Digital feudalism: The future of data capitalism
30 June 2021, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) invites you to join this exciting talk, debating the value of our data, who is entitled to it and how this can impact our digital future. The talk is part of the ‘Who owns what and why?’ (WOWAW) event series.
Big tech has reaped the rewards of global digital transitions, gaining a collective £2.7 trillion during the pandemic. Far from simply being large players, major digital platforms are restructuring digital capitalism itself, where the stakes are not simply about competitiveness but who actually shapes and owns our future digital selves. This talk explores how a better understanding of who owns key digital resources and infrastructure can help to disentangle digital value creation from digital value extraction.
What is the value of data? Who is entitled to the value that data helps to create? How do different ownership arrangements for data and digital infrastructure limit digital futures?
The talk is funded by the Omidyar Network as part of the ‘Who owns what and why?’ IIPP event series.
Shoshana Zuboff (Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita, Harvard Business School)
Tim O’Reilly (Founder, CEO and Chairman, O’Reilly Media; and Visiting Professor of Practice, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
Mariana Mazzucato (Founder and Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose)
About the Speakers
Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School
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Founder, CEO and Chairman at O’Reilly Media
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Director at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
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