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Wednesday, September 3 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WS10: New Global Visions for Internet Governance, ICTs and Trade

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The “digital economy”, based on the Internet, allows large or small businesses to have a global reach, to virtualize their processes, to mobilize their employees and business associates, and to drive velocity into their efforts. We need to consider the co-dependent relationship of globalization and the Internet, as a driver of future models of governance, economics and trade.

The workshop’s goal is to offer best practices by which we can advance new “global visions” for bringing economic growth and societal benefit through the “digital economy”.

Panelists, drawing on case studies, will explore the workshop’s subject:

- Innovation: Globalization based on the Internet, with its focus on dispersed production and value-chains, and consequent interdependence between countries, has created potential for new visions for innovation with significant implications for trade and investment.
- The Potential for economic growth and development: ICTs have increased globalization and enhanced the flows of human capital across borders, international communication has increased, all making possible a greater participation of emerging country citizens in the global economy.
- Governance policies impact on globalization: Government measures that limit globalization or that require “localization” should be examined for their impact on global trade and investment in the “digital economy.”
- The role of private sector stakeholders in globalization: Examine the vital role of the private sector, arising from private sector competition, investment, and diffusion of ICTs in fostering the benefits of globalization.


1. Free Flow of Data and Information for Fostering Innovation and Economic Growth
- Ross LaJeunesse, Head of International Policy, Google

2. Overcoming Contradictory tendencies in the “Digital Economy” with a Focus on Developing- Country Enterprises
- Dr. Rohan Samarajiva, Chair, LIRNEasia, Colombo, Sri Lanka

3. How Innovation in Emerging Countries Contribute to further Economic Growth and Social Development
- Minister Diego Molano Vega, Bogota, Colombia

4. Recent Policy and Regulatory Developments in the Termination of International Communication Traffic
- Sam Paltridge, OECD, Paris France

5. Current Cases concerning Required Localization of Networks and Data Storage and their Consequences for Trade Law
- Dr. John Selby, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

6. Impact of Changing Market and Technology Realities on Current and Future Trade Negotiations and Internet Policies
- Jacqueline Ruff, Vice President, Verizon Corporation, Washington, DC

7. Limits and Potential for a New Vision of Globalization based on the Evolving Multistakeholder Model
- Subi Chaturvedi, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

8. As we Pursue Policy Goals of Investment, Competition and Innovation in Global Markets are Legacy Regulatory Models in Alignment with Market Facts?
- Eric Loeb, Vice President, AT&T Corporation

Substantive Rapporteur: Jessica Jones, Government Relations Manager, BT America


Richard C. Beaird

Dr. Beaird, former Senior Deputy United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and Office Director for Multilateral Affairs within the U.S. Department of State’s Deputate of International Communications and Information Policy (CIP), is recognized... Read More →


Subi Chaturvedi

Assistant Professor, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
Currently an assistant professor of journalism at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), Delhi University, Subi Chaturvedi is also an active research scholar at the Indian Institute of technology (IIT-D). She is widely published on New Media Technology, its social shaping and... Read More →

Ross LaJeunesse

Ross LaJeunesse is Head of International Policy at Google, and leads the team responsible for advancing the company’s work on free expression and open Internet issues, as well as Google’s relationships with international policymakers and organizations. He previously served as... Read More →

Eric Loeb

Vice President International External Affairs, AT&T
Eric H. Loeb is responsible for supporting AT&T’s international external affairs team.  AT&T is a premier global communications company, providing wholesale services and mobile roaming services to over 220 countries and territories, and providing business enterprise services to... Read More →


Directorate of Science Technology and Industry, Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
In 1993 he joined the OECD as a communication analyst in the Division of Information Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) recently renamed the Division for Digital Economy Policy (DEP). He was a principal author of the Communications Outlook series between the 1995 and 2005... Read More →

Jacquelynn Ruff

Vice President International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications
Jacquelynn (Jackie) Ruff is Vice President – International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications.  In addition to being a leading communications provider in the U.S., Verizon provides voice, data, and Internet services to customers in more than 150 countries... Read More →

Rohan Samarajiva

Founding Chair, LIRNEasia
Rohan Samarajiva is founding Chair of LIRNEasia, an ICT policy and regulation think tank active across emerging economies in South and South East Asia, and the Pacific.  He was its CEO until 2012.  He serves on the Boards of Communication Policy Research south, Research ICT Africa... Read More →

John Selby

An academic at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia since 2002, Dr John Selby's research focuses upon the commercial regulation of the Internet. Applying both a New Legal Realist perspective and New Institutional Economics theory, Dr Selby has studied the feasibility of national... Read More →

Diego Molano Vega

Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Government of Colombia
The Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Diego Molano Vega is an electrical engineer, born in Tunja, Boyacá a Department of Colombia, with a master in economics from the Universidad Javeriana and a Masters in Business from the Institute for Management Development... Read More →

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Barbara Wanner

Vice President, ICT Policy, U.S. Council for International Business
Barbara Wanner has more than 25 years of professional experience dealing with ICT policy, international trade, and foreign policy issues in both the public and private sectors.She currently serves as Vice President for ICT Policy at the US Council for International Business (USCIB... Read More →

Wednesday September 3, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Workshop Room 06 (Rumeli Mezzanine / Hisar)

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