Initiative Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 15-16 March, 2017. Digitalisation is the greatest transformational force of society of today. The digital revolution has radically, fundamentally and globally changed society and continues to do so. It affects how people interact and relate to each other, how we perceive things, how we take on tasks and how we find solutions. Digitalisation leads to a transformation of society's most important elements – growth, innovation, welfare, sustainability, security and democracy.
Opportunities and challenges
The opportunities that open up are extensive; increased level of service, automation and artificial intelligence, reduced environmental impact, more efficient processes in the industrial and service sectors and simplified everyday life.
At the same time, digitalisation brings many new challenges. A sustainable digitalisation requires capable handling of issues relating to privacy, security, energy consumption, as well as issues related to the transition that takes place when jobs disappear due to automation.
To meet the challenges and create a sustainable future we require knowledge and close collaboration between the various actors in society. Our initiative seminar Digitalisation – opportunities and challenges, bring together experts from research, industry and the public sector to discuss the digitalisation progress and its potential consequences. Prominent researchers, experts and managers from industry and society will present and discuss perspectives on digitalisation, future, threats and promises for the society of today and tomorrow. A broad audience from academia, industry and the public sector are invited to the seminar.
Welcome to Chalmers 15-16 March 2017!