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Session 3: The Digital Rulebook  3 June 2021

Overview

The revolution of digital transformation continues apace, and has never been as central as during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a digital world that knows no borders, the EU and the US share an interest to guide the social and economic impacts of this phenomenon on the global stage. At this year’s Munich Security Conference, US President Joe Biden underlined the need for transatlantic cooperation to “shape the rules that will govern the advance of technology”, while EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a “transatlantic technology alliance”, looking especially to establish the EU-US Trade and Technology Council.

At the same time, emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, combined with an evolving geopolitical landscape and new challenges in global trade, have pushed many voices on both sides of the pond to call for closer alignment in how we approach digital innovation and rules. With Brussels and Washington sharing this ambition, the question becomes: how to put this into practice?

DIGITALEUROPE is bringing together key decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss this question, and the prospects for a EU-US-led global Digital Rulebook.

Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

16:10 – 16:15

Opening Remarks

Hilary Mine, President, DIGITALEUROPE

Hilary Mine
President, DIGITALEUROPE and Vice President Strategy & Technology CX, Nokia

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

16:15 – 17:30

Panel Discussion

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Moderator: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Jerry McNerney, (CA-09), US Congressman, US House of Representatives, Chair of AI Caucus

Jerry McNerney
(CA-09), US Congressman, US House of Representatives, Chair of AI Caucus

Lucilla Sioli, Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry", Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission

Lucilla Sioli
Director for “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry”, Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission

Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Kay Firth-Butterfield
Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Jason Albert, Managing Director, Public policy, Workday

Jason Albert
Managing Director, Public Policy, Workday 

Frances Burwell, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Frances Burwell
Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Further speakers to be announced soon.

17:30 – 18:00

Networking

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Thank you everyone for a very interesting discussion, will be looking forward to other roundtable talks soon! THANKS.

Andreas Aktoudianakis, Policy Analyst, EPC

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I liked the divergent speaker positions which provided a good overview of the challenges and possible solutions.

Alexander Kühn, Deputy Head of Section International Spectrum Affairs, BNetzA

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Thanks for the invitation and for this very well organised tech policy talk!

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager, CERRE Think Tank

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Get in touch:

For more information on any aspect on the DIGITALEUROPE series, please contact Kivanç Akil using the details below:

Kivanç Akil 

Senior Events Manager & Executive Coordination  | DIGITALEUROPE

  

Tel: +32 473 36 17 54 073