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The European Commission’s strategy for “digitising” industry that was unveiled today is a good step in the right direction. The digital industry will play its part but we need a business and policy environment that maximises our chances to take advantage of this opportunity. In the build-up to last May’s unveiling of the Digital Single… » read more

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  Youth unemployment is a global issue. Approximately 74 million young people (15 – 24) are unemployed globally. In Europe the figure is around 4.5 million. Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia each have youth unemployment rates exceeding 40 per cent.     The social implications of this large scale youth unemployment are profound. Very soon… » read more

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Must do (quite a lot) better in 2016. Yes it’s a cliché but that might well be the end-of-year report on Europe’s digital progress in 2015. It started with great promise; President Juncker making snappy videos about his digital street cred, a Vice-President for the Digital Single Market and a Commissioner for Digital Economy and… » read more

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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE The digital single market has been identified as a key plank in Europe’s economic revival, after the worst recession in living memory. I’d go a step further and say that the digital single market isn’t just about getting Europe’s economy back on its feet, it’s about re-fitting Europe… » read more

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The Internet of Things – also known as Industry 4.0 – is rapidly becoming reality, driven by the convergence of increasingly connected devices. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, can help reap the rewards it promises, writes John Higgins. John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE explains some of the concrete benefits that technological innovations… » read more

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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE A second wave of digital transformation is coming. The first one revolutionized the way we order information and spans technological advances from the advent of the mainframe computer to the arrival of Internet search. This second wave will reinvent how we make things and solve problems. Broadly it… » read more

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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE The 28 member states of the European Union run the risk of undermining a new cybersecurity law that will play a central role in protecting Europe’s critical infrastructures from cyber attacks. Earlier this year, the European Parliament narrowed the scope of the proposed Network and Information Security (NIS)… » read more

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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was all about dumbing down our consumer protection standards to allow big American corporations to charge in and flog us more of their wares, then I’d be with the protesters who came out to oppose the trade agreement at the… » read more

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The Post online letter published on 27 March 2014 From John Higgins and Lotte de Bruijin The dust of the Nuclear Security Summit has descended. The world has an additional number of arrangements for security. Next year, the Netherlands will host the Fourth International Cyberspace Conference. This Ministerial Conference is an opportunity to also make… » read more

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