This is the Visionary Plenary focusing on how the internet and digital technologies are transforming our world and how we can overcome existing barriers online, to enable citizens to access digital goods and services, internet companies and start-ups to have their horizons expanded, and businesses and governments to fully benefit from digital tools.
This would be an opportunity to explain how the EU is planning to create a connected digital single market and to make Europe a world leader in information and communication technology; how to break down national silos in e.g. telecoms regulation or in the management of radio waves; how to build the framework conditions for protecting citizens online and simplifying consumer rules for online shopping.
Furthermore, it would be an opportunity to show how the mobilisation of public and private investment, for e.g. infrastructures such as broadband networks, promotes digital growth.
In order to do that we will host in this session high-level speakers from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US and the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, who can give the views of the other side of the Atlantic on the same subject.
The session will begin with 10-min keynote presentations by the speakers, followed by a discussion and questions from the audience.
• European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip
• Mats Granryd, Director General GSMA
• Jim Kurose, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US (presentation)
• Lise Fuhr, Director General of ETNO (presentation)
• Susana Sargento, Professor DETI in University Aveiro, Veniam Co-Founder (presentation)
Moderation: Karen Boers, Director Startups.be