Supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of the Government of Spain in collaboration with Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Digital Future Society seeks to build an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future in the digital era.
Operating with a global vision, the DFS Think Tank explores the challenges and opportunities emerging from the design, use, and governance of digital technologies. Solutions and policy recommendations resulting from the Think Tank’s work are designed to empower policymakers to anticipate challenges and leverage opportunities of the digital age.
Several times per year, the DFS Think Tank hosts working groups to create new policy briefings, reports, and solutions in areas of emerging tech within specific sectors, focusing on digital impact. Until early 2020, these gatherings had been in person, with a carefully selected group of professionals from around the world. Our reality has now been altered and a new virtual format would be necessary.
Our role: Virtual event organisers
Purpose: Transform a physical event to virtual
Goal: Generate a policy briefing and create community
Style: Collaborative work group
Attendees: 12 people
Who would have thought that a lost mobile phone would bring in a new client in the midst of a global pandemic? As event organisers, we have had to adapt quickly to the new reality, learning to transform in-person experiences to virtual formats. We sat through endless hours of online events during confinement to see what was being created and were not happy with the results. A virtual event needs a different approach to traditional events where attendees can meet in person. The challenge was clear: how would we bring warmth and connection to people sitting in their homes?