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Digital Economy Conference

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 (13.30 – 18.15)

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13.30   Registration

14.00  Welcome & scene-setting

  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU
  • Maxime Bureau, Chairman, AmCham EU

14.05  Opening 

  • Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission

14.30  Fireside chat on global policy frameworks

  • Göran Marby, CEO & President, ICANN
  • Margaret Peterlin, Senior Vice-President of Global external and public affairs, AT&T

​Moderated by Alexandros Koronakis, Editor & CEO, New Europe

15.00  Panel 1: ‘Defining the next digital agenda – when digital becomes the economy’

  • Claire Bury, Deputy-Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Peter B. Davidson, General Council, US Department of Commerce
  • Małgorzata Wenerska-Craps, Minister Counsellor, Head of Economics & Trade Section, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU
  • Marius Basting, Digital & Technology Manager, Europe, Caterpillar
  • Maher Chebbo, Senior Executive, Chief Innovation Officer, General Electric - Global Digital Energy Solutions

​Moderated by Elizabeth Crossick, Head of Government Affairs – EU, RELX Group

 16.00 Coffee break 

16.15  Fireside chat on data flows

  • James Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner - Policy, UK Information Commissioner’s Office

​Moderated by Claudia Selli, Executive Director Political & Legislative Affairs and Head of the Brussels office, AT&T and Chair, AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee

16.45  Panel 2: ‘Fostering our digital transformation - the realities of artificial intelligence’

  • Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Andreas Hartl, Head of the Division VI B 3 (Artificial Intelligence, Data Economy), Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Germany
  • Stuart McGuigan, Vice-President and Chief Information Officer for Johnson & Johnson
  • Gerard Smit, Chief Technology Officer IBM Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Moderated by Cate Nymann, Senior Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy, CISCO, and Vice-Chair, AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee

17.45  Closing

  • Mabito Yoshida, Director-General of the Global Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan
  • David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

18.15 Cocktail reception


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5th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference

5th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference


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