Digital, New Technology and Public Policy
In this policy stream, you will learn how to drive the digital and new technology revolution in order to design innovative policy and transform the management of administrations, organizations and societies. This a unique multidisciplinary program aimed to understand the economic, social, legal, political and ethical impact of new technologies (big data, AI…), and to design innovative policy for the social good. This stream will enable you to develop practical skills, anchored in data science and tech innovation, to implement innovative policy and to manage project transformation with key stakeholders in both the public and the private sector (business and start-ups), as well as the civil society.
Graduates from this policy stream are highly praised to drive and manage the digital transformation of governments and public policies, on a local scale (cities and territories), and national and international levels (domestic and international administrations), as well as in the different regulatory bodies (ex. European commission). Your skills are also highly demanded in the various public services and sectors facing the data revolution today, from e-health to cyber security. Furthermore, graduates pursue their career in the private sector (businesses, tech companies, start-ups, etc.), audit companies working at the interface of the digital transformation of public policy, and in the nonprofit sector, think tanks, NGOs, or other professional organizations.
Our program provides a unique transdisciplinary curriculum on the impact of digital and tech innovation within policies and organizations. In the “Digital, New Technology and Public Policy,” you will learn:
- How to understand and master the data and technological revolutions (introduction to AI, Blockchain, Machine learning, Data sciences…);
- The economic, legal, social and institutional transformations of our societies through the digital and technological revolution (e-gov, economics and regulation of platforms…);
- How to design innovative policies in regards to the technological revolution in various areas and sectors (education, health, culture, social and economic policies, security and defense…);
- How to regulate new technologies for the social good with a complex understanding of the challenges at stake in terms of ethics, democracy and state sovereignty;
- How to manage the digital transformation of organizations in the public sector (e-government), the private sector (business and start-ups) and in relation with the civil society (internet governance, civic tech…).
You will also develop practical skills in the design and management of public policy with the technological revolution. Our curriculum includes
- Bootcamp for an introduction to data sciences and tech innovation
- Policy Lab where students work in group on real case studies or develop a team capstone/digital project with governments, businesses, start-ups and nonprofit organizations within the Incubator of public policy. Examples include:
- Case studies: US tech innovative ecosystem; Digital transformation of the Paris City Hall, The French Tech initiative…
- Incubator of public policy: "Digital technology to improve the link between citizens and public authorities?" - with Direction interministérielle du numérique; "Data sharing on public policies to restore trust in democratic processes?" with the Agence française de développement (AFD), “Creation of Digital Public Services Houses”, etc.
- Design of Innovative Public policy with Big data and New technology
- Management of the digital transformation of governments and public services
- Management of the digital transformation of Private Organizations and Civil Society
- Economics and Regulation of New technologies
- Ethical, Societal and Political challenges of the tech revolutions
- History of technological revolution and Digital Humanities
- Introduction to Data sciences and Tech for Public policy (data visualization, AI, machine learning…)
Master in Public Policy:
Master in European Affairs:
Dominique Cardon is professor of Sociology at Sciences Po and Scientific Director of the Medialab. Previously, he was researcher at the Laboratory of Uses (SENSE) of Orange Labs and Associate Professor at the University Paris Est / LATTS. He is also Member of the editorial board of the review Réseaux and of the prospective committee of the CNIL. His fields of research are, among others, the governance of Wikipedia, the relationship between expressive practices and social networks on blogs, modesty and shamelessness online, practices of online social networks, the transformation of public space including political engagement and cultural practices and sociability, sociological analysis of web algorithms and big data, transformations of the media.