In the light of the upcoming legislative proposals from the European Commission and the European Parliament report on the European Data Strategy, this debate will focus on the Data Strategy for Europe from a future-proof perspective, specifically on the EU guidelines on data governance and the need to achieve a level playing field in the digital world.
The success of this virtuous circle rests on the availability of a crucial asset: data. If Europe is to scale and compete globally in AI, new sources of large streams of data coming from millions of sensors connected over 5G will need to be exploited. Boosting the data economy is a cornerstone of Europe’s digital leadership ambitions.
The European Strategy for Data puts forward a vision for Europe to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better decisions, in private and public sectors, and to maximise the benefits of the data-driven-economy for our society, based on Europe’s values.
The occasion will bring together different stakeholders who will share their views on the following key questions:
- how we ignite European growth and innovation through more and easier data sharing between businesses (B2B) and with the public sector (B2G)
- how to effectively tackle anticompetitive behaviour linked to data
- voluntary Data Sharing based on contractual freedom and a fair compensation
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and Rapporteur for the Data Strategy, EIF Steering Committee Member
Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Policy Officer, Unit G1 'Data policy and innovation', DG CONNECT European Commission
Dr. Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data Strategist, Telefonica
Adam Ocharski, Head of Business Intelligence, Santander Bank Polska
Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum