Mapping Europe’s tech landscape

A robot performs a dance routine during the 2019 international artificial intelligence and robotics innovation eco-system forum of Nanjing Tech Week in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, 27 June 2019. [EPA-EFE/WU HONG]

This event report covers some of the burning issues in the context of the European Institute of Technology’s annual Digital Conference taking place in mid-September, where politicians and industry experts will get together in order to map out the future of Europe’s tech landscape.

Over the next Commission mandate, the European digital arena is set to be transformed radically. Along with the anticipated presentation of Commission plans for the Digital Services Act – covering the regulation of online services, there may also be new rules on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics as well as 5G cybersecurity, in addition to the broader issues that lie ahead in Europe’s tech ecosystem, such as fostering innovation in industry, bolstering education in information technologies, and bridging the digital skills gap.

This event report covers some of the above burning issues in the context of the European Institute of Technology’s annual Digital Conference taking place in mid-September, where politicians and industry experts will get together in order to map out the future of Europe’s tech landscape.

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