Session 3: The Digital Rulebook  3 June 2021


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.

Programme and speakers to be announced soon. 


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

16:00 – 16:05

Opening Remarks

Hilary Mine, President, DIGITALEUROPE

Hilary Mine
President, DIGITALEUROPE, Vice-President & Market Unit Leader Nordics, Baltics & Benelux, Nokia

16:05 – 16:45

Keynote Conversation

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Thierry Breton, Commissioner, Internal Market, European Commission

Thierry Breton
Commissioner, Internal Market, European Commission

16:45 – 17:30

Panel Discussion

Bernd Lange, Member of European Parliament, Chair of INTA Committee

Bernd Lange
Member of European Parliament, Chair of INTA Committee

17:30 – 18:00


Event Photos


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

Andreas Aktoudianakis, Policy Analyst, EPC


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


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

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager, CERRE Think Tank


Series kindly sponsored by:

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