EURACTIV has been a Knowledge Partner of EBS since its launch in 2000. This year's edition will focus on how the industry and the society are impacted by digitalisation, the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution.
Beyond smartwatches and underwater television, real innovation is waiting for new 5G technology to be unleashed. Its groundwork was laid out by policymakers and telecoms players during the Barcelona event.
Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, says he will launch a new digital strategy this Spring, including milestones and methods for monitoring progress in the member states.
A boom in payment-enabled smartphone manufacture and the entry of key phone and finance players into the mobile wallets market has made 2014 a watershed year, as the tide turns against the future use of cash.