We are honoured to be working with some of the world’s leading research institutes and think tanks as knowledge partners for Tallinn Digital Summit

TDS2018 knowledge partners

Mckinsey Global Institute
McKinsey Global Institute

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy. MGI’s goal is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to base management and policy decisions. Current research focuses on six themes: productivity and growth, natural resources, labor markets, the evolution of global financial markets, the economic impact of technology and innovation, and urbanization and infrastructure. The partners of McKinsey & Company fund MGI’s research; it is never commissioned by any business, government, or other institution.  MGI serves as a knowledge partner at Tallinn Digital Summit and shares its latest research through a briefing note „The promise and challenge of the age of artificial intelligence“, as well as in a plenary session keynote by MGI’s chairman and director, Dr. James Manyika.

Download the briefing note: “The promise and challenge of the age of artificial intelligence

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Centre for Public Impact

The Centre for Public Impact (CPI), a not-for-profit foundation, founded by The Boston Consulting Group, is committed to helping unlock the positive potential of governments and improve outcomes for citizens.  At the summit, CPI will contribute its expertise on how governments can use AI to improve outcomes for citizens, what appropriate governance structures may look like and how governments can strengthen the legitimacy of initiatives that involve AI.  CPI will facilitate a discussion focused on the application of Artificial Intelligence within government and prepare a briefing note on the topic as well as some real use cases of where AI has already been applied in different government entities.

Download the briefing note: AI in Governments

The European Centre for International Political Economy

The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) is an independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe. It is founded on the principles of free trade and supports progressive reduction of economic barriers. To date, ECIPE is the only think-tank in Brussels focusing on International trade. ECIPE’s mission is to subject international economic policy, particularly in Europe, to rigorous scrutiny of costs and benefits, and to present conclusions in a concise, readily accessible form to the European public – so that better understanding of complex issues in concrete situations can lead to intelligent discussions and improved policies. At Tallinn Digital Summit Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, director of ECIPE will be preparing a policy brief and facilitating a session on data and trade.

Download the briefing note: AI & Trade Policy


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The Lisbon Council

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

At Tallinn Digital Summit, the Lisbon Council will be preparing a briefing note and moderating a roundtable session on „Safety and security in the age of artificial intelligence“.

Download the briefing note: Responsible, Safe and Secure AI

TDS2018 partners

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Inchcape BMW is the vehicle partner of TDS2018