The particular aim of the Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy (GFKE) is to strengthen the OECD' s global relations on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the knowledge economy, which is essential for designing policy frameworks that will drive growth and well-being in the 21st century. It provides a vehicle for dialogue among policy makers, business, consumers and other stakeholders in Member and Partner (i.e. non-member) economies on policy approaches that will help expand the benefits of the knowledge economy to all countries, including the less developed ones.

The overarching theme of the GFKE 2014 is data-driven innovation for a resilient society. It will aim at accelerating discussions at the international level on the collection and use of data throughout the economy and society for enhanced growth and well-being. A confluence of significant technological, social and economic trends is generating huge streams of data, commonly referred to as “big data”. Creating economic value from these large data sets is at the leading edge of business innovation, with companies that base their decisions on data and analytics outperforming other firms in terms of productivity growth. Innovation will be further driven by open access to data which also enables consumers to be better informed. In addition, substantial social benefits are also expected from collection and analysis of data, for example, when addressing aging society and natural disasters. However, the use of data and analytics come with serious policy challenges including, but not limited to, the promotion of trust among individuals and consumers and the development of data-analytic skills that if not supplied could lead to missed opportunities for job creation in the data-driven economy.

The Forum will be held in Hotel Okura, Tokyo, Japan, on 2-3 October 2014. Intended to be interactive, the fourth meeting of the GFKE will engage in roundtable discussions with panelists from both developed and emerging countries, with a mixture of public sector, business and academia. It will also support networking and interaction among other participants in addition to the panelists.

Title 2014 OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy
Date 2(Thu.) - 3(Fri.) October 2014
Venue Hotel Okura Tokyo
Organisers Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC),
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Admission Free Admission (Registration required)


Hotel Okura Tokyo (2-10-4, Toranomon, Minatoku, Tokyo, JAPAN)
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Less than 10-minutes walk from
 – (Ginza Line) Toranomon Station, Exit 3
 – (Hibiya Line) Kamiyacho Station, Exit 4b
 – (Namboku Line) Roppongi-itchome Station, Exit Ticket Gate

2014 OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy(GFKE)

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1-1-11, Takamatsu,
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