• Opinion
    Sweden is often perceived as a global leader for embracing digital and internet technologies. But Readie’s recent report, Digital Pulse: how ready are the Swedish for the digital life?, found some interesting results. It appears that...
    Anders Hektor
    8 August, 2017
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  • Opinion
    Digital technology is changing every aspect of our lives and creating huge opportunities for society. For these benefits to be fully realised, however, people need to have the skills and the confidence to use new tools...
    Kimberley Ballantyne
    31 July, 2017
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  • Opinion
    Mr Boris Koprivnikar is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia. He manages activities which are an integral part of the Centre of Government and focus on digital transformation. As...
    Kimberley Ballantyne
    13 July, 2017
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  • Opinion
    Robots are taking over our jobs. The future workforce is unskilled, unprepared and unemployable. Sounds familiar? Policy agendas and media stories are fixated on digital skills – or lack thereof. Are people aware of their impending...
    Renata Wloch
    21 June, 2017
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  • Opinion
    In March, Krzysztof Szubert was appointed Secretary of State, responsible for international affairs at the Ministry of Digital Affairs in Poland. With 20 years experience in tech entrepreneurship and ICT, Minister Szubert has been instrumental in driving the digital agenda...
    Olivia Chapman
    13 June, 2017
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  • Opinion
    Recently, The Spectator held a roundtable discussion on the digital economy, featuring Readie’s Valerie Mocker, Matt Hancock, minister for digital and culture, Garrett Ilg, President EMEA, Adobe; Pete Cummings (Adobe), Vicky Ford MEP, George Freeman MP,...
    Olivia Chapman
    1 June, 2017
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  • Opinion
    New research published by Readie shows that Germans are apprehensive about embracing new technology and sharing economy platforms. Nearly half say they would not sit in a driverless car (46 per cent) or receive brain surgery...
    Kimberley Ballantyne
    8 March, 2017
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  • Opinion
    New research published by Readie shows that UK adults believe that the positives provided by the internet outweigh the negatives (78 per cent), but also that the benefits are not shared equally across society. People aged...
    Kimberley Ballantyne
    8 March, 2017
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  • Opinion
    Readie’s Valerie Mocker joined BBC World Service Tech Tent presenter Rory Cellan-Jones and Chris Foxx from the BBC Online tech desk to discuss the impact of robots on the workforce. The presenters visited the London Science...
    Kimberley Ballantyne
    13 February, 2017
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  • Opinion
    Digital technology is completely changing the way we live and work and the pace of technological change shows no signs of slowing. What can governments do to create a strong digital economy and ensure Europe is...
    Olivia Chapman
    1 November, 2016
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  • Opinion
    Data is transforming the way we interact with the world. Every second more than 54,000 Google searches are conducted, 7,000 some tweets are shared and more than 2 million emails are sent. A surge in search...
    Olivia Chapman
    30 June, 2016
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  • Opinion
    Why doesn’t Europe have home-grown digital platforms on the scale of Google, Uber, Airbnb or Facebook? Could platforms do a better job than the public sector in providing transport or traffic management – and if so,...
    Olivia Chapman
    30 June, 2016
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  • Opinion
    At Readie’s recent Digital Economy Research Summit, Nesta’s CEO Geoff Mulgan noted that “we’re witnessing an extraordinary series of digital revolutions in our economy”. They’re certainly extraordinary: never before has digital technology attracted such levels of...
    Matthew Davies
    7 June, 2016
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  • Opinion
    “In the past 10 or 15 years, ‘platforms’ and ‘digital platforms’ have become pervasive buzzwords,” says Annabelle Gawer. This is the same person whose MIT professor once said to her “Interesting thesis, but don’t use the...
    Olivia Chapman
    27 May, 2016
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  • Opinion
    On 22 March 2016, Readie brought together leading experts from across Europe to discuss best ways to uncover emerging technologies, businesses models, hot startups and scaleups. Our guest author Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, was a speaker....
    Geoff Mulgan
    24 March, 2016
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  • Opinion
    Data fuels the Digital Economy. In particular Open Data has significant, and untapped, potential. What is Open Data? Open data is data that anyone can access, use or share  (Open Data Institute). Why does Open Data...
    Valerie Mocker
    18 February, 2016
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