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A New Foundation for the Global Digital Economy Symposium

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

27 June 2022 | MIT | Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

8:00am – 9:00am Arrival, registration, and breakfast

9:00am – 9:20am

Welcoming Remarks from Prosperity Collaborative

Sandy Pentland – Director, MIT Connection Science, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anders Agerskov – Senior Public Sector Specialist and Program Manager Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Trust Fund, World Bank

Jeff Saviano – EY Global Tax Innovation Leader, MIT Connection Science Fellow

 

9:20am – 9:50am

Perspective on the Role of Digital Transformation

Shlomit Wagman – Harvard Kennedy School Research Fellow, Visiting Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center, Harvard Law School, former Head of Israel Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing Prohibition Authority

Yasuhide Nakayama – Former State Minister of Defense of Japan (remote)

Publio de Gracia – Director of Revenue, Dirección General de Ingresos, Panama

Dr. Terra Saidimu – Commissioner of Intelligence & Strategic Operations, Kenya Revenue Authority (remote)

 

10:00am – 11:30am

Theme I Discussion: Growth Strategies in the Digital Economy

Moderators:

Chiara Bronchi – Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth, Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice, World Bank

Sandra Ro – CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council

Discussion Topics:

Growth strategies for the new digital economy

Advanced analytical platforms for better economic policy making

Promoting private sector innovation and digital ecosystems

Role of disruptive technologies in promoting growth

11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch and Networking

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Theme II Discussion: Investing in Foundational Digital Public Infrastructure 

Moderators:

Valentina Ion – Global Public Finance Industry Leader, Microsoft

Sharad Sharma – Co-founder, iSPIRT Foundation (India-based non-profit technology think-tank developing digital public goods)

Discussion Topics:

Enabling seamless global trade through digitization

Transforming tax and finance systems and processes

Digital identity as the foundation for a government data strategy

The role of advanced technologies

2:10pm – 3:40pm

Theme III Discussion: Governance of Multistakeholder Systems

Moderators:

Jeff Saviano – EY Global Tax Innovation Leader, MIT Connection Science Fellow

Danielle Allen – James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Discussion Topics:

The importance of DPI, its governance, and the existence of a governance gap

A new era for technology policy, regulation, and incentives

New organizational structures for multi-party technology systems

Computational law and regulatory certainty; governance for economic foresight and anticipating the next crisis

 

3:50pm – 4:30pm

Where to Go from Here

Chiara Bronchi – Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth, Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice, World Bank

Sandy Pentland – Director, MIT Connection Science, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chris Sanger – Global Government and Risk Tax Leader and EY EMEIA and UK&I (Tax Centre) Tax Policy Leader, EY

 

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Date:
June 27
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Venue

MIT Media Lab
Building E14, 75 Amherst Street Wiesner Building (E15), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Phone:
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