As we enter 2021, a year in which the role of business will continue to be crucial to help build a digital economy that enables social and economic empowerment for all, the ICC Innovation for All (IFA) hub and the leadership team of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy are thrilled to introduce the Foundational Principles & Priorities of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy.
This document highlights the foundational principles and priorities that underpin the work of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy to help inform and structure future projects and initiatives. Our substantive work will be driven by clear priorities, while new Working Groups will enable us to launch an ambitious workplan to further leverage the insights and expertise of ICC members, and address the far-reaching implications of the digital age. The new framework also introduces Regional Ambassadors that will help create local networks and encourage regional initiatives. Regional Ambassadors, alongside National Committees, will help bring together the global and local initiatives that are relevant to the work of the Commission.
Crucially, this document is a first step in building a more inclusive and diverse forum, open to all National Committees and ICC members, looking to share best practices and engage in the policy debates that will ultimately shape the future of the digital economy. The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy must draw on the insights of businesses of all sizes, locations and sectors to maximise its impact. Therefore, the IFA hub is eager to engage with all National Committees and to work with both current and prospective members of the Commission to operationalise this new framework.
- The IFA hub will set up 4 ad-hoc working groups to advance the Commission’s work on the identified priority areas (i.e. Access & Connectivity; Cybersecurity; Data Governance; Trustworthy Technologies) in 2021. The working groups will be co-led by a pair of volunteer commission members and supported by one or more members of the IFA hub secretariat. Membership of the working groups is open to all members of ICC Belgium, whether or not currently part of the Digital Economy Commission, as well as to National Committee staff.
- The IFA hub will nominate Regional Ambassadors to work with the leadership of the Commission on the Digital Economy and the IFA hub secretariat to enable information sharing and joint policy and advocacy action, as relevant to the work of the Commission.
- The IFA hub is also looking to work with ICC Belgium to plan bilateral virtual briefings for our members and to discuss future collaboration with the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy.
Interested to join?
- Anyone belonging to a company that is a member of ICC Belgium interested in:
- joining one or more of the working groups on the priority working areas is invited to contact us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- leading one of the working groups is invited to volunteer via e-mail to email@example.com.
- nominating regional ambassadors for the Digital Economy Commission is invited to contact us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IFA hub and the leadership team are confident these principles and priorities will serve as an effective platform for the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy to work collectively, ensure that the voice of business resonates with all stakeholders, and ultimately help build a digital economy that works for everyone, every day, everywhere.
For additional information, please feel free to contact ICC Belgium.