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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

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    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

    First Respondent

    Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rules

Practical information

13 October 2020 10:00 - 11:30
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  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, EIF Steering Committe 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