The funding of higher education is a key strategic issue facing the Irish economy and society. The implications of the lack of funding in higher education range from a growing shortage of skills in industrial sectors to affecting Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment. This conference aims to foster a more informed political and public debate on the issue.
The panel will discuss blockchain, how it works and the potential it holds to disrupt many existing internet products and services. They will also discuss the opportunities and threats arising out of this, particularly in relation to data privacy and the future of the data driven business model of the internet.