The Innovation Engine                                                                                                     ...
Recommendations For Leaders...Continued                        Opportunities                             Risks            ...
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World Economic Forum 2013 - The Innovation Engine


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If you are interested to learn what is being at the World Economic Forum in 2013 in relation to the Internet this document will be of interest.

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World Economic Forum 2013 - The Innovation Engine

  1. 1. The Innovation Engine Future of the Internet Global AgendaThe Internet is the largest and most rapidly evolving complex Counciladaptive system in human history. It connects us all. It helpsto feed the human soul and our desire for knowledge,learning and exchange. We can observe it, we can harnessit, and we can envision some of what it can bring, but wecannot predict the tremendous wave of global innovation itcontinues to unleash.All of us are architects of its destiny.We can all take steps to protect the Internet and its manyunfolding benefits, while also seeking to address someof the resulting risks.Starting Assumptions The lines between the Openness and The multi-stakeholder Leveraging distributed ‘real world’ and the ‘online transparency drive model is the best networks is more world’ are blurring. economic growth. governance approach. effective than building centralized hierarchies. Cars - smartphones on wheels Smart bugs to New forms of assess toxic spills social networks Products, services, organization, society, politics – our lives – are Continued over... being transformed. Finger bio sensors Examples: Crowdsourcing for for blood tests funding, policy
  2. 2. Recommendations For Leaders...Continued Opportunities Risks Recommendations Enhance Cyber • A secure and resilient environment is • Misunderstanding of the dynamic • Review and sign the Forum’s Security the foundation of economic and nature of the challenge could lead to ‘Partnering for Cyber Resilience social gain ineffective efforts Principles & Guidelines’ • Capabilities and resilience can be • Centralized programs may increase • Foster a rich ecosystem network of developed risk cyber capabilities and organizations • Unbridled security can reduce civil • Invest in ‘Centres of Excellence’: liberties hubs to develop leading practices in specialist capabilities, industry-specific dialogue and issue-specific networks • Build institutional capabilities, including full criminal justice chain training, adaptation of criminal law, judicial review and procedural protections/due process Build Multi- • Strengthen sense of civic • Ignoring or undermining • Keep the Internet open and stakeholder participation multi-stakeholder groups threatens interoperable globally Capabilities • Multi-stakeholder approach taps into economic, social and internet • Foster multi-stakeholder processes broader base of expertise innovation and the benefits for and organizations to develop society balanced, sustainable and therefore • Continue to include civil society, companies and governments • Closed door policies erode trust and effective policies and investment together in decision making innovation priorities • An open, balanced Internet • Use these processes to guide eco-system drives economic standards, policies and growth, employment and innovation infrastructure investment decisions at local, national and global levels Foster the • Connected devices – with ability to • Poor understanding and practices • Develop scenarios of impact of Internet of both sense and communicate – around collection, storage, use and Internet of Things on your society. Things open up unprecedented sharing of data could lead to erosion • Use Multi-stakeholder Institutions to opportunities for new business of trust and missed opportunity analyze issues and implications models and social good. E.g. • Anything connected must be connected car for safety, transport, secured environmental, insurance, health • Proprietary mindset limits the • Saving energy ‘network effects’ and true benefits Data – Big, Open • Better decision making - new • Abuse of personal data – by • Use Multi-stakeholder Institutions to and Personal insights governments or companies – results analyze issues and implications • Improved responsiveness and agility in large scale loss of trust (e.g. Big Data) – new solutions • Develop user consent models that • Better engagement with citizens – are contextually-driven crowdsource solutions Continue to • Drive economic growth • Some social groups might be • Develop policies that protect and Promote Internet • An informed, engaged and excluded without protection or promote equitable access to the Access equitable society active outreach open Internet • Filtering or monitoring Internet access limits individuals’ political choices rights and engagement Engage Civil • Properly enshrined rights provide • Lack of understanding of need to • Ensure that established civic Society basis for society re-examine/re-define key rights for protections, eg. human rights • Established international human digital environment can lead to framework, are adapted and upheld rights provide a basis for good uninformed declarations for digitally ubiquitous environment policy making • Lack of open and inclusive process • Use multi-stakeholder frameworks can lead to uninformed and engagement to develop policymaking framework Build Venture • Pro-actively planning economic • Two-tiered society • Develop ‘Smart policy’ frameworks – Countries incentives to encourage an • Protectionist / ‘race to the bottom’ targeted, adaptive and integrated entrepreneurial, educated Internet policy basket, including immigration, knowledgeable workforce can help investment, tax, infrastructure and drive competitiveness and institutional capabilities employment