The 2011 OECD Foresight Forum was held on 26 October 2011 in Paris. This year’s meeting explored current major developments shaping mobile communication, as well as challenges and opportunities for the coming 5-10 years.
Following last year’s successful fellowship, ITAC had the opportunity to contribute again to the Forum by enabling the participation of two young fellows from the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme (NGL).
The Internet Society issued a press release on the 2011 NGL fellowship to the OECD: http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=4658
About the OECD Technology Foresight Forums
First launched in 2005, Technology Foresight Forums are annual events organized by the OECD Committee for Information, Computer, and Communications Policy (ICCP), to help identify opportunities and challenges for the Internet Economy posed by technical developments.
Foresight Forums represent a collaborative effort of policymakers from member and non-member governments, business, civil society, and the Internet technical community. They are a good opportunity to give voice to stakeholders’ concerns and create a constructive dialogue between all relevant actors. Past forum topics include RFID, Next Generation Networks, Participative Web, Smart ICT and Cloud computing.