The 21st century has been on since 15 years now but the Future is yet to be written before our eyes. Similar questions probably arise with every generation, but France Digitale feels with a strong conviction that ‘our’ future is about to be different ! We modestly but nevertheless significantly observe that changes are going faster thanks to innovation cycles.
The early 2000’s have only uncovered the beginnings of digital revolution.
Since then the Internet has exceeded its promises by transforming and becoming mobile, social, global, local, cloud, crunching datas, changing our professional and personal lives, blurring the boundary between private and public life, disintermediating, ultra-communicating, connecting objects, and witnessing machines learning and thinking artificially.
Whole areas of economy and society are undergoing Schumpeterian transformations. The era of platforms and social sharing has upset traditional capitalism : finances, transports, retail, housing, health, music, information, not to mention associatIve and political sectors…
France Digitale’s early credo is now proven : digital is definitely not a mere sector, but a global transformation of society and of the way we live together. For the 4th edition of France Digitale Day our ambition is even higher : What future can we aspire to, and how can the startups we represent help us better comprehend it and prepare for it?
This event will take place in the Grande Halle de la Villette : a huge celebration of digital entrepreneurship, the “big show ” where the entire digital ecosystem enjoys to meet. But that will not prevent us from conducting enlightening reflexions on that close future already flooding our lives.
On 29th September, inspirational speakers will share their insights about 4 critical transformation process having an undeniable social impact :
Future of Work: how our way of working deeply impacts organisation and changes how we relate to companies in the digital era
Future of Money: how technology and networking are changing the traditional financing chain of how innovation is funded
Future of Education: how relationship to knowledge & education is changing, from school to later life
Future of Humanity: how vital concepts such as security or health are moving at a fast pace … eventually transforming Humans themselves !
This year is preceding the election of a new President of the Republic, and it is essential for France Digitale that FDDay becomes a touchstone that will impact all candidates for 2017. Let us put this event in the line of the great consultation that we are waging together so that digital can be considered by our leaders as a major opportunity for the Future of France. And tomorrow is today!
Let’s team up! #JouerCollectif
Jean-David Chamboredon & Olivier Mathiot
Co-presidents of France Digitale