Digital Entrepreneurship
LECTURE 4
Digital Entrepreneurship
LECTURE 4
Digitisation is everywhere, from the mobile phone to the conferences on Zoom. But also, more profoundly through technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. This digital revolution and the opportunities it offers are major drivers of entrepreneurship and higher productivity. Yet, there are also many challenges, such as the ethical use of information technology and cybersecurity. And, of course, there are numerous political challenges in competition, such as keeping monopoly positions of the new giants of technology limited.
Who will teach you?
Arjen van Witteloostuijn
VU Amsterdam & University of Antwerp
With over 30 years of experiences, Arjen van Witteloostuin is an expert in Business and Economics, currently working as the VU Amsterdam Dean of the School of Business & Economics. Since 2015, Arjan is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is active as the Head of the Economics Section and as the Chair of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences.
Beverley Fanella
JASIRI
Passionate about providing South African and African young people with access to quality education and world-class entrepreneurship development and training. She has made her mark contributing to the transformation agenda at Stellenbosch University (SU) where she headed up the recruitment team of the institution. This is where she discovered her passion for widening participation and ensuring the success of first-generation students. Beverley also served as a Scholarship Selection Manager at the Allan and Gill Gray Orbis Foundation, Scholar Development Officer (SDO) at Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation and established the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) at SU in 2019. Beverley is currently a part of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy team where she oversees Marketing and Communication as well as Selection processes for its East Africa program, JASIRI.