Seminar Info

October 25, 2017 9:00 AM

PIDS Conference Room, 18th Floor, Three Cyberpod Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies and the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International, will hold an international workshop on "The Digital Economy: Potential Benefits, Challenges, and Implications for Regulation," to be held on October 25, 2017, Wednesday, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the PIDS Conference Hall, 18th Floor of Three Cyberpod Centris, EDSA, Quezon City.

This workshop marks the Philippine launch of the "Regional Inclusive Growth Programme," a joint project of PIDS and CUTS International. This new initiative highlights the need to strengthen the digital economy in India, Philippines, and Viet Nam. The central theme of the workshop is to understand the necessity of having in place optimal regulations for new-age businesses, to ensure inclusiveness, and to keep innovation on track. It features two panel discussions on related issues.

The workshop envisages deliberation on key issues including the potential benefits and challenges brought about by the digital economy which may assist policymakers in developing optimal regulations that may also evolve with innovations and technological shifts.


Opening Remarks by Dr. Gilberto Llanto, President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

eHealth Strategic Plan and Philippine Health Information Exchange by Ms. Emily Frances Lourdes A. Razal, Chief of the Systems and Software Engineering Division of KMITS, DOH

Digital Financial Inclusion, Dir. Ellen Joyce L. Suficiencia, Acting Deputy Director, Inclusive Finance Advocacy Office, BSP