Data, platforms and business models seminar at QHHQ on Tuesday 17/10
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Location: QHHQ-offices, 1st floor of SMIT, Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels


13h45 Registration

14h00 Introduction by imec, BDVA & VUB

14h15 Andrew Odlyzko, Professor, School of Mathematics (University of Minnesota, USA): “Privacy, Price Discrimination, and the Seeds of Capitalism’s Destruction"

15h00 Short Break

15h15 Rogier De Langhe, Professor in Economic Philosophy (UGent): “The age of the platform: what does a future beyond markets and states look like?"

15h30 Leo Van Hove, Professor in Economics (VUB): “Metcalfe’s Law, Odlyzko’s Law,… How realistic are they?”

15h45 Q&A

16h00 Short Break

16h15 Francesco Nucci, Director of Application Research (Engineering, IT) & Leader of Task Force Business (BDVA): "Business Models between theory and praxis: an interdisciplinary approach"

16h30 Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Policy Officer in the EU Data Policy Unit (European Commission, DG Connect G1): "Data, platforms & business models – a view from the European Commission"

16h45 Q&A

17h00 Reception

Moderator: Pieter Ballon, Professor in Communication Sciences (VUB) and Director of imec-SMIT

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