Friday, October 26, 2018

The rapid rise of digital economy – the application of internet-based technologies to the production and trade of goods and services – has reshaped how we consume, produce and trade. It has also transformed global investments, created new markets and even provided new avenues for tackling persistent development problems.Photo of Houlin Zhao
Houlin Zhao
International Telecommunication Union president 2014-2022 - see 3 week long biannual futures summit dubai starting next week https://www.itu.int/web/pp-18/en/

Guest question from fllor - coordinatir of digiotal cooperation report for guterres led by Ma and Gates - see Amandeep Singh Gill
While ubiquitous for developed countries, digital economy development remains a challenge for most developing and least developed countries. Some 3.8 billion people, according to ITU, have never been online – and they are concentrated in Asia-Pacific and Africa. This digital divide, born out of a lack of investment, capacity or structural problems, makes the journey to digitalization a complex one.
This session, organized in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will gather investors of the digital economy to discuss best practices in investing for digital economy development. Speakers -ranging from infrastructure providers, financial backers, and digital firms – will discuss the current and future state of investment in the digital economy, their role and interconnectedness, along with innovative practices and policies that have facilitated them in channeling investments to help close the digital divide. Insights from this session will also feed into the work of United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel of Digital Cooperation.
Issues for the debate:
- What kind of investments are needed for digital economy development?
- What are the challenges to mobilizing investments towards digital economy development?
- What kind of innovative practices or policies help facilitate investment for digital economy development?
Event Manager: Mr. Kee Hee Wee
Contact email: kee.hwee.wee@unctad.org

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Jack Ma Sets Up Entrepreneur Training Institute in Indonesia

2 min read 
During the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group on Oct. 13, Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, stated that he plans to establish a “Jack Ma Entrepreneur Institute” to train thousands of tech entrepreneurs. He currently serves as an adviser to the Indonesian government steering committee for e-commerce.
According to Jack Ma, the institute is expected to cultivate 10,000 tech entrepreneurs from both public and private sectors in the upcoming decade. It will focus on educating developers and engineers in cloud computing, which is the area Indonesia struggles with the most.
Indonesia has always been a strategic market for Alibaba. Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing department of Alibaba, launched a data center in Indonesia in March. Alibaba will continue to invest in various areas of e-commerce, cloud computing, logistics and infrastructure in Indonesia, assisting local enterprises in tech development and in elevating their level of digitalization.
“I believe that investing in people is investing for the future. Cultivating talent is one of the most significant things the Alibaba ecosystem can do. My hope is that emerging markets will benefit from the individuals that are nurtured by this new 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion program and thus be able to embrace a brighter future through the digital economy,” said Ma. “Only when people improve, when people’s minds change, when people’s skills improve, only then can we enter the digital period”.
Ever since 2015, Alibaba has made huge investments in personnel training in developing countries and has set up multiple training programs at home and abroad. In August this year, Alibaba set up the Africa Netpreneur Prize to encourage young African entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. On Dec. 4 2017, Jack Ma proposed his B200 plan in Geneva, promising to help empower 1,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries over the next five years.
cheers chris macrae whatsapp hotline 240 316 8157
more at our co-blog www.alibabauni.com 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 this summit is convened by the kenyan who is one of the UN's main scouts for what you called alibaba global business school

I would like to know if ying would let some of us meet her and a few students at tsinghua before xmas 2018 to discuss elements of the attached

firts the most important knowledge any student with a future can study in 2018-2019 is the march digital cooperation report of jack ma and melinda gates for guterres on digital cooperation- it has been promised by march 2019 which is in time for the main summit season starting with the 100 national leaders xi jinping hosts in beijing april 2019 and including asian inftrastructure investment bank june 2019

-this report will be the best insight of this academic year that youth can publicly get on what jack will be doing from sepetember  as he starts his first year back on livelihood education  and the NGO world of tech and human partnerships which climaxes with community for all expos at the olympics which he is sponsoring and which becomes biannual with beijing 2022 and paris 2024

second i am fed up with summits that separate the main protagonists in sustainability rather than have the underclass train the upperclass in a way that all schools can then replicate

3rd i believe there is already a ring of south and eastern universities who care more about what their graduates entrepreneurially do in the field than get certified on in a bit of paper- jack's university van lead that; we could even start blockchain-certification of the new entrepreneur students - a different sort of venture capital hub if you like with jack steering where the credits mobilise and scale

