7/7 Digital Technology for science and innovation

1 - Start
This session will begin by seeking participants’ views on a number of questions key for the OECD: In the context of the technologies discussed at this Workshop, what needs to be better understood in order to enhance public policy for science, technology and innovation? What types of evidence gathering and research would it be most useful for an international public organisation, such as the OECD, to focus on?In addition, questions that participants wish to raise but which have not been addressed will be collected on a whiteboard through Day 1 and the morning of Day 2. These questions will also be raised in this session. Hypothetical questions might here include, for example: What significant issues or oppor- tunities has this workshop not addressed? Are there novel or underappreciated ways of combining technologies (such as AI + blockchain) which might bring unexpected consequences for policy? Moderator: Moderator: Ken Guy, Director, Wise Guys Ltd. United Kingdom Discussion initiators: Svein Olav Nås, Special adviser, Research Council of Norway Maarten van Steen, Scientific Director, the Digital Society Institute (DSI), University of TwenteCaroline Paunov, Senior Policy Analyst, Division for Science and Technology Policy, OECD Alexander Nouak, Managing Director, Fraunhofer ICT Group Open discussion - All Workshop participants.

2 - Closing remarks: Morten Irgens – Vice Rector, Oslo Met University