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Digital Economy Conference
The EU’s drive to become globally competitive in digital will be the focus of the 2019 AmCham EU Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference. Emerging technologies can help us solve some of today’s biggest societal and environmental challenges, but the EU cannot engage in this adventure alone. This will require partnerships, including with the US, to set common standards and values. Businesses and governments need to think globally as well as keep citizens and consumers at the core of the digital transformation to maintain and strengthen social cohesion. AmCham EU’s conference will bring together stakeholders and government representatives to outline key recommendations in view of the European Commission’s next mandate for the future of Europe’s digital agenda.
More speakers will be confirmed soon
9.10 Opening keynote
9.30 The search for digital sovereignty and global competitiveness, what is the future for the transatlantic digital agenda?
In a context of technological race between the EU, China and the US, the panel will focus on the role and perspectives for transatlantic cooperation.
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 Fireside chat on transatlantic digital cooperation
11.00 A sustainable digital society, technology for the people and a better future
The EU aims for new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to serve social and environmental purposes. What do governments and business need to do (and are doing) to ensure that technologies have a positive effect on our society?
11.45 Fireside chat on privacy
The EU is aiming at becoming a global normative power, while the US is currently discussing a federal privacy law. Emerging technologies raise new questions around consumer protection and privacy. Are governments moving toward common global rules?
12.15 Closing keynote
12.45 Lunch buffet (tbc)