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PLENARY DEBATE: POLICIES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

Wednesday 24 November 10:30-12:00 room C1

Description:

Digital technologies, which can access, transmit, copy and manipulate information at ever-increasing speeds, pose new problems for policy-makers. Public policy in certain areas is being bypassed and made redundant by technological developments. In other contexts, the full or effective implementation of new technologies force or require regulatory or other policy and governance changes.

In this session, representatives from leading organisations, involved in developing, implementing, or integrating new technologies, illustrate how these technologies have been affected by, or have themselves affected, policy. Speakers instrumental in policy making will react to the new challenges, and present options for a future framework. This exploration of the technology/policy interface intends to consider how policy-makers can best ensure that the digital revolution is effectively exploited in Europe.

Speakers:

Moderator : Paul Taylor (UK), Financial Times IT Correspondent

  • Ray Gallagher (UK), Director of Public Affairs, Sky Broadcasting Ltd, BSkyB
  • Stefan Röver (D), CEO of BROKAT Infosystems AG
  • David Agnew (CA), Executive Director, Governance in the Digital Economy, The Alliance for Converging Technologies
  • Elmar Brok (D), Senior Vice-President, Media Development Bertelsman
  • René Russo (F), Vice-President, Bouygues Télécom
  • Roberto Viola (I), Director, Autorità per le communicazioni
  • Robert Verrue, Director General, European Commission, Directorate General Information Society

Contacts:

Michael Niebel (michael.niebel@cec.eu.int)
Costas Paleologos (
constantin.paleologos@cec.eu.int)

 
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