IMF: Cooperation Important to Ensure Digital Economy Delivers

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Washington, DC --- 18 April 2018

** PROGRAM FEED – SHOTS CHANGE THROUGHOUT**

1. Open title graphics for IMF forum on “Digitalization and the New Gilded Age”
2. Wide IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcoming audience and panelists at open of forum
3. SOUNDBITE: (English): Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
“A number of internet giants control much of the global movement of data and information and the founders of these companies count among the richest persons in the world. So, does history repeat itself?”
4. Mid audience at forum
5. SOUNDBITE: (English): Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain
“Data is both the phenomenon of our time, but also the issue of our time. And, you know, recently we’ve looked at data being used and exploited in ways that nobody can feel good about and should not happen. But, in fact, that’s just one piece of the technology. These technologies that are around today – artificial intelligence, blockchain can be used for the good of humans and for productivity. And, I think on the trust point, Christine, one of the things to think about rather than trust busting is trust building."
6. Wide of forum
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore:
"We need more disruption, not less. More disruption of every sector of the economy. Then we have the issue of what happens to the people because disruption typically means you might lose your job. Or, if you’re lucky, you keep your job but it changes quite fundamentally. And, I think we spend far too much time in the argument of whether it’s going to be 5 percent as Bridget says who get displaced or is it 49 percent or is it something in between. I think the weight of evidence suggests that there will be jobs available but they may not be very good jobs."
8. Wide panelists
9. SOUNDBITE: (English): Alec Ross, Author, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to U.S. Department of State
“We have to coalesce around a set of core values and principles if we are going to be able to engage with these firms in a productive way. Land was the raw material of the agricultural age. Iron was the raw material of the industrial age. Data is the raw material of the information age.”
10. Zoom out end of forum
SHOTLIST
(English)
Washington, DC --- 18 April 2018

** PROGRAM FEED – SHOTS CHANGE THROUGHOUT**

1. Open title graphics for IMF forum on “Digitalization and the New Gilded Age”
2. Wide IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcoming audience and panelists at open of forum
3. SOUNDBITE: (English): Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
“A number of internet giants control much of the global movement of data and information and the founders of these companies count among the richest persons in the world. So, does history repeat itself?”
4. Mid audience at forum
5. SOUNDBITE: (English): Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain
“Data is both the phenomenon of our time, but also the issue of our time. And, you know, recently we’ve looked at data being used and exploited in ways that nobody can feel good about and should not happen. But, in fact, that’s just one piece of the technology. These technologies that are around today – artificial intelligence, blockchain can be used for the good of humans and for productivity. And, I think on the trust point, Christine, one of the things to think about rather than trust busting is trust building."
6. Wide of forum
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore:
"We need more disruption, not less. More disruption of every sector of the economy. Then we have the issue of what happens to the people because disruption typically means you might lose your job. Or, if you’re lucky, you keep your job but it changes quite fundamentally. And, I think we spend far too much time in the argument of whether it’s going to be 5 percent as Bridget says who get displaced or is it 49 percent or is it something in between. I think the weight of evidence suggests that there will be jobs available but they may not be very good jobs."
8. Wide panelists
9. SOUNDBITE: (English): Alec Ross, Author, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to U.S. Department of State
“We have to coalesce around a set of core values and principles if we are going to be able to engage with these firms in a productive way. Land was the raw material of the agricultural age. Iron was the raw material of the industrial age. Data is the raw material of the information age.”
10. Zoom out end of forum
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