The Paris Peace Forum at the Paris Digital Week

From 11 to 14 November 2018, major thinkers and actors of the digital transformation will be gathered during the Paris Digital Week around three international events.

Over the last two decades, more than half of humanity has been networked and has seen its daily life profoundly disrupted by the emergence of new technologies. The Internet and digital technologies are now central to the lives of billions of people, but also to the functioning of entire societies, States and economies.

This digital transformation entails deep evolutions, which are essential to analyze, to understand, and sometimes to control, with new methods of regulation that are mostly yet to be invented. However, these evolutions can also represent opportunities, which must be grasped.

These challenges can only be tackled on an international scale and in a multi-stakeholder perspective, associating States and local authorities, international organizations, companies, citizens, NGOs… What is at stake is to establish, or restore, the necessary confidence that should govern the relationship to digital technologies, including in the area of digital transformation of relations between states and citizens.

This is the aim of the Paris Digital Week: for the first time, major thinkers and actors of the digital transformation will be gathered in order to participate in a global discussion on all future and current digital issues. The basis for solutions will be defined collectively.

Fom 11 to 14 November 2018, the Paris Digital Week will host three international events including the Paris Peace Forum, the Internet Governance Forum and the GovTech Summit.

The Internet Governance Forum

From 12 to 14 November 2018, at UNESCO (Paris)

Dialogue platform for multiple stakeholders concerned with examining issues related to the governance and organization of the Internet, the Internet Governance Forum is one of the main forums for discussions on issues pertaining to the Internet and digitalization.

This particular meeting will focus on the theme of “the Internet of trust” and will seek to address the future of the Internet with concepts such as trust, regulation, security, stability and the role of state as well as institutional and non-state actors in mind.

The GovTech Summit

On 12 November 2018, at the Hôtel de Ville (Paris)

First summit entirely dedicated to the digital transformation of states and democracies, the GovTech Summit brings together European innovators and decision-makers, investors and academics, governments and local authorities as well as members of civil society to imagine the future digital government.

This particular edition of the GovTech summit will focus on how to support the emergence of a European ecosystem of innovators that serve the public sphere when it comes to improving the use of new technologies in the public sector and increasing collaboration between states and start-ups.

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