The AT&T Innovation Foundry is one of three centers that AT&T has established globally to support developers with the tools and environment needed to support continuous innovation in new burgeoning areas of the digital revolution. AT&T will outline measures to protect and ensure the resilience of their global communications network. Please note that participation is limited.
A taxi escort will be available for pre-registered guests from the Guest House to the Foundry. Registered participants will also be provided transportation from the Foundry to the Reception on campus, and later back to the Guest House after the conclusion of the reception if interested.
Enjoy wines and light refreshments from Napa Valley on-campus at the Shriram Tea Room. A brief overview and orientation to the program will be provided along with greetings from the APRU Secretariat, Stanford University, and Keio University.
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There is considerable analytic confusion over the distinction between the Internet Economy and the Digital Economy. The difference is not simply semantic. The Internet Economy is at its core about “technology” and the Digital Economy is about “trade”. Choosing one over the other can lead to fundamentally different policy and governing arrangements. What are the consequences of the interaction between these distinct but nonetheless overlapping concepts and what are implications for the institutions created to manage them from ICANN to the WTO and the IGF to TPP?
Peter Cowhey - UC San Diego
Kilnam Chon - KAIST
Nohyoung Park - Korea University
Chris Mondini - ICANN
Robert Manning - Atlantic Council
Stephen Eglash - Stanford University
There is an increasing recognition that privacy and cybersecurity are opposite sides of the same coin in that they are rooted in a common concern with how best to protect the “sharing” of information that underlies the free flow of data in the region. Most governments in the region have taken steps to address these challenges but national security and national economic policies have undercut effort to develop a broader regional approach. What have we learned from the over one decade-old evolution of the APEC Privacy Framework and what lessons are there for the newly announced NIST Cybersecurity Framework? Can the Bright Internet Project - which is gaining support in Korea and China - bridge the gaps and tensions among the multiplicity of national approaches in the region?
Dave Farber - Carnegie Mellon
Abu Bakar Munir - University of Malaya
Shinichi Yokohama - Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT)
Jae Kyu Lee - Korea Advanced Institute for Science & Technology (KAIST)
Brian Gin - Cisco
Fred Fedynyshyn - Perkins Coie LLP
Jun Takei - Keio University
Bud Roth - Sasakawa USA
Youn Jung Park - Internet Society
Silicon Valley is at the epicenter of many of the developments critical to the future of the Digital Economy. It is where new technologies are linked with innovative business models – and equally important find the financial capital and human resources necessary to bring them to market. It is also emerging as a “go to” place for Asia Pacific collaboration on the next iteration of the Digital Economy. We will travel to 500 Start Ups and the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford for “off campus” visits and briefings. Please note that participation is limited.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are already transforming manufacturing and transportation. As these technologies are further deployed, they will permeate all aspects of the Digital Economy. The Evening Dinner Session will offer insights into the latest developments in the field and consider the impact of these new technologies on the Digital Economy and their implications for the “digital divide” in the region.
Richard Dasher - Stanford University
Dave Farber - Carnegie Mellon University
Tim Hwang - Google
Xing Li - Tsinghua University
Emily McReynolds - University of Washington
David Makman - Japan Society of Northern California
The Digital Economy is rapidly becoming “the” economy for the Asia Pacific region. E-commerce, health, transport and financial services are at the forefront of this transformation at national levels, but there clearly remain obstacles to the creation of cohesive regional frameworks in each of these sectors. E-commerce has to contend with divergent taxation and consumer protection schemes as well as changing consumer expectations. Healthcare faces difficulties in resolving patient privacy and professional licensing requirements. The transport sector is being fundamentally disrupted by autononomous vehicles and the digitalization of the supply chain. Financial services continues to bump up against deep-rooted national demands for sovereignty. What are the opportunities and the challenges to greater regional cooperation in facilitating greater penetration of the Digital Economy into these areas? How in particular do we deal with data access and blanket assertions of cyber sovereignty
Richard Dasher - Stanford University
Jung Hoon Lee - Yonsei University
Celso Guiotoko - Nissan
Tim Curran - Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC)
Chris Millward - United States Information Technology Office (USITO)
Dan Putenbaugh - Adobe
Geetha Rao - Springborne Life Sciences
Protecting online content while preserving broad and easy access has been a key challenge from the start. It has become ever more complex as companies seek to “monetize” Internet content through advertising and overt/covert data analysis and to “manage” traffic in the interest of service quality and a better return on their infrastructure investment. Meanwhile governments and private groups are increasingly implementing restrictions on content access for political, cultural or religious reasons. The issue is a particularly acute in the Asia Pacific given the tremendous diversity of the region and the 1.5 billion people on the wrong side of the “digital divide.”. What are the trends in the Asia Pacific region and what are the prospects for arriving at a sustainable balance among the conflicting interests at play?
