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DIGITALEUROPE’s Summer Summit Data and the Digital Decade

June 17 @ 10:00 - 12:00

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DIGITALEUROPE is pleased to invite you to its first Summer Summit, in a virtual format this year which takes place on 17 June 2021 from 11:00 to 13:00 CEST / 10:00 – 12:00 Irish Time. If we are to call the 2020s the Digital Decade, we must unleash the power of data. Europe has set itself ambitious goals for 2030, such as doubling the number of its unicorns, boosting uptake of artificial intelligence and cloud services to 75% of EU companies, and digitalising 90% of small and medium enterprises. All of these will rely on making use of the data that is all around us and ensuring that businesses of all sizes can truly participate in the data economy. The international dimension is just as crucial: we know from our latest survey that 9 out of 10 businesses in Europe are transferring data out of the continent, including 7 out of 10 SMEs. Cross-border data flows are already the bedrock of business models in sectors as diverse as manufacturing, retail and agriculture. 2021 is a pivotal year for data policy, with the recent proposal on AI, the Data Governance Act, and the expected launch of European data spaces. We also have an unprecedented opportunity for investment with the EU recovery funds and new budget – the most digitally-focused ever. This Junejoin us as we tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead together with Europe’s top policymakers and industrial leaders: