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Digital Dividends for East Asia Pacific - Faster Growth, More Jobs and Better Governance?

April 15, 2016 | 16:30 ET, 20:30 GMT

East Asia Pacific is home to the world’s largest and fastest growing internet user base. Digital technologies are transforming how firms conduct business, workers perform jobs, and citizens interact with governments. Yet, there are still questions as to what the spread of these technologies means for the development trajectory of countries in the region and their abilities to address the challenges they face. Panelists from government, business and civil society in the region will discuss how East Asia and Pacific countries can take advantage of the opportunities – and offset the risks – of the digital economy.

Speakers

Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

Vice President, External Affairs, Huawei Technologies

Vice-Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste

Editor-in-chief and President, Quartz

Founder and CEO, VIPKID

Editor-in-chief, VietnamPlus