Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID-19 World

Event | 29 September 2020
3:30 – 4:45 p.m., GMT +8, via Zoom

Digital transformation is affecting how we work, socialize, and create economic value. Digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Baidu; and video sharing and music streaming platforms such as YouTube and Spotify create virtual spaces where communities interact and exchange information, goods, and services in a digital place. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of digital platforms through online shopping, Zoom meeting, digital payment, EdTech, and telehealth have intensified; successfully allowing society to maintain essential economic interactions without the risk of infection. The increased role of digital platforms in our economic lives is expected to persist even beyond the pandemic, as more and more businesses, transactions, and interactions move to the digital sphere.

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers to:

  • Discuss the role of digital transformation in opening up the economy and promoting economic recovery after COVID-19.
  • Understand the likely magnitude of potential economic dividends from digital transformation.
  • Hear about key policy and regulatory actions that are essential to leverage the digital economy for economic gains.

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Webinar host 

James Villafuerte

James Villafuerte
Senior Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Cyn-Young Park

Cyn-Young Park
Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Muhamad Chatib Basri

Muhamad Chatib Basri
Chairman
PT Bank Mandiri Tbk and PT XL-Axiata Tbk

Jong-Wha Lee

Jong-Wha Lee
Professor of Economics
Korea University

Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar
Economist and Vice Chairman
NITI Aayog, India

Barbara Navarro

Barbara Navarro
Head of Google Cloud Asia Pacific Channel
Government Affairs and Public Policy

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