Shaping Europe’s Digital Future in a Rapidly Changing World

In February, the European Commission unveiled its European Digital Strategy, setting out a series of proposals with the aim to make the EU a global leader in the digital economy.

Corporate members event
13 November 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

As part of the European Digital Strategy, the European Commission hopes to strengthen the tech sector across the continent and reduce its reliance on foreign technology while also building up its single market for digital services. The COVID-19 pandemic already promises to impact the strategy’s evolution by both highlighting the importance of technology to European life while also serving to catalyse the continent’s digital transformation.

This panel discusses the European digital strategy and how it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent political, social and economic developments. What are the European Commission’s ambitions for Europe’s digital economy? What challenges do they face in realising them? And what are the implications for other key players such as the US, China and Britain?

This event is part of the ‘Business in Focus’ webinars series reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on areas of particular professional interest for our corporate members and giving circles.

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Julian David, CEO, techUK

Guillaume Couneson, Partner, Linklaters

Ulf Pehrsson, Vice President, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson

Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations, Columbia Law School; Author: The Brussels Effect

Chair, Marjorie Buchser, Executive Director, Digital Society Initiative, Chatham House

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