6th International Conference on e-Democracy: Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigm

Title: 6th International Conference on e-Democracy: Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigms
Date: 10-11 December 2015
Location: Athens, Greece

Information and communication technologies move fast; faster than society, faster than governments, faster than the law. Connectivity is already impressive, but the near future brings about the interconnection of everything, via the Internet of Things. It also brings fundamental changes to our computing paradigm, with cloud computing gaining momentum and being expected to become the prevalent computing paradigm in the years to come. Increasingly more data are being collected, about almost everything one can imagine; and they remain there, in cyberspace, for ever, sometimes even resisting efforts to delete them. These data are so attractive that a new science, going by the name “big data” has already emerged. All these developments constitute in most cases an improvement in our everyday lives, but sometimes infringe our rights as citizens. The challenge, therefore, is to safeguard citizen rights in the face of a new era, landmarked by new computing paradigms.

How to marshal the power of ‎innovation

‪‎Well-timed and targeted innovation boosts productivity, increases economic growth and helps solve societal problems. But how can governments encourage more people to innovate more of the time? And how can government itself be more innovative?

The OECD Innovation Strategy provides a set of principles to spur innovation in people, firms and government. It takes an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring, based on updated research and data.

Read More ...

Cities: The Home of Tech Innovation

‪‎Innovation in the ‎technology sector, and the thought leaders behind it, now find their home almost exclusively within the limits of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. Read about how and why this geographic concentration has occurred.

Read More ...

'‎E-agriculture' could save EU farmers time and money

The introduction of new ‎information and communications ‪technologies in the ‎EU ‪‎agricultural sector could significantly contribute to its future sustainability, as well as the quality of life for farmers and consumers.

Read More ...

Snail mail or sMail soon to be a term of the past

A trial said to be a world-first to use a drone to deliver mail has been completed by SingPost and the the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

E-Leaders' Statement on “fostering a data-driven public sector”

The OECD “E-Leaders", the eminent group of senior officials heading national digital government agendas, including a number of ICA members, gathered in Tokyo, Japan on 29-30 September 2015, to discuss the critical role of digital technologies and #data for more inclusive and sustainable growth. With the increasing globalisation of ICT challenges, the presence at the meeting of experts from APEC who supported a broad exchange of views and good practices added great value.