• Opinion
    This post is an edited version of an article by Valerie Mocker, published in the huffingtonpost.de in January 2018. For 80% of us, our smartphone is a constant companion. Globally, people spend an average of 2...
    READIE
    20 February, 2018
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  • Opinion
    Governments will take the first serious steps towards regulating AI in 2018, says Geoff Mulgan No countries have yet worked out how to answer the innumerable questions posed by rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI). That...
    NESTA
    29 January, 2018
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  • Opinion
    Much like SimCity trained a whole cohort of city planners, simulation will become a mainstream innovation method in 2018, say Florence Engasser and Sonia Tanna It’s 2020, the week before Budget day. The Chancellor is debating...
    NESTA
    25 January, 2018
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  • Opinion
    In 2018, citizenship will no longer be determined by the geographical boundaries of a country, says Tom Symons In 1648, over 100 delegations met in the cities of Osnabrück and Münster to sign a series of...
    Tom Symons
    24 January, 2018
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  • Opinion
    This post is an edited version of an article by Valerie Mocker, published in ‘Die Zeit’ in October 2017. Digital innovation could reinvigorate government – more easily and quickly than you think. Startups don’t just disrupt...
    READIE
    11 January, 2018
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  • resource
    Industry 4.0 refers to connecting machines used in industrial production and supply chains to the internet and each other. This allows collecting data and automating some processes. Connected devices, also referred to as Industrial Internet of...
    12 December, 2017
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    The internet of things (IoT) is the connecting of physical devices to the internet at a large scale, allowing them to communicate with existing internet connected devices and each other. This creates large amounts of data...
    13 November, 2017
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  • news
    To help policymakers navigate the impact of digitalisation and understand their potential to influence it, Readie has published a series of Explainers. European governments have taken radically different approaches to digital policy. In France, Emmanuel Macron...
    30 October, 2017
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  • resource
    ‘Digital skills’ is a term used with increasing frequency, but it places a misleading emphasis on the technical skills a person needs to operate digital devices and software. The term encompasses a variety of technical, social...
    22 October, 2017
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    The sharing economy refers to a type of online platform which facilitates access to goods and services without a traditional intermediary. The goods and services are often used short term when needed, as opposed to owning...
    22 October, 2017
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    Artificial intelligence (AI) describes when computers act independently, in a way that resembles human reasoning. Most, if not all, current AI systems employ machine learning. Fundamentally, machine learning algorithms are computerised techniques for recognising patterns in...
    22 October, 2017
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  • Opinion
    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 Chief...
    READIE
    10 October, 2017
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  • Opinion
    As technological forces are disrupting multiple industries and reshaping the workplace, “lifelong learning” has become the new motto to cope with the pace of change. This is true not only for individuals, as a way to...
    Jonathan Pinet
    3 October, 2017
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  • Opinion
    In recent years, there has been an explosion of research into the impacts of automation on work. This makes sense: artificial intelligence and robotics are encroaching on areas of human activity that were simply unimaginable a...
    Hasan Bakhshi, Jonathan Downing, Michael Osborne, Philippe Schneider
    28 September, 2017
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  • Opinion
    In part two of Readie’s interview, Olivier Midière explains the four stages of MEDEF’s new digital transformation programme for French SMEs, Metamorphosis. “Since his arrival [as President of MEDEF], Pierre Gattaz has made digital and globalisation...
    READIE
    27 September, 2017
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  • Opinion
    This blog describes a prototype Skills Map. A vision for an automated Skills Map With tools like Google maps and Citymapper, getting from point A to point B has never been easier. The same cannot be said...
    Cath Sleeman
    1 September, 2017
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  • 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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  • publication
    Research by Readie finds differences in attitude to new technology across Europe. Swedes are digitally savvy, but risk missing out on new developments. ​Key findings Swedes say finding information quickly, being able to communicate with each...
    31 July, 2017
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  • Opinion
    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 Chief...
    READIE
    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...
    READIE
    13 June, 2017
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  • news
    Recently, The Spectator held a roundtable discussion on the digital economy, featuring Valerie Mocker (Head of Readie), Matt Hancock (Minister for Digital and Culture), Garrett Ilg (Adobe), Pete Cummings (Adobe), Vicky Ford MEP, George Freeman MP,...
    1 June, 2017
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  • publication
    New research by Readie finds major differences in attitude to new technology across Europe, with Germans most sceptical and Bulgarians most positive about its impact. ​Key findings Research by Readie shows that attitudes to new technology...
    8 March, 2017
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  • publication
    New research by Readie finds major differences in attitude to new technology across Europe, with Germans most sceptical and Bulgarians most positive about its impact. Key findings Research by Readie shows that attitudes to new technology...
    8 March, 2017
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  • news
    Valerie Mocker, Director of Readie, joined Rory Cellan-Jones and Chris Foxx on the BBC World Service Tech Tent to discuss the impact of robots on the workforce. The presenters visited the London Science Museum’s new exhibition...
    13 February, 2017
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  • news
    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...
    1 November, 2016
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    Policy Summit

    Digital, done better

    The digital economy holds enormous opportunities for businesses and societies in Europe, but also poses challenges in areas such as job automation and the impact of the sharing economy. So, what policies are currently fostering entrepreneurship and...
  • 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...
    READIE
    30 June, 2016
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  • Opinion
    This article is an extract from Diane Coyle’s latest report, ‘Making the most of platforms: a policy and research agenda’ which will be available on Jean-Jacques Laffont Digital Chair at the Toulouse School of Economics. Why...
    Diane Coyle
    30 June, 2016
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  • Opinion
    At Readie’s recent Digital Economy Research Summit, CEO of Nesta, Geoff Mulgan noted that “we’re witnessing an extraordinary series of digital revolutions in our economy”. It’s certainly extraordinary. Never before has digital technology attracted such levels of...
    READIE
    7 June, 2016
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  • Opinion
    Annabelle Gawer is a world leading platform expert and Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Surrey and regularly advises policymakers across Europe about the regulation of online platforms. “In the past 10 or 15 years,...
    READIE
    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 scale-ups. Geoff Mulgan, CEO of Nesta, was a speaker and here he reflects...
    Geoff Mulgan
    24 March, 2016
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    Research Summit

    What drives Europe's digital economy?

    Policy and business leaders are urgently trying to understand how digital technologies are changing Europe’s economy. How can digitalisation be turned into an opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs? What cutting-edge research currently exists? And critically, how...
    21st - 22nd Mar 2016
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  • Opinion
    Data fuels the digital economy. In particular, open data has significant, and untapped, potential. What is open data? Why does open data matter? Open data is data that anyone can access, use or share. Startups, businesses,...
    READIE
    18 February, 2016
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  • news
    What is the value of digital businesses, such as Airbnb, Spotify or lastminute.com, to Europe’s economy? How can more businesses and entrepreneurs – across all sectors – take advantage of the internet? How can policy best...
    18 November, 2015
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