Jim Balsillie will deliver a keynote speech at the IMF Statistical Forum on November 20, 2018.
Jim Balsillie will deliver a keynote speech at the IMF Statistical Forum on November 20, 2018.

With the rise of the “intangibles economy,” including AI and the growing importance of data, how do we measure the digital economy? Jim Balsillie, CIGI founder and chair, delivers a keynote speech at this year’s IMF Statistical Forum on November 20, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. followed by a one-on-one discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

The IMF Statistical Forum aims to facilitate global dialogue on cutting-edge issues in macroeconomic and financial statistics. This year’s theme “Measuring Economic Welfare in the Digital Age: What and How?” will examine the socio-economic implications of digitalization for welfare and what should be done to capture it in statistics.

Join CIGI for a live webcast on November 20, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. as CIGI Founder and Chair Jim Balsillie delivers his keynote speech “Measuring Intangible Assets (IP & Data) for the Knowledge-based and Data-driven Economy” followed by a Q & A at 12:45 p.m. with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Watch live at www.facebook.com/cigionline.

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Jim Balsillie

CIGI founder and Chair of the CIGI Board of Directors

In addition to his commitment to CIGI, Jim Balsillie is also the founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and was founding chair of the Canadian International Council. In 2013, Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources appointed Jim as the chair of the board of directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. In 2010, Jim was appointed to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability.

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