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E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013
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E-Commerce Strategy for Aruba - Digital Media Conference Aruba 2013

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Slides of my presentation during the Digital Media Conference Aruba (August 27th, 2013) organized by the University of Aruba and Colegio EPI.

Slides of my presentation during the Digital Media Conference Aruba (August 27th, 2013) organized by the University of Aruba and Colegio EPI.

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  • 1. Edward M. Erasmus, MA University of Aruba, August 27th, 2013 Developing a National e-Commerce Strategy Catalyzing economic transformations for consumers, commerce and governance
  • 2. • e-Revolution • e-Reality (how are we doing?) • e-Commerce Strategy • e-Opportunities (where’s the beef?) • e-Takeaways
  • 3. Commercialization of the Internet (1990s) • Revolutionizing every aspect of our daily lives….
  • 4. Impact on commerce
  • 5. Impact on culture
  • 6. Impact on culture
  • 7. Impact on culture 40% of kids polled said they’d rather give up their summer vacation than their mobile devices for a month? Source: ABC News (June 2013)
  • 8. Impact on culture The amount of time Americans spend consuming digital media is set to eclipse the amount of time spent watching television for the first time this year. Source: eMarketer (August 2013)
  • 9. Impact on culture
  • 10. In one minute… • 650 Terabytes of data move across global IP networks. • Smartphone and social networking application usage comprise much of that data tidal wave. • 204 million emails are sent. • 1.3 million videos are viewed on YouTube • 277,000 people login to Facebook. • 100,000 Tweets are sent. • $83,000 in sales are racked up at Amazon. source:
  • 11. Part of every aspect of our livers
  • 12. Disrupting markets and business models
  • 13. Digital Revolution…
  • 14. Aruba: e-Reality (state of e-Commerce)
  • 15. Aruba: State of e-Commerce • E-steering Committee (final report, August 2000). • Objective: to make recommendations to the government to promote e-commerce on Aruba. • Recommendations: legal and fiscal issues, technical and infrastructure issues, banking and security issues, logistical issues, organization, training and educational issues. • Quick decision-making and implementation was crucial.
  • 16. Aruba: State of e-Commerce • Unfortunately not much has happened since the publication of the e-Steering Committee Report. • So much has changed globally. • Priority: update report to help boost online commercial opportunities for local businesses.
  • 17. But it’s not all bad…
  • 18. The perfect storm…
  • 19. World without borders….
  • 20. Digital technology… • Interact on a global scale • Gather information • Collaborate, develop and create
  • 21. We can achieve way more…
  • 22. -Strategy
  • 23. Repositioning Aruba… • Tap into global business opportunities for internet-related transactions. • Improve online growth possibilities for local businesses.
  • 24. To become a ‘leading’ e-commerce center in the Caribbean region through the exploitation of our information technology capacity and the creativity of our people Vision
  • 25. • Exploiting the strengths and the opportunities of the ICT sector. • Enhancing business performance and international trade. • Introducing e-government for the benefit of the whole community.
  • 26. Hurdles to overcome • Online payment system • E-Commerce regulations • Intellectual property
  • 27. Online payment system
  • 28. Online payment system • E-commerce transactions are only possible if supported by an affordable and reliable payment system.
  • 29. E-commerce regulations • Adopting policies, laws and incentives that focus on promoting trust and confidence among e-commerce participants. • Developing a national framework that is compatible with international norms on e-commerce.
  • 30. E-commerce regulations • Electronic signature • Legal recognition of e-commerce transactions • Consumer protection from fraud • Protection of consumers’ right to privacy
  • 31. Intellectual property regulations • Protecting the rights of those who create original works. • Encourage new technologies, artistic expressions and inventions while promoting economic growth. • Increase trustworthiness.
  • 32. Intellectual property regulations
  • 33. e-Opportunities
  • 34. WHAT IF I TOLD YOU WE ARE MISSING OUT ON SO MANY eCOMMERCE OPPORTUNITIES
  • 35. E-Government • e-Procurement • Customs clearance • Tax administration • Request for documents • Etc., etc.
  • 36. Enhancing tourism-related services • Tourism receipts Afl. 2.5 billion (1/3 is paid in advance) • Reservations: hotels/apartments, car rentals, tour services, etc.
  • 37. Green gateway Positioning Aruba as a strategic (e-)hub for European businesses doing business in Latin America
  • 38. Green gateway • Intermediation services • Logistics and freight • Financial services • Knowledge centers
  • 39. • Exclusive made in Aruba merchandise • Digital market place • Going global Boosting our SME sector
  • 40. Crowdfunding
  • 41. E-Charity
  • 42. e-Takeaways
  • 43. Takeaways… • Time to ‘carpe diem’ • So much we can already do! • e-Commerce regulations: we can do way more • e-Opportunities within different sectors • Be creative/innovative • Think global!
  • 44. Edward M. Erasmus, MA e.erasmus@fzanv.com edward.erasmus@ua.aw Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edwardmerasmus Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/em_erasmus LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardmerasmus Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/em_erasmus Blog: http://edwardmerasmus.wordpress.com

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