Digitalization is transforming societies, industries, and business models. It increases consumer welfare, productivity, and growth. However, if digitalization’s full potential is to be tapped a number of measures are needed to overcome existing barriers. In the B20 policy dossier senior business practitioners and experts detail their views on different aspects of digitalization such as ICT infrastructure, artificial intelligence, standards, Industry 4.0, and cross-border data flows, as well as related policy measures.

Nokia President & CEO and B20 Digitalization Taskforce Co-Chair, Rajeev Suri talks about what is next for ICT infrastructure and why G20 cooperation is important for digitalization.

 BCG Senior Partner Philipp Gerbert elucidates on the opportunities and underpinnings of artificial intelligence.

Dennis J. Snower, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and T20 Co-Chair writes about links between digitalization, anti-globalization, and what policymakers have to do.

The CEO of Schaeffler and B20 Digitalization Taskforce Co-Chair Klaus Rosenfeld elucidates how digitalization is changing global operations and business models for manufacturers.

Sabine Bendiek, Microsoft Area Vice President Germany and B20 Digitalization Taskforce Co-Chair, emphasizes how the global economy increasingly runs on cross-border data transfers and how the G20 can ensure both trustworthy and free flows of data.

Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA, shares his thoughts on automation and digitalization, and why it is crucial for the B20 to engage the G20 on these topics.

BDI president Dieter Kempf talks about the specific requirements for global standardization in the digital economy.

B20 Digitalization Taskforce Chair and Member of the Siemens Executive Board, Klaus Helmrich elucidates on the challenges and opportunities of digitalization, and why the B20/G20 is the ideal forum to address these.

Source: B20 Germany