Connectivity and the Digital Transformation:
Overcoming current challenges and delivering digital leadership

May 7, 2020

As the EU was starting to plan for the recovery phase of the COVID-19 crisis, this Tech Policy Talk focused on the development of future 5G for industry verticals, and more broadly on the role the Commission, governments and industries can play in ensuring we keep the digitalisation of societies and industries in Europe on track.

Outline Agenda

Investing in Europe’s Future: Innovation, R&D and Talent
2020-11-12
15:00 - 15:00
Welcome
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
15:01 - 15:10
Keynote Speech
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Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
15:10 - 15:20
Paul Adamson and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, in conversation
15:20 - 16:10
High-Level Discussion
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
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Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
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Cristian-Silviu Busoi
Member and Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament
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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
Member, European Parliament
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Luísa Henriques
Coordinator for Research and Space, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union
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Donald J. Rosenberg
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
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Bruno Liebhaberg
Director General, CERRE
16:10 - 16:30
Audience Q&A
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Session moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Lorenzo Casaccia, Vice President, Technology Standards & 5G Standards Lead, Qualcomm

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

Peter Stuckmann, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CNECT, European Commission

Marcin Cichy, President of the Office of Electronic Communications, Republic of Poland

Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy EMEA, Qualcomm

Speakers Included

Eva Maydell

Member

European Parliament

Peter Stuckmann

Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CNECT

European Commission

Lorenzo Casaccia

Vice President, Technology Standards & 5G Standards Lead

Qualcomm

Marcin Cichy

President of the Office of Electronic Communications

Republic of Poland

Wassim Chourbaji

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy EMEA

Qualcomm

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Thank you everyone for a very interesting discussion, will be looking forward to other roundtable talks soon! THANKS.

Andreas Aktoudianakis, Policy Analyst, EPC

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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

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Thanks for the invitation and for this very well organised tech policy talk!

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager, CERRE Think Tank

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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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