Ahead of the European elections, the Vodafone Institute wants to provide a platform for high-level debate and exchange on a vision for a European Union in a digital age with the “Digitising Europe Summit 2019″ on “The Future of ‘Made in Europe’ – Advancing Europe’s vision of a social market economy for a digital age”.
Visions and perspectives for a digital society
At this year's Digitising Europe Summit in Berlin, leading decision-makers from politics, business and science spoke about Europe's future. Their visions can be read in the accompanying publication.
An Electricity Grid for the Digital Age
Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit 2019, says that the digital economy needs a reliable energy supply, and even the smallest of fluctuations can wreak havoc.
Fast-track Europe’s transformation to build a prosperous digital future
At the Digitising Europe Summit 2019, German chancellor Angela Merkel explained her vision of a digital Europe.
Shaping the future of work collectively
Reiner Hoffmann, President of the German Trade Union Confederation and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, talks about digitisation in the world of work.
60% of Europeans don’t believe their government has the will to advance digitisation
The representative study "The Tech Divide: Policy" shows that 60% of European respondents don’t believe their governments have the will to develop digitisation.
Digital Austria – Status quo, perspectives and opportunities
Margarete Schramböck, Austria's minister for digital and economic affairs and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, discusses her government's plans for digital transformation and how digitalisation can help improve quality of life.
How to help health tech launch and flourish in Europe
Bieke Van Gorp, COO of FibriCheck and a speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, argues that current regulations and policies need to catch up with the needs of the growing health tech sector.
Maximising the potential and minimising the risks of digitisation
Carina Autengruber, president of the European Youth Forum and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, says digitsation needs to be moulded by society through a coherent strategy that addresses its social, economic and political impacts to maximise the potential and minimise the risks.
Putting consumer trust at the heart of digital innovation
Justin Macmullan, advocacy director at Consumers International and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, thinks that consumer trust is vital for a successful digital society. But no single organisation can build it alone - we need to work together.
“We need to support young people in being creative and brave”
What steps can Europe take to ensure that the next innovative tech giant is founded in the EU? Christian Deilmann, co-founder of the smart home startup tado° and speaker at the Digitising Europe summit, says it's all about the young people and less bureaucracy.
Global study finds that 56% of employees lack the digital skills they need for jobs in the future
The Vodafone Institute releases the second part of "The Tech Divide” study which explores the acceptance of new technologies.
“Our digital children: Educating for the future instead of the past”
Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills at the OECD and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, on the impact of digitisation and automation on society and education.
“Digital disruption is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for insurance”
Philippe Donnet, Group CEO of Generali and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, shares his views on how digitisation disrupts the insurance industry and why it is an exciting time to be an insurer.
“Lifelong learning is a mutual investment“
Peter M. Wald, professor for Human Resource Management, researches on leadership and digitisation. He considers training key to the acceptance of new technologies and their successful application.
Digitisation – India and China see enormous potential
How do People feel about new technologies? The Vodafone Institute's study in nine countries reveals severe differences.
“Digitisation pays off”
Distributed networks are the future: expert Hartmut Schmeck outlines the energy market of the future at the Digitising Europe Summit.
“It will revolutionize the entire industry”
A steel trader goes digital: Gisbert Rühl brings Klöckner into the gigabit society. At the Digitising Europe Summit the CEO of the Duisburg Group discussed the hurdles and obstacles involved.
The Beginning of a revolution
A "Gigabit pact” between politicians, companies, and banks to provide Germany with a fibre-optic network. Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Vodafone Germany, argues in favour at the Digitising Europe Summit.
What robots want to know
Learning robots are fundamentally changing work environments of mankind and machines alike – robotics expert Ken Goldberg gave some insight into this development at the Digitising Europe Summit.
“Not using data is the moral equivalent of burning books”
European centre Brussels saw the second round of "Digitising Europe Initiative" – Journalist Kenneth Cukier pointedly animated the current discussion on the relevance of Big Data.
Can a robot do my job better than I can?
"Could a robot do my job better than I?" This is a question that gnaws at many of us as robots and computers inexorably develop the skills to work in ways once considered quintessentially human.