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#DLD17 Unlocking Europe's Digital Economy For The Future

Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital at the DLD Conference 2017

Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital at the DLD Conference 2017

(FLTR) Moderator Viviane Reding (European Parliament), Willem Jonker (EIT Digital), Marc Al-Hames (Cliqz), Werner Vogels (Amazon)

(FLTR) Moderator Viviane Reding (European Parliament), Willem Jonker (EIT Digital), Marc Al-Hames (Cliqz), Werner Vogels (Amazon)

Digital transformation is changing economies and societies all over the world. New challenges arise through this change. Not only do people fear a decrease of jobs caused by the progress of AI and robotic technologies, worries abound that people might be excluded due to a low level of education.

At this year’s DLD Conference, Europe’s digital future and how the continent’s competitive edge can be upheld while facing the thriving competition from other regions was discussed. The panel included: EIT Digital CEO, Willem Jonker; Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon; and Marc Al-Hame, Managing Director of the startup CLIQZ. The Member of the European Parliament and former Vice-President of the European Commission, Viviane Reding, moderated the session. Being one of the most influential tech conferences in Europe DLD regularly brings together scientists, business leaders, politicians, artists, game changers and startup entrepreneurs to discuss upcoming challenges of digitalisation and its effects on society, business and technology.

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