The Data Imperative in the Post-COVID Economy

Series: Speaker Series
May 29, 2020

The Data Imperative in the Post-COVID Economy

Early on in this century, a quiet revolution took place: businesses began putting more money and resources into developing things you can’t see. Uber doesn’t own cars. Airbnb doesn’t own properties. Rather, these two companies have grown exponentially through their data and software.

CIGI experts Bob Fay, director of research for digital economy and Dan Ciuriak, senior fellow explain how data has changed the economy and how COVID-19 has expedited the digital transformation. Hear how policy will require even greater focus on the data-driven economy in order to ensure long-term growth in a post-COVID world.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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