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5th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference


Embracing the Digital Transformation

Creating a collaborative environment for transatlantic jobs, investments and opportunities in Europe

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (9.00 - 12.45)

EU and US representatives will discuss policies for a strong Transatlantic Digital Economy

with a  focus on the Digital Single Market and transatlantic cooperation.

The event will be followed by a networking lunch.


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8.30 Registration

Light breakfast served


9.00 Welcome

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU


9.05 Keynote address 

Roberto Viola, Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission


9.30 Panel 1: Creating a smart policy environment for innovation, investment & competition

This panel will explore ways to strike a balance between market-driven approaches and regulation, and discuss existing challenges and opportunities in building a truly digital Single Market.

Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament

Pascal Rogard, Attaché for Telecommunications and Information Society, Permanent Representation of France to the EU

Susan Shook, Director & Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer, P&G

Thomas Myrup Kristensen, Managing Director EU Affairs, Head of Office Brussels, Facebook 

Moderated by Claudia Selli, Chair, AmCham EU Digital Economy Committee, and European Government Affairs Director, AT&T


10.30 Coffee break


10.45 Fireside chat

Johannes Gungl, CEO for Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR), and BEREC Chair for 2018

Anthony Gardner, US Ambassador to the EU 2014-2017


11.15 Panel 2: People, internet & machines in a world of unlimited data  

This panel will discuss how business and society is transformed through the Internet of Things. It will feature business cases around the development of this technology, its people factor and the regulatory framework.

Dita Charanzová, Member of the European Parliament

Pearse O’Donohue, Acting Director of the Future Networks Directorate, Head of Unit for Cloud and Software, DG CONNECT

Eric Greffier, Director, Business Solutions & Expertise, Cisco France

Ernst Stöckl Pukall, Head of division for digitization and Industrie 4.0, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) 

Moderated by Claudio Murri, Senior Advisor, FleishmanHillard


12.15 Closing keynote address 


12.45 Networking Lunch



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