Summary

Date: 5-6 May 2007
Location: Tarrytown, New York

Objectives

This forum will be an intensive brainstorming gathering for Ministers in IT, senior diplomats in New York, high level representatives from ICT governance bodies within and outside the UN and select members of the private sector, academia, and civil society. It will be hosted in an intimate retreat setting just outside of New York City. The purpose will be to discuss the central role played by ICTs in assisting governments with strengthening democracies, furthering development and promoting good governance structures. The focus will be on tackling obstacles to implementing e-Strategies, particularly those facing developing countries.

Meeting Documentation

Agenda

Presentations:

5 Brainstorming Session: ICT4D at the Crossroads - reflections from the trenches
Mr. Robert Schware, ICT4D Expert

ICT Policymaking for the New Economy
Professor John Zysman, University of California, Berkeley

Building Good Governance - The GAP principles
Mr. Jonathan Murray, Worldwide Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Why ICT4D projects fail?
Mr. Robert Schware, ICT4D Expert

Managing Innovations - Technology, Society and the Next Transformation
Mr. Jonathan Murray, Worldwide Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation