Event Report: Digitized Democracy Trends & Implications

August 31, 2017

This summer the INSEAD Alumni Association of Switzerland welcomed forty-five guests at the elegant Zunfthaus zur Waag to engage with Alumnus Costa Vayenas, IEP01Feb, who had just published his new book, Democracy in the Digital Age: How we’ll vote and what we’ll vote about.

That evening, he talked about the observation that sparked the book project. Digitalisation is changing all aspects of how modern societies operate,  he thought, but one sector appears to have been left untouched: democracy.

Disintermediation, “cutting out the intermediary or middle man between two parties”, seemed to be happening everywhere, except in arguably the most important arena of all – democracy. Was there a special reason, he wondered, why the job of the lawmaker had not changed in the digital age?

“How long would the grand buildings housing parliaments still have activity on their floors  while the grand buildings housing the once lively stock exchanges had already gone quiet?”, he asked.  Read on to learn what he discovered in pursuit of the answers….FINAL Costa Democracy LIVE EVENT REPORT (pdf)

Oct 16 Cryptocurrency and token: the dawn of a new finance?

Dear Alumni,
The Ticino Chapter invites you to attend a business networking event in Milan, organized by the INSEAD Alumni Association Italy and the Stanford Club Italia.

Cryptocurrency and token: the dawn of a new finance?
October 16, 2017
Good news! We’re making more events available to the Ticino alumni community by cooperating with the INSEAD Alumni Association Italy and other selected partners for events in Milan and Northern Italy. This is the first such event. It features Vincenzo di Nicola and Cristian Miccoli, co-founders of Conio, who will explain what cryptocurrencies are, why they are important and what’s the business opportunity. Join us and expand your network!

Key Facts

When: Monday October 16 at 19:30
Where: Envisioning Room at Microsoft House, Viale Pasubio 21, Milan, Italy (https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Microsoft/@45.4817922,9.1806278,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4786ced63c9725e3:0xa4e690313d63ce4f!8m2!3d45.4817922!4d9.1828165)
Tickets: EUR 20

Registration
Register by October 13 at 14:00
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/criptovalute-e-token-lalba-di-una-nuova-finanza-tickets-37980165698

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Alessio Ascari, MBA’94J, Ticino Chapter President
events@insead.ch (mailto:events@insead.ch)

Upcoming Events
Oct 4 INVIGORATE IWIB Dinner Geneva
Oct 17 Agtech Innovation & Investment / IPEC Geneva
Nov 16 Future of Jobs, Skills, & Gender Balance, Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum IWIB, Geneva

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