Overview of Sebastián Rovira conference “COVID-19: The role of digital technologies to address the crisis and revive the economy”.
- The role of digital technologies in the face of COVID-19
- The structural aspects that condition the adoption and appropriation of digital and emerging technologies
- The region’s opportunities in terms of emerging technologies
Digital technologies have been essential to the functioning of the economy and society during the coronavirus disease pandemic. Advances that were expected to take years to realize have been made in a few months. However, access gaps condition the right to health, education and work, while socio-economic inequalities may increase. On the other hand, digital technologies, and in particular emerging technologies, can play an even more critical role in economic reactivation, with significant potential to change current patterns of consumption, production and value generation.
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