Mandel to join Net Futures 2017 panel

28 Jun


28 Jun 12:00 am - 29 Jun 12:00 am


The Egg

Rue Bara 175, Bruxelles

Reflecting the themes of the Net Futures 2017 conference, this closing plenary session will explore what policymakers, industry and citizens can do, starting in 2017, to ensure that by 2027 Europe is better prepared for and engaged with the digital economy and society? 

Taking a ‘whole economy, whole society’ perspective we will discuss how we can plan, prepare and be ready for the digital revolution that is already shaping our lives. 

• What kind of economic models will serve us into the digital future? 
• What do we need to do to ensure education provision can meet the demands of future employment skills that will be required?
• Is business ready for the challenges and opportunities that increasing automation and the internet of things will bring? 
• How can policymakers collaborate better with the private sector to foster entrepreneurship? 
• What can be done to empower citizens to benefit from a digital future?

Panellists will draw on the ideas and recommendations set out in the discussion paper ‘Policy Choices for a Digital Age’, to be launched by leading independent think-tank Friends of Europe on 29 June.

Online registration is not available for this event.