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Accelerating the Transition to a Digital Economy Think differently – Think archetype – Your digital economy model
9th December 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
A high-level interactive workshop
As Europe is realizing and further enhancing its highly ambitious plans for a green and smart digital economy, the global pandemic is adding complexity as well as opportunity in this transition. The case for a digitally driven economic recovery is more compelling than ever. But the key strengths and weaknesses of European member states’ individual digital economy archetypes are different. This means that whilst a co-ordinated strategy to the delivery of an overarching policy framework is important, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ path for member states across Europe looking to digitalise is not the best approach. This interactive workshop will examine these ideas, and look at how member states can best develop a digital transformation tailored to their specific needs. Moreover, it explores how Europe can leverage the “country portfolio effect” for the benefit of all.
Key Questions Include:
• Digital infrastructure and digital solutions are core instruments in the achievement of a green, digital, social and more resilient Europe. What are the digital trends emerging in the new normal to support Europe’s vision?
• What similarities and what differences are seen across member states in the challenges that they face in accelerating their digital transformations? What is the state of play across the region regarding the capabilities of their digital infrastructure?
• How can European institutions work alongside national Governments and industry representatives to deliver a co-ordinated policy approach, whilst also taking into consideration these national differences?
• With regard to the seven digital economy archetypes identified by Arthur D. Little’s research, should the Digital Single Market champion specific archetype(s) or support a broad portfolio of archetypes? What policies are needed in either scenario?
• Digital infrastructure will play a vital role in Europe’s digital transformation. But fostering greater digital awareness among all demographics and pervasive digital skills training will also prove crucial. How are the member states planning to do this?
• What are the examples and lessons Europe can learn from, to support a digitally led recovery?
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This workshop is part of Forum Europe’s portfolio of Online Policy Events.