Technology Committee Event - Lunch with Audrey Tang
ECCT Technology Committee Lunch
Lunch with Digital Minister Audrey Tang
Digitalisation and digital transformation
Audrey Tang, Digital Minister
Date: Friday, 3 December 2021
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: Grand Hyatt Taipei, 1F, Residence I / 台北君悅酒店1樓君寓一
Address: No. 2, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City/ 台北市信義區松壽路號
The pandemic has demonstrated how numerous activities can be conducted virtually while most administrative procedures can be performed digitally. We are only beginning to unlock the true potential of digitalisation to simplify our lives and bring benefits to a broader range of economic and social benefits, from the digitalisation of government and financial services to remote healthcare.
Under the leadership of Digital Minister Audrey Tang, Taiwan is in the process of finalising legislation and procedures to establish a Ministry of Digital Development (MODD). How will the ministry accelerate Taiwan’s digital transformation and how will this benefit businesses and society?
At this event, our guest speaker will engage in an informal discussion with members and guests to give an update on the MODD and her views on both the opportunities and challenges that the digital economy promises. In addition, ECCT members engaged in technology and future industry sectors will share some European digitalisation best practices and case studies.
About the speaker
A civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation, Audrey Tang is known for revitalising the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Tang served in Taiwan’s National Development Council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Tang worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design. In the voluntary sector, Tang contributed to Taiwan’s g0v(“gov-zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.
Cost (including lunch): NT$1600 for members and NT$2200 for members' guest(s)
To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Angela Hsiao / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 226 / firstname.lastname@example.org