G.A.C.M. van der Heijden
A reflection on the progressive digitization and globalization of the world. Description of the major changes that are currently taking place: the disruption in which “traditional” businesses are being replaced by online services and the threats and risks of these developments. The writer recognizes the need for a digital agenda at global and national level to make these developments manageable. He concludes with a preview of what our society could look like in 2117. Interesting for policy officers, politicians, organizational developers and economists.
Rob Beijleveld, CEO ICT-Media
Published on 27 nov. 2018
Peter Hagedoorn was the first CIO of the year in 2005. He has had a long career with Shell, the government and VP and CIO with multinationals. Now he has written a beautiful book called “The Liquid Society”. In just a few decades, “the economy” and “society” have been digitized. Every citizen can know at any time what is happening (anywhere in the world) and is ‘online’ 24/7. All this has enormous effects on the way in which societies function. No longer is the physical world of everyday life (the baker, the farmer) the most important, but the digital world is actually the world in which more and more people are literally working and partly living. A digital layer is, as it were, over the classical world, which connects everything with everything and thereby also creates “short circuits” in the classical way of life. Peter always has a very good eye for new trends and what the impact is on business and society. What can we expect in the coming years? A nice conversation with Peter in the CIOTV Studio during CIODAY 2018. CIOTV is made possible by NIIT Technologies.
16 juli 2018
In just a few decades, “the economy” and “society” have been digitized. Every citizen can know at any time what is happening (anywhere in the world). All this has enormous effects on the way in which societies function. The physical world is no longer the most important thing, but the digital world is actually the world in which more and more people are literally working and partly living. A digital layer is placed, as it were, over the classical world, which connects everything with everything and thereby also creates “short circuits” in the classical way of life.
29 maart 2018
We are in the process of making a major shift from classical society to digital society. This transition is a phase transition. Peter Hagedoorn compares this in his book with the transition from ice (solid, structure) to water (liquid, mobile).
The problem is that administrators and policymakers think it will all find its place and they just can stick to the old structures. That can’t go well for long.
Interview in CIO magazine
31 augustus 2017
Steer digitization in the right direction. A digital society comes into existence with a totally different character than the classical society that everyone knows. Globalization and digitalisation ensure that the “real” and “virtual” worlds come together. And that “new world” functions completely differently than the traditional society. This requires other structures and rules, argues Peter Hagedoorn in his book The Liquid Society.
29 juni 2017
The digitalisation of society goes fast: everyone has an internet connection, robots take over work, automation leads to the dismissal of staff and we face cyber attacks almost every day. However, there is hardly any realization that digitalisation is turning the world order upside down. And this while the transition to the digital society is likely to become a more dramatic transition than that of the agricultural society into the industrial age.
Freija van Duijne
27 juli 2017
The cover of Pieter Hagedoorn’s book immediately caught my attention. The title was described in watered-down letters with watercolour. A literal conception of the concept of liquid.
The book provides an analysis of the transformation to a digital society. This analysis has been described more often, but Hagedoorn focuses explicitly on administrators of governments and international organizations.
7 juni 2017
How fast are technological developments! We can now see what happens at any time of the day; nearby and far away. It is all just one click away from us. It can be guessed that this will have a huge effect on our society.