2018 Forum programme

Forum Session
Rethinking regulation, enabling smart digital development
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 22

New regulatory approaches are urgently required to meet the new realities of digital transformation – from new technologies and solutions in AI, IoT and 5G to new market players, industry sectors and business models. Should regulators favour forbearance or light-touch regulation, adopt new policy frameworks or move from enforcing to monitoring? How can stimulating innovation and fair competition be balanced against consumer protection, privacy and security? What regulatory approaches could deliver the benefits of AI whilst regulating algorithms, ownership and control to provide transparency and accountability? Who is responsible for ensuring the secure and trusted flow of data in open government services and in a globalised economy? How can public and private sector collaboration enable regulators to share best practices and build capacity for smart development?


Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders