Surveillance Capitalism or Digital Responsibility

Embracing technologies such as artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, algorithms and large scale data collection in a responsible way, is essential for both government and the private sector. Understanding the potential and the pitfalls of these new technologies is important for success.

The Research Centre for Government IT and DI invite stakeholders in government and the private sector to an event on the topic of responsible digitalisation.

Friday 27 September 2019, 12:45 – 15:45
at Dansk Industri, H. C. Andersens Boulevard 18, 1787 København V

Keynote speaker:
Professor Emerita
Shoshana Zuboff,
Harvard Business School

Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School and the author of In the Age of the Smart Machine and The Support Economy. She received her PhD in social psychology from Harvard University and her BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago. The magazine strategy+business hailed Zuboff as one of the world’s eleven most original business thinkers.

Shoshana Zuboff’s latest book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, has received exceptional reviews:

"… groundbreaking, magisterial, … unmissable.” – Financial Times

"This book's major contribution is to give a name to what's happening, to put it in cultural and historical perspective, and to ask us to pause long enough to think about the future and how it might be different from today." – Wall Street Journal

“A bold, important book ... Combining in-depth technical understanding and a broad, humanistic scope, Zuboff has written what may prove to be the first definitive account of the economic - and thus social and political - condition of our age. – The Guardian

"… intensively researched, engagingly written … This is the rare book that we should trust to lead us down the long hard road of understanding." ― New York Times Book Review

Please registrate here before the 20th of September. Notice the charge of a no-show-fee of DKK 300 excl. VAT. The fee covers costs related to food, meeting room, administration etc.


12:45: Registration

13:00: Welcome
Rikke Hougaard Zeberg, Director, The Agency for Digitisation

13:10: Digital Responsibility as a Danish Stronghold
Lars Frelle-Petersen, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

13:20: IT Projects and Responsible Digitalisation
Jens Schmidt, Head of Research Centre for Government IT, ITU

13:30: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Shoshona Zuboff, Professor Emerita

14:15: Questions and Discussion

15:15: Refreshments in the Foyer

Moderator: Nynne Bjerre-Christensen