Digital Future Society (DFS) is a program supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of Spain in collaboration with Mobile World Capital Barcelona that connects experts, policy makers, civic organizations and businesses with the mission of understanding and getting involved with the ethical and social challenges of the digital transformation.
The DFS mandate is rooted in the idea of transforming global reflection into collaborative action with a range of global and regional actors from both the public and private sector, reaching agreements to promote a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future in the digital age. DFS aspires at becoming a key actor of the digital transformation ecosystem that brings together policy makers, academic experts, officials of international and regional organizations, think tanks, development banks, corporations and civil society to its activities, research reports and Annual Global Summit.
To this end, DFS will influence the scope and framework of the digital agenda with impact in four key areas: public innovation, trust and digital security, inclusion and citizen empowerment and equitable growth.
Our Think Tank commissions, curates and connects research and advocacy on the ethical and legal challenges emerging from tech design, usage and governance. Our Civic Lab validates and transforms Think Tank recommendations into solutions – developing and testing tools and solutions that address the identified challenges in a real and local environment. Finally, we organise an Annual Global Summit that aims at becoming the annual reference event that brings together key global players of the social digital agenda promoting action-oriented discussions to the most pressing ethical issues and challenges of digital transformation.