‘The Economist Innovation Summit 2019: Is Asia leading the global technology race’ will convene government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, computer scientists and academics to discuss how Asia is a fertile test-bed for innovation. They will also debate whether Asia can lead the way in providing data-driven solutions to long-standing social and economic challenges. How can businesses stay competitive by using data more effectively? How are governments responding? And what can be done to ensure that data-driven societies are peaceful and inclusive? Does Asia have advantages over other regions?
The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data, which is fuelling the transition to high-tech societies. Data-driven approaches are already revolutionising health care, education, energy and transport systems, and changing the way people work and live. Yet there are risks. Given the magnitude of the change, governments must carefully consider the policy frameworks that govern the use of data. And while much of the focus is on social and economic impact, the move to a data-driven world also has geopolitical repercussions.
|Date||September 05, 2019 09:00 - 18:00|
|Venue||The St. Regis Hong Kong|