The OECD Global Forum on Technology, announced at the Ministerial meeting will be a venue for regular in-depth dialogue to foresee and get ahead of long-term opportunities and risks presented by technology. It will facilitate inclusive, in-depth, multi-stakeholder and values-based discussions on specific technology policy topics, responding to gaps in existing fora. The Global Forum will act as a medium to long-term venue to engage OECD Members and non-Members, in dialogue with industry, trade unions, academia, civil society and technical communities to:
- Foster strategic evidence-based dialogue and international cooperation, informed by external expertise and initiatives, on topics at the forefront of global digital and technology policy debate, including with a view to informing principles and approaches on the basis of shared values.
- Identify and analyse specific technological developments where there are gaps in existing fora, their potential societal, economic, security, and sustainability impacts and the potential implications for policy and regulatory frameworks. Specific technological developments may concern, for examples, quantum computing, semiconductors, and synthetic biology, as well as nexus technologies and technologies that otherwise underpin the successful operation of other technologies.
- Explore nascent approaches to policy challenges and opportunities posed by emerging technologies and business models, including agile regulation, anticipatory policies, and holistic policy frameworks.
- Share of good practices for the governance of technologies to build trust among participants and foster common and coherent approaches based on mutual interests and democratic values.
-Strengthen OECD leadership in technology policy and promote the dissemination of related OECD products and perspectives to a wider audience.