Background and Context 2024
Going further with our Digital Forum track record in 2024 SEE will bring the Tech for Good Digital Series and Forum If we want to face mankind’s future challenges successfully and answer proudly to future generations, technology should become an engine driven by both growth and profitability as well as, first and foremost, an intrinsic mission and drive to bring a positive, life changing impact in our society and for all stakeholders. With this forum we are diving together with top speakers into the most challenging topics of today. We will act as unashamed advocates for the transformational power of technology that has the potential to improve people’s lives. That said, we also recognize that technology isn’t necessarily an unalloyed force for good.
Technology and business development with an ESG – oriented mindset are in our view the only way forward for future business success.
- We have a vision both economically and ethically driven that will guide the panels and conversations to make business and tech business in particular better for all stakeholders.
- Making business better for all stakeholders is not just another marketing move, it’s a pressure and the only chance we have to act now if we are to have a future
- Our quest is to answer the question: why technology development, just like investment in general, should be ESG aware and sustainability oriented when developing new products and services?
Iulian Stanciu, Keynote Speaker, DIF IV
Artificial Intelligence going Global Roundtable — organised together with the European Parliament, Brussels 2019
DIF IV — The Digital Future of Europe
Romanian Industry Business Lunch with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
THE ECONOMIC DRIVE
FOR RESPONSIBLE TECH DEVELOPMENT
Responsible technology use is increasingly a concrete business consideration, motivated by a diverse set of priorities and focuses.
Organizations expect responsible tech investments to pay off in boosted brand reputation and customer and employee retention. Better customer acquisition/retention (47%), improved brand perception (46%), and prevention of negative unintended consequences and associated brand risk (44%). Closely following these top three were attracting and retaining top talent (43%) and improving sustainability (43%).
THE ETHICAL IMPERATIVE
FOR RESPONSIBLE TECH DEVELOPEMENT
We are facing a range of challenges from climate change to war and technology is one of the key resources to better our future. With this forum we are diving together with top speakers into the most challenging topics
of today. We will act as unashamed advocates for the transformational
power of technology. We truly believe technology has he potential to improve people’s lives. That said, we also recognize that technology isn’t necessarily an unalloyed force for good. We’ll talk regulations, policies and business’ moral responsibility for the future.
INFLUENCE THE GLOBAL AND EUROPEAN DEBATE ON THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY TO ANSWER GLOBAL CHALLENGES
The outlook of the world after a global health crisis and the war has changed with the climate goals already lagging behind. The EU is looking to digital, technology and AI from the perspective of its impact on climate change, green and sustainable products and contribution to human elevation, their impact on society and the environment and how they can defend us and deter our enemies. Diving into important and technical debates on the recovery plan, the Forum is a platform for participants to showcase their perspective on current challenges and how technology can contribute as a force for good.
TO OFFER PARTICIPANTS EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY MECHANISMS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY WITH AN ESG MINDSET
In line with previous editions, the Forum is a platform for setting the industry’s tone, objectives, and focus for the year to come.
TO OFFER ROMANIAN DECISION-MAKERS THE TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO PUSH FOR A ROMANIAN APPROACH TO SUPPORT ESG RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CONCRETE GOALS
The Forum hosts European decision-makers and industry leaders, whose significant expertise and foresight can inform and guide Romanian policy-makers in pursuing a Tech for good Agenda.
TO SKETCH THE OUTLINES OF A ROMANIAN TECH FOR GOOD GUIDEBOOK
The Forum involves Romania’s major strategic partners alongside European decision-makers and local industry-leaders, bringing all relevant perspectives together for a comprehensive and balanced outlook in Romania’s capacity to support sustainable technology and business practices that can contribute to solve local and global challenges.
Registration and coffee
08:30 - 09:30
Opening session - Keynotes TBD
09:30 - 10:15
- Margrethe Vestager, EU Commision VP, Europe Fit for the Digital Age
10:15 - 10:30
[Tech for Good Talks keynote] The Future of Businesses – (CSRD) The Corporate Sustainability Directive, UN Goals and Ethical Tech Development
10:30 - 10:40
Launch of 2024 Guidebook for Businesses’ Future (if they are to survive) SEE's latest project
10:40 - 10:50
[Keynote]: TBD The Future of Businesses – Tech for Feeding and Saving the Planet
10:50 - 11:00
- Organic agritech, supply chains, blockchain and AI
Panel: Deep Tech Diving for Future Societies and Livable Cities. Smart Cities
11:00 - 12:20
- Energy, mobility and the key to strong, tech – balanced future communities
12:20 - 13:30
[Tech for Good Talks] Tech Innovation for Human Elevation and Enhancement. Artificial intelligence
13:30 - 13:50
- Working better, living with purpose, innovating more. True or fake news?
13:50 - 14:00
Panel: Tech for Autonomous Societies, Upskilling and Education
14:00 - 15:20
- Edtech as enhancer for Democracy and citizenry that is good for business
[Tech for Good Talks] Tech for healthcare and wellbeing
15:20 - 15:50
- Health systems, kids-centric programs and empathetic robotic faces
Panel: Tech for Financial Empowerment
15:50 - 17:00
- End of poverty and technology
17:00 - 17:10