The 31st Digital Business Congress has already begun, taking place on the 11th and 12th of May in Lisbon, and after an impact in 2020 and a limitation within 2021 it is now back to normal. large, still in hybrid mode.
According to the motto chosen by the APDC, Futuro is the basis of all conversations and marks the first morning intervention, which began with the participation of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The regularity of the organization’s meetings emphasizes the importance of meetings in the context of digital transformation. “If there is a good time for a meeting, it is time for us to stay“, the context of contagion, including war, emphasizes the importance of communication, as well as the exchange of forces,” he said.
Although the frustration that the future has arrived in Portugal and that Government has made digital transformation one of its priorities, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa argues for more.
“We need to move forward in the future”, look at the medium-term: the need for business / government partners, which “awaits this impact” to “make the future “and corresponded to the” hopes of the Portuguese. “
The President calls on everyone to support, especially the business. “I am sure the government, starting with the Prime Minister, is waiting for this intervention. They want to respond, as Europe wants. Because it is a future that has already begun and they want to speed up, “he said.
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He is looking forward to that future Carlos coinsThe mayor of Lisbon and former European Commissioner for Innovation, highlighting his impact, argues that you have to put the cities in the middle of the equation. “Innovation and technology were developed in the city, because there was an exchange of ideas, which we learned about without writing, that there was uncertainty”, he defended, “Cities are the platforms now and not tomorrow”. .
It is in these cities that tacit knowledge is created and it is possible to go digital. “There is a difference between the discussions we have at this stage and the truth of things,” he defended, adding that there are many challenges to make people understand the challenges and concepts of technology, overcoming existing digital challenges..
The growth of the industry, which Carlos Moedas promoted, was also part of the impact. The CML president remembers that he wanted to be a pivot for the hobby and he wanted to be more thoughtful. “TWe must be able to attract companies, cross countries and acquire expertise“, he said, keep in mind that Portugal has 7 unicorns and Spain, which is 5 times bigger, only 9.” We are not bad “, he explained.
From the evolution of technologies to Web 3.0
Rogério Carapuça, president of the APDC, and Paulo Portas, president of the 31st Congress, led the duo on the stage to move from the transition of technology to the future and issues. which has expanded to Europe, digitization and globalization.
From early calculations to supercomputers and intelligence algorithms, Rogério Carapuça says today it has the potential to bring about real digital change in the industry and “we can use super-powerful algorithms that we can use in companies and businesses to better understand our products and our customers”.
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The business platform, which in recent years has grown to become much larger than many other countries in the industry. Portugal needs to “increase our market share by 12 to complete Apple’s big business”. LUB Web 3.0 brings new capabilities with conflict, but Rogério Carapuça insists we will not want to interrupt everything, because in some places we still need a middle man.
Ability of macroeconomic and geopolitical analysis of Paulo Portas led to Congress the vision of how globalization and digitization affect our lives. “Globalization and digitization are “brothers”, but they are equal lives that do not need to be intertwined.“, he said, warns, however, of the risk of an existing outbreak if economic relations are only affected by geopolitics, and where that would not be the case.”We could lose 5% of global GDP if economic relations only affect geopolitics, ”he warned.
From Changes in the way we look at time, affected by 5G, 6G, augmented reality, internet of things and intelligence. “The idea of speed and time is unbelievable”, he admits.
Among the concerns raised by Paulo Portas are also legal issues of major tech regulations, with the potential for Europe to lose control and open dialogue with the model in the United States. “At the heart of Europe’s future, protection and independence of power is as important as the essence of innovation.”
The president of the conference saw a lot of pictures and in one he saw that the major technology companies were North American but that China is raising more and more land. However, he said the advantage is that in the use of technology everything is very fast, and a good idea can be quickly changed from better to better. doing business.
“Whoever is not creative and seeks success, who has no desire, will be replaced by someone else.”, Warns.
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