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PPI in Rome – The Rise of the Data-Driven Economy

By / 10.4.2012

The Progressive Policy Institute, John Cabot University, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, the European Privacy Association, and the Centre for European Policy Studies will host “The Rise of the Data-Driven Economy: Implications for Growth and Policy” on Oct. 10-12, 2012 in Rome, Italy.

Featuring prominent U.S. and European political and business leaders, as well as economists and policy experts, the conference will explore how the growing volume of cross-border trade in digital information is becoming an increasingly important driver of economic innovation and growth, as well as a key component of international trade. This reality raises a host of new and complex questions about the “rules of the road” that should govern data storage, security and privacy, and, ultimately, the Internet itself.

The conference will grapple with three key questions: 1) How is the data boom driving economic growth in the United States and Europe?; 2) What are the economic consequences of privacy regulations, and can Americans and Europeans find compatible approaches to privacy; and, 3) How can policy-makers best balance the competing imperatives of Internet freedom and responsible internet governance?

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-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE-

Wednesday, Oct. 10

18.00  Welcome & Opening Reception
Secchia Terrace – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165

Thursday, Oct. 11

8.30 Welcome Breakfast
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165  
  
Remarks: Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute
Dr. Joseph Hagan, Chairman, JCU Board of Trustees

9.00-10.30 Roundtable 1: Data-Driven Growth in the United States and Europe 
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165
Moderator: Rita Balogh, Senior Associate, APCO
Respondents: Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Jacques Bughin, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Anthony House, Manager of Public Policy, Google
Roberto Masiero, President, THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation

10.45 – 12.00 Roundtable 2: What is the Economic Impact of Privacy Regulation?
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165
Moderator: Pietro Paganini, Managing Director, European Privacy Association
Pat Walshe, Director of Privacy, GSM Association
Luca Bolognini, President, Italian Institute for Privacy
Ed Black, President & CEO, CCIA
Daniele Pica, Professor, John Cabot University

12.30-14.30 Lunch
Secchia Terrace – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165

Special Guest: Megan Richards, Director, DG Connect

14.45 – 16.30 Roundtable 3: Internet Governance: Economic and Political Implications
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 2333 Via della Lungara, 00165

Moderator: Chris Kelly
Respondents: Michael Kende, Co-Head of the Regulation Sector, Analysys Mason
Dimitrios Droutsas, Member of European Parliament
Carolyn Nguyen, Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft
Carlo Maria Medaglia, Professor in Communication, Sapienza – Università di Roma

Friday, Oct. 12

8.30 Breakfast
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165

9.00 Address: Euro Zone Crisis: Will the Euro Survive
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165
     Keynote: Dr. Thierry Vissol, Special Adviser, DG COMM Media & Communication

10.00 – 11.30 Roundtable 4: Corporate Responsibility and Data-driven Innovation: The Role of Data Stewardship in a Global Context
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 233 Via della Lungara, 00165
Moderator: Paul W. Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer, Center for Digital Government
Respondents: Laura Fennell, General Counsel, Intuit
Giuseppe Conte, Professor of Law, University of Florence
Maurice Fitzgerald, VP Strategy–Autonomy, Hewlett-Packard

11.30 -12.30 Conclusion and Next Steps 
Aula Magna Regina – John Cabot University, 2333 Via della Lungara, 00165
Respondents: Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute

 

 

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