Transatlantic Digital Agenda: Bridging the Gap

Transatlantic Digital Agenda: Bridging the Gap

April 5th, 2017
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

The common set of values between Europe and the United States form the basis of our contrat social that guarantees our citizens freedom, equality, democracy, openness, and the rule of law expressed in the U.S. Bill of Rights and the French Declaration of Human Rights in 1789. In the UN, Bretton Woods institutions, Geneva Convention and NATO, Europe and the U.S. forged an international system based on these shared values. Now these values must be adapted to the digital age – a sort of contrat social digital.

On the eve of the first ever G20 Digital Ministers’ Meeting, this conference will launch a joint project to take on this challenge. Join us for a high-level discussion and debate aimed at asking the questions, framing the challenges and laying the groundwork for values-driven answers on how to maintain economic prosperity, political legitimacy and international security in the digital century.

The conference will be opened with a keynote on the G20’s digital policy priorities by:

Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy and G20 Digital Ministers' Chairperson.

Among the speakers are:

  • Julie Brill, former Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute Berlin, ESMT Berlin
  • Linda Griffin, Head of Public Affairs, King & Co-Founder, EU Tech Alliance
  • John Frank, Vice President for EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Thomas Jarzombek, MP and CDU/CSU Spokesperson on Digital Agenda, Bundestag
  • Cameron Kerry, former General Counsel and former Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce

A full updated agenda can be found here.

This event is for invited guests only.


Transatlantic Digital Agenda: Bridging the Gap