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Friday, November 13 • 09:30 - 10:30
Open Forum - OECD

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Open Forum Title

Digital Economy for Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity: towards the 2016 OECD Ministerial



The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a policy forum where governments work with business, trade-unions, civil society and the Internet technical community to maximise the benefits of information and communication technologies and the Internet as drivers of innovation, productivity, growth, sustainable development and social well-being. 

For over two decades, OECD’s evidence-based work has identified and analysed complex national and cross-border topics related to the Internet economy, informing policy makers and other stakeholders on the development of Internet policies, and developing policy recommendations.

The focus of this year’s forum will be on informing the IGF and consulting with the global stakeholder community on the preparations for the upcoming OECD Ministerial meeting on the Digital Economy in Cancun, Mexico, on 22-23 June 2016. The objective of the Ministerial meeting will be to foster a common understanding on how to maximise the growth, social prosperity and innovation potential of the digital economy, bringing Internet economics, policy and governance at the forefront of high-level political discussions.  

Discussions during this Open Forum will centre on four main themes:  1) The Internet Openness; 2) Building Global connectivity; 3) Trust in the Digital Economy; and 4) Jobs and Skills in the Digital Economy.

The OECD will engage with policy experts, economists, business, the technical community and civil society to discuss the main issues to be addressed under each of these main themes.

This Open Forum will be an opportunity to update the IGF on OECD’s ongoing work in Internet governance and policy and to harness inputs from different stakeholders in view of the preparations for the 2016 Ministerial Meeting.

Further details on the Ministerial including the panel descriptions that support the four themes can be found on the OECD’s website at: http://oe.cd/cancun2016 . You can also follow the Ministerial on Twitter at: @OECDInnovation.

Names of Participants:

  • Tracey Weisler, Senior Advisor for Western Europe, US Federal Communications Commission and Chair of the OECD Working Party on Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy
  • Joseph H. Alhadeff, Chair of BIAC CDEP Committee, Chief Privacy Strategist and Vice President, Global Public Policy, Oracle
  • Marc Rotenberg is President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC.ORG) and a founding board member and former chair of the Public interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain
  • Nicolas Seidler, Policy Advisor, Internet Society
  • Anders Hektor, Swedish Government

Name of in-Person Moderator:
Anne Carblanc, Head of Division for Digital Economy Policy, OECD

Name of Remote Moderator: Josie Brocca, Division for Digital Economy, OECD


Anne Carblanc will provide an overview of the Ministerial themes and the issues that form the form the panels that support them.

Participants will then contribute their thoughts, insights and stakeholder perspectives on the issues.

An interactive discussion will follow.


Session Organizers
avatar for Lorrayne Porciuncula

Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate... Read More →

Friday November 13, 2015 09:30 - 10:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 2

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