Collaboratory 2015

This year the CBS Public-Private Platform’s annual Collaboratory event will take place on October 1-2 and will focus on Data and Digital Infrastructures and Financial Infrastructures.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 18:00

Collaboratory 2015: Investigating New Societal Movements within Digital and Financial Infrastructures

The Collaboratory combines the thought of 'collaboration' and 'laboratory' and is an event with the purpose of gathering academia and practitioners in dialogue about relevant agendas linked to new forms of ‘mobilisation of society’. The events take place through two independent conference days. Participation is free of charge and you can sign up to one or both days.

This year the theme of investigation in the Collaboratory is Infrastructures. Infrastructures is a key theme for public-private collaborations. Infrastructures are one of the main matters of concern in debates about the digital societal agenda, urban governance (e.g. smart cities), the creation of new markets (for green energy, for instance), economic growth (ICT infrastructures) and other domains of public-private partnerships.

October 1, 9.00-12.00: Data and Digital Infrastructures

As we roll out digital infrastructures and big data projects connecting cities, objects and citizens in new ways, a range of questions about regulatory reforms, business developments and ethics become central. Bringing together insights from public institutions, the corporate sector and academia, this morning workshop focuses on data and digital infrastructures that may facilitate data-driven economic development, innovative business models, solid stakeholder relations and sustainable data-sharing practices..


Brit Ross Winthereik, (IT University of Copenhagen)

Brit Ross Winthereik is PhD and Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. Her research interests are within the effects of science and technology in specific organizations and in society more generally, where she ethnographically studies the processes through which people, technologies, culture, politics, and organization enact reality. Her focus is on encounters between different realities and on the events that allow for different realities to co-exist. Brit works in different empirical domains. Her main interest at the moment is energy and she pursues this interest in the context of the Alien Energy project funded by the Independent Research Councils ( From 2008-2013 she studied development aid partnerships, specifically focusing on monitoring and evaluation practices. Before that she researched implementation of ICT in primary health care.

Jens Krieger Røyen (the Danish Agency for Digitization [Digitaliseringsstyrelsen])
Pernille Tranberg (the Danish Business Authority [Erhvervsstyrelsen]/PrivacyCompass)
Søren Kvist, Copenhagen Connecting/Copenhagen Solutions Lab

Program October 1:

09.00-09.10: Welcome by Mikkel Flyverbom, Associate Professor, CBS
09.10-10.00: Keynote Brit Ross Winthereik and Q&A
10.00-10.10: Break
10.10-10.30: Talk by Jens Krieger Røyen
10.30-10.50: Talk by Pernille Tranberg
11.00-11.20: Talk by Søren Kvist
11.20-12.00: Q&A

October 2, 13.45-18.00: Financial Infrastructures

Practices such algorithmic trading and especially high-frequency trading as well as the automatization of trading venues have changed the way financial markets operate and has consequences for their regulatory practices. This part of the collaboratory presents leading academic, regulatory bodies and industry experts to shed light on the current state of financial infrastructures and their digitization. Issues like accountability, risk and control systems in relation to these new practices will be discussed.

Michael Power (London School of Economics)

Michael Power is professor of accounting at the London School of Economics. His research interests include the causes and consequences of auditability, transparency and accountability, financial regulation and reporting as well as operational risk management and errors and risk reporting. Furthermore, he was the former Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at LSE. Read more about Michael Power here.

Hanne Råe Larsen (The Danish FSA [Finanstilsynet Danmark])
Lasse Heje Pedersen (Copenhagen Business School/AQR)
Yazid Sharaiha (Norges Bank Investment Management)

Collaboratory brings into dialogue key figures involved in developing novel public policy thinking and practice in a range of areas and contexts, with members of the Danish government, public servants, business community, NGOs, and academia. The aim is to initiate an open and productive sharing and exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, with a view to enhancing the development of innovative and robust solutions to some of our most pressing societal challenges.

Program October 2:

13.45-14.00: Welcome by Michael Power
14.00-14.20: Talk by Yazid Sharaiha
14.20-14.40: Talk by Lasse Heje Pedersen
14.40-14.50: Break
14.50-15.30: Keynote Michael Power
15.30-15.50: Talk by Hanne Råe Larsen
15.50-16.30: Panel Debate


Thursday, Oct. 1: 09:00-12:00
Friday Oct. 2: 13:45-16.30

Participation is free of charge and you are welcome to participate one of the days or both days. You can sign up on Eventbrite via this link.

While waiting, you can read about the Platform’s previous Collaboratory events at our website.


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