“Social and Economic Factors Shaping the Future of the Internet”,
Washington D.C., 31 January 2007
The NSF/OECD Workshop brought together a group of experts, economists, policy-makers, social scientists and technologists, to consider factors relating to the future of the Internet, such as how can we ensure that conditions are in place for continued Internet-driven innovation [And many more].
OECD Ministerial Meeting on policy issues related to the future of the Internet
Seoul, Korea, 17-18 June 2008
The ICCP Committee is planning a Ministerial meeting on the future of the Internet, to be held in Korea in June 2008. The “future Internet”, and the systems it connects, must be capable of efficiently underpinning the information societies’ and digital economies’ need for social and economic development. To this end, the Internet must be accessible, trusted and secure, as well as able to robustly scale to meet the increasing reliance placed on it [more]
UNCTAD Expert Meeting: Using ICTs to Achieve Growth and Development
jointly organized by UNCTAD, OECD and ILO on 4-5 December 2006 in Geneva
The Expert Meeting provided a forum for exploring the impact of ICTs on economic performance in developing countries. A central message was that promoting ICT investment, production and diffusion only pays off when ICTs are used in truly innovative ways and in an effective manner. Examples from developing countries showed that new technologies have a larger impact on productivity and growth when ICT policies address the large majority of the population and try to overcome existing socio-economic divides.
Mobile commerce and mobile multiple play: policy challenges
Developments in mobile handset technology and use of mobile devices have brought about advanced mobile multiple play services (voice, data and video), raising regulatory and communications policy issues, and have made the mobile commerce market more consumer-oriented, global in scope and device-dependent, raising consumer protection policy issues.
OECD Breakfast Series: International Internet Traffic Exchange, 30 January 2007 at the OECD Washington Centre. Presentation by Sam Paltridge, Senior Economist, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
OECD online debate - Grappling with the world's new IT giants - Results
The rise of China and India in the IT industry was the subject of a live online debate on 20 November, that built on analysis in the Information Technology Outlook 2006. Please see http://www.oecd.org/ict/ask for the questions and answers from this successful online debate.
Co-operation between China and the OECD on S&T indicators
In September and October 2006 two events took place that highlight the growing level of co-operation between China and the OECD in the field of science and technology (S&T) indicators. First, in September 2006, a seminar on ICT indicators was organised, followed by a workshop in October 2006 on indicators for assessing national innovation systems.
The proceedings of an OECD/BIAC Workshop on the Future of Online Audiovisual Services, Film and Video: Issues for Achieving Growth and Policy Objectives were released in December 2006. This workshop aimed to identify and scope the main issues relating to the raise of new online, content-rich audiovisual services and related business and policy challenges.
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