Minister Ann Linde from Sweden outlines her work with the Digital9 group and what frontrunners need to do to advance the cause of the DSM.
What should be the next steps for Europe’s Digital Single Market? The digital economy already powers growth in Europe’s economy, and – with new innovation and data services – harbours a potential to unleash economic renewal across the continent. Big differences in digital readiness remain between member states and sometimes lead governments in different policy directions. Digital frontrunners have great aspirations for Europe’s digital future and is impatient about the slow pace of reforms. Others are torn between the desire to speed up digital change in their economy and the realities of industrial economic structures, with incumbents and other interests lobbying against fast digitization. Creating a Digital Single Market will have to be an ambition also for the next five years – and for the next Commission. What are the key reforms the Europe need to pursue – and how do we build a broader coalition for digital change?
9:45 Welcome coffee
10:20 KEYNOTE: Next steps for the Digital Single Market, Minister Ann Linde
11:10 Building Coalitions for Europe’s Digital Future
11:20 Panel discussion
Fredrik Erixon, Director ECIPE
Lucilla Sioli, Director of Directorate Digital Industry, DG Connect
Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director EU Government Affairs – Privacy & Digital Policies, Microsoft
12:30 Close of the event