Sep 4th, 2017 - 1 min read

G7 conference on digital transformation

MAKING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, INCLUSIVE, OPEN AND SECURE

25 September 2017

Since the early 1980s, no profound analysis of emerging technological changes has been able to predict the speed at which modifications have occurred and are still occurring, or the resulting impact on society and markets. In particular, the digital economy is offering opportunities to spur innovation, increase competitiveness and foster sustainable growth and job creation, provided that pressing policy challenges brought about by the transformation underway are addressed. Governments have to put in place coherent and comprehensive policy frameworks to enable change, and ensure that the digital economy benefits all, while mitigating the potential disruption that the new technologies can have on the labour market, on society, on the business community and on the public sector itself. Moreover, as the Internet connects everybody, its governance needs to be shared starting from clear, fair, inclusive and transparent principles for the global community and for every single citizen.



The “ICT and Industry Multistakeholder Conference” aims at discussing with representatives and experts of civil society, industry, SMEs, academia, research centres, think tanks etc. the priorities outlined by the Italian Presidency of the G7 in Taormina in May 2017 and at supporting with proposals the ICT and Industry Ministers who will translate the Leaders’ decisions into concrete actions.

The ICT and Industry Multistakeholder Conference is expected to deliver an outcome, following the 4 working sessions.

  • SESSION 1: SMEs AND THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • SESSION 2: “DATAFICATION”: FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
  • SESSION 3: SECURING THE CYBERSPACE FOR BUSINESS
  • SESSION 4: TOWARDS A BENEFICIAL A.I. IN DIGITAL SOCIETY