2nd APEC e-Government Forum and the 10th IAC Annual Meeting


Date: 28 & 29 September 2015 (Monday & Tuesday)

Venue: Ono Hall, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan


The APEC e-Government Forum in conjunction with the 10th IAC Annual Meeting brings together senior government officials, business, and academia, which is necessary for sustainable e-Government and CIO development. The forum will highlight the current issues and trends on ICT innovation and development. The APEC members and non-members will discuss how the government can improve e-Government to be more efficient for delivering public services and creating digital opportunities.

SESSION 1 [ICT and Woman]

Considering the global gender digital divide, the session will discuss the woman’s role and achievement in ICT fields. The discussion will present some examples of good practices in increasing woman’s participation in ICT fields, thus, empowering women. The session will also highlight the use of ICT in ageing society for supporting the elderly people. Session will address the following questions:

  • What are the major challenges for woman to involve in ICT fields?
  • What are the most suitable ICT fields for woman workforce?
  • How does the economy empower the woman to take the benefit of technology?
  • How will we learn from the best practices by different groups?
  • How can we collaborate the issues on ICT and woman in the ageing society?

Session 2 [Internet of Things, Big Data, and Open Data]

E-Government is evolved and the development will not stop. Some economies have had a high maturity level and completed the full e-government life cycle, from the initial stage to the connected stage. They may have a huge digital information as a result of their long story of e-government implementation. This session will discuss the strategies to use the big amount of data to increase the quality of government services. This leads to the establishment of two professionals in data analytics arena; Data Scientist and Chief Data Officer. They are expected to provide institutions with the value-added on the data. Session will address the following questions:

  • What are the major benefits for government to implement predictive analytics; collaboration between Open Data, Internet of Things, and Big Data?
  • How does government use the Internet of Things for public service?
  • Is there a change in the CIO Core Competencies?
  • What will be the best model to implement the capacity building and HRD program?

SESSION 3 [Internet/Digital Economy]

The rise of internet in most daily life, personal and business, has triggered some new business model. Session 3 will highlight the impact of digital era in economy where there are new models on doing business. Digital and internet enable a company to do business with a different ways such as selling something that they do not have or publishing the content that they do not ever create it. Alibaba, Facebook, and Uber Taxi are the common example of such new businesses. However, some economies do not have an appropriate legal basis for this kind of business model. In addition, Internet is considered as the media that contributed to the regional development through the concept of Smart City. Smart City is a concept of solving the city’s problems such as urbanization, scarcity of natural resource, environment protection and quality of life. Session will address the following questions:

  • What is the key point of Internet Economy?
  • How does the Internet Economy differ from just a traditional economy?
  • Does the role of e-leaders need to be shifted toward the Internet economy? And how?
  • Who can create new global standard as well as rules for the Internet Economy

SESSION 4 [e-Government Case Studies]

Session 4 presented the current e-government development in developed and developing countries. Speakers are selected from both sides; developed and developing countries will show their progress on e-government development. There will be some insights from their experiences for other communities to improve their e-governments and, bring their e-governments to the next cycle. The following questions will be addressed in this session.

  • What are the recent trends in e-government development in a decade?
  • What will be the key issues for the next generation e-government?
  • Is the term “Digital Government” suitable to mark the advanced e-government?
  • How can we shift from supply side to citizen centric activities?
  • How the harmonization for linkage will be made on Central-Local governments?