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10th Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference: 

a decade of digital bridge-building

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Marking a decade of digital leadership, our Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference returns on Tuesday, 29 November, bringing together key stakeholders from the world of digital. In addition to comments from Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission, hear how we can maximise the ambitions of the Trade and Technology Council and set tangible outcomes for future cooperation. In an age of geopolitical instability, we'll be examining the role of transatlantic cooperation in delivering resilience to an increasingly digitalised society. What's ahead for the next ten years in digital? Join us to find out, register today.

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12.30 - 13.30 Registration and light networking lunch 

13.30 - 13.45 Introduction by Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU 

13.45 - 14.45 The Trade and Technology Council: a turning point for the transatlantic digital economy? 

  • Andrus Ansip, MEP (RE, EE) 
  • Thibaut Kleiner, Director for Policy, Strategy and Outreach, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Michael Lally, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs in Europe, US Mission to the EU 
  • Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and Digital Economy, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    • ​Moderated by: Pastora Valero, Senior Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Cisco Systems Inc. 

​During the first panel, our guest speakers will assess the state of the transatlantic digital space, with an eye toward furthering cooperation at the upcoming meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC). How can we maximise the ambitions of the TTC and set tangible outcomes for future cooperation? What are some of the challenges that the TTC can help to address? And what areas are outside of the scope of the TTC where both sides can further deepen their collaboration?  

14.45 - 14.50 Around town: BeCentral and building the digital ecoystem

  • Laurent Hublet, Managing Director and co-founder, BeCentral

14.50 - 15.25 Coffee break 

15.25 - 16.25 Resilience in the face of instability: cybersecurity and the transatlantic relationship 

  • Miriam Buiten, Research Fellow, Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)
  • Christiane Kirketerp de Viron, Head of Unit, Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission 
  • José Carlos Delgado, Counsellor for Cybersecurity Affairs, Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU
  • Pelle Aardewerk, Head of Vertical Solutions, EMEA, HP Wolf Solutions 
    • ​Moderated by: Florian Pennings (Microsoft), Issue Lead, Cybersecurity, AmCham EU 

Geopolitical instability in the digital age highlights the need for transatlantic cooperation on cybersecurity. Our second panel will examine the EU's leadership role in delivering resilience to an increasingly digitalised society. With growing calls for technological sovereignty, the panel will also discuss how the EU and US can ensure that new developments are based on their shared values.   

16.25 - 16.30 Around town: GIRLEEK and women's empowerment

  • Julie Foulon, Founder, GIRLEEK

16.30 - 17.00 Closing keynote address 

  • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission 

17.00 - 18.00 Networking Reception 


Thank you to our sponsors