Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea 176 74, Greece

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Event Date Thu Mar 3 EET (in about 1 month)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Mar 2 5:00pm - Wed Mar 2 5:00pm
Location Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea 176 74, Greece
Region EMEA

Technological development has long been considered as a disruptive force, provoking change at many levels, from the daily activities of individuals to competition between global superpowers. In 2022 the covid-19 pandemic will continue to impact our lives in many ways. This means that we will continue to see an accelerated rate of digitization and virtualization of business and society. As we move forward however, sustainability, ever-increasing data volumes, and increasing compute and network speeds will regain their status as the most important drivers of digital transformation.

The most important lesson of the last two years has been that truly transformative change isn’t as difficult to implement as might have once been thought. As a society, we will undoubtedly continue to harness this newfound openness to flexibility, agility, and innovative thinking. While quantum computing, neural interfaces and nanotechnology will certainly play a role, the most important element for 2022 is likely to focus on the convergence of technology trends as new tools emerge that will allow us to combine them in new ways.


2022 Speakers

Alasdair Ross
Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit, countries editor, The Economist’s annual ‘The World In..’ publication

Kyriakos Pierrakakis
Minister, Ministry of Digital Governance, Greece

Michail Bletsas
Research scientist, director of computing, MIT Media Lab