Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Digital Economy Business Offsite

A new Policy Agenda for the Digital Economy
in the Asia Pacific

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May 24

Visit To AT&T Innovation Foundry

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

Welcoming Reception and Orientation to Program

Stanford University - Shriram Tea Room

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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Technology & Trade
The Internet and the Digital Economy in Asia

May 25

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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


Privacy and Cyber Security
The APEC Privacy and the NIST Cyber Frameworks

May 25

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

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 - Company Visits
Building the Future of the Digital Economy

May 25

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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.


Evening Dinner Session
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Digital Economy

May 25

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

E-Commerce, Health, Transport and Finance
New Business Models and Challenges

May 26

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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


IP and Digital Access
Finding a Common Approach

May 26

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Digital Transformation of Industries - World Economic Forum
Digital Transformation of Industries: Media - World Economic Forum
Digital Infrastructure and the Digital Divide - Association for Computing Machinery
Another Take on Net Neutrality - The New York Times
The Tangled Web of Net Neutrality and Regulation - Harvard Business Review
Net Neutrality and Global Digital Divide” - Electronic Freedom Foundation

Standards and Competition
New Legal and Interoperable Frameworks for Growth

May 26

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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


Beyond TPP
Advancing a Regional Digital Economic and Trade Consensus

May 26

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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


Wrap Up: Key Takeaways from the APRU Business Offsite

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Richard Dasher - Stanford University
Jim Foster - APIDE
Jiro Kokuryo - Keio Uiversity
Christopher Tremewan - APRU


Dave Farber

Carnegie Mellon University

Hong Xue

Beijing Normal University

Jiro Kokuryo

Vice President
International Collaboration
Keio University

Richard Dasher

Consulting Professor
Stanford University

Kilnam Chon

Professor Emeritus
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Yudho Giri Sucahyo

Assosiate Professor
University of Indonesia

Emily McReynolds

Program Director
Technology Policy Lab
University of Washington

Steve Eglash

Executive Director
Strategic Research Initiatives Computer Science Department
Stanford University

Jonathan Aronson

University of Southern California

Abu Bakar Munir

University of Malaya

Xing Li

Tsinghua University

Peter Cowhey

UC San Diego

Youn Jung Park

Internet Society of Korea

Jae Kyu Lee

Chair Professor - College of Business

Jung-Hoon Lee

Yonsei University

Nohyoung Park

Korea University

Zhao Yun

Head of Department of Law
University of Hong Kong

Robert Manning

Resident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Jun Takei

WIDE Project
Keio University

Christopher Tremewan

Secretary General

Jim Foster

Executive Director
The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy

Omair Qazi

Managing Director
The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy


Brian Gin

Global Privacy

Robert Pepper

Global Connectivity
and Technology Policy

Christopher LaFleur

American Chamber of Commerce
Japan (ACCJ)

Yoshihiro Obata


Jake Jennings

Executive Director, International External & Regulatory Affairs

James Zumwalt

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Barbara Navarro

Director of Public Policy & Government Relations

Naoko Mizukoshi

Endeavour Law Office

Tim Hwang

Public Policy Counsel
Government Affairs

Shinichi Yokohama

Cyber Security Operations

Masanobu Katoh

Country Head - Japan

Eli Sugarman

Program Officer
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Celso Guiotoko

Corporate Vice President

Hitoshi Matsumoto

Executive Advisor
Fujitsu Labarotories of America

Chris Millward

President and Managing Director
United States Information Technology Office

Dan Puterbaugh

Director and Associate General Counsel

William Saito

Senior Advisor
World Economic Forum

Lisa Pearlman

Senior Manager
Government Affairs

Danil Kerimi

Head of Digital Economy
World Economic Forum

Alasdair Grant

Head of Asia

Chris Mondini

Vice President
Global Stakeholder Engagement

Monique Rodriguez

Senior Director
Government Affairs

Hiroshi Endo

Global R&D Fellow
Head of Silicon Valley Office
NTT Data - Americas

Atsushi Kamimura


William Bud Roth

Non-Resident Fellow, Cybersecurity
Sasakawa USA

Toshinori Kajiura

Senior Researcher

Nur Sulyna Lim Abdullah

APEC Adhoc Steering Group on Internet Economy

David Makman

Chairman of the Board
Japan Society of Northern California

Tim Curran

Global Technology Distribution Council

Jonathan McHale

Deputy Assistant
Telecommunications Policy

Lawrence Greenwood

Japan Society of Northern California

Andrew Salzman

The Chasm Group

Mike Michalak

Senior Vice President
US ASEAN Business Council

Fred Fedynyshyn

Senior Counsel
Perkins Coie LLP

Location & Directions

Mackenzie Room (Huang 300)

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Room 300
Stanford University

475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

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The Engineering Center is located due West of the campus Main Quad. Please use the stairs or elevator next to the Forbes Family Café. Once on the 3rd floor, make a right to access the Mackenzie Room.

Shriram Tea Room

Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering

443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

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The Tea Room can be accessed through the stairs from the courtyard of the Science and Engineering Quad.

MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park- American BBQ
Palo Alto

27 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Parking on-site is available through the MacArthur Park Valet service only.

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.

Detailed transportation directions from local Airports to the Stanford Guest House are available here for your reference.

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