Over the last four years, with support from the Carnegie Corporation, Columbia SIPA has embarked on an ambitious initiative to develop new thinking and expertise at the intersection of digital technology, data, public policy and SIPA’s core fields. The Tech & Policy Initiative is engaging leading scholars, CEOs, entrepreneurs, legal and policy experts, and members of civil society to identify and help solve future digital policy challenges in three areas: cybersecurity, internet governance, and the digital economy.
This Workshop built on three previous annual gatherings, called the SIPA Global Digital Futures Policy Forum. The Workshop considered areas that are well known as important for the future as well as emerging digital public policy issues. Over the course of the day, participants examined selected policy issues of our digital age – notably digital trade; antitrust, the platform economy; global governance; the internet of things; as well policy issues related to digital currencies; digital identities, security and privacy; and elections and online advertising.
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of ICTSD, is a speaker at the plenary 2 on “International Trade in the Digital Age”