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29. Apr 2019
kl 11:00 - 15:30

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Digital transformation of society: challenges and knowledge gaps

Center for digital transformation (CeDiT), University of Agder


29 Apr
kl 11:00 - 15:30

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B1 007

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24 Apr

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Introduction by Leif Skiftenes Flak, CeDiT director
Professor in Information systems

Stephen Seiler, Vice Rector for Research, University of Agder

Harald Furre, Mayor of Kristiansand
- Digital transformation in Kristiansand. (Digital transformation in Kristiansand)

Foto av Nard Schreurs

Nard Schreurs, Director Ehealth and Smart Tech, IKT-Norway
- Hvordan digitalisere Norge samtidig som vi tar vare på våre felles verdier? (How to digitalize Norway while taking care of common values)

Bilde av Helene Falch Fladmark

Helene Falch Fladmark, 
Daglig leder Eydeklyngen, medlem av Teknologirådet.
- Consequences of digitalization for the worklife of tomorrow (Konsekvenser av digitalisering for fremtidens arbeidsliv)


Panel discussion led by Trond Madsen, NHO Agder


Lunch discussion


Digitalization and Smart Cities

- Can smart cities create sustainable transformation?
Håvard Haarstad, Professor i Human geography, Director of Centre for climate and energy transformation (CET), University in Bergen. Project manager «European cities as actors in climate and energy transformations”

- The transformative effect of smart, sustainable cities and its impact on markets
Annemie Wyckmans, Head of NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities. Project Manager for +CityXchange og URBAN-EU-CHINA 


Digitalization and Education

Bilde av professor Morten Flade Paulsen

Structural challenges for lifelong digital learning
Morten Flade Paulsen, professor of online education.
NTNU. Secretary General of the ICDE- the International Council for Open and Distance Education


- When Artificial Intelligence and Learning Analytics Meet

Barbara Wasson, Director of Centre for The Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE),  Professor in Pedagogical Information Science at Department of Information and media science, University of Bergen.





Digitalization and participation in democratic processes

- Digital transformation of the Scandinavian democracies and its implications on social values
Elin Wihlborg, Professor i Political science, Linköping University. New forms of politics; how digitization changes society. Digitization of public services, change of social values, new dividing lines and the power of digitization change.

- What Social Media Reveal About our Political Preferences
Pieter De WildeAssociate Professor in European Studies, Department of Historical Studies, NTNU. Studying European integration, Euroscepticism and media globalization.


Summary and way forward
Leif Skiftenes Flak, CeDiT Director