Networks and projects

The Digital Transformations Platform collaborates with a wide array of academic, public and private partners. Here you will find examples of projects and networks within either an academic frame, in dissemination or in co-operation with governmental bodies, organisations and private companies.

 

The Platform is involved in the following activities:

  • Initializing and building up a cross-disciplinary Digital Transformations research environment at CBS with 40 platform members and academic affiliates and external stakeholders.
  • It has been developed through e.g. a visiting fellowship programme and platform visits to institutions like Royal Holloway and leading American universities. The platform has attracted stellar researches like Shoshana Zuboff (Harvard), Paul Leonardi (University of California) and Jeanne Ross (MIT) to CBS.
  • Actively contributing to key research conferences like AOM, EGOS (the latter with board representation, standing working group and CBS-reception). The platform will be hosting the Global Transparency Conference in 2021. 
  • A shared launch-event at CBS with Margrethe Vestager as keynote and featuring new media art, feature articles and columns in national newspapers, at the national campaign Forskningens Døgn, at Folkemødet, here at the international scene with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UM) and winning the Science Slam. Through a strong presence in media and social media. Mikkel Flyverbom’s book: The Digital Prism was launched with a public debate.
  • Academic Director of the Transformations Platform Mikkel Flyverbom has been publishing a tech-column in Politiken since July 2018. You can find his articles listed here.
  • Represented in policy and governmental bodies like Data Ethics Council/Dataetisk Råd and DJØF’s TechDK-commission.
    Collaborating with external institutions including The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UM) and the Tech-Ambassador, and the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Mandag Morgen.
    Advised by external steering committee member Lisbeth Knudsen from Mandag Morgen.

 

The following are various platform projects: 

Platform Intelligence in News (PIN)
The aim of the project is to create more engaging, more relevant and informing news media by the help of artificial intelligence. The project is based on a collaboration between researchers at DTU, Copenhagen University and Copenhagen Business School and on anonymized data from the Danish newspapers Ekstra Bladet, Politiken and Jyllandsposten and it aims at developing better systems for personalization of news. The project is co-funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark and Politikens Hus by 17 mio.dkk.

Read more and find more contacts here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/knowledge-society/strategic-areas/business-in-soci...

Contact: Kasper Lindskow, Head of the PIN project, Head of Research and Innovation, Ekstra Bladet: kasper.lindskow@eb.dk,
Al Reuse
AI REUSE will develop advanced theoretical and methodological frameworks for thinking through concepts and practices of reuse of data and algorithms in AI / machine learning (ML) systems and the ethical and political questions these reuse processes give rise to. Based on this work AI REUSE will develop strategies and recommendations that can help the Danish public sector make responsible decisions in relation to ML systems. 

AI REUSE is a multi-year (2020-2023) research project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and comprising Copenhagen Business School (Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, PI, and Mikkel Flyverbom, co-PI) and Durham University (Louise Amoore, co-PI).
 
Contact: Nanna Bonde Tylstrup, Associate Professor, CBS: nbt.msc@cbs.dk
Content Moderation Assemblages: Filtering Global Communities (FILTER).
The project runs 2020-2022 and is funded by the Dansih Agency for Higher Education and Science by 209.421 dkk.

Contact: Nanna Bonde Tylstrup, Head of Project, Associate Professor, CBS: nbt.msc@cbs.dk
Digital Transformations in South Africa
A collaboration between CBS and CCRED (The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.)
The digitalisation of economic activity and the growing importance of digital platforms (including online platforms) pose fundamental challenges to the existing set of rules for markets under economic regulation, competition law and industrial policy. Large online platforms cut across search, social media, telecommunications and payments systems, building their offerings on aggregating consumer data. Regulation remains largely unchanged from the end of the 20th century – with separate institutions for different fields (such as telecoms, payments systems and media), and divides between regulation, competition enforcement, consumer protection and data protection (a ‘regulatory patchwork’). There is a growing body of research on these issues, along with position papers and competition and regulation decisions, which constitute a wealth of international experience, particularly in Europe.
 
This body of both scholarly and practical knowledge in Denmark (and Europe more generally) is a resource South Africa can draw upon to inform its economic development, strategies for industrialisation and the role of the digital economy in these processes. At the same time, researchers in both Denmark and South Africa benefit from understanding the local dynamics of the digital economy in different contexts with a view to establishing the applicability of policy approaches from
Europe to the challenges of regulating digital platforms in the different institutional context of developing countries, including South Africa.
 
Contact: Stefano Ponte, Head of Project, Professor, CBS: spo.msc@cbs.dk
VIEW: Value Invisible Work Efficienc
Four year project 2020-2023, funded by DFF/Independent Research Fund Denmark by 5.8 million DKK
Many Danish public sector, organizations strive to become more efficient by fully orpartly automating administrative casework and developing algorithms that support automated decision-making. But efficiency does not follow from automation. There is often a gap between the promises of business cases and organizational realities. Through qualitative case studies, this research project examines the efficiency ambitions inscribed in the business cases behind automation projects, and investigates how the realized projects both create new tasks for managers and employees, and redistribute work within and among organizations. We argue that substantial elements of this work are unaccounted for (e.g. correction of errors, handling of new types requests, new needs for coordination, training of new skills, data production handling) in formal descriptions of the organization such as budgets and business cases. Drawing on STS, we argue for the value of making such “invisible work" visible.

Contact: Lise Justesen, Head of Project, Associate Professor, CBS: lj.ioa@cbs.dk
Ursula Plesner, Associate Professor, CBS: up.ioa@cbs.dk
Digital Markets Competition Forum
The DMC Forum is an initiative to bridge academic research and practice to discuss the different perspectives on the ways digital platforms create value in the digital economy and the pressing challenges for competition regulation in digital markets.

Director: Carmelo Cennamo, Professor MSO, CBS
Contact: info@dmcforum.net
Website: http://dmcforum.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmcforum.net

 

 

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