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Can Digital Transformation Close the Global Growth Gap?

2024 Global Conference

Can Digital Transformation Close the Global Growth Gap?

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT

During a period when digital connectivity rivals basic utilities in importance, there’s an immense potential for digital transformation to address the global growth gap: the widening economic disparity between developed and developing nations. This conversation reaches beyond any single nation and has the goal of drafting a universal blueprint to ensure digital inclusivity across the developing world. Focused on expanding internet access to underserved areas, enhancing digital literacy, and creating accessible digital platforms, the dialogue targets the dual challenge of technological advancement and socio-economic disparity. Drawing from global examples, responders to the challenge will explore how equitable access to digital technologies can catalyze socio-economic development, opening insights into bridging the global growth gap and building a more digitally empowered and inclusive world for all who occupy it. 

Jared Carney
Founder and CEO, Lightdale LLC
Runa Alam
Co-Founding Partner and CEO, Development Partners International
Monica Brand Engel
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Quona Capital
Stefan Lindstrom
Ambassador, Digitalization and New Technologies, Foreign Affairs of Finland
V Shankar
CEO and Co-Founder, Gateway Partners
Shivani Siroya
CEO and Founder, Tala