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Lecture presentation & discussion The crises of digital capitalism

HAN 02.07.2021 © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Fri., 02.07.2021, 7 p.m.
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For around 50 years, digital technologies have been the key to economic transformation. However, it is only since the late 1990s that we have begun to see the emergence of a genuinely digital capitalism with the commercial Internet at its core. Leading digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are assuming a key position for ever larger parts of the economy. They have not only survived periodic crises of capitalism unscathed, but have even grown from them. At the present time, when the acute crisis of public health is about to turn into a socio-economic crisis of the global economy, it is therefore necessary to ask: What is digital capitalism? How are digitalisation and socio-economic crises related? And: What can we learn from this about a post-Corona world?

Prof. Philipp Staab 
Philipp Staab 500 © Philipp Staab is Professor of “Sociology of the Future of Work” at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF). As a sociologist he deals with the topics of technology, work, political economy and social inequality. In his research in recent years, he has focused on the leading companies of the commercial Internet such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alibaba and Tencent, as well as various start-ups.
Staab was acting professor of technology studies at the University of St. Gallen’s School of Humanities, Switzerland and guest researcher in the research group "Globalisation, Work and Production", Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).

Prof.Dr. Nguyễn Vũ Hảo
Nguyen Vu Hao © Nguyen Vu Hao He received his BA (1986) in Philosophy from Rostov University, Russia; MA (1997) and Ph.D. degree (2002) in Philosophy, Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Passau, Germany. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA for the academic year 2010-2011. He was a member of the 2019 Interdisciplinary Council of Professors of philosophy, sociology, and politics.
He is the author of monographs such as "Conception of Human Being in Wittgenstein's Language Philosophy - Anthropological Foundations for Education and Intercultural Understanding", "Philosophy in the Contemporary World - Interpretations through World Congresses of Philosophy", "Conceptions of Human Being in some Trends of Contemporary Western Philosophy", "Contemporary Western Ethics - Some Main Theories and Their Influences in Vietnam", "Textbook of Contemporary Western Philosophy". His lectures and publications concern History of Philosophy, Contemporary Western Philosophy, Marxist Philosophy, and Political Science.

Nguyen Phi Van
Nguyen Phi Van © Nguyen Phi Van holds an MBA from Australia majoring in marketing communication. Her experience spans over 20 years as a senior executive in brand, retail, and franchise development across global emerging markets in Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She has engaged in various national projects in developing the creative economy and the entrepreneurship network for various governments such as Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia. She currently advises Project 844 under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam on startups & innovation. She is chairwoman of ASEAN Business Angel Network, Open Innovation Vietnam, and she is an angel investor with a portfolio of 23 companies. Phi Van is 2015 award winner of Retail Leadership presented by Asia Retail Congress, 2017 & 2018 award winner of 100 Top Great Retail Minds presented by World Retail Congress, 2019 award winner of ASEAN Outstanding Business Award. She has been elected in top 100 powerful women of the global franchise industry 2019 & 2020. Phi Van is the author of seven books, “Franchising – The Short Route to Global Markets”, “Cross The Rice Field, Reach The World”, “Go Global: An MSME’s guide to global franchising”, “I, The Future and The World”, “In Search of Myself”, “Nym - My Future Self”, and recently “Opening the Future”.