The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities (12th Edition): Data, Digital assets and Platforms for innovation

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 8:45am to Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 4:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Paul Hector (Email: p.hector@unesco.org)

The stakes and opportunities for data-driven societies appear to be very high. There is a need to develop frameworks and tools that can assess the potential for data-driven innovation and value creation.
The central theme of the 12th Edition of the World Intellectual Capital (IC) Conference is “data, digital assets and platforms”. Given the ubiquity of digitality within and around firms and organizations, the scope and scale of the debate on IT value creation has changed dramatically.

A recent report by OECD highlights that the market for data analytics is already substantial, and anticipates that globally it will grow from USD 3 billion in 2010 to USD 17 billion in 2015 (OECD, 2014). It also considers the significant challenges posed by data leveraging for economies, in terms of both demand and supply. From the demand side, the major issues relate to the development of skills and organizational change. Supply side issues relate to investment in broadband, data access, and cloud computing. From the societal point of view, some of the issues relate to market concentration, loss of autonomy and freedom, security, inequality and change in job markets.

The stakes and opportunities for data-driven societies appear to be very high. There is a need to develop frameworks and tools that can assess the potential for data-driven innovation and value creation and respond to the accompanying challenges.