David Redl to Speak at Conference on Fostering Digital Transformation: The OECD’s Role

David Redl, chief counsel for communications and technology for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, will give the keynote address at USCIB’s timely conference, Fostering Digital Transformation: The OECD’s Role,”  on March 8 in Washington, D.C. The conference is organized by The USCIB Foundation, the educational arm of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), in partnership with Business at the OECD (BIAC) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD). The conference will explore ways that policy makers and the business community work together to ensure that new technologies and digital applications can lead to a more prosperous, productive, inclusive and socially beneficial world, while considering what lessons can be learned from recent discussions and related work within the 35-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

“This will be an important forum for dialogue among technologists and policy makers to help us navigate toward a more robust, secure, resilient and inclusive digital economy,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “Following last year’s pivotal OECD Ministerial in Cancun, which recognized the digital economy as a powerful catalyst for innovation, growth and overall prosperity, the focus will be on moving forward the OECD’s ambitious agenda. We will explore how broad-ranging OECD policy frameworks can help to address new challenges posed by changing global policy dynamics.”

Topics for discussion include:

  • The Digital Economy and Information Society of the Future
  • Realizing the Global Commercial Benefits and Corporate Societal Responsibilities of Digitalization
  • Enhancing Trust in the Digitally Connected Ecosystem

Other confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Douglas Frantz, deputy secretary general of the OECD
  • Andrew Wyckoff, director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Anne Carblanc, head of the OECD Digital Economy Policy Division
  • Eric Loeb, senior vice president of international external and regulatory affairs, AT&T
  • Joseph Alhadeff, vice president of global public policy, Oracle Corp.

The conference, which is co-organized by the OECD and Business at OECD (BIAC), will take place at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center (901 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). Registration and additional information are available on the conference website. Event sponsors and partners include AT&T, Google, Microsoft, Verizon and the Internet Association. Inside Cybersecurity is a media partner.

Staff Contact:   Barbara Wanner

VP, ICT Policy & Managing Director, Washington Office
Tel: 202.617.3155

Barbara Wanner directs USCIB’s work on information, communications and technology issues. She works with members and government officials on a wide range of international business issue that include advocating for the continuation of the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and for policies aimed at promoting the stability, openness and innovative flexibility of the Internet. She represents USCIB members’ interests in several international forums, including the UN, APEC and the OECD.
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