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Guest blog post by Erich Clementi, Chairman IBM Europe. Predicted for some years as Europe’s next big opportunity to be a global digital frontrunner, the pace of the digital transformation of industry is really accelerating as we start the new year. Europe’s political leaders are driving noteworthy progress. This year, I look forward to seeing… » read more

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Guest blog post by Luigi Gambardella, President of ChinaEU. The first World Internet City in China could be an important occasion for the EU industry. 5G, robots, artificial intelligence and the most advanced technologies. The project will involve an estimated investment of 14 billion EURO. The ‘act of birth’ of the first ever 100% Internet… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nick Coleman, Global Head Cyber Intelligence at IBM . Cybersecurity attacks on vital network infrastructures pose a growing threat in Europe and around the world. Governments and the private sector need to be better prepared. The finalisation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive is therefore a real step forward… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mark Hiley, CEO of The Analyst; and Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of CCIA Europe. Investors are betting on the success of Europe’s ecommerce ventures, with investment growing from millions to billions since 2012. A November study prepared by The Analyst, an independent equity research house, reveals an upward trend in capital investment… » read more

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Guest blog post by Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director of the European Publishers Council. European Publishers Council reports show seismic transformation in content development and publishing in the context of the forthcoming revision of the AVMS directive and the consultations on online platforms. The deadline for the public consultation on the revision of the Audiovisual… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bror Salmelin, Adviser Innovation Systems to the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission Open Innovation 2.0 is the new innovation space for creativity. It replaces the traditional triple helix innovation model with enterprises, research and public sector players with the co-creative quadruple helix innovation model… » read more

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Guest blog post by Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe. If the European Commission was aiming for high visibility with the Digital Single Market Strategy, they certainly hit their mark. Before the full text of the document was even published, the topic had been embraced by mainstream media with debate stretching way beyond the… » read more

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Guest blogpost by François du Mortier, e-Government Manager, CIRB and Francesco Grillo, Director, Vision   A Comparative Analysis of e-Government Practices   The Jean-Claude Juncker Commission has set the creation of a digital single market as a first priority. The Digital Agenda appears to be ‘a key ingredient’ to reinvigorate the European economy and to… » read more

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Reinder Rustema, creator of the Dutch public policy petitions website petities.nl, advocates a novel way to eliminate intrusive personal data requirements from ECI supporters. Guest blogpost by Reinder Rustema, founder and manager of the national Dutch petitioning website petities.nl. Frans Timmermans is in the position to make the European Citizens’ Initiative work, finally. After years… » read more

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