Digital Platforms Inquiry(report) – ACCC (Australia)

"Digital platforms offer innovative and popular services to consumers that have, in many cases, revolutionised the way consumers communicate with each other, access news and information and interact with business. Many of the services offered by digital platforms provide significant benefits to both consumers and business; as demonstrated by their widespread and frequent use by … Continue reading Digital Platforms Inquiry(report) – ACCC (Australia)

Regulators and legislators need to wake up and start governing the digital economy

Australia is the latest country to cast an eye towards Silicon Valley, revamping rules to create a regulatory framework with greater oversight and authority over the booming digital ecosystem. While the digital economy has operated in a relatively tether-free fashion to date, various scandals throughout the last 18 months have shown these companies are not … Continue reading Regulators and legislators need to wake up and start governing the digital economy

The social safety net in Sharing Economy

The "sharing economy" is becoming mainstream with the anticipated stock listings from services such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb, signs that the trend is gaining momentum and impacting multiple sectors. These multibillion-dollar online platforms have already been a disruptive force in many economic segment, and analysts say the public listings may be a watershed moment, … Continue reading The social safety net in Sharing Economy

The Digital Economy Can Deliver Massive Gains – If We Get Policies Right (APEC)

The potential for the digital economy to drive inclusive and sustainable growth is substantial, but will only be delivered with effective and imaginative polices that properly engage the private sector, said a group of senior Asia-Pacific business leaders, meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) this week. Members of the APEC Business Advisory Council, ABAC, have focused … Continue reading The Digital Economy Can Deliver Massive Gains – If We Get Policies Right (APEC)

Hangzhou rolls out measures to advance digital economy

Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, is taking major steps to seal its status as a leading city for the digital economy, with local government laying out a specific action plan towards that goal on March 1. The plan, which focuses on the integration of industrialization of digital resources, digitalization of industries, urban digitalization, … Continue reading Hangzhou rolls out measures to advance digital economy

Singapore’s vision for the Digital Economy

Singapore’s vision of its digital future is one where technology has enriched the lives of every citizen, helped every worker to become more productive, and enabled every enterprise to innovate and grow, explained Minister of Communications and Information S Iswaran. He added that, while this vision is already in the making, with programmes such as … Continue reading Singapore’s vision for the Digital Economy

The rise of Digital Challengers (CEE) – McKinsey research

For the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the potential economic benefits of digitization are great: up to €200 billion in additional GDP by 2025. This economic boost would lead to greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the region’s 100 million people. While the digital transition also harbors potential risks in the form of … Continue reading The rise of Digital Challengers (CEE) – McKinsey research

New skills now – Inclusion in the digital economy (report)

Increased global connectivity, exponential advances in processing power, the flow and accumulation of data, and rapidly dropping price points are fueling technological innovation at a speed and scale we have not seen before. In the past, economies have benefited from technology change. But these shifts occurred over decades. Today, the cumulative effect of technology is … Continue reading New skills now – Inclusion in the digital economy (report)

Schools should teach the curriculum of the future, not the past

Robots, artificial intelligence, automation – no longer the stuff of science fiction movies. Overwhelming evidence shows the shift in what the workforce needs is already underway and that it will continue to grow much larger in the future. All around the world, leaders from government and industry debate the future of work and the changes … Continue reading Schools should teach the curriculum of the future, not the past

Seminar talks future of Vietnamese digital economy

Hanoi (VNA) – A scientific seminar to offer strategic forecasts about the future of the Vietnamese digital economy took place in Hanoi on December 14.  The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the Australia-based Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s Data 61 project.  Speaking at the event, expert Nguyen Thu … Continue reading Seminar talks future of Vietnamese digital economy