The state plays an important role in the process of formation of the digital economy: for the development of technologies, business needs infrastructure, legislative base and trust of international partners. How should business and government institutions interact to ensure mutual interests, and what successful practices exist?
David Rowan, founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17), is writing a book (Transworld, 2019) about bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption. He’s taken 130 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, and has spent time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. His keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and stage interviews have ranged from will.i.am to James Murdoch and David Cameron. David has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian. He's an early-stage investor in 45 tech companies and founder of a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.
The discussion is a part of Binary District X Strelka summer programme. The programme involves a series of educational events about digital technologies and innovations, featuring international business owners and scientists, as well as civil and political leaders.
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