If digital technology’s influence on the economy has been clear for several years now, and can now be anticipated, the digital transformation of society and of citizens themselves is giving rise to predictions and projections that can sound like something out of science fiction or fantasy land: digital implants, augmented humans, consciousness transfers, immortality or DNA digital data storage.
But, even if they are not all quite so spectacular or even noticeable, the effects of digital technology on “human” evolution are already multifarious and profoundly altering society and its citizens, with new uses and behaviours that are driving a massive transformation at several levels:
- locally: cities, municipal services, transportation, energy, in developing countries…
- in how public policy-makers think: governments, regulators, local authorities, teaching and training, and private sector decision-makers: large corporations, veteran players, new entrants…
- ethical issues: augmented humans, eHealth, the silver economy… and social ones: dangers of digital exclusion, changing codes of conduct and best practices, security, diversity, cultural mix, education…
- value creation: data monetisation, data sovereignty and/or ownership, data protection …
Guest speakers include:
Smart City: nearly 120% increase in city spending by 2023
IDATE DigiWorld recently published a report on Cities’ spending on their smart city projects and strategies providing a new focus on smart city markets dynamics, complementary from usual markets studies which gives a global picture of investment forecasts on main smart city segments without sorting out what was directly supported by cities.
Rendez-vous le 12 décembre à Rabat pour le DigiWorld4Africa 2019!
A l’heure du Plan Santé 2025, le Maroc se positionne au cœur du hub e-santé en Afrique au travers d’initiatives publiques, expérimentations et cas d’usage innovants en matière d’accès aux soins, modernisation du système de santé et couverture médicale ou encore formation au numérique dans la santé.