A look ahead
The “Future of…” series is a forward-looking online event series that explores important trends and current developments in business, law and technology.
Amidst the increasing speed of technological development, governments across the world are at a crossroads. They face the dual challenge of implementing new tech solutions to fulfil their own mandates, while at the same time effectively regulating the use of that same technology in wider society. The stakes are high. How can elected officials and regulators preserve fundamental rights in an increasingly virtual world, maintain economic competitiveness while protecting the public from the pitfalls of new tech and provide government services in line with digital solutions that we now all expect? These are only a few of the questions that governments must now confront in the age of constant technological change.
Webinar 25th November 2021, 11:00-12:30 CETHost: Kurt Retter
Kurt Retter, Partner, Wolf Theiss
Anna Rizova, Partner, Wolf Theiss
Professor, Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law,
University of Vienna
"Is it time for fundamental digital rights?"
"Being turned off from a social media platform destroys a person's online life. Right now, there are defined legal remedies against that act."a Download CV (pdf)
Senior Economist, Central Bank of Austria
Will there ever be a Central Bank Digital Currency in Europe?
"Making digital payments in Euro for groceries is nothing new, but having the central bank directly guaranteeing them would be opening a new chapter, requiring considerable work and discussion."a Download CV (pdf)
Associate Professor in Law,
London School of Economics and Political Science
Will DAOs replace the LLC, the association, the fund and the party?
"For DAOs to reach widespread adoption, they will need to overcome a variety of legal challenges and limitations—which could ultimately frustrate their mainstream adoption. These challenges range from governance concerns and questions related to the status of interests in DAOs to concerns related to the lack of a limitation of liability." (Aaron Wright) "a Download CV (pdf)
Associate Research Professor, Institute for Public Policy,
Northwestern University, USA
The Future of Measuring Government Effectiveness: What will tell us in the XXI century if we should vote the party in power out of the government?
"Nowadays, we discover new sources and volumes of data that help governments in making informed decisions. We switch from data collection to its analysis via data mining involving methods of machine learning, statistics and database management and instead of just asking to self-asses – “How do you think you will vote”, we analyze the behavior of the people – “I know how you would actually vote."a Download CV (pdf)