[UPDATED] GPATS 2013 Presentations Now Available!

 

The presentations made at the November 12-13, 2013 Global Policy and Action Trade Summit (GPATS 2013) in Sao Paulo are now available (see below). See also the photo galleries:

[ GPATS 2013 Photo Gallery – Day 1 ]

[ GPATS 2013 Photo Gallery – Day 2 ]

Opening Session / Why ICT Matters

NewVideo Presentation.

Policy Frameworks that Deliver the Promise of the Digital Age

This session drew together diverse examples of national policy agendas, frameworks and priority actions that promote the development and use of ICTs to achieve economic and social development.  These included education and skills development, building the information infrastructure and developing ICT national industries.

New: Video Presentation.

Dr. Jeong Won Yoon, Ph.D., NIA (National Information Society Agency) - South Korea Presentation

Mr. Artur Coimbra, Diretor do Departamento de Banda Larga; Ministério das Comunicações, Brazil Presentation

Mr. Ivo Ivanovski, Minister of Information Society - Republic of Macedonia Presentation

Internet Governance At A Crossroads

The Internet is now a critical part of business, cultural, political and social activity, enabling information to be shared and voices to be heard globally. Equally, the increasing ubiquity of the Internet has been accompanied by cybercrime, spam and breaches of privacy. Many national governments together with some international institutions believe the Internet needs greater government regulation and oversight to supplant current multi stakeholder structures.  This session assessed the various positions about how global Internet governance should evolve.

NewVideo Presentation.

Creating a Global Cyber Immune System

Just as people, communities, governments and nations have collaborated globally to share knowledge and practices that have eliminated or reduced public health risks, information about cyber risks, threats and vulnerabilities need to be shared globally to encourage all IT stakeholders to adopt good practices. This session examined how greater openness, transparency and collaboration can reduce cyber threats, highlighting best practices as well as sound policies and regulations -when needed- that ensure the Internet remains healthy and trustworthy. Panelists also addressed how cyber security will need to become like the human immune system—isolating and attacking intruders even before knowing their identity or source.

NewVideo Presentation.

Prof. Makoto Yokozawa, Kyoto University - Japan Presentation

Measuring the IT Industry Globally

Many countries have implemented policies to strengthen their local ICT sectors. However, few in-depths studies on how best to develop comprehensive methodologies on the measurement of this sector have been developed. This session explored the best strategies not only to fill this gap on the national level, but explore the process of harmonizing various initiatives, so that comprehensive data can be compared globally in the future.

NewVideo Presentation.

Mr. Roberto Mayer, President - ALETI & Vice-President - Assespro Presentation

Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief, ICT Analysis Section - Science, Technology and ICT Branch - UNCTAD Presentation

Mr. Bernd Friedrich , Head of "Information and Communication Technologies for Development" at German Society for International Cooperation Presentation

Free Trade Policies in ICT Goods and Services

Global trade is at a crossroads. Either it advances or we will face a retreat from multilateralism, at our own peril. Without global cooperation on finance, security, trade, the environment and poverty reduction, the risks of division, strife and war will remain dangerously real. Waiting for better times will simply not suffice. Collectively, we must be bolder to cope with growing risks.  ICT goods and services underpin modern economic activity and development.  This session addressed how open markets provide the most effective means of ensuring everyone gains access to world’s best technology and services, at global prices.

NewVideo Presentation.

Mr. Luis Stein, Vice-President - ALETI & President - GECHS Presentation

EU-Brazil Information Society Partnership

This session discussed the issues and outcomes of the Sixth Meeting of the Brazil - European Union Information Society Dialogue. The Dialogue is part of the Brazil - EU Strategic Partnership, which was initiated by the European Union under the Portuguese Presidency in 2007, when the 1st Eu-Brazil Summit was held. The Information Society Dialogue addressed various of the issues covered in other GPATS sessions (e.g. Internet Governance & telecommunications and broadband development), but also develops bilateral R&D cooperation programs, and common interests around cybersecurity, strengthening the open character of the Internet and protecting freedom of expression online.

NewVideo Presentation.

Innovative Applications of Technology by Youth

This session discussed the issues and outcomes of the Sixth Meeting of the Brazil - European Union Information Society Dialogue. The Dialogue is part of the Brazil - EU Strategic Partnership, which was initiated by the European Union under the Portuguese Presidency in 2007, when the 1st Eu-Brazil Summit was held. The Information Society Dialogue addressed various of the issues covered in other GPATS sessions (e.g. Internet Governance & telecommunications and broadband development), but also develops bilateral R&D cooperation programs, and common interests around cybersecurity, strengthening the open character of the Internet and protecting freedom of expression online.

NewVideo Presentation.

 

GPATS Wrap-up

This session engaged all the Summit moderators to highlight the critical public policy actions to ensure we fulfill the promise of the Digital Age. These were encapsulated in the the “Declaration of São Paulo”, which was read and signed by WITSA leaders.

Mr. Tim Conway, WITSA Senior Policy Advisor: Presentation of the São Paulo Declaration

 

 

 

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