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Guest post by Paolo Battiston, Executive Vice President Digital Payments & Labs Europe, Mastercard The 4th industrial revolution is here. And it is digital. Unlike any other time in recent history, society is witnessing an intense interest in digital transformation. What is changing is nothing less than how consumers interact: with their families, friends, communities… » read more

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Data is not the new Oil

Guest post by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe It’s not entirely clear who first coined the term “data is the new oil”. But as people scrambled to explain data as the ‘new something’ – the new currency, the new coal, the new gold, and even the new bacon –… » read more

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Guest blog post by David Dechamps, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Europe – Mastercard. From one click payments to drones as the delivery service of the future, we often talk about the benefits and innovations of e-commerce businesses. But what about the consumer? At the heart of any retail service is the consumer… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jean-Marc Leclerc, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM IBM, in its long history, has witnessed a lot of digitalization and defined some of it. When the Digital Single Market strategy was launched in 2015, our experience taught us that that the journey from ambition to reality could be bumpy. Vigorous… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nick Stringer, Chair of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). Amid the recent (and continuing) redrawing of the European data privacy landscape, it is of crucial importance for the digital economy that the freedom to deliver advertising matched to the interests and preferences of people (otherwise known as online behavioural… » read more

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Guest blog post by Robin Sclafani, Director, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. First published November 28, 2016. We all know people who are the victims of hate crimes and hate speech. They are people of colour. Perhaps from another country or ethnicity. Or with a distinctive religion. Maybe they are disabled… » read more

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Guest blog post by Lise Fuhr, Director General of ETNO The European Commission has recently launched a transformation path towards a Gigabit Society, aiming to have each and every European citizen benefit from a full digital empowerment by 2025. This means to empower citizens to access new, innovative services and products – ranging from connected… » read more

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Guest blog post by Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director at ENISA. It’s just another day for businesses and citizens across Europe. Except it’s not. Without warning, almost all internet services are offline. A spate of customer data leaks follows; then a city-wide blackout, and a fire in a data-centre. Rumours surface of a shadowy organisation attempting… » read more

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