A trade Dialogues CONFERENCE AT THE WTO

Conferencia sobre la utilización de datos en la economía digital

Programme

First Day

Session I: Welcome remarks and objective of the conference


9:15-9:30 — Robert Koopman

Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research and Statistics WTO

Session II: What do we know and where are the gaps?


9:30-11:00 — Panel discussion by selected academics, representatives of business, think tanks and international organizations.

Moderator: Marcelo Olarreaga, University of Geneva

Panellists:

  • William Drake, Professor, University of Zurich
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
    Presentation
  • Javier Lopez Gonzalez, OECD
    Presentation
  • Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
    Presentation
  • Joshua P. Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Brookings
    Presentation

Session III: Use of data by business


11:00-12:30 — Presentation and panel discussion by selected companies from the manufacturing sector.

Moderator: Michael Ferrantino, World Bank

Panellists:

  • Thaddeus Burns, Senior Counsel, IP Trade & Investment, General Electric
  • Winston Griffin, Vice President, Global Corporate Privacy Compliance Project Leader, Procter & Gamble
  • Eugenia Laurenza, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Trade and Competition Policy, Huawei

12:30-14:00 — Lunch

14:00-15:30 — Presentation and panel discussion by selected companies from the services sector.

Moderator: Kimberley Botwright, World Economic Forum

Panellists:

  • Murali Karthik, Head of Digital, Tata Consultancy Services Europe
  • Nick Bramble, Deputy Head of Global Trade Policy, Google
  • Rita Mokbel, VP Sales, Information and Communications Technology, Ericsson
  • Sahra English, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Mastercard
    Presentation
  • Simon Wilkie, Chief Economic Policy Officer and Chief Economist for Public Sector, Microsoft

15:30-16:00 — Coffee and tea

16:00-17:30 — Presentation and panel discussion by selected companies from the telecommunications sector.

Moderator: Kornel Mahlstein, Sidley Austin

Panellists:

  • Lotte Abildgaard, Vice President Telecom Policy, Telenor Group
    Presentation
  • Tilmann Kupfer, Vice President, Trade & International Affairs, BT
    Presentation
  • Boris Wojtan , Director of Privacy, GSMA
  • Markus Reinisch, Group Public Policy Director, Vodafone

Second Day

9:30-11:00 — Presentation and panel discussion by selected e-commerce companies

Moderator: Martha Lawless, USITC

Panellists:

  • Pat Bajari, Vice President and Chief Economist, Amazon
  • Federico Gasparotto, Commerce Strategy Lead at Accenture Interactive, Swiss E-commerce Association
  • Julie Laurens, Global Head of Ecommerce, Pernod-Ricard
  • Fayeg Tadros, President & CEO, 1Point Commerce

11:00-11:30 — Coffee and tea


Session IV: Measuring and understanding the value of data


11:30-13:30 — Presentation and discussion by national statistical authorities and international organizations on their efforts to better measure and understand the use of data by firms and its economic effects.

Moderator: Scarlett Fondeur Gil, UNCTAD

Panellists:

  • Nick Ashton-Hart, Executive Director, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance
  • Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU
    Presentation
  • Michael Ferrantino, Lead Economist, World Bank
    Presentation
  • Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, WIPO
    Presentation
  • Martha Lawless, Chief, Services Industry Research, USITC
    Presentation
  • Satoko Kagawa, Technical Officer, WCO
    Presentation
  • Andreas Maurer, Chief of International Trade Statistics, WTO
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD

13:30-14:30 — Break


Session V: The way forward


14:30-15:30 — Panel discussion to identify a set of research and policy issues or themes for future work, establish a network interested in carrying on this work, and time and venue of next conference

Moderator: Robert Koopman, WTO

Panellists:

  • Nick Ashton-Hart, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance
  • Scarlett Fondeur Gil, UNCTAD
  • Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Joshua P. Meltzer, Brookings
  • Marcelo Olarreaga , University of Geneva
  • Andrew Wyckoff, OECD

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