SOURCE: USCIB

USCIB

March 05, 2014 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Conference to Spotlight Internet and ICTs as Drivers of Job Creation Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2014) -

What:
Internet policy conference of the United States Council for International Business, "Growth, Jobs and Prosperity in the Digital Age: OECD Shapes the Policy Environment"

Who:
Diego Molano Vega, Colombian minister of information technologies
Julie Brill, commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Andrew Wyckoff, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Christopher Painter, coordinator for cyber issues, U.S. Department of State
Joseph Alhadeff, vice president and chief privacy strategist, Oracle

When:
Monday, March 10, 2014, 12 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Commissioner Brill's remarks at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Click here for the full agenda

Where:
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Media:
REGISTER BY 5 PM, SUNDAY, MARCH 9
Contact Jonathan Huneke, jhuneke@uscib.org, +1 917.420.0039

The Internet and ICTs (information and communications technologies) form a fundamental building block of the modern global economy. Recent developments have focused global attention on online privacy, trust, security and freedom. New policies in these areas could dramatically reshape the online experience for users, including business, and undermine the potential of the Internet and ICTs to serve as engines for jobs creation and growth.

This timely conference will explore the role of the 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in policy development to ensure the Internet and ICTs continue to contribute to growth, jobs and prosperity. The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) is organizing the event in conjunction with the Paris-based OECD and BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jonathan Huneke
    USCIB
    jhuneke@uscib.org
    +1 212.703.5043 (office)
    +1 917.420.0039 (mobile)