G20 dialogue on the digital economy gets off to a start

International experts addressed the digital economy, an issue related to the future of work, which is one of the 2018 G20 priorities. The meeting was attended by Modernization Minister Andrés Ibarra and Science Minister Lino Barañao.

Representatives from G20 countries and international organizations met today for the first day of the Digital Economy Task Force, one of this year’s G20 work streams. Argentine Modernization Minister Andrés Ibarra opened the event.


“We are on the verge of a true digital revolution,” stated Ibarra. “Policy responses must ensure that the adaptation to so many technological changes is inclusive and generates opportunities for more and better jobs, and well more and better development,” he added.


In the afternoon, Argentine Minister of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation Lino Barañao joined the event to offer closing remarks.


“We have to break down old stereotypes and get women to participate in science and technology. The knowledge-based economy is the best tool to achieve social equity,” declared Minister Barañao.


The meeting continues tomorrow and will be attended by Argentine Minister of Production Francisco Cabrera, with items including digital infrastructure for development, as well as digital governance and inclusion on the agenda.


Digital economy is one of the 11 work streams under the Argentine G20 presidency, and is directly aligned with one of the three priorities of this year’s G20: the future of work.