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VOICE decision-making talk: Digital Europe – data, infrastructure and competition

What’s next on the way to the digital single market in Europe? This will be discussed at the upcoming VOICE decision-making talk of the Federal Association of IT Users and Heise Events on September 16, 2020 from 2 to 6 p.m. The conference will take place online as a Microsoft Teams meeting due to the corona virus restrictions.

The strategy papers submitted by various EU commissioners on artificial intelligence, data strategy or digital sovereignty should not only be filled with actionable content, but should also be brought to life in everyday use; for example with cybersecurity, data, competition and major EU projects such as Gaia-X. The will focus on these topics Decision-maker talk split up.

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton will explain his European data strategy and first implementation approaches at the conference. In addition, two large IT application companies will present and explain the data strategy of their companies in this block.

Juhan Lepassaader, director of the EU cyber security agency ENISA since July 2019, takes a position in the second block on the current threat situation and how the EU wants to protect the common digital single market against dangerous attacks. In addition, two security experts will draw a general cybersecurity picture.

Excessive dependency on other countries and economic regions in the supply of critical goods is risky. Marco-Alexander Breit, Head of the KI Office at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Thomas Niessen, Managing Director of the Trusted Cloud Competence Network, explains the data sovereignty concepts and reports on the progress of the Gaia-X project.

European competition is not working properly due to monopolistic tendencies, excessive dependency of user companies and lack of transparency. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager should take a position on this and describe the proposals that she has developed to make competition more open and thus fair. In addition, VOICE Chairman Dr. Hans-Joachim Popp, together with other VOICE members, worked out concrete suggestions on how a more open market could be reached at national and European level.

You can register directly here. Participation costs 99 euros


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