Technology for Inclusion Conference

27 April 2018

Advances in digital technologies, alongside breakthroughs in robotics, 3D printing, and biotechnology, are likely to have dramatic implications for business models and the nature of work. While these technologies are likely to be key drivers of future prosperity, they also pose challenges for workers and societies. This half-day conference brought together leading policymakers, business leaders, and academics to discuss how new technologies, especially digital technologies, can be harnessed to ensure more inclusive growth.

The conference highlighted the findings of the April 2018 Asian Development Outlook Theme Chapter, How Technology Affects Jobs, and served as a lead-up event to the 2018 Annual Governors’ Meeting on 3–6 May 2018 at the ADB Headquarters, where the impact of rapid technological change will be one of the central themes.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Apr 2018 Welcome Remarks Welcome Remarks Bambang Susantono
27 Apr 2018 Session 1 Asian Development Outlook 2018 Report on How Technology Affects Jobs
New technologies drive higher productivity and economic growth, but also pose challenges for workers.  Asian Development...
Yasuyuki Sawada
27 Apr 2018 Session 2 Technology for Good: Trusted, Responsible, and Inclusive Astrid S. Tuminez, Regional Director, Microsoft Southeast Asia
27 Apr 2018 Session 3 The Role of Government in Ensuring a More Inclusive Digital Revolution Reuben Ng, Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
27 Apr 2018 Closing Session Concluding Address Antonette C. Tionko, Undersecretary for Revenue Operations Group and the Corporate Affairs Group, Department of Finance