Daily Archives: 29. September 2014

Digital Agenda Action Day 2014

Heute findet der Digitale Action Day der EU Kommission statt. Damit auch ihr nichts verpasst hier der Livestream:






Part 1: Introduction and keynote speeches

10.00 – 10.05: Opening by the moderator, Ann Mettler, Executive Director and co-founder of The Lisbon Council

10.05 – 10.15: Keynote speech by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission

10.15 – 10.25: Video message on behalf of the Italian Presidency by Sandro Gozi,  Secretary of State for European Affaires, Italy

10.25 – 10.40: A view from outside Europe on digital transformation and disruption by Jeremy Rifkin, President of The Foundation on Economic Trends, USA

Part 2: Telling the stories of the digital transformation

10.40 – 10.55: Automotive/car sectors in Europe. New models for consuming and automated manufacturing
Dr Volkmar Tanneberger, Head of electrical/electronics development, Volkswagen brand

10.55 – 11.10: Adapting disruption in the media sector: Lessons learned and next steps
John O’Donovan, CTO, Financial Times

11.10 – 11.25: Transforming traditional tourism industry
Gillian Tans, COO, Booking.com

11.25 – 11.40: Developing new disruptive digital business models
Nicolas Brusson, COO and co-founder, Blablacar

11.40 – 11.50: Making digital policy in Europe: What needs to change – transformation and accepting a changed reality
Guy Levin, Executive Director of Coadec and policy columnist of Tech City News

11.50 – 12.10: Voices of the next generation: Actions for the future, co-moderated by Julie Cullen, Young Advisor to Vice-President Kroes
Amy Mather, European Digital Girl 2013, and Jordan Casey, CEO, Casey Games

12.10 – 12.30: Closing of morning session by the moderator and Q&A with the audience

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch break

Afternoon session – Work sessions, Plenary debate and Closing

Part 3: Work sessions

14.00 – 16.00: Parallel work sessions

  • Work session 1 – Traditional industry, digital and data strategies: How to get maximum benefits from disruptive ICT developments? (#DAD14industry)
  • Work session 2 – SMEs going digital, entrepreneurship and Startup Europe: How to stimulate transformation and scaling up of traditional companies as well as creating the conditions for disruptive new companies (#DAD14sme)
  • Work session 3 – Public sector and cities also go digital: What are the solutions for smart government and smart cities? (#DAD14smart)
  • Work session 4 – Transforming the traditional media sector: How to succeed in a strongly disruptive situation? (#DAD14media)
  • Work session 5 – How to ensure that Europe has the digital skills to succeed in transforming all economic sectors for the digital age? (#DAD14skills)
  • Work session 6 – Making it in the Digital Single Market: Overcoming challenges and impact of internet ‘gatekeepers’? (#DAD14dsm)

16.00 – 16.15: Coffee break

Part 4: Debate and closing

16.15 – 16.25: Introduction by the moderator, Ann Mettler

16.25 – 16.50: Feedback on digital actions from the work sessions rapporteurs

16.50 – 17.50: Debate on future policy actions with institutional, business and consumer representatives and the audience

  • Markus Beyrer, Director-General Businesseurope
  • Arnis Daugulis, Deputy State Secretary for ICT, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia, Latvian Presidency
  • Monique Goyens, Director-General BEUC
  • Robert Madelin, Director-General, European Commission, DG CONNECT
  • Catherine Stihler, Vice-Chair of Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, European Parliament

17.50 – 18.00: Closing by Vice-President Neelie Kroes with the Digital Champions and Young Advisors