Policy Summit - Digital, done better

We believe that the digital economy holds enormous opportunities for businesses and societies in Europe, but also poses challenges in areas such as job automation and the impact of the sharing economy. So what policies are currently fostering entrepreneurship and business growth? And how can we scale these initiatives to make Europe the most digitally-advanced region in the world?

Readie’s Digital Policy Summit in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung takes place on 11 October in Berlin.

NB: This is an invitation-only event.

09:00  Registration and refreshments

10:00  Welcome

Welcome to the future – a lot has changed. Before launching into our programme, we’ll hear a few words from Geoff Mulgan (CEO, Nesta), Dr. Petra Bahr (Head of Department for Politics and Consulting, KAS), and Valerie Mocker (Principal Researcher – Readie, Nesta).

10:20  Beyond the horizon: future visions for Europe’s digital economy, 2020-2050
What will the world look like in the future? During this session, leading futurists Pat Kane, Angeliki Kapoglou and Cornelia Daheim paint a picture of how we will live, play, and work in 2050. What are the key things we need to prepare for today?

10:45  Refreshments & networking

11:10  Policy making for the 21st century
Digitalisation changes everything for citizens, businesses, and entrepreneurs, and government decision-makers need to change their own ways of working to keep up. How do digital technologies change the way that policymaking and politics work, and which cutting-edge digital technologies could you start using tomorrow?

In this session Taiwanese minister Jaclyn Tsai shares how Taiwan successfully implemented a radical new approach that blended offline meetings with artificial intelligence tools to engage thousands of stakeholders in developing new policies for sharing economy, crowdfunding and ridesharing services.

Boris Koprivnikar, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister, will bring his perspective and plans for digitising Slovenian government to the debate. He will discuss with Jaclyn and Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan how digital government can be done better in Europe.

12:25  Lunch

13:35  Parallel panel discussions

These are parallel sessions; please choose one of A or B to attend.

A: The robot ate my homework: bringing digital skills into the 21st century
We don’t know what the jobs of tomorrow will look like, but we know they’ll need vastly different skills compared with today’s. In this session you will explore different approaches and methods that governments, businesses, and civil society groups are taking to improve digital skills in Europe. We’ll hear about Estonia’s ProgeTiger programme and the Raspberry Pi movement, as well as Google’s Growth Engine for Digital Skills – their pledge to provide digital skills to 2 million Europeans by the end of 2016.

Philip Colligan (CEO), Raspberry Pi Foundation

Policy initiatives presented:
ProgeTiger (Estonia), presented by Erki Urva (Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Estonian IT Foundation for Education)
Rasperry Pi Movement, presented by Philip Colligan (CEO, Raspberry Pi Foundation)
Growth Engine for Digital Skills, presented by Nicklas Lundblad (Director, EMEA Public Policy, Google)

Responses from:
Nadine Schön
 (Member of the German Parliament & Deputy Chair of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group)
Damir Filipovic (Policy Director, DIGITALEUROPE)
Mounir Mahjoubi (President, Conseil Nationale du Numérique)
Yourself – as this is a roundtable session, you can actively join and shape the debate.

B: On your marks, get set, go! Supporting businesses to scale
The internet is allowing more people than ever to start their own businesses, but Europe needs to get better at creating the right conditions for companies to scale.

In this session you will encounter programmes that different European governments have initiated to support the expansion of high-growth technology startups. We’ll discuss Germany’s High-Tech Gruenderfonds, which encourages the collaboration between existing corporates and high-growth startups, and Startup Portugal, the Portuguese government’s portfolio of investment strategies and ecosystem initiatives.

Valerie Mocker (Principal Researcher – Readie, Nesta)

Policy initiatives presented:
High-Tech Gruenderfonds (Germany), presented by Dr Johannes Velling (Head of Division, German Ministry of Economics and Energy)
Startup Portugal (Portugal), presented by Simon Schaefer (Founder/CEO, Factory)

Responses from:
Candace Johnson (President, European Business Angels Network (EBAN))
Thomas Jarzombek (Spokesperson, Digital Agenda Committee, German Parliament)
Diane Perlman (Chief Marketing Officer, Mass Challenge)
Tom Yoritaka (Global Managing Director, Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence)
Danny Lopez (COO, Blippar)
Yourself – as this is a roundtable session, you can actively join and shape the debate.

14:55  Refreshments & networking

15:25  Parallel panel discussions

These are parallel sessions; please choose one of C or D to attend.

C: Risky business: regulating disruptive innovation
The pace of technological change in the 21st century is so rapid that it can be difficult for government regulations to keep up without stifling innovation and creativity.

In this session you’ll get unique insights into the UK’s Regulatory Sandbox, which allows FinTech businesses to test innovative products in a ‘safe space’ free of normal regulatory burdens. We’ll also look at a Estonia’s approach to smart regulation of ridesharing services, and hear from disruptive businesses including Transferwise, Uber and their main European competitor Blacklane.

Helen Goulden (Executive Director, Nesta)

Policy initiatives presented:
Regulatory Sandbox for FinTech (UK), presented by Tasneem Sharafally (Team Leader on Policy and Engagement for the Innovation Hub, Financial Conduct Authority)
Estonian Ridesharing Regulation, presented by Kalle Palling (Member of the Estonian European Affairs Committee Riigikogu)

Responses from:
Agata Wejman (Director of EU Public Policy and Government Relations, Uber)
Dr Jens Wohltorf (Co-founder & CEO Blacklane)
Flora Coleman (Head of Government Relations, TransferWise)
Boris Koprivnikar (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration, Slovenia)
Jaclyn Tsai Founder, Lee Tsai and Partners Attorneys-at-Law
Dr Thomas Funke (Head for Entrepreneurship RKW and Co-Director, Tech Quartier)
Yourself – as this is a roundtable session, you can actively join and shape the debate.

D: Reinventing the wheel: fostering transformation in traditional industries
The digital revolution isn’t confined to apps, smartphones, and shiny-new gizmos; it’s transforming virtually every corner of the ‘traditional’ economy, and leaving no industry untouched.

In this session, you’ll take a look at DIMECC, the Finnish government’s initiative to help businesses digitise. Tech experts will also give you real-world examples of using blockchain technology in the energy sector and how digital platforms change the food and hospitality industry.

Stian Westlake (Executive Director, Nesta)

Policy initiatives presented:
DIMECC (Finland), presented by Dr Harri Kulmala (CEO, DIMECC)

Responses from:
Dr Joachim Buhler (Member of the Executive Board, BITKOM)
Carsten Stoecker (Innovation Programme Manager, RWE)
Shermin Voshmgir (Founder, BlockchainHub)
Adrian Blair (Chief Operating Officer, JustEat)
Khalil Rouhana (Director, Components and systems, DG CONNECT)
Yourself – as this is a roundtable session, you can actively join and shape the debate.

16:435 Coffee break & networking

17:00  Keynote: a connected Europe
Digital, done better in Europe. In our keynote address, Helge Braun (German Minister of State for the Federal Chancellery) discusses what steps we need to take to become a connected continent.

17:30  Drinks reception
Feat. a performance from Chagall using the Mi.Mu gloves — motion-tracking gloves that are changing the way we create music.

Oct 11th 2016, 09:30

Oct 11th 2016, 18:00

Organiser Readie

Email info@readie.eu

Website www.readie.eu

Phone +44 20 7438 2500
Venue  Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Tiergartenstrasse 35, 10785 Berlin

Website www.kas.de