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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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The Digital Agenda Assembly took place in Dublin on 19-20 June. DIGITALEUROPE attended Workshop 1 on the Grand Coalition and Workshop 4 on technology enablers. Overall, jobs and education came out as leading drivers of the Digital Agenda. Take John Higgins’ pitch to Workshop 1. Having urged participants to define a digital job – just… » read more

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“Liberty, how many crimes are perpetrated in your name!” History tells that these were the last words uttered by Manon Roland before being beheaded by guillotine in 1793. She was not afforded much time to elaborate, but considering the context (she was executed by the very same people whose cause – the French revolution –… » read more

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I’ve always been interested in space. Mysteries of the universe, space travel, black holes and all that. So it was a real pleasure to hear an 83-year-old Buzz Aldrin speak at a dinner in Brussels recently, and to discover that my dinner table neighbour worked for NASA. It got me comparing the challenges of getting… » read more

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Good audit committees need to be able to deal with all types of risks – many associated with matters about which committee members have no personal prior knowledge. Cyber security is a classic example. Digital technologies are fast moving and ever more pervasive. Security matters are by their very nature often shrouded in secrecy. So… » read more

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The stereotype of a hacker is some dodgy looking, long haired, uncouth youth who creates and cracks codes in order to exploit a company or organisation. Nothing could in fact be further from the truth says Caroline De Cock, organiser of the EUhackathon, who is actively working to change the perception of a “hacker” into… » read more

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Having been solicited last year by Commissioner Michel Barnier, Antonio Vitorino has just decided to don the full gear of mediator in the thorny issue of private copying and reprography levies. His announcement back in November 2011 had originally raised hope mainly based on the calibre of this shrewd politician, a former deputy Prime Minister… » read more

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From the very outset of his first mandate at the helm of the European Commission, President José Manuel Barroso has focused on identifying and treading avenues for growth in Europe. Even more importantly, as a true believer in a borderless Union, President Barroso is a visionary. He has for quite some time pointed to digital… » read more

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A Response to the Letter from David Cameron and Eleven EU Leaders for a Growth Plan in Europe By Patrice Chazerand, Director Digital Economy and Trade Groups, DIGITALEUROPE. On 18 January 2012, David Cameron and Mario Monti issued a joint call on the upcoming European Council scheduled on 30 January to unleash the growth potential… » read more

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