CANADIAN ICT @ THE OECD
ITAC to attend Ministerial Meeting in Cancun Mexico on
The Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity
ITAC has been invited by the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to join the Canadian delegation from June 21-23, 2016 at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 2016 Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity in Cancun, Mexico.
This unique opportunity allows ITAC to discuss its experiences with international leaders and provide strategic advice on sharing the benefits of technology globally.
“I feel fortunate to live in Canada, where our government recognizes the importance of technology and taking a leadership position on the global stage. As such, this is an exciting time for ITAC and the technology sector,” said Robert Watson, President and CEO of ITAC. “Regardless of where we live, technology touches all corners of people’s lives—furthering democracy, increasing agricultural output, and keeping us safe—and that will be made even more evident by the government and industry leaders who attend this OECD event.”
ITAC Participation at the OECD
On June 21, ITAC will participate in and live-tweet from the following stakeholder forums, where industry representatives will engage in meaningful discussion with global government leaders: Internet Technical Advisory Committee forum and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee forum
Throughout the 3-day meeting, ITAC will also attend panels to gain global perspectives on: economic and social benefits of internet openness, stimulating digital innovation across the economy; improving networks and services through convergence; tomorrow’s Internet of Things; new markets and new jobs in the digital economy; and skills for a digital world.
Sharing Canada’s ICT Perspective
In Cancun, ITAC will also meet with the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, to discuss the: early development stages of the government’s Innovation Agenda consultations and the need to create a Digital Leadership Advisory for the country.
“ITAC looks forward to meeting with Minister Bains in Mexico, and working together to ensure that both government and industry realize their innovation objectives,” said Watson. “Through the government’s hard work and collaboration with industry, our nation will continue to be held up internationally as a shining example of innovation and technological expertise.”