Series 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. 

To find out more about the series or to register your interest in the upcoming session, please contact Hannah Corns, Event Manager at Forum Europe: Hannah.Corns@forum-europe.com.

Upcoming Session: Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy – Building a consensus?

26th January 2021 | 16:00- 17:30 CET

As Europe revamps the bloc’s industrial strategy and competition policy to keep pace with global developments, a consensus is emerging to strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy. This fourth edition of the Tech Policy Talks series, a cooperation between Forum Europe and Qualcomm, will analyse the growing discourse on sovereignty and Europe’s ability to strengthen its strategic capabilities while preserving a model of openness, inclusion and sustainable innovation. What is required to deepen an EU-wide consensus and appreciation of what open strategic autonomy will mean in practice, and in doing so, strengthening the single market and Europe’s competitiveness? With European industry being a leader in many sectors, how can this strong base be leveraged alongside global partnerships to boost Europe’s autonomy?

Outline Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

16:00

Welcome 

Paul Adamson

Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe

16:00 – 16:10

Keynote Speech

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Philippe Léglise-Costa 
French Ambassador to the EU

16:10 – 16:20

Paul Adamson and Philippe Léglise-Costa, French Ambassador to the EU, in conversation

16:20 – 17:10

Discussion

Paul Adamson

Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe

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Max Welling
VP Technologies at Qualcomm and Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

​Liesje Schreinemacher
Member, European Parliament

 

17:10 – 17:30

Audience Q&A

Outline Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Time (CET)

Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy – Building a consensus?
2021-01-26
16:00
Welcome
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Moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist and Producer, EBX MEDIA
16:01 - 16:10
Keynote Speech
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Philippe Léglise-Costa
French Ambassador to the EU
16:10 - 16:20
Brian Maguire and Philippe Léglise-Costa, French Ambassador to the EU, in conversation
16:20 - 17:10
Discussion
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Moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist and Producer, EBX MEDIA
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Stéphanie Yon-Courtin
Member, European Parliament
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Alex Rogers
Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm
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Andreas Schwab
Member, European Parliament
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Thibaut Kleiner
Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT, European Commission
17:10 - 17:30
Audience Q&A
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Speakers Include:

Philippe Léglise-Costa

French Ambassador to the EU

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin

Member 

European Parliament

Alex Rogers

Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Qualcomm

Andreas Schwab

Member 

European Parliament

Thibaut Kleiner

Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT  

European Commission

Moderator: Brian Maguire

Journalist and Producer

EBX Media

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin

Member 

European Parliament

Alex Rogers

Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Qualcomm

Andreas Schwab

Member 

European Parliament

Previous Tech Policy Talk Series Speakers

May 7, 2020

Replays

Catch up on past sessions below:

Past Event Photos

For more information on the first Tech Policy Talk click here.

To find out more about the second Tech Policy Talk click here.

Participant Comments

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, 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

Alexander-Kühn

I liked the divergent speaker positions which provided a good overview of the challenges and possible solutions.

Alexander Kühn, Deputy Head of Section International Spectrum Affairs, BNetzA

Event Partners

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Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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For more information on any aspect on the Tech Policy Talks or to register your interest, please contact Hannah Corns using the details below:

Hannah Corns

 

Event Manager | Forum Europe

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 073