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Despite the pandemic forcing a rapid digitalization of the economy, 3.7 billion people in the world still do not have internet access.

This panel of world leaders met online on 7 October 2021 at 17:00 CEST to mobilize and scale-up technologies and infrastructure to enable digital inclusion.

Panellists:

Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and communications technology and Innovation of Rwanda

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Application of the United Arab Emirates

Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder, Grab

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vista Equity Partners

Adrian Lovett, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Web Foundation

Chaired by:

Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum

Moderated by:

Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Economic Forum

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