Seizing Europe’s Data Innovation Opportunity

CEST
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Résidence Palace International Press Center, Polak Room
155, rue de la Loi – Blok C
Brussels 1040
Belgium

The rapidly growing data economy presents an enormous opportunity for Europe to increase productivity and competitiveness. Public sector institutions alone could save more than €100 billion annually from increased use of data. Moreover, data-driven innovation will likely play a key role in addressing a wide array of the most important challenges facing Europe, from supporting an ageing population to improving domestic security to combating human trafficking.

While the data revolution is poised to unlock enormous economic value, create new opportunities for scientific discovery, and improve quality of life for hundreds of millions of Europeans, these advancements will only be possible if Europe embraces policies to support innovation in the data economy. In some areas, such as public commitments to building smart cities and adoption of open data policies, European nations are in the vanguard. However, other areas need more work.

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation at the inaugural event for its Brussels office where it will host a thoughtful discussion about the future of data policy in Europe, including opportunities to build and expand on successes to increase the use of data throughout the public and private sector. The event will be followed by a reception.

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Speakers: 
Liam Benham
Vice President of Government Affairs
International Business Machines Corporation
Presenter
Michał Boni
Member
European Parliament
Presenter
Beatrice Covassi
Deputy Head for the Data Value Chain Unit
European Commission
Presenter
Alexander De Croo
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services
Government of Belgium
Presenter
John Higgins
Director General
DIGITALEUROPE
Presenter
Kaja Kallas
Member
European Parliament
Presenter
Lenard Koschwitz
Director European Affairs
Allied for Startups
Presenter
Paul MacDonnell
Former Head of European Policy
Center for Data Innovation
Presenter
Catriona Meehan
Director of EU Policy and Government Relations
Application Developers Alliance
Presenter
Victor Negrescu
Member
European Parliament
Presenter
Damir Tomicic
Chief Executive Officer
Axinom Group
Presenter
Philippe Van Impe
Founder
European Data Innovation Hub
Presenter