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Facilitating Digital Transformation: The OECD’s Role

March 8, 2017

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The digital transformation of our economies has revealed exciting potential for a more prosperous, productive, inclusive, and socially beneficial world. The explosion of new technologies and data-driven applications already have led to important breakthroughs across all sectors and hold promise of further advancements in ways we may not yet be able to conceive.

We find ourselves in a brave new world that requires a foundation of policies to support the economic and societal benefits of digital transformation while also mitigating some of the employment-related consequences of such change.

This conference – the third such collaboration between USCIB, BIAC, and the OECD — will focus on moving forward the OECD’s post-Ministerial digital economy agenda as well as its horizontal project on digitalization. We will explore how these broad-ranging OECD frameworks can help to address possible new challenges posed by changing global policy dynamics.

In particular, panelists will discuss the OECD’s evidentiary base and metrics on the broader, cross-sectoral economic impact of digital transformation, and relevance for the G20/B20 agendas on the digital economy. Also important, the conference will examine policies enabling digital transformation as well as consider how stakeholders that are included in the relevant OECD committees can constructively contribute to the development of OECD guidance that supports such a facilitating environment.

• 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


H.E. David O’Sullivan (invited)
Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to the United States

Douglas Frantz
Deputy Secretary General

Andrew Wyckoff
OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI)

Anne Carblanc
OECD Digital Economy Policy Division (CDEP)

Joseph Alhadeff
Vice President Global Public Policy, Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corporation
Chair, BIAC ICCP committee and Chair, Digital Economic Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)



Erin Breitenbucher


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