E gov. & sustainable development workshop

I. About Workshop

In order to share the development experience in e-government and Sustainable Development, the Taiwan Digital Opportunity Center (TDOC) Secretariat organized the E-Government and Sustainable Development Workshop in Sydney Australia on February 13 – 14, 2020. The Workshop will focus on four main areas: Sustainable Development, E-Government, Cybersecurity, and Smart Energy. Apart from expert presentations, the workshop will arrange country case to substantiate those valuable concepts. We believe that E-Government and Sustainable Development are keys for country development. As the world is continuously changing, many countries have been putting a lot of effort into digitalization, electronic solutions and other innovative technologies.

About TDOC Project

The digital divide is an economic and social inequality that categorizes persons in a given population by their access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The Taiwan Digital Opportunity Center (TDOC) Project, formerly known as APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Project, aims to promote the models established through the ADOC Project from 2003 to 2014 in all Southeast Asian countries.
The ADOC Project, aspired to bridge digital divides and find digital opportunities for Asia-Pacific countries, shared Taiwan’s successful experience and worked closely with local partners in five countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. A total of 67 computer class rooms were set up and 512,158 people were trained in ASEAN region.
Brief Introduction on ADOC:
The ADOC Project was first initiated in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The ADOC initiative utilized the advantages of Taiwan’s information and communication industry and its experience in developing an e-society to help developing APEC member economies upgrade their information and communication technology (ICT) application capabilities and transform digital divides into digital opportunities.
The ADOC featured a wide involvement of private sector, including major ICT firms and non-profit organizations. Through close public-private partnership, the project formulated best practices for the APEC economies by synergizing various resources and strengthens of sponsors.
The ADOC Project cooperated with ten APEC partner member economies (hereinafter referred to as PMEs) to take concrete steps to address the digital divide issue. The ten member economies are Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. From 2004 to 2014, around 730,000 people received training and benefited from having access to digital knowledge. The results were well acclaimed by the APEC members and acknowledged in the 2014 APEC Leaders’ Declaration.
Objective of TDOC:
The main objective of TDOC Project is to reduce digital divides by enabling people to overcome limitations of age, gender, health, or social or educational background, so that digitalization can benefit anyone and anything at anytime, anywhere.

TDOC Project Activities:

II. About TDOC Secretariat-Institute for Information Industry

The Institute for Information Industry (III) was established in 1979 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors, to support the development/applications of the information industry as well as the information society in Taiwan under the supervision of the Republic of China Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Besides technology advancement, III’s mission has evolved from Information Technology (IT) to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development with a wide social coverage. III focused on developing key ICT technologies across various domains, including 5G, IoT, and Big Data Analysis. III is supervised by a Board of Directors and led by the President/CEO. The organization is composed of 3 functional groups: R&D Institutes, Service Units and Operational Supports.
As a government think-tank, III promotes public policies that enhance the ICT industry and facilitate the development of the digital economy. III also encourages emerging industries, such as the digital content and cultural and creative industries, to promote trends of social innovation and entrepreneurships.
For further information please check the following website or scan the QR-code:
https://web.iii.org.tw/

III. Itinerary Overview

IV. Detailed Schedule

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The Organizer reserves the right to change, without prior notice, agendas, speakers, or other items relating directly or indirectly to the workshop, for any cause beyond our reasonable control.

Version: 20200207
The Organizer reserves the right to change, without prior notice, agendas, speakers, or other items relating directly or indirectly to the workshop, for any cause beyond our reasonable control.

V. Speaker Curriculum Vitae