Webinar on Information Problems during the Pandemic

Convened by the International Telecommunications Society

Hosted by Chalmers University of Technology and TELUS

COVID-19 is caused by a virus. The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by a lack of good information. A pandemic is essentially an information problem, and if we solve the information problem, we can defeat the virus. Pandemics may be unpredictable, but they can be planned for. This webinar will compare pandemic-induced economic crises to past recessions, map the phases of the pandemic economy and the information needed to enable economic recovery, discuss digital communication strategies, and describe the role of telecommunications in supporting testing, contact tracing, and other public health responses.

The main speaker of the seminar is Joshua Gans, a Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Joshua is also Chief Economist of the University of Toronto's Creative Destruction Lab. Joshua holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland.

For the free registration, see https://www.itsworld.org/events-calendar/

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is an association of professionals in the information, communications, and technology sectors. ITS is an independent, non-aligned and not-for-profit organization with a worldwide network of about 400 members. ITS provides a forum where academic, private sector, and government communities can meet to identify pressing new problems and issues, share research results, and form new relationships and approaches to address outstanding issues. ITS focuses on the evolving applications, services, technology, and infrastructure of the communications, computing, Internet, information content, and related industries. See www.itsworld.org  

Category Seminar
Starts: 11 May, 2021, 15:00
Ends: 11 May, 2021, 16:00

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