Digital Economy: Value Creation and Capture

 

Seminar on

Digital EconomyValue Creation and Capture – Implications for Developing Countries

Le Belvedere Room, Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi

10.30-13.00, Friday, 6 September 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the above-mentioned seminar being organized by UNESCAP in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 6 September 2019 at the Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. A tentative programme is appended below.

The rapid spread of digital technologies is transforming economic and social activities, creating new opportunities but also increased risks of widening divides and income inequalities. UNCTAD’s – the Digital Economy Report 2019 – reviews recent trends and discusses policies for value creation and capture in the digital economy, notably with regard to ICT, digital entrepreneurship, data, skills, trade, competition, taxation, intellectual property and employment. It provides valuable insights aimed at supporting policymakers at national and international levels to ensure that no one is left behind by the fast-evolving digital economy.

The event will feature a presentation of the new UNCTAD Report, focusing on the growing importance of digital data and digital platforms, and implications for value creation and capture in developing countries. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and a question and answer session involving representatives from the Indian Government, the private sector and civil society. A flyer of the report is attached for your kind information.

We would be grateful for your or your nominated colleague’s kind confirmation by return email to Ms. Uma Rao at raou@un.org and Mr. Raju Rana atrana13@un.org or by phone  30973701/30973754.

Tentative Programme

10.30-11.00Registration
11.00-11.10Welcome remarks by Mr. Rajan Sudesh Ratna, South and South-West Asia Office, UNESCAP
11.10-11.40Presentation of main findings by Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief, ICT Policy Section, UNCTAD
11.40-12.10Panel Discussion:Distinguished Panelists*·    Mr. Shailendra Singh, Additional Secretary, DIPP, Government of India·    Mr. Jaideep Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) andDirector General, National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Government of India·    Mr. Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)·    Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)·    Mr. Parminder Jeet Singh, Executive Director, IT for Change
12.10-12.50Questions and answers (moderated by UNESCAP)
12.50-13.00Wrap-up
13.00-14.00Lunch

***invited

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

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Nagesh Kumar

Head

ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) Website
ESCAP Facebook
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South and South-West Asia Office
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

  

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