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OECD Summit on Going Digital

‌  11-12 March 2019  OECD Conference Centre, Paris

‌  Webcast replays available below

The OECD Going Digital Summit was the high-level closing event of the two-year Going Digital Project. We presented the project's main findings and policy messages, including the final synthesis report, its companion publication on Measuring the Digital Transformation, and the Going Digital Toolkit, a new website that will grow to include indicators, evidence, experiences and innovative policy practices.


The summit brought together high-level policy makers responsible for policies related to the digital economy and key stakeholders, to exchange views and share practices and experiences in key areas of policy, look toward the future, and provide ideas for future OECD work. The agenda reflected the seven pillars of the OECD’s Going Digital integrated policy framework: enhancing access, increasing effective use, unleashing innovation, ensuring jobs, promoting social prosperity, strengthening trust and fostering market openness.


The event was streamed live. Webcast replays are available below. For further information, please contact goingdigital@oecd.org

Summit overview

 Agenda in English | Agenda in French | Speaker bios

  Watch the replays (session rooms indicated below)

Day 1: Monday, 11 March 2019

1. The promises of digital transformation

9:00-9:40
Opening plenary (Room CC1)


Launch of main Going Digital project deliverables:

2. Strategies for digital transformation

9:40-10:40
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session will focus on the need for comprehensive, whole-of-government strategies for digital transformation, and will explore national experiences in developing such strategies.

Issues note

3. Going Digital stakeholder session

11:10-12:00
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session brought together key stakeholders from business (BIAC), trade unions (TUAC), civil society (CSISAC) and the Internet technical community (ITAC), enabling them to formulate their input to the OECD’s Going Digital and future work.

4. Making digital transformation work

12:10-13:00
Parallel sessions

  • 4A: Monitoring the digital transformation and measuring its impacts (Room CC15)
    Issues note

  • 4B: Digital transformation for development (Room CC1)
    ‌ Issues note

 

These sessions explored two key elements of digital transformation: the need for sound evidence and indicators, and the application of the digital transformation in developing countries.

5. Addressing digital divides

14:30-15:25
Parallel sessions

  • 5A: Ensuring connectivity for all (Room CC1)
    Issues note

  • 5B: Bridging the digital gender divide (Room CC15)
    Issues note

Policy note

6. Making digital transformation work for growth & productivity

15:35-16:30
Parallel sessions

  • 6A: Fostering science and innovation in the digital age (Room CC15)
    Issues note

  • 6B: Making digital transformation work for all businesses (Room CC1)
    Issues note

Policy notes

7. Policies for the digital age

17:00-17:55
Parallel sessions

  • 7A: Taxation in the digital age (Room CC1)
    Issues note

  • 7B: Policy making in the digital age (Room CC15)
    Issues note

Policy note

8. Day 1 wrap-up

17:55-18:30
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session briefly summarised insights from the day, including the afternoon’s parallel sessions.

Day 2: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

9. Jobs in the digital age

9:00-10:00
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session focused on the future of work and how to ensure jobs in the digital age.

Issues note


Policy note

10. Education and skills for the digital age

10:00-11:00
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session explored the education and skills aspects of the OECD’s Going Digital policy framework.

It focused on how to improve education and foster skills for the digital age.

Issues note

11. Trade, investment and competition in the digital age

11:30-12:30
Parallel sessions

  • 11A. Trade and investment in the digital age (Room CC1)
     
  • 11B. Competition in the digital age (Room CC15)
    Issues note

 Policy notes

12. The global agenda for digital transformation

13:30-14:20
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session involved an informal dialogue to explore the evolving agenda for digital transformation in a number of key international fora, i.e. the G20, G7, APEC and ASEAN.

Issues note

13. Can we ensure privacy in a data-driven world?

14:20-15:10
Plenary (Room CC1)

This session explored the OECD Going Digital policy framework pillar on ensuring trust.

Issues note


Policy note

14. Well-being and the digital transformation

15:20-16:10
Parallel sessions

  • 14A: Ensuring well-being in the digital age
    (Room CC15)
    Issues note

  • 14B: Strengthening digital government
    (Room CC1)


These sessions explored the Going Digital policy framework pillar on society.


Policy notes

15. Realising the potential of new digital technologies

16:40-17:30
Parallel sessions

  • 15A: Realising the promise of blockchain
    (Room CC15)
    Issues note
     
  • 15B: Artificial intelligence: The way forward
    (Room CC1)
    Issues note

These sessions explored two elements that will be at core of planned OECD work on digital transformation in 2019 and 2020.


Policy note

16. Steering towards a better digital future

17:30-18:10
Plenary (Room CC1)

This plenary session drew conclusions from Summit discussions and explored next steps that the OECD could take on digital transformation.

17. Summit closing

18:10-18:15
Plenary (Room CC1)

OECD Director for Science, Technology and Innovation Andrew Wyckoff closed the event.