[Conference] Korea Launch of the 2016 World Development Report ‘Digital Dividends’
|Venue||Rose & Tulip Room (8F), Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel, 662 Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul||Date||2016-03-18 ~ 2016-03-18|
|Host||World Bank Group Korea Office and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)||Organizer||World Bank Group|
The World Bank Group Korea Office and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) jointly organize the event, Korea Launch of the 2016 World Development Report (WDR): Digital Dividends, which will take place on March 18th 2016, at the Rose and Tulip Room (8F), Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel in Sindorim, Seoul.
The conference will highlight how digital technologies have brought greater prosperity to society and what are challenges to be addressed. In addition, it will introduce Korea’s experience of utilizing digital technologies to deliver greater developmental benefits.
World Development Report (WDR) is a World Bank annual flagship report. This yearthe WDR report explores how digital technologies boosted growth, expanded opportunities and improved services, but benefits from technologies have been shared disproportionally in society. The conference will therefore discuss ways to ensure fair accessibility to digital technologies which can reduce current digital divide.
Korea is a global leader in promoting inclusive digital growth, driving productivity and creating jobs through digital economy. An in-depth discussion about Korea’s experience in the latter session of the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss about lessons for other countries who want realize greater development through technologies.
Korea Launch of the 2016 World Development Report ‘Digital Dividends’
Digital Dividends: How to Get the Most from the
Digital Revolution and
What Can We Learn from Korea?
Co-hosted by the World Bank Group Korea Office and
the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Rose & Tulip Room, 8F, Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel, Seoul
14.00 Opening remarks
Jong Guk Song, President, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, World Bank Group Korea Office
14.15 Presentation of Report: WDR 2016 Co-Directors
Deepak Mishra, Lead Economist and the Co-Director of WDR 2016, World Bank
Uwe Deichmann, Senior Urban Specialist and the Co-Director of WDR 2016, World Bank
Discussion: How to Get the Most from the Digital Revolution?
Discussant 1: Wonki Min, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)
Discussant 2: Jong-Sung Hwang, Vice President, National Information Society Agency (NIA)
14.55 - 15:10 Break
15:10 Presentation of Korea’s experience
Sung Ho Lee, Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
On how Korea has promoted inclusive growth in the digital economy and what that entails for digital dividends in developing countries.
Discussant 1: Byeong Sam Choi, Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
Discussant 2: Jun Seok Hwang, Professor, Seoul National University (SNU)
16.00 Wider discussion
Chair: James F. Larson, Chair, Department of Technology and Society, State University of New York (SUNY) Korea
The Chair will open up the discussion and invite questions and comments from the floor.
16.40- 17:00 Concluding Thoughts