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“I was inspired and encouraged by my colleagues to enter the competition. Digital regulation is a topic that I have been working on for a while and last year’s topic was a good match with my interests and knowledge. The promotion of the article after the competition was a great benefit that helped me grow my network and connect with people that have similar interests.”
Andreea Antuca, Future Leaders’ Competition 2021 winner
What is this initiative?
The Future Leaders’ Competition, now in its fifth year, and supported by the Members of the IIC, encourages and promotes original thought in the areas of communications and policy.
What do you need to do?
This year entrants are asked to produce an essay, submitted electronically, on the following:
Across the Metaverse: Policy priorities
Oxford Reference has defined ‘the metaverse’ as a virtual representation of reality implemented by means of virtual reality software.
This world of augmented reality and virtual reality brings technologies that could offer new ways of communicating and interacting. But as with digital platforms and artificial intelligence, the emerging ‘metaverse’ challenges policy-makers and regulators to encourage innovation in products and services, while watching for content and conduct that might be harmful to users or other businesses. Will there indeed be a whole new ‘metaverse’ or just an adaptation of current business and social practices? Are the policy issues limited to the use of digital assets and biometric data, or is there more to consider?
In this essay, we want you to create a picture of how you see this world evolving and to consider whether steps should be taken now to help shape its future, or whether the sector should be left to develop without direct policy intervention.
Hear from the Chair of this year’s judging panel, Derek Wilding, for a further explanation of this year’s topic:
Sofía Mancialla, founder of Sección Legal, the first Mexican digital marketplace for legal services, is the winner of the 2020 IIC Future Leaders’ Competition. Here she speaks with her mentor, Emanuele Vadilonga, Director of Regulatory Affairs Europe, BT Global Services, on why she entered the competition and how winning the competition has impacted her professional life and her personal development.Listen to the podcast
In this podcast, previous winners of the IIC Future Leaders’ Competition, Tim Hogg from the UK and Angel Fu from Australia speak about how they prepared for the competition and their experiences on winning the competition.Listen here
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