Technology for Inclusion Conference
Advances in digital technologies, alongside breakthroughs in robotics, 3D printing, and biotechnology, are likely to have dramatic implications for business models and the nature of work. While these technologies are likely to be key drivers of future prosperity, they also pose challenges for workers and societies. This half-day conference brought together leading policymakers, business leaders, and academics to discuss how new technologies, especially digital technologies, can be harnessed to ensure more inclusive growth.
The conference highlighted the findings of the April 2018 Asian Development Outlook Theme Chapter, How Technology Affects Jobs, and served as a lead-up event to the 2018 Annual Governors’ Meeting on 3–6 May 2018 at the ADB Headquarters, where the impact of rapid technological change will be one of the central themes.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|27 Apr 2018||Welcome Remarks||Welcome Remarks||Bambang Susantono|
|27 Apr 2018||Session 1||
Asian Development Outlook 2018 Report on How Technology Affects Jobs
New technologies drive higher productivity and economic growth, but also pose challenges for workers. Asian Development Outlook...
|27 Apr 2018||Session 2||Technology for Good: Trusted, Responsible, and Inclusive||Astrid S. Tuminez, Regional Director, Microsoft Southeast Asia|
|27 Apr 2018||Session 3||The Role of Government in Ensuring a More Inclusive Digital Revolution||Reuben Ng, Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS|
|27 Apr 2018||Closing Session||Concluding Address||Antonette C. Tionko, Undersecretary for Revenue Operations Group and the Corporate Affairs Group, Department of Finance|