Seminar Language: English
Monday, 28th September 2020
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom.
- General Introduction – Sophie Peresson, Director Innovation for All
- Overview of the ICC Digital Economy Commission – Charly Gordon, Deputy Director Innovation for All
- Questions & Answers
Topics will include:
Modern ICTs are enabling businesses of all sizes and sectors to innovate, reach new markets and drive efficiencies that benefit customers and society. Yet, many businesses adopt these tools without fully realizing that new types of risks must be managed. ICC is working closely with businesses and policy makers to share best practices and advocate for a secure and inclusive online environment where businesses can seize new opportunities while effectively mitigating risks.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term that covers a number of new technologies that are creating tremendous opportunities for business and society as well as significant challenges. In order to maximise the benefits of these technologies, ICC is encouraging multistakeholder collaboration and the development of human-centric and trustworthy AI technologies. ICC is also calling for policies that facilitate the global movement of data, which is critical for the development of AI systems.
The amount and variety of data that companies generate and use has increased dramatically in recent years. Data has become pervasive. This is creating new opportunities for data-driven innovation and growth as data becomes the lifeblood of economic development. ICC is looking to promote an enabling environment where the free-flow of data between stakeholders and across borders will support business innovation and growth while also ensuring sufficient levels of data protection and privacy.
The Internet has had a considerable impact on the social and economic fabric of modern society, offering new ways to communicate and to conduct business. Yet, the Internet has also become a vehicle for illegal and harmful content. As policy makers increasingly look to strike the right balance, ICC is encouraging multistakeholder collaboration and actively sharing business views to maximise the social and economic benefits of the Internet.
Sophie Peresson, Director Innovation for All | ICC Headquarters - Paris
Sophie Peresson joined the International Chamber of Commerce in 2017. She is Director of the Innovation for All Hub, a role that involves leading ICC policy development and advocacy on Internet governance, digital policy, intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting.
Sophie oversees the work of the ICC Digital Economy Commission that convenes over 300 business experts from across the global ICC network to discuss digital policy issues. She also directs ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) advocacy initiative, which brings together business to advance multi-stakeholder participation in Internet governance and ICT for development. ICC BASIS convenes and facilitates business input into work streams and activities, in particular those following up from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), whether at the UN, its agencies or the Internet Governance Forum.
Sophie graduated from the Sorbonne Law school and went on to graduate from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In 2017 she completed a MSc at the London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine. She also lectures at Sciences Po (Paris).
Charly Gordon, Deputy Director Innovation for All | ICC Headquarters - Paris
Charly Gordon is Deputy Director of the ICC Innovation for All hub, based in Paris. The IFA hub oversees a number of commissions and working groups, including the Commission for the Digital Economy, which brings together over 300 members to shape advocacy strategies and share business best practices.
Before joining ICC, Charly worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Trade, as well as for several consulting agencies in the digital sector. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Sciences Po.