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The Future of Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated structural challenges and trends in the telecommunications industry. Consumer needs the world across have rapidly changed, and businesses require innovative communications solutions as fast as providers can offer them, largely in response to the virtual nature of workplace communication. Converging and remixing entertainment experiences is also considered a key opportunity for growth.

This webinar was recorded on 24 June. Click here to find an overview of our "The Future of..." event series. 

Topics & Speakers

Social media as dystopia - why do we need to protect public discourse?

Veit Valentin Dengler

Chief Operating Officer, Bauer Media Group

How may current EU and national legislative measures affect the freedom of online communications?

Adolf Zemann

Consultant, Wolf Theiss

"Recent EU and national legislative initiatives show a tendency to implement a stricter regime regarding online content on platforms. While the objectives of such measures are noble (fighting terrorist content, hate speech and copyright infringements), it is yet uncertain, which practical effects these measures will have on freedom of communication."

Likes, stars and fake reviews: what will the future of online ratings look like?

Phillip Wrabetz

Associate, Wolf Theiss

"Likes, stars and other forms of online ratings have become ubiquitous facts of the internet. However, a clear legal framework for such rating tools is still missing, which begs the question: what will the future of online ratings look like?"

What does sustainability mean for the media?

Naomi Hunt

Head of Transformation, ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4

How can we overcome the generational gap in brand communication?

Ina Poljak

Communication Psychologist, Behave

"If we focus on what we have in common, then the generational gap will only be a cosmetic problem."

How will we communicate in the hybrid world of work?

Olivia Stiedl

Partner, Leader People and Organisation, PwC Austria

"As we are shifting from pure remote work to hybrid forms of work, we will have to tackle the communication challenges that employees and businesses will face. The way we communicate will have an impact on mindset, wellbeing and conflict resolution at the workplace."

How can AI make virtual meetings great (again)?

Clemens Geyer

Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Global Collaboration Organization

“Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” - Jim Rohn

Our workspace in 2030 – will machines talk to machines?

Clemens Wasner

Founder and CEO, EnliteAI

"In recent years, AI has made huge leaps in both content creation (deepfakes, text generation) and analysis. A future where machines analyse machine-generated content is not only likely but inevitable."

How will the evolution of technology shape the future of communication?

Romeo Milea

Director, Network Development, Vodafone Romania

"Communication in the 5G era: it’s a reality. 6G is not on the horizon yet but will come in time. What about brain-to-brain communication powered by a Quantum Internet?"

How will regulation secure trust in new communication technologies?

Anca Jurcovan

Partner, Wolf Theiss

"Trust is key when it comes to the adoption of new technologies. How can regulation secure trust in new ways of communication in a world where the boundaries of real and digital are progressively blurring? Will regulation keep up with the pace of change?"