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Overview

The Tech Policy Talks, organised by Forum Europe in collaboration with Qualcomm, gather global experts and policy-makers to offer dialogue on the most topical and pertinent issues in technology and 5G. The second series kicked off with the first session on June 22 2021 followed by the ‘Unlocking 5G’s Potential in Africa’ Tech Policy Talk on November 22 2021, a discussion on Technology & Education on December 13 2021 and finally a Transatlantic Discussion on ‘What’s next for the Mobile Ecosystem on 19 May, 2022. Check back for updates on upcoming sessions.

For more information about the series or to register your interest, please contact Grace Kemp, Event Manager at Forum Europe: [email protected]

Upcoming Session

What's next for the Mobile Ecosystem?

Mobile devices occupy an integral role in everyday life, with unprecedented innovation continuing to drive essential connectivity and productivity. The pace of evolution of the mobile ecosystem in recent years, and its vital role in modern societies, has in-turn demanded a parallel evolution in how the digital sector is regulated.

In this context, the EU and the US are currently ramping up cooperation on technology, industrial leadership, compatible standards and regulation through the newly formed Trade and Technology Council (TTC), and there is significant enthusiasm as to the positive impact closer cooperation between the EU and the US might deliver for consumers and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic.

Recent Series Sessions

Session 8

May 19, 2022

What's next for the Mobile Ecosystem?

This edition looked at how mobile devices occupy an integral role in everyday life, with unprecedented innovation continuing to drive essential connectivity and productivity. 

Session 7

December 13, 2021

Technology & Education

This edition focussed on education and the contribution that digital can make to the development and improvement of learning outcomes in Europe.

Session 6

November 22, 2021

Unlocking
5G's Potential
in Africa

This session brought together key thought-leaders from across the region to look at how an enabling environment for deployment of 5G can be advanced by working cooperatively. 

Series Themes

Artificial Intelligence

Connectivity

5G's Potential

Education

Innovation

Participant Comments

It was a very interesting and rich debate. Thanks a lot to all!

Christiane Canenbley, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Executive Vice President Vestager, European Commission

I really enjoyed it and it is only the beginning of this US-EU cooperation on tech regulation

Alexandre de Streel, Academic Director, CERRE; Professor, University of Namur

Many thanks for having invited me as a speaker to the Tech Policy Talks online event. It really was a pleasure to contribute to the discussion with the other panelists.

Michael Vorländer, Head of Unit, Education and Research, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany

When we speak about AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables innovation, data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

Skills and high level software engineering, connectivity (5G and Fibre) and Data flow across European Union for artificial intelligence, here are my main suggestions for innovations! EU must invest into R&D and European Research Area and happy to do so in line with European Commission.

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member, European Parliament

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