At this event, we will look into the progress made towards achieving the main priorities for strengthening the digital single market, the opportunities and the challenges at EU level.
In May 2015, the European Commission adopted the EU Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy in an effort to reduce barriers to cross-border online commerce. A series of legislative actions seek to eliminate barriers that hinder companies and consumers from using the internet to sell and buy from abroad. What successes have been achieved? What challenges have been encountered, and what further challenges should be expected? At this full day event, nearly three years after the initial adoption of the DSM agenda, we will assess the progress made toward achieving the main priorities for strengthening the digital single market, the opportunities to accelerate progress, and other potential future digital services initiatives at EU level.
We are pleased to announce the participation of the European Commissioner, for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip.
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Guntram B. Wolff, Director
Session 1: Ensuring a fair and innovation-friendly platform Economy
Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow
Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates
Adina Claici, Director and head of the Brussels office at Copenhagen Economics
Siada El Ramly, Director General, EDiMA
Thomas Kramler, Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, European Commission, DG COMP
Patrick Legros, Professor of Economics, ULB
Session 2: DSM initiatives: Achievements and prospects
Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow
Guillermo Beltrà, Director Legal and Economic Affairs, The European Consumer Organization (BEUC)
Christian Borggreen, Vice President & Head Of Office, CCIA Europe
J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow
Additional speakers to be confirmed
Session 4: Managing the digital transformation of our society and economy
Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow
Lie Junius, Director of EU Public Policy and Government Relations, Google
Oliver Roethig, UNI Europa Regional Secretary
Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow
Andrew W. Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission
Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates
Director Legal and Economic Affairs, The European Consumer Organization (BEUC)
Vice President & Head Of Office, CCIA Europe
Director and head of the Brussels office at Copenhagen Economics
Director of EU Public Policy and Government Relations, Google
Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, European Commission, DG COMP
Professor of Economics, ULB
Director General, EDiMA
UNI Europa Regional Secretary
Senior manager of Cybersecurity policy, Microsoft
Director Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, European Commission, DG Connect
Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
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