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Productivity, innovation and digitalisation: which global policy challenges?

How can new technologies help the global economy recover from the shocks of recent years? Can ICT and digital innovation improve productivity and create sustainable growth?

Date: September 7, 2015, 10:00 am Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy


AM_Logo_small2Bruegel’s Annual Meetings offer a mixture of public sessions and restricted workshops, where Bruegel’s scholars, members and stakeholders can discuss the policy challenges facing the European economy. In 2015 these events are also part of Bruegel’s 10th anniversary celebrations, for which we are organising a series of events in the capitals of our member states. These debates, talks and conferences will bring crucial European topics to audiences across the continent.

This opening session of Bruegel’s Annual Meetings began with keynote addresses from Andrus Ansip and Robert Atkinson, followed by a lively panel discussion with top-level policymakers and industry experts. This session addressed questions such as how can new technologies help the global economy recover from the shocks of recent years? Can ICT and digital innovation improve productivity and create sustainable growth? How can policymakers maximise the benefits of digitalisation, while also helping citizens react to the accompanying changes in the job market and workplace?

Event materials

Robert Atkinson’s Presentation
Bruegel Event Notes

Schedule

Sep 07, 2015

10.00-10.10

Welcome

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

10.10-10.40

Keynotes

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

10.40-11.30

Debate

Chair: Karen E. Wilson, Former Non-resident Fellow

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Andreas Goerdeler, Deputy Director General for “Information Society, Media” at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho, Chief Commercial Digital Officer, Telefónica

11.30-12.30

Discussion with the audience

12.30-13.00

Sandwich lunch

Speakers

Andrus Ansip

Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission

Robert Atkinson

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Andreas Goerdeler

Deputy Director General for “Information Society, Media” at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho

Chief Commercial Digital Officer, Telefónica

Karen E. Wilson

Former Non-resident Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Les Brigittines, Petite rue des Brigittines

Matilda Sevón

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org +32 2 227 4212

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