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Tech Talks Live - Can tech heal society?
In recent years the narrative has been dominated by technology undermining democratic processes. Chatbots weaponised to divide people on social media, WhatsApp used to spread misinformation, fear over the impact of automation on employment, states attacking business and other states to undermine the stability of an economy and consumer confidence. It is becoming harder for central government to effectively meet the needs of citizens. Technology has taken needed criticism. That said it could also offer opportunities to strengthen the delivery of public services. The modern state, and welfare state, were developed in Europe, and now cities like Barcelona are leading the way with GovTech, tech transforming and delivering vital services. But for growth to continue closer cooperation is needed between public organisations and the start up sector. Users need to be enshrined and ensure that the values embedded in services don’t simply reflect corporate interests. Services must be aligned to public choices and social benefit. What role will central government play when ministers can feel removed from the industry, how can regulation help services meet the needs of the people; how can the ingredients found in cities like London be brought together to deliver for you and me? That’s the topic we’re tackling in our next event. Do you want to come and join the debate? Panel details and addition info coming soon!

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195 Wood Lane White City · London

Respond by: 1/29/2019

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Tech Talks ( is a podcast series sharing the insight of technology professionals and leaders. Tech Talks Live is an event series bringing that community together - a meet-up for leadership discussion. Instead of going to a large conference come to one of our smaller, highly engaged events and meet leaders from the digital and tech scene. Speakers normally come from previous guests on the series.

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