Soichiro Takashima
Soichiro Takashima Mayor City of Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan


As a young Japanese political leader, Mayor Takashima has been active in promoting Fukuoka at home and abroad. Takashima is implementing various deregulations and systematic reforms. He has been a strong force in leading Japan’s startup movement and policies.


Save to calendar 19-11-2019 16:15 19-11-2019 17:00 Europe/Madrid How to Turn Technology into a Force for Inclusion?

Unintentionally, technological advancements have brought a higher social divide in cities, and the time is now to reduce such gap. Local authorities have a key role to play in reducing economic and educational inequalities through facilitating a higher access and skill development for all their citizens, but how can they ensure equal access to digital opportunities? How can governments define best practices to lower the digital social divide? Only when all citizens have the same access to technology will societies be able to advance as one.

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