Conference on digital sustainability #dinacon18
on Friday, 19th October 2018, at Welle7 Workspace in Bern, Switzerland
We are looking forward to a tremendous program this year, with keynote speakers
Katherine Maher, Wikimedia CEO, and Simon Phipps, President of the Open Source Initiative, a variety of fantastic sessions and a stellar open HACKnight.
University of Bern
Prof. Dr. Mirjam Eggen is Professor of Private Law and Financial Market Law. She publishes on legal aspects of smart contracts.
Toni Caradonna is a physicist and studied at the University of Manchester and the University of Bern. Today he works with Blockchain & Co.
Kurt Meister heads FabLab Bern, where individuals and companies can enter digital manufacturing.
Diego Hättenschwiler is a scientific librarian and teaches Wikipedia courses.
Digital transformation is omnipresent. How can we ensure that progressing digitalisation also generates sustainable benefits for our society?
One answer to this is the principle of digital sustainability. Digital sustainability describes how digital knowledge assets (data, content, software) must be created and made accessible to create the greatest possible benefit for society and the environment. In concrete terms, this concerns current political challenges relating to digitisation in Switzerland, innovation and research, data protection, copyright and technical issues such as open data or bitcoin/blockchain.
The conference DINAcon 2017, which took place for the first time on Friday, 20th October 2017, dealt with these issues and was organised by the Research Center for Digital Sustainability of the University of Bern in cooperation with the Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability and the associations CH Open, tcbe.ch and Opendata.ch in Welle7 Workspace near Bern railway station. More than 250 decision-makers and opinion leaders from politics, business, the public sector and the digitalisation scene took part in the conference.
In 2017, CH Open presented the DINAcon Awards for the first time, to honor the courage and innovative strength of companies, authorities, communities, developers and individuals. The awards were presented at the first conference on digital sustainability, DINAcon 2017 in Bern, Switzerland, on 20th October 2017.
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