Darja Isaksson
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Challenges and opportunities for the digital welfare state

Darja Isaksson comes to our Initiative seminar to speak about digitalisation of the welfare state. Don't miss it, register for the seminar today.


Darja Isaksson, digital advisor to the Swedish government, will hold her presentation titled The digital welfare state – different how? at our initiative seminar Digitalisation – opportunities and challenges, 15-16 March 2017.

We asked her to introduce her presentation:

“Increased availability and individualization – those are the demands from the consumers of today, and that is also what they increasingly experience when it comes to a broad range of services from finance and insurance, to retail and transportation. Similar to other industries, our welfare sector benefit from new technologies and innovation, which radically can improve healthcare, education and create more sustainable societies.

But innovative solutions are sometimes difficult to scale for the welfare sector, due to incentive structures set by how the welfare state is organized, and the rapid development is a challenge to several of the structures currently in place.

I will talk about how digitalization can create opportunities for the welfare state, and what challenges we see. Are there any key solutions to assure a benign development of innovation for all, in a society aiming for equal access? I will highlight examples I believe are important lessons to build upon for digital democracies with a focus on welfare for all.”

Darja Isaksson is a member of the Swedish Government Innovation Council, where she focuses on matters related to how to use digitalisation for increased sustainability. She’s founded three successful agencies and has been rewarded Sweden’s most influential opinion maker for her efforts to increase awareness of the opportunities and challenges to society through digitalisation.

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Published: Thu 23 Feb 2017.