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Digital Economy: Interesting July reports to read this summer

August is a good month (at least in Europe!) to catch up and read those reports you never have time to read during the rest of the year…

Here is a short selection from the reports published in July concerning the digital economy for those who are on holidays or for those who wish to be updated even during the summer!

GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICIES  

The B20 recommendations to the G20, B2

Last month, during the B20 Summit, the most relevant business representatives adopted key recommendations to be delivered to the G20 in order to foster growth & jobs.

Have a look at the main recommendations here.

OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies, OECD

This report recognises the relevance of technology to support effectiveness of policies and create more open, transparent, innovative, participatory and trustworthy governments. This OECD recommendation supports the development and implementation of digital government strategies for the benefit of society.

Access it here.

The promise of digital entrepreneurs: Creating 10 million youth jobs in the G20 countries, Accenture, G20 Young Entrepreneurs

Report made by Accenture and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) on the potential effect of digital entrepreneurs for the future of youth jobs in G20 countries.

Good overview on innovation, digital technologies use and the possibility offered to young entrepreneurs if we are able to shortage the existing barriers. The perspective of 10 million youth jobs in G20 countries should be taken seriously.

Read it here.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE

Council of Europe report on ‘ICANN’s procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic values’

This report recognises the relevance of technology to support effectiveness of policies and create more open, transparent, innovative, participatory and trustworthy governments. This OECD recommendation supports the development and implementation of digital government strategies for the benefit of society.

Access it here.

The promise of digital entrepreneurs: Creating 10 million youth jobs in the G20 countries, Accenture, G20 Young Entrepreneurs

Report made by Accenture and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) on the potential effect of digital entrepreneurs for the future of youth jobs in G20 countries.

Good overview on innovation, digital technologies use and the possibility offered to young entrepreneurs if we are able to shortage the existing barriers. The perspective of 10 million youth jobs in G20 countries should be taken seriously.

Read it here.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE

Council of Europe report on ‘ICANN’s procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic values’

 

 

The Council of Europe issued a report done by Dr Monika Zalnieriute and Thomas Schneider on ‘ICANN’s procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic values’. The objective of this report is to make a valuable contribution and debate the issue of Human Rights and Internet Governance. The report was presented during the ICANN 50th meeting in London the past 22-26 June 2014. This report will be debated during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul from 2-5 September 2014.

Have a look at the report here.

“Nouveau role et nouvelle stratégie pour l´Union Européenne dans la Governance Mondiale de l´Internet”, rapport d´information, Sénat, France

 

For those who wish to practice French, this interesting and very complete report describes the evolution of Internet and its governance in the last years, the challenges and risks of the new world and finally indicates a list of proposals for a possible role for the EU in this area.

You can access here (only in French)

AUDIOVISUAL MARKETS

On-Demand Audiovisual Markets in the EU, European Audiovisual Observatory, Council of Europe

 

 

The report gives a complete overview, with data & statistics for 2013, about on-demand audiovisual services in all the 28 Member States. Good report to better know the European on-demand audiovisual market and all the business models working in the EU.

You can access it here.

Fragmentation of the Single Market for On-line video-on-demand services: point of view of content providers, European Commission

 

Interesting report gathering interviews with 20 key Video on Demand (VoD) service providers. The study focusses on the relevance of different legal, political, cultural, economic and other factors for the development of a European cross border VoD market and explains the challenges for the adequate development of this market within the EU.

You can read it here.

DATA PRIVACY

Data: the new currency, European Voice

 

 

Research report delivered by Simon Taylor of Brussels based newspaper European Voice and sponsored by Telefónica on Big Data, trying to answer to a challenging question: how do we ensure the region realizes the full economic and social benefits from ‘big data’ without breaching user privacy?

The report covers the benefits of big data but also the challenges such as privacy, security and human rights.

Access the report here.

INNOVATION

Global Innovation Index 2014, Cornell University, INSEAD & WIPO

 

 

One more year, the Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) co-publish the GII (Global Innovation Index) Report. This report ranks the world economies ‘innovation capacities and their outcomes, but also includes interesting indicators on how to measure innovation. This year Switzerland, UK and Sweden are at the top of the list.

Have a look at the report here.

For the country rankings, click here.

Review of Innovation Policy: France, OECD

 

 

Good overview of the innovation policy implemented in France and the existing barriers slowing down innovation in this country. OECD issues some recommendations to improve the current situation such as completing partly implemented structural changes to enable more excellence-based financing, better evaluation of public research and closer coordination between industry and the public sector. A stronger role should also be given to Universities alongside the country’s powerful public research organizations.

Click here to read it in English (summary)

Full report available in French here.

EU REGULATORY MARKET

The telecommunications market and regulation in the EU, European Commission

 

 

The European Commission has published its annual report (its nº 18th) on the telecommunications market and regulation in the EU, covering 2012 – 2013. Main outcomes: decline of revenues but investments growing, clear increase of VoIP services, growth of data traffic, etc..

For those who wish to know the regulatory developments in each of the EU Member State, 28 chapters available, one for each national market!

Have a look at the whole report here.

And of course, do not forget to read our Telefónica Digital Manifesto, if you have not read it yet

 

 

Have a wonderful summer, relax and enjoy with the family & friends!

 

See you in September!

 

 

 

 

 

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Chema Alonso

Chief Data Officer, Telefonica.