Today is the first day of the “Ministerial Conference” section of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy. Yesterday was for the very successful “Stakeholder Forums” and my colleague Nicolas Seidler wrote about the ITAC Forum that discussed Internet policies, IPv6, IoT, open standards and Collaborative Security. I also encourage you to read our OECD Ministerial Background Paper to understand why this meeting is so important for Internet Governance.
11:40 am – OECD Stakeholders Armchair Discussion
Our big event today will be the “OECD Stakeholders’ Armchair Discussion” where our President and CEO Kathy Brown will speak as a member of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) about what was discussed in the ITAC Forum yesterday and also about the view from within the technical community about the need to increase trust in the Internet.
The overall session she is in starts at 11:40 am local time (UTC-5, similar to US Central time) although we are told the armchair discussion should start closer to 12:20 pm. Each of the four stakeholder advisory committees will provide a statement, and Kathy will be speaking on behalf of ITAC.
16:45 – Stimulating Digital Innovation across the Economy
After Kathy’s session there will be a 1.5 hour lunch break and then the parallel track sessions begin. The OECD Ministerial Agenda outlines the sessions, including:
- Economic and Social Benefits of Internet Openness
- Consumer Trust and Market Growth
- Stimulating Digital Innovation across the Economy
- Managing Digital Security and Privacy Risk for Economic and Social Prosperity
While all of the sessions are of interest, our attention will be on the session about “Stimulating Digital Innovation” at 16:45 as ISOC Board of Trustees member Hiroshi Esaki will be one of the speakers on the panel.
We understand that the sessions should be live streamed, but we are uncertain of the exact URL. We would advise you to visit the OECD live stream page to see what streams are available.
You can also follow our @InternetSociety Twitter account where we will be providing updates using the #OECDdigitalMX hashtag.
Watch this blog, too, as we will be posting several more articles throughout the day!