4tj jack talks about big data small but where is a amp of each country's best big data small stuff that can be open sourced so his coding alumni can show what can be done- we know india has great data with nilekani- maybe brac wil never have the data but can show how to do manual concepts that then need parallel data testing

5th we may as well ask financiers to answer the question - have they banned most of finance from sdg innovation

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

latest blockchain city/nation review

last month in DC i heard that a blockchain law from Liechtenstein is now best for the world- i kid you not in these days when it takes 9 hours of live tv for us congress not to find out who's true in a 15 years old he said she said 

a small nation ( previously L's main export was one ski slope for tourism) thats interested can write up a concept ;law and whisper that all decent blockchain technologists like it and take it to the eu and the eu's top financiers can go into a tizzy because they cant write smart new laws like this in a hundred years let alone the 3 months it took Liech -and oh yes if DC doesnt like Liechtestein having the most valuable financial law in the world it will be pretty difficult to arrange sanctions to block this ski slope place

if you go near the end of the csis briefing you wil see me asking a different question from will liechenstein change financial laws for ever- more modestly i wondered : is there an example of a supply chain blockchain that is actually doing good for poorest farmers - i think the experts said not really because ibm watson does that but for big clients

- however there was someone for usaid there who convenes internal summits on blockchain and he sort of promised to report back if he finds a different answer

the timeline to june 2019 now gets very interesting because asian infranstructure investment banks 80 nations brainstorming developmement banking that the g7 (bretton wood of what development can fund) has never offered arrives for its annual summit in luxembourg june 2019 continuing a relay from Mumbai 2018 and korea 2017 -- and sir danny alexander who leads the tech side of this has every professor from the lse who knows anything at his call - in patticular note lord stern has now co-created a G20 eminent financial expert panel- while its first announcement 18 months ago in korea sounded as if it would wake up argentinian g20 I am now expecting that to be a dummy dress rehearsal  

also one has to ask is blockchain part of the remit opf the world economic forum hubs for industrial revolution 4- while wef also started in a swiss ski slope this hubs appear in beijing tokyo and san francsico - they seem to be the second intercity academy of humanising techs next 5 years - jack ma started the game nearly 3 years ago :15 billion  $ research linking a DAMO academy wherever tech wizards yes you can do bog data small or 5G AI for all

meanwhile 3 months earlier melinda gates and jack ma will deliver their report on digital cooperation  to the UN head Guterres and in time for it to be shared with 100 national leaders each debating one or more of the top 13 belt road maps under the wise moderation of xi jinping in april

beijing is an ingteresting place- i had bought my toclket to attend a worldwide bloickchain summit in beijing to find the governmentg had canceleed it as hgaving too many speculatoirs at it- i am pretty suere the 5 mlost relevant china thimktannks are on the blockchain case

as may be toronto where guru do ntapscott says that anygthing you hoped the web would open space but didnt can now be blockchained- fortunatley the only leader of th g7 china wholly trusts is canada's trudeau as he helped make china's g20 the only really human g20 that has so far happened; of course those who folow tyhe inviosible mans hand will hope that jack ma's influence so wisely mediating civil society groups at hangzhou g20 will come tpo to,lyo g20 and his co-sponsorship of the tokyo olympics

i am preety sure that cool blockchain networks are emerging in the emirates -= it connects with their yout desperately finding a sector their to lead (expect the uae 2020 Expos to contribute big clues to that) when oil is gone as the main energy source. This may need to be sooner than you think if climate latest exponential risks are publicly understood
we keep on searching = the catch 22 is if blockchain never delivers sustaonability solutions then maybe we are all for the dodo anyway but then a lot of pioneers in this field are playing on that idea but speculating the guts out of trust in any coin or other blockcian token

SDGs Final Count Down  EconomistRefugees.com October 2018 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk with special thanks to youth economies and  world record jobs curricula leaders sir fazle abed & jack ma
 BRI.school: imagineer 4000+more tech mobilised by peoples out of #BR0 China, #BR2 S Asia, #BR1 Mynamar & Asean, #BR11 Arctic Circle, #BR9 Africa #BR8 med refugee sea nations #BR7 Mid East #BR5 w.europe  #BR10 LatinAM #BR6 N America #BR3 Russia #BR4 E.Europe BR12=BRUN