Aspen Institute España, in collaboration with Fundación Telefónica, held last Tuesday, July 19th at 2.00 pm the second session of the VI Edition of the Tech & Society Program on “Technology in times of pandemic and war” with Javier Espinoza, Financial Times EU Correspondent in the European Union, and moderated by Raquel Carretero Juárez, Public Affairs Advisor and Communications specialist in Telefónica. The debate will bring together 30 program participants from the public sector, business, media and academia.
Brussels has passed two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) to put an end to the impunity of big tech companies. But will these new laws do any good or have they come too late? What should be the role of technology in our lives after Covid? What should be the rules of the game to try to prevent the dissemination of false information on social media? During the debate, Javier Espinoza will discuss these key questions and will offer an overview of how the rules of the internet, which are being updated for the first time in more than two decades, are going.
Javier Espinoza is the FT’s EU Correspondent covering competition and digital policy from Brussels. Prior to that he was the paper’s Private Equity Correspondent in London. He was part of the original group of reporters that formed the FT’s Due Diligence newsletter in 2017. He was the Daily Telegraph’s Education Editor for two years prior to joining the Financial Times. Before joining the Telegraph in 2015, he was a multimedia reporter for the Wall Street Journal in London. He’s done stints at Forbes, the Observer and other UK and international outlets. He studied journalism at City University. He is also a Political Economist having completed a second Master’s degree at King’s College London.
Raquel Carretero Juárez is responsible for digital advocacy and Public Policy at Telefónica. She holds a double degree in International Relations and Journalism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and a postgraduate degree in Public Affairs Management from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. In her professional role, she is in charge of developing public and regulatory positioning on issues related to the digital ecosystem. In addition, she occasionally collaborates with think tanks and international analysis media, such as El Orden Mundial.
VI Edition of the Tech & Society Program
Aspen Institute España and Fundación Telefónica launched the VI Edition of the Tech & Society Program. The VI edition will bring together leaders from all sectors of civil society to discuss the new technological challenges and their influence in areas as diverse as human relations, politics, education, culture, economics and medicine
Tech & Society Program has become the main forum in Spain for reflection on the major issues raised by advances in digital technologies. The fifth edition will gather different leaders from all sectors of civil society to discuss the new technological challenges and their influence in areas as diverse as human relations, politics, education, culture, economics and medicine.
Leigh Hafrey, Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Sandy Parakilas, Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Humane Technology, who recently appeared in the Netflix documentary “The Social Media Dilemma”, Cathy O’Neil, author of , Beth Noveck, director of The Gov Lab and professor in the Technology, Culture, and Society department at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, and who led the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative, are some of the speakers who have participated as speakers through the Tech & Society Program throughout its different editions.
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