicker - as things change quick, people left behind, don’t loose them

• most pressing moment

• changing perspective

Tim Hoettges, Deutsche Telekom

• rapidly change - precarious situation, fear of digitalization and impact, feeling behind, handle the issue, jobs not there for a lifetime, skill set changed, but great opportunities

• fear being poor, not achieve the same wealth as parents even with university degrees, vote with their feet (elections)

• leaders: create an environment that they understand, clear dialog, but he don’t know really what to do

1) trying to find answers

2) education, education, education

• companies have to get all people on board, not just the Digital Elite

• "Make people understand the chances of digitalization! It is a matter of education“*

"Digitalization has to be driven by leaders, but it can not stop at this level!“

"At least we should have an open debate about basic income.“

"Debatte on change has to be driven by entrepreneurial and political leaders - but has to include all individuals"

McKinsey study 50% of jobs worldwide are susceptible to automation by existing technology - Niko Mohr, McKinsey & Company

• Jobs in the US are mostly lost through automatization, not globalization

• wake-up call, opportunity, development

1) awareness something is going to happen, it will have an impact, implication

2) it’s not going to be a disaster, it has happened lots of times ago in history (e.g. agriculture -> industrial ages), accept this is going to be happened - take it as an opportunity

3) and develop

Ian Goldin, Oxford Martin School

• don’t make mistake to compare it to a revolution 100 years developing (agriculture), some countries still try to reach

• 25-30 years now! much quicker

• massive consequences

• because a job can be done by my machines it doesn’t mean that it will happen

Do leaders realize what’s happening at the moment?

Tim Hoettges:

• WE have a digital duty in this age, we all do, changes will happen and we need to adapt

• connectivity nowadays is perceived as a human right, leaders and politicians have to be more political - call out of business leaders to take more responsibility in democratic political debates - challenge is, how do we enable this for everybody

• What is the human right of connectivity? Is privacy, business dignity more important or profit and policy?

• digital duty in this age, we all do, changes will happen and we need to adapt • We are living in our own personal bubbles (digital eco chambers), mono culture created around us, my personal interests - no diversity, diversity is fading away, support and recommendation from my bubble, losing variety of information - hope: in the end of the day the good wins

• question about decision making, speed and being brave = global responsability, Ian added.

Ian Goldin

• The current revolution is taking place globally.

"I’m not worried about future number of jobs. I am worried about their quality. Too many insecure jobs, forget about pensions. We will have a few good jobs, and a mass of bad jobs."

Niko Mohr:

• still in a learning mode

• innovative environment, downs are normal, we need to control it

• broadband infrastructure shouldn’t be considered other than streets or railways, it’s public infrastructure