thomas pletscher

Thomas Pletscher
Coordinator

 

 

Mandate

To promote the global development of the digital economy and continued growth of its underlying information and communication technologies (ICTs) and related business models, through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.

 

Projects for 2017-2018

  • Provide input on e-commerce and digital trade into the work programmes of the World Trade Organization, G20, as well as the United Nations and relevant agencies.. Highlight the importance of cross-border data flows for the global economy, and promote policies to leverage ICTs for the inclusion of small and medium enterprises and developing countries in trade.
  • Present the case of the digital economy’s contribution across most of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with examples, and put forward recommendations to policymakers on how to leverage ICTs and the Internet for economic growth and social benefit.
  • Complement recently developed guidance to policymakers on emerging technology such as Internet of things, machine-to-machine and cloud computing with the users’ perspective and the business practices and government policies that help adoption and use to provide societal and economic benefit, while driving innovation.
  • Advocate global business priorities from across sectors on privacy, data protection and security policy discussions in relevant intergovernmental forums [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Council of Europe, European Union and United Nations agencies]. Encourage policy interoperability across different legal systems to simplify administrative procedures for business, where feasible. Continue to advocate ways to mitigate the risks of cybercrime and promote initiatives to advance consumer and business confidence in ICTs to foster the digital economy.
  • Develop practical policy inputs on topical issues that help ICC demonstrate the value and necessity of a multistakeholder approach to Internet and ICT policies.. Apply these practical global business inputs where possible to intergovernmental discussions and to reinforce the viability of multistakeholder entities such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

 

Swiss delegates

  • Beat Bannwart, UBS AG This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jacques Beglinger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pete Blackshaw, Nestec Ltd This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thomas Pletscher, coordinator, economiesuisse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mark Schieweck, Credtit Suisse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mireille Tissot, Swiss Bankers Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Related work economiesuisse

economiesuisse Competition & Regulatory Affairs

 

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