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The challenges of digitalization and the role of the G20

16/07/2020, Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization process, throwing into sharp relief its challenges and opportunities. As the digital transformation is advancing at a quick pace, it is essential that global and national decision-makers explore new multilateral ways and means to deal with its far-reaching impact on economy and society.

The web meeting will discuss the role of the G20 in promoting global responses to the challenges of digitalization at the time of Covid-19. The meeting will take place in the framework of the project “The role of the G20 in promoting global governance: challenges and opportunities of the Italian Presidency in 2021”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the Compagnia di San Paolo.


Welcome address:
Ettore Greco, Executive Vice President, IAI
Armando Barucco, Head of Analysis and Planning Unit, Maeci

Keynote speech:
Nicolas Pinaud, Sherpa, OECD, Paris

Marjorie Buchser, Executive Director, Digital Society Initiative, Chatham House, London
Andrea Gumina, Senior Policy Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Rome
Andrea Renda, Senior Research and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID), Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
Maria João Rodrigues, President, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), Brussels
Paul Twomey, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo

Nicola Bilotta, Research Fellow, IAI

Pier Carlo Padoan, Vice President, IAI


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