Information and communications technology (ICT) firms drive economic growth and create jobs in the United States and around the world.
As the impacts of technology and the Internet extend into every aspect of the global economy, interest in ways to facilitate growth of the technology sector, in nations around the world, has significantly increased. There is a strong global interest in having robust support for the technology sector in every country and every economy. Technology and innovation account for incredible growth in countries all over the world, not only in the ICT industry, but in both traditional sectors and other critical parts of the economy. There is a constant challenge, however, in governing and growing a dynamic 21st Century innovation economy; technologies change rapidly and innovations disrupt traditional ways of doing business. How can policymakers support technology and innovation in their economies, while avoiding counterproductive policy measures?
Our answer: Understand innovation and technology.
ITI Decodes seeks to inform policymakers on how the tech industry works so that they can more effectively promote innovation and technological progress in their economies.
Our industry is complex and rapidly evolving, presenting governments with the challenge of responding to a global industry without always fully understanding how it works. A better understanding of the rapid technological changes taking place , including key components like data flows, encryption, the Internet of Things, global value chains, and artificial intelligence (AI), would help policymakers advance policies that better enable the growth and innovation that ICT provides. By understanding these key components, policymakers can effectively promote ICT within their own borders and globally, further enabling the growth of the global economy and their competitive participation in it.
Our goal: Enable an innovative future.
Through a series of short videos, info graphics, presentations and seminars on key facets of the technology industry, ITI Decodes will provide policymakers with the tools they need to facilitate the development of dynamic and innovative economies where innovation and technology flourish. ITI Decodes includes workshops, seminars, site visits and briefings that cover a wide array of policy areas while telling a comprehensive story about the technology industry and the social and economic benefits it brings.
In both the United States and target markets around the world, ITI Decodes will help build trust and relationships between governments, private sector partners, and other influencers to lead the conversation about facilitating innovation growth.