Jonathan Aronson - University of Southern California
Hong Xue - Beijing Normal University
Jake Jennings - AT&T
Masanobu Katoh - Xinova
David Lee - 451 Media Group
Naoko Mizukoshi - Endeavour Law Office
Standards are critical for the development of the regional Digital Economy and for connecting the Asia Pacific seamlessly to global markets. Yet those standards need to be widely shared and not serve simply a cover for national economic policies. Competition policy requires shared norms across countries in its application, if we are to preserve the intrinsic scalability of the Internet while leaving space for innovative local solutions to emerge. How is thinking with respect to competition policy in the Internet space evolving within the legal community and are there technological bridges that can keep the Digital Economy open to local innovation even as the logic of Internet favors ever more scalable solution?
Jim Foster - The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE)
Barbara Navarro - Google
Alasdair Grant - GSMA
Zhao Yun - University of Hong Kong
Monique Rodriguez - Qualcomm
Yudho Sucahyo - University of Indonesia
Yoshihiro Obata - BizMobile
The current frustrations on TPP might be an opportunity to shift our focus from polemics to a more analytic discussion as to what are the necessary legal and policy requirements for growing the Digital Economy. The negotiations leading up to TPP have actually done much of the preliminary spadework, highlighting areas of agreement and issues where more work is required. One key decision point is whether to continue efforts toward a comprehensive arrangement or to focus on a series of sectorial initiatives. In either case, cooperation between the academic community and business is crucial – the Digital Economy is simply too important to leave up to governments.
Chris LaFleur - The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
Peter Cowhey - University of California, San Diego
Nur Sulyna Lim Abdullah - APEC Adhoc Internet Economy Steering Group
Jonathan McHale - US Trade Representative (USTR)
Michael Michalak - US ASEAN Business Council
Larry Greenwood - Japan Society of Northern California
Jim Zumwalt - Sasakawa USA
Lisa Pearlman - Apple
Richard Dasher - Stanford University
Jim Foster - APIDE
Jiro Kokuryo - Keio Uiversity
Christopher Tremewan - APRU
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities provides a framework for a range of cooperative activities among universities in the region, with current joint projects on climate change, the aging society, disaster preparedness, and global health. Reflecting the growing importance of the Internet, the 2014 APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting agreed to work on a joint Initiative on “Governing the Digital Economy.” The goal is to bring the academic community in the region into stronger contact with other members of the Digital Economy concerned with the future development of the Internet.
Established in 1992, as the US-Japan Technology Management Center, the US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an education and research center located within the School of Engineering at Stanford University. US-ATMC programs aim at integrating practical perspectives into international strategic technology management along with analysis of research trends in selected areas of leading-edge technologies. The goal of US-ATMC educational programs is to provide Stanford students in various technical fields, and the science and engineering research community at large, with knowledge and analytical capabilities in our areas of focus that will be important to success in the Twenty-First Century. At the same time, the US-ATMC provides unique resources to Stanford’s research infrastructure for following and analyzing international trends in selected research areas. As part of our practical focus, the US-ATMC aims to promote meaningful interaction between the university and industry through an active outreach program of public events and Internet-based information exchange.
The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy began in 2012 as the Keio International Center for the Internet & Society (KICIS), an Internet policy research group based at Keio University, Japan’s oldest private higher education. KICIS was created to serve as a link between Japan’s Internet policy community and that of the broader region, sharing information and providing a framework for collaborative research linked to focused advocacy. APIDE is a natural outgrowth of these activities and a response to a commonly felt need in the region for an independent and unbiased university affiliated research institute focusing on the Digital Economy to clarify policy options to clarify policy options and help build consensus around a set of pragmatic actions based on solid research and analysis.
Please note that due to heavy construction, parking on campus is not advised. Details on parking ("Visitor" rates will apply) may be found here.
If you are using a taxi or ride-sharing service, please instruct your driver to arrive at the Via Ortega Garage (Parking Structure 2) with the following exact address for their navigation software:
Parking Structure 2, 285 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305
The locations for the Reception and Main Program are a brief walk from this area. You may use the campus map for your reference.