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Alex Pentland spoke at the launching of the Proseprity Collaborative, a Coalition of the World Bank, EY, MIT, New America, and Michael Dukakis Institute

On May 27, Professor Alex Pentland, Director of MIT Connection Science, co-founder of AIWS.net, co-author of the Social Contract 2020, spoke at the World Bank’s The Prosperity Collaborative’s inaugural online event. The Prosperity Collaborative is a coalition of the World Bank, MITEY, the Digital Impact and Governance Initiative at New America, and the Boston Global Forum Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation.

Professor Pentland presented at Panel “The New Role of Tax Administrations in Pandemic Response”

  • Moderator: Chiara Bronchi, Global Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy & Sustainable Growth, World Bank
  • Kate Barton, Global Vice Chair – Tax, EY
  • Terra Saidimu Leseeto, Commissioner for Intelligence & Strategic Operations (ISO) for the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Raul Felix Junquera-Varela, Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
  • Sandy Pentland, Professor, Connection Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

He said: “We need to find a way to tax digital services to pay for the infrastructure that the services rely on.”

“The only way to address the many challenges in modern taxation is through experimentation.”