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Thursday 22 March, 2018


08:30 – 09:30


09:30 – 11:45

Welcome and Keynote Speeches

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

A regulatory framework fit for the data economy

By opening up data flows and breaking down geographical data silos, it is hoped that the EU will be able to flourish and compete in the global data economy. The EU is now looking to pull together currently fragmented rules on data and continue dialogue with important global partners, to be in the best possible position to provide a base for innovative startups, SMEs and large industry alike. By June 2018, co-legislators are expected to agree on the free flow of non-personal data proposal and the electronic communications code. Panellists will address the state of play of these discussions and the immediate future for data focussed legislation.


12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:45

Addressing emerging data and technology trends

Technology waits for no one. A sense of urgency to address emerging trends such as artificial intelligence is now required to harness the power of data and new data markets while at the same time ensuring a high level of data protection and digital rights. There is no easy answer to these very complex questions but our expert speakers will take a fresh look at the following issues feeding into the wider horizontal discussion.

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:30

Realising the potential of a data driven economy

If Europe is to overcome the roadblocks to innovation discussed today, it is important to look at the inspiring ways data is already being used to provide disruptive new services and solutions to benefit the European economy and society. The following tech talks from expert thinkers on digital infrastructure and data analytics will provide examples of best practice and catalyse a more active discussion on the future data economy. Following the initial talks, speakers will convene for a panel debate on the next steps for realising the potential of data.

16:30 – 17:00

Closing Keynote Speech

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Thursday 22 March, 2018
08.30 to 17.00




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