The case for digitalization
The B20 – or Business 20 – is the official G20 engagement group representing the global business community. It delivers concrete recommendations and policy actions to meet G20 Presidency priorities.
Ericsson co-chairs B20 India’s Digital Transformation Taskforce in 2023, a role held at B20’s in Saudi (2020), Italy (2021) and Indonesia (2022). In the wake of new global challenges, the overarching belief of the taskforce remains constant: digitalization is a positive force for society that must be leveraged. It is a driver of economic development, a fundamental lever in fighting climate change, and a powerful enabler of social inclusion.
Together with the 2023 taskforce, we look forward to developing concrete recommendations for the G20 to achieve digital transformation.
Digitalization is underpinned by connectivity. The need to rollout and ensure access to high-performing, high-capacity connectivity, has been a central theme of recent taskforce’s recommendations.
2022's recommendations to G20
The B20 Digitalization Taskforce’s policy paper provides concrete recommendations and policy actions to meet G20 Presidency priorities and is launched and discussed at the B20 Summit, 13-14 November 2022 in Bali. These four recommendations are:
- Drive Universal Connectivity. Ensure future proof connectivity for all, fostering universal access to participate in the digital economy and government services, ensuring inclusion and eliminating the digital divide
- Build foundation for sustainable and resilient digital economy: Accelerate development of digital infrastructure
- Ensuring a digital ready mindset for individuals and MSMEs, and enabling MSMEs through access to digital platforms: Fostering tech-enabled workforce and companies
- Promote risk and evidence based interoperable and technology-neutral cybersecurity standards and best practices that support companies' efforts to protect their networks
Ensure future proof connectivity for all, fostering universal access to participate in the digital economy and government services, ensuring inclusion and eliminating the digital divide.
Why universal connectivity matters
Ericsson: there from inception
Digitalization is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet for many of the world’s challenges. At B20 Indonesia’s Inception Meeting, and during the B20-G20 Dialogue, Taskforce Co-Chair and Ericsson President & CEO, Börje Ekholm, set out his thoughts on the value of digitalization, why it is so important to close the digital divide and what G20 leaders can do to capture the full potential of these developments.