Digital Economy: Value 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.
|11.00-11.10||Welcome remarks by Mr. Rajan Sudesh Ratna, South and South-West Asia Office, UNESCAP|
|11.10-11.40||Presentation of main findings by Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief, ICT Policy Section, UNCTAD|
|11.40-12.10||Panel 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|
|12.10-12.50||Questions and answers (moderated by UNESCAP)|
With best regards,