Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Christiaan Triebert: ‘The Paradox of Truth‘. Triebert shared his vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in Brussels on November 9-10 2017.
In Triebert’s vision there is a paradox of truth. Digital promised us to give us unlimited knowledge, but it appears the truth is easy to mask. Triebert is part of Bellingcat ‘The home of online investigations’. They use “open source and social media investigation to investigate a variety of subjects, from Mexican drug lords to conflicts being fought across the world.” Watch Christiaan Triebert reveil his methodologies and new take on journalism in a digital age. If you like the presentation and want to stay up to date on the latest trend in Tech, consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.
About Christiaan Triebert
Christiaan Triebert shared his vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in Brussels on November 9-10 2017. Triebert is an award-winning journalist interested in conflict and development. Besides his research, Christiaan provides worldwide training in digital forensics on behalf of Bellingcat. He has conducted fieldwork in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, among many other countries. He graduated from the War Studies Department at King’s College London, after obtaining two bachelors degrees in International Relations and Political Philosophy at the University of Groningen.
About the In Pursuit of Digital Happiness events
Two recent deep dives with a group of IT Executives gave us more insights in how our current research topic “Digital Happiness” is going to evolve. We’ll share the videos recorded at these meetings that we’ve organized in the coming months. Both in the US (Chicago) and Europe (Brussels) business executives, media experts and academia shared their views on the massive transformative impact of digital technologies. The fundamentals on which the program In Pursuit of Digital Happiness was based are simple: the technological and financial limitations of digital progress have been dealt with. The real question to answer for businesses to be successful in the society that emerges is, “What do we desire?” Happiness, in the broad definition by the school of positive psychology – from fun and the daily pleasure to getting in a state of flow, and the rewarding feeling of living a meaningful life and doing meaningful things – guided the discussions about the social desirability.
About Thijs Pepping
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society. He specialized in Humanistic Counselling and Education at the University of Humanistics in Utrecht and worked for five years with autistic children. His background in psychology and philosophy drives him to find meaningful answers to business related questions and to provoke whenever necessary. He is co-author of multiple publications on the impact of new technologies, such as ‘The FrankensteinFactor’, ‘AI First – Learning from the machine’, and ‘The Pursuit of Digital Happiness’ series. See labs.sogeti.com/research for his previous and current work. VINT provides practical insight into the likely impact and innovative applications of new technologies for organizations worldwide. This valuable intelligence helps public and private sector enterprises to anticipate and plan for the complex dynamics of the future. The use of new technological developments is aimed at generating value that anticipates future developments.
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