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DiPP - “The importance of openness for sustainable knowledge societies"

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We would like to invite you to our next Digital in Practice Programme on:

‘The importance of openness for sustainable knowledge societies'

27 September 2017, 08:30 – 10:30, Brussels

The idea of an open global economy is under attack. For decades, there has been wide consensus that an open, rules-based, international order would create wide-spread prosperity and ensure progress. And it did, to a point. Supranational institutions like the EU or multilateral organisations like the WTO bear witness to the amazing accomplishments resulting from tearing down barriers. Now, bilateralism and even protectionism are gaining currency across the world. It is therefore vital to remind ourselves why openness is important for business and civil society alike, and to reinforce the arguments why we need an open world to sustain our knowledge-powered societies.

This breakfast event will present concrete examples of the deep international dynamics that are at the basis of two fundamental sectors, the digital technology industry and the university sector. The aim is to stimulate a discussion and awareness about tangible benefits of an open world to the knowledge society at large. It will also be a unique possibility for cross-sector networking and dialogue for anyone interested in innovation, technology, and the role of knowledge in society.

The event will be held as a moderated panel discussion.


Speakers:

- Alexa Joyce, Director Education Policy, Teaching and Learning, Microsoft
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Paul Ayris Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services), University College London
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Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
- Peter A. Wieringa, Vice-rector, Delft University of Technology
- Karsten Simons, Corporate Affairs Lead, Cisco CSR EMEAR


Introduction:

- Thomas Jørgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator, European University Association (EUA)

Moderator:
- Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE


Registration: The number of seats is limited. Please register online before 25 September

Background

The Digital in Practice Programme aims to make a case for the digital industry and to evidence the transformative impact of digital products and services. By fostering short, crisp and open debates between leading experts and interested guests, our workshops afford the industry, policy makers and other key stakeholders a powerful educational platform where to share information and discuss informally how a truly ICT-enabled Europe will look like.

For more information on the Digital in Practice Programme, do not hesitate to get in touch with us or visit our website: http://www.digitaleurope.org/

We hope that you will be able to join!

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For more information please contact:

Kivanç Akil, Events and Office Executive
kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org

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