Open Lectures on Digital Economy

In the framework of 2nd ”Digital Economy” course in Spring 1, 2020 term, Prof. Rouben Indjikian is organising two open lectures, for students, faculty and community, of following distinguished speakers:


1. Mr. Torbjorn Fredriksson, Chief ICT Policy Section, Division on Technology & Logistics, UNCTAD

“Digital Economy and Development: current issues and prospects”, Monday, January 27th 2020


Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson leads the ICT Policy Section at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is responsible for UNCTAD's work on ICT, e-commerce and the digital economy. He joined the UN in 2000. Before joining UNCTAD, he held positions at the Invest in Sweden Agency and the Swedish Ministry of Industry and Commerce. He has an MSc in International Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.




Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Meeting at 10:30 to collect badges at Gate Pregny, Palais des Nations

Venue: Room XXVII, Building E, floor 1, Palais de Nations, Geneva



2. Dr. Thomas Philbeck, Head of Technology, Society and Policy, World Economic Forum

“The 4IR: What kind of Industrial Revolution do we want?”, Wednesday February 5th 2020


Dr. Thomas Philbeck works at the intersection of technology, society, business and philosophy, and helps the World Economic Forum engage in a values-based, human-centred approach to emerging technologies. Before joining the Forum, he served as assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the New York Institute of Technology where his academic focus was the philosophy of technology. He has published work on post- and transhumanism, ontology, technology and ethics, global governance of technologies, artificial intelligence and technological unemployment.


Registration: please register online HERE

Time : 11:00 – 13:00

Venue : Class Alpes 13, Webster Geneva Campus

Monday, January 27

Webster University Geneva, Alps 13
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

Event Type

Global Campuses, Geneva



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