Future of Governance Summit

September 8
09:00 — 17:00

Future of Governance Summit

Governance, Technological development, Digital market, Digital democracy,

Facing and embracing the impact of technological development on politics and society.

Technological shifts have shown to have significant impact of many of the systems fundamental to the way governments run and operate. At the same time, new technologies and services have become essential resources which we rely on in building our societies. Despite this interdependence the dialogue between the public sector and change makers in the private sector is limited. Structural change in innovation has increased the distance between the people at the forefront of innovation and those leading our societies. This is a democratic problem undermining our society’s ability to face new technology as well as deciding on how it should be implemented.

The summit will provide a platform for this discussion. Inviting a new generation of leaders in public and private sectors as well as digitalists from NGOs we aim to discuss how technology can be a tool for improved government.
Key questions

  • What means and responsibility should technology companies have in deciding the future governance of the internet?
  • How will technological development affect international relations and global governance?
  • How can technology be used to improve how we use our democratic rights?
  • How should governments support and create digital markets?
  • What role should governments play in regulating disruptive technologies?

Session topics


  • Governance of the internet – managing shared digital resources
  • Future of diplomacy and global governance – technological challenges and opportunities
  • Digital democracy – approaching utopia or dystopia?

Disruptive technologies and companies

  • Creating digital markets – how governments deal with digital enterprises
  • Governing disruptive technologies – From Sharing Economy to Blockchain and AI


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Summits are by invitation-only and limited to 150 participants.
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Summit Hosts: Daniel Ekström & Anna Bremer
From diplomatic circles in Beijing to co-living in Stockholm, Daniel is a connector driven to force the other perspective. By working in different position in the innovation system – from governmental think-tanks to young startup companies – Daniel has experienced the lack of dialogue by the two most important change makers on the 21st century – governments and technology companies.

Daniel Ekström
With experience from government administration, NGOs and the Berlin startup ecosystem, Anna is exploring new possibilities within the field of international politics. Driven by the belief that a more equal world is possible, Anna seeks to combine traditional and innovative approaches to issues such as disarmament and global governance.

Twitter: @bremeranna

Anna Bremer
* Summits are invitational one-day gatherings at the heart of Techfestival, each hosted by distinct thought leaders. Real talk on the topics where we need it most. A diverse group of experts within a specific field comes together to discuss the bigger picture, and to share and challenge best practices.


Event photo by: Rodian Kutsaev.

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