Digitalization and digital transformation affects everyone to some extent or another. As the welfare services and the labor sector are becoming increasingly more digitalized, many of us stop to ask ourselves what our future will look like. Will welfare services become more accessible or less? Will we keep the jobs that we have now, or will we need to reskill? Who wins and who loses as a result of the technological development? And what new innovations and services can we expect within the next few years?
These questions are discussed in two recent books published by Routledge. They explore topics such as telemedicine, EdTech, predictive health care, blockchain, digital dentistry, citizen protection, circular economy, GDPR, substitution of labor, gig economy, the “cashless” society, and many more.
During this lecture, the many speakers and panelists (consisting of some of the books’ authors) will share their insights and different perspectives on these important topics. You will learn more about:
– How commercialization of welfare services will affect the availability of such services, and what service innovations we can expect to see in the future.
– The implications of telemedicine, and how it will affect the extant welfare.
– How circular economy can provide opportunities for entrepreneurs in a digitalized society.
You are kindly invited to take part in this discussion! Please note that the lecture is held in English. We will warm up with pre-lecture mulled wine in adjoining room 120, at 16.30. The lecture starts at 17.00. It is organized in collaboration between ESBRI and Stockholm School of Economics.
The books can be downloaded free of cost:
Digital Transformation and Public Services: Societal Impacts in Sweden and Beyond
The Digital Transformation of Labor: Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare