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Cybersecurity in DFS: The Next 6 Years
September 30, 2021, 9:30am – 11:00am

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, as part of its Digital Financial Services Observatory project, will be hosting a webinar to discuss what the future of cybersecurity in the DFS field will look like. The DFSO team, along with invited thought leaders, will explore innovation and future expectations in cybersecurity and the DFS ecosystem. 

Some of the areas of coverage include:

  • What are the most pressing issues and cyber-attacks faced by the DFS ecosystem that must be addressed in the short-term, the next 1-2 years? What lurks on the horizon in the long term, from years 3-6?
  • Literacy, numeracy, and financial and digital literacy are ever-present challenges in DFS. Given a growing presence of a younger, more tech-savvy generation appearing in low and middle income countries, what are your expectations regarding this younger demographic’s impact? Where do you perceive the greatest challenges appearing in the future in the effort to increase financial inclusion, digital literacy and cyber capacity and how might they be addressed?
  • What multinational, regional and global collaboration and practices are and should we expect to see formed to thwart challenging current and new forms of cyber attacks? 
  • Innovation
    • What new technologies are being used / developed to combat fraud and cyber breaches?
    • How can AI and machine learning aid in this effort and can this (and regulatory sandboxes) help spawn cost effective solutions?
    • What might be the impact of quantum computing?

Please visit https://cybersecuritydfso.eventbrite.com to register

Monthly Virtual Seminars

The webinars are co-sponsored bythe International Media Management Academic Association (IMMAA) and the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI).

Forthcoming Speakers:

October 7, 2021
José Esteves  

Associate Dean, MBA and TECHMBA Programs; Professor, Information Systems & Technology, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Prof. José Esteves is the associate dean of MBA programs and professor of Information Systems at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain. He is the author of many articles about information systems. His passion for Information Systems (IS) is founded not only in the technology itself but also in the human side of these systems. His work covers areas such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation, smart cities, big data, digital innovation, digital Leadership, cybersecurity, and gamification.

To register visit: https://citiimmaaesteves.eventbrite.com

November 4, 2021
Julia Cagé      

Associate Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris; CEPR Research Fellow

Julia Cagé is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Public Economics, Industrial Organization and Economic History. She is also co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)’s “Evaluation of Democracy” research group. Her research interests focus on political economy, economic history, industrial organization and development. Julia is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes, and has already authored two books on the subject: Saving the Media. Capitalism, Crowdfunding and Democracy (2015), and L’Information à tout prix (2017). Saving the Media was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best Book on Media of the 2016 edition of the “Prix des Assises du Journalisme”. Her most recent book, The Price of Democracy (2020), scrutinizes contemporary democracy and proposes radical new solutions for political funding. 

To register visit: https://citiimmaacage.eventbrite.com