Web Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry.
Join them in Lisbon this November.
The digital revolution is producing dramatic changes in Europe, affecting a variety of actors and sectors and defining huge challenges for the European industrial ecosystem. In order to promote innovation, empower and protect citizens and finally reinforce its digital leadership, the European Union is called to monitor and regulate this process of transformation while developing new investment forms able to significantly enhance its technological sovereignty.
I-Com will organise the symposium “THE NEW EUROPE IN THE GLOBAL DIGITAL ERA: Current Rule-Maker, Future Investor?”. The event – hosted by MEP Brando BENIFEI – will provide a forum for EU Institutions representatives, research and business organisations, trade and consumer associations and other relevant stakeholders, to discuss the future of the European digital policies, which are expected to be at the hearth of the new European Commission’s political agenda.
Liberty Global would like to invite you to the launch of a new report on the 6th of November in Brussels.
What do most people think of when they imagine the benefits of Gigabit broadband speeds? Faster film downloads perhaps, or less buffering when streaming a video? Our new report by the leading economists, Oxera, outlines how these are just the tip of the iceberg – and how the mass rollout of Gigabit broadband will transform people’s lives in ways few can imagine.
An expert panel will react to the key findings of the report, and discuss how Gigabit broadband supports transformative applications which will have a major impact on European society in the coming years.
Stefan Olsson, Director at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Peter Heezik, Marketing Manager Europe, Digital Health Solutions, GE Healthcare
Manuel Kohnstamm, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global
How to fix Democracy for the digital world? Can new digital tools actually help to guarantee democracy and ensure transparency of data use?
This DigEnlight conference will present and analyse these problems. It will show ongoing experiments, discuss remaining challenges and address problems our societies face due to increasing complexity and digitisation. We will zoom in on ethical, market and policy dilemmas that come with digitisation (e.g. artificial intelligence, Internet of Things). We seek to contribute to the search for ways of democratic governance in the digital era. Read more
Just about to reach Its first anniversary, the European Electronic Communications Code continues to raise many questions about its likely effectiveness and impact on providers, users and the wider socio-economic landscape in the EU and beyond.
The ecta examines what the quest for very high capacity networks implies in terms of continuities and discontinuities with existing rules, the balance between services and infrastructure competition, and capacity to embrace new challenges of security and sustainability.
Linking up with digital competition policy and the 2019 World Radio Communications Conference, these dimensions define the framework for unique conversations about the wider strategic development perspectives for Europe as a digital continent and the role of competitive electronic communications providers within it.
Full agenda can be found here.
Digitalisation is transforming how we live and our society. Digitalisation also offers Europe modernisation and sustainable growth, critical elements to ensure that we remain competitive with other markets such as the US and China. With the recent introduction of 5G in several EU member states, creating an inclusive digital society with economic and social prosperity in Europe, becomes more important than ever.
Please join Nick Read, Group CEO of Vodafone, Europe’s largest fully-converged technology communications company, and Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia, the only European end-to-end provider of network equipment, software, services and licensing available globally.
5G Game Changers will gather innovators, disrupters and technology thought leaders to showcase the value of 5G fully deployed to Europe.
Registrations open at 3.30pm, the event will be followed by a networking drink.
More details to come with the formal invitation.
With its political leadership and policy priorities under review, Europe is at a crossroads in 2019. Pushing the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moderating technological progress is crucial in finding sustainable solutions to the major challenges which society is facing today.
Education is key in fostering a future generation that can promote the smart, sustainable and socially acceptable use of new technologies. Recognising the role of young talent, the Commission president-elect gave a strong signal in the right direction when recently unveiling her plans to bring education, research and innovation under one roof.
Coinciding with the arrival of the new Commissioners and the EU’s discussion on future policy priorities, our high-level panel debate and interactive showcase of successful student teams will stimulate a timely discussion on the potential of future engineering science and education – and the implications for European policies and programmes.