Designing Enabling Economies and Policies (DEEP 2016) conference in Toronto

cropped-DEEP_Discovery_2016_logo2Waterford Institute of Technology – TSSG took part in the annual Designing Enabling Economies and Policies (DEEP 2016) conference in Toronto, Canada during 13-14th October, 2016.

The main theme for DEEP 2016 was on Creating Global Ecosystems for Economic Inclusion and International cooperation between EU-US-Canada, with a sub-theme addressing “Our Data: Who owns it, who controls it, what can we do with it?

DEEP 2016 was co-organised with the EU’s H2020 international cooperation project, DISCOVERY, which has WIT as a core partner.

Mr. James Clarke of the TSSG group at WIT participated to the event and took part in two panel sessions on international collaboration and security and privacy aspects related to digital inclusion.

According to Clarke, “the event was organised in a team work fashion with a nice mix of panel sessions based on animated discussions only, without the usual boring PowerPoint presentations, and breakout sessions on various important topics in a think-tank fashion focussing on “how” we could pool our talents to design strategies, plans, collaborative projects, cross-sector initiatives and new disruptive ways to foster more inclusive prosperity, privacy, and life-long learning”.

The DEEP 2016 / DISCOVERY event was held at OCAD University in Toronto, which is known as the largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada.