The Digital Single Market 2.0 - Innovation and the digital revolution

Innovation and the digital revolution

21 October 2015, 09.30 - 11.15

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels


The European Union is raising the digital agenda and pinpointed the digital single market as a top priority.

The present online differences cut opportunities for European citizens to fully take advantage of goods and services offered in other member states. Today only 7% of SMEs sell cross-border and neither business nor governments fully benefit from today’s digital solutions. The ambition is to create one single digital market instead of 28 different digital markets. According to the European Commission a well-functioning Digital Single Market could contribute €415 billion per year to our economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. A key factor, beside harmonization and investments in infrastructure, will be innovation and the possibility for companies to develop within the European Union.

Discussion points

Speaker line-up

Josef Weidenholzer Member of the European Parliament

Peter Stuckmann Executive Assistant to the Director General, DG CONNECT,European Commission

Cornelia Kutterer Digital Policy Director, EMEA, Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs

NoƩmie Papp Policy Advisor, European Banking Federation

Dr Colin Blackman Director of the CEPS Digital Forum

Per-Olof Gustafsson Deputy CEO, Stokab

Moderator: Prof Dr Jamal Shahin Assistant Professor in European Studies, University of Amsterdam


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