UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


The State in Transition after 2021

24 January 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Digital transformation

The annual roundtable discussion expanding the scope and insight on the EBRD 2021 Transition Report. The panel of academics, industry specialists and EBRD representatives consists of Dr Zsoka Koczan (EBRD), Prof. Slavo Radosevic (SSEES), Dr Dániel Vértesy (ITU), Prof. Julia Korosteleva (SSEES), Dr Randolph Bruno (SSEES)

This event is free.

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Maintaining a long-standing cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), CCSEE is proud to host this year’s round-table discussion expanding the scope and insight of the recently launched EBRD Transition report 2021-22. Digitalisation will remain one of the key forces shaping our world. Building on rich sources of data, it introduces a new index of digital transformation and highlights digital divides across and within countries. It will be vital to the success of economies to address these divides. The Transition Report 2021-22 explores how economies in the EBRD regions can deliver the digital dividend, both during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

The aim of the event is to provide a commentary on the issues covered in the report, continue the discussion it generated and focus on a series of relevant topics. The panel consists of renowned experts in each field.

Structure: 10 min presentations from each speaker followed by a discussion and Q&A. Topics and speakers are listed below.

Dr Zsoka Koczan - Report overview and general comments

Prof. Slavo Radosevic - Digital Divides

Dr Randolph Bruno - Digital Infrastructure and Firms' Performance

Dr Dániel Vértesy - Teleworking, AI and the Labour Force

Prof. Julia Korosteleva - FinTech and Banks in Transition

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