Innovation Ambassadors And How Europe Plans To Tame ‘Big Tech’By Blair Morris
January 18, 2020
Nikolaj Juncher, the deputy to Denmark’s Tech Ambassador, stated that elevating innovation to a foreign policy top priority is the Danish government’s method of taking on the power of tech business.
Human rights and democracy require to be front and center on the international dispute on technology, he said.
Europe requires to outline a different course with tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook to put democracy at the center of the argument around innovation, according to policymakers speaking at the Forbes Under 30 Top Europe.
Nikolaj Juncher, the deputy to Denmark’s Tech Ambassador, stated that raising technology to a diplomacy priority is the Danish federal government’s way of handling the power of tech business.
“We desired, in all humbleness, to influence a bit more about what is going on in the worldwide innovation scene,” he stated. “Google, Facebook and Alibaba will have a larger degree of influence on Danish society in the next 30 years than many nations will have.”
Human rights and democracy need to be front and center on the global debate on innovation, he stated. The European Union and other countries require to work carefully to develop regulation that works.
“We require to get guideline right, and we need to promote it proactively with our worldwide partners,” he said. “We need to work much closer together as federal governments and markets in order to strike these balances.”
Daniel Korski has a various take on tech and government: He says technology can change civil services to make them more efficient and cost-efficient. He’s the cofounder and CEO of PUBLIC, a govtech venture capitalist firm.
“Innovation has assisted get pizza to you much faster and increased the download speed on your favorite retail site, however it’s still refraining from doing the important things that truly matter in our lives,” he stated. “The modern welfare state was invented in Europe– we refined it. We have the opportunity to use brand-new digital technologies to recreate that state and transform civil services.”