31 January 2018 - From 18:00
 Icaza Auditorium. La Comercial building. Deusto University. Bilbao Campus.

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Orkestra and Euskaltel present the first study on the digitalisation process in the Basque Country


18:00 • Opening

  • Marijose Aranguren, Director-General of Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness.
  • Alberto García Erauzkin, President of Euskaltel.

18:20 • Presentation  of the  Indicator for Society and Digital Economy in Europe

  • Anna Armengol-Torío, Policy Officer – Digital Economy and skills. Directorate General of Communications, Networks, Contents and Technology of the European Commission.

18:40 • Presentation of the Basque case of digitalisation of the economy and society

  • Agustín Zubillaga, Orkestra Researcher.

19:00 • Digitalisation – A consideration of the Danish case

  • Yih-Jeou Wang, Main advisor of the Digitalisation Agency of the Finance Ministry of Denmark.

19:20 • Closing speech

  • Arantxa Tapia Otaegi,  Basque Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure.



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About the report

Digitalisation is one of the fundamental pillars of the process of transformation towards a 4.0 economy. In a territory where industry has a considerable importance, it is necessary to analyse the extent to which digitalisation processes have impacted from the business, economic and social perspective.

What progress has been made in the digitalisation of the Basque Country? Are we responding to the demand implicit in the fourth industrial revolution and which extends to other sectors too? Do we have a digital society? What role should be played by public institutions in order to promote these digitalisation processes? Is our labour market prepared for the challenges that we face? What are the future challenges and how can we tackle them?

These are some of the questions addressed by the work and, via identification of the main challenges, the study prompts a reflection upon how to address them.

In addition, it measures the Basque situation in comparison with other European countries. To this end, the starting point was the Digital Economy and Society Index, developed by the European Commission within its European Digital Agenda Digital, and adapted to the Basque context.

The European Commission highlights Denmark as one of the reference countries. With the aim of knowing and learning at firsthand about the initiatives and policies implemented in this country, the event will include a speech by the main advisor of the Finance Ministry of Denmark’s Digitalisation Agency.