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The 4th Digital for SME Roundtable

Following the acceleration of SMEs’ transition to digital tools prompted by the pandemic, this year’s Roundtable, , Chaired by New Zealand’s Minister of Small, the Hon Stuart Nash, will focus on how digitalisation can help SMEs weather the “perfect storm” of disruptions in value chains, trade and energy supply, inflationary pressures, and tighter credit conditions. The Roundtable will also be an opportunity to strengthen the attention of the international policy community on long-term transformational needs of SMEs, including on more sustainable and digitalised business models, approaches to data management, and uptake of advanced digital technologies (e.g., A.I., blockchain). Participants will also discuss new evidence and analyses on “digital skills for SMEs” and the evolution of “hybrid retail,” drawing on a survey undertaken by the OECD in cooperation with D4SME partners. 

When: 23 November 2022

Where: To be held at the OECD HQ in Paris

 

 

D4SME Roundtables

3rd D4SME Roundtable

 2 & 3 December2021 

At the Roundtable the first D4SME policy paper on “SME digitalisation to build back better” was launched. The paper illustrates recent trends in the digital transformation of SMEs, discusses main aspects of SME digitalisation in response to the COVID-19 crisis, describes SME digitalisation priorities and measures in recovery packages, and illustrates selected private sector initiatives to foster SME digital uptake.

 

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2nd D4SME Roundtable

 3-4 February 2021

The D4SME Roundtable released the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) report The Digital Transformation of SMEs, presenting the most comprehensive and updated OECD analysis on the SME policy angle of "Digital uptake", "Digital security", "Online platforms", "Blockchain" and "Artificial Intelligence". 

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1st D4SME Roundtable

 29 November 2019 

The event marked the launch of the OECD Digital for SMEs Global Initiative. The Roundtable was held in the presence of the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, and chaired by Stuart Nash, Minister of Small Business of New Zealand and Chair of the D4SME initiative. Young Sun Park, Minister of SMEs and Start-ups of Korea and Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection of Ireland, acted as co-chairs. 

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D4SME Webinars and seminars

SMEs in the data economy: from cloud computing to digital security

 4 October 2022

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SMEs & Hybrid Retail: adapting to the new normal

 29 June 2022

AGENDA

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Digital upskilling, reskilling & finding talent: The role of SME ecosystems

 31 March 2022

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The Frontiers of Digital Learning: Bridging the digital skills gap for SMEs & entrepreneurs

 30 June 2021 

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Download Agenda here

Watch live recording here

SME Digitalisation & Sustainability: The Twin Transition

 11 May 2021 

Download Summary Record here

 

Digital Security and Data Protection for SMEs

 29 October 2020 

Download Summary Record here

 

SMEs: Go Digital and Go Home

 17 June 2020

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Download the Panelists List here

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Contact
D4SME Global Initiative | D4SME@oecd.org
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities