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Primeur weekly 2015-01-19

The Cloud

IBM opens first Cloud centre in Mexico ...

Desktop Grids

7th International Workshop on Science Gateways to issue Call for Papers ...

University of Westminster in search of two Research Associates for European CloudSME project ...

EuroFlash

Gridwise acquired by Red Stack Tech ...

PRACE to collaborate with Women in HPC on camera and cover ...

Michael M. Resch was awarded title of professor honoris causa ...

ANSYS partners With Leading European Supercomputing Center ...

Horizon 2020 - Call 2 Information Day and Networking event for 'Future Internet' ...

Calibre releases new LEDView325DS digital signage LED videowall scaler ...

Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe ...

Bright Computing is chosen to manage the world's most powerful supercomputer dedicated to life sciences research ...

1000th researcher subscribed to TraIT platform ...

GEANT Association signs contract with new Certificate Authority ...

Bright Computing boosts investment in EMEA ...

Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe ...

USFlash

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete ...

Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

IBM launches z13 mainframe ...

ANSYS power noise and reliability solutions adopted by Fujitsu for high-performance processor designs ...

RDA/US and CENDI announce partnership to promote innovations in data sharing and exchange ...

New report says no technological replacement exists for bulk data collection ...

Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing ...

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement ...

New analyst report cites IBM as the leading Hadoop provider among developers ...

Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe

19 Jan 2015 Brussels - In the morning of 17 February 2015, the European Commission will gather leading European practitioners, funders, academics and policy makers from EU, national, regional and local governments working on Digital Social Innovation to discuss lessons from the research and the future of Digital Social Innovation (DSI) in Europe. The event will take place at the Charlemagne Building - de Gasperi Room, 170 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium.

Digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens. Over the last 18 months the European Commission has funded Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade Business School and the Institute for Research and Innovation to study this new phenomenon, which we call Digital Social Innovation (DSI).

The study explores how emerging digital technologies, and the digital economy can transform society by mobilisation of collective action and enable a more collaborative economy, new ways of making, citizen participation, sustainability and social innovation.

On www.digitalsocial.eu you can read more about the research and explore the network of DSI organisations that has been developed as part of the research.

The draft agenda looks as follows:

08:30 Welcome of participants

09:00-09:30 Opening session: What have we learned about digital social innovation, what does the future look like?

  • Geoff Mulgan CEO, Nesta
  • Fabrizio Sestini, Scientific Officer, European Commission's DG Connect

09:30-09:50 Presentation of the DSI study final results - Francesca Bria, Nesta

09:50-11.00 The digital social innovators perspective

Chair: Robert Madelin, Director General of European Commission's DG Connect

  • Renata Avila, World Wide Web Foundation
  • Zoe Romano, Arduino
  • Tom Steinberg, mySociety and Populus project
  • Tomas Diez, Smart Citizens Kit, FabLab Barcelona
  • Rob van Kranenburg, Internet of Things Council & Sociotal

Q&A

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 The policy perspective - Digital & Social for the future of Europe

Chair: Jesus Villasante, Head of Unit, European Commission's DG Connect

  • Patrizia Toia, European Parliament TBC
  • Julia Reda, European Parliament
  • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris TBC
  • Marijete Schaake, European Parliament

12:30-13:30 What kind of institutional change is needed for Europe?

Chair: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

  • Ann Mettler, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre
  • Evgeny Morozov, writer and editorialist
  • Chris Sigaloff, Director of Kennisland
  • Xavier Troussard, JRC European Commission
  • Marleen Stikker, Waag Society

13:30 Closing address: Mario Campolargo, European Commission's DG Connect

Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shaping-the-future-of-digital-social-innovation-in-europe-registration-14720795295 .

Source: European Commission

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Primeur weekly 2015-01-19

The Cloud

IBM opens first Cloud centre in Mexico ...

Desktop Grids

7th International Workshop on Science Gateways to issue Call for Papers ...

University of Westminster in search of two Research Associates for European CloudSME project ...

EuroFlash

Gridwise acquired by Red Stack Tech ...

PRACE to collaborate with Women in HPC on camera and cover ...

Michael M. Resch was awarded title of professor honoris causa ...

ANSYS partners With Leading European Supercomputing Center ...

Horizon 2020 - Call 2 Information Day and Networking event for 'Future Internet' ...

Calibre releases new LEDView325DS digital signage LED videowall scaler ...

Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe ...

Bright Computing is chosen to manage the world's most powerful supercomputer dedicated to life sciences research ...

1000th researcher subscribed to TraIT platform ...

GEANT Association signs contract with new Certificate Authority ...

Bright Computing boosts investment in EMEA ...

Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe ...

USFlash

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete ...

Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

IBM launches z13 mainframe ...

ANSYS power noise and reliability solutions adopted by Fujitsu for high-performance processor designs ...

RDA/US and CENDI announce partnership to promote innovations in data sharing and exchange ...

New report says no technological replacement exists for bulk data collection ...

Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing ...

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement ...

New analyst report cites IBM as the leading Hadoop provider among developers ...