The USCIB Foundation, Inc., USCIB’s educational arm, is teaming up once again with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Business at OECD (BIAC), to host the 1st inaugural event of The Joseph H. Alhadeff Digital Economy Conference Series on March 25, 2019 at the AT&T Forum For Technology, Entertainment & Policy in Washington, D.C.
The digital transformation of the global economy has revealed exciting potential for a more prosperous, productive, inclusive, and socially beneficial world. We need an enabling policy environment for investment and innovation, however, in order to make the most of the potential for digital transformation to improve people’s lives and generate prosperity. At the same time, we must be prepared to address how the fruits of digital innovation can create challenges to privacy, security, and the future of work.
This conference – the fourth such collaboration between USCIB, BIAC, and the OECD – will explore the findings of the OECD’s Going Digital Project, an ambitious two-year examination of how digital transformation affects policymaking across a large spectrum of policy areas. We will draw upon the expertise of the OECD Secretariat on Science, Technology, and Innovation, senior U.S. government officials, and business experts from USCIB and BIAC member companies. In particular, speakers will consider how best to secure the digital economy from ever-more sophisticated cybersecurity threats. In addition, experts will delve into both the promise and challenges of tapping the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies.
- David Redl
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce
- Robert Strayer
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
- Gail Slater
Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecommunications and Cybersecurity Policy, National Economic Council, The White House
- Andrew Wyckoff
Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- Russel Mills
Secretary General, Business at OECD
- Anne Carblanc
Head of the OECD Digital Economy Policy Division (CDEP)
- Julie Brill
Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation and Co-Chair, Business at OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP)
- Laurent Bernat
OECD Secretariat, OECD Global Forum on Digital Security for Prosperity
- Molly Lesher
OECD Secretariat, Going Digital Project
The Walt Disney Company
Computer & Communications Industry Association
For more information, please visit the event website.