(Vientiane) – Empowering a skilled digital workforce, increasing regional connectivity, and understanding the impact of technology on jobs and productivity were central themes for this year’s meetings between the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) delegation and the ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers. The meetings took place in Vientiane, Laos from October 23-25 as part of the annual ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN).
The US-ABC delegation included seven leading American technology companies led by US-ABC President and CEO, Alexander C. Feldman, US-ABC Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director, Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, and Chair of US-ABC’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee and President for Cisco Systems in ASEAN, Naveen Menon.
Bernie Baskin is the Director of Membership & Development at the US-ASEAN Business Council. He has been involved in the ASEAN region for over 10 years and spent 7 years living in Singapore and Vietnam.
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