Delivering the Digital Single Market – IIEA Seminar
Friday, 1 September at The Dock, Accenture, 7 Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 at 12.30p.m.
Today, the IIEA will host a major international seminar on delivering the DSM providing insights from the Irish, Norwegian and Estonian Governments and from the European Commission. This seminar, which will be moderated by Joyce O’Connor, Chair of the IIEA’s Digital Future Working Group, is co-hosted by the Estonian and Norwegian Embassies to coincide with their respective Presidencies of the European Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Ahead of the seminar Barry Lowry, Government Chief Information Officer said: “Delivering the various components of the Digital Single Market and eGovernment Action Plans will be an onerous programme of work. But the Irish Government is very clear on the ultimate value to the Irish and European economies, in terms of trade and jobs, that a successful programme delivery can bring.”
Presenting a perspective from the European Commission, Juhan Lepassaar, Chef de Cabinet of Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, said: “Since the start of this Commission, we have launched 35 initiatives to remove online barriers and allow everyone to make the most of Europe’s growing digital marketplace. There is no time to lose to make this a reality. We will soon present initiatives to develop the European data economy to its full potential, to protect Europe’s assets by strengthening cybersecurity, and to promote online platforms as responsible players in a fair internet environment.”
Offering the Norwegian position, Paul Chaffey, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation said: “A strong regional cooperation on digital policy is a priority in the Nordic and Baltic Cooperation.”
Ahead of providing a view from the Estonian government, Siim Sikkut, Government Chief Information said: “The horizontal theme of our Presidency is free movement of data which we view as the crucial foundation for Digital Single Market and the European economy. The more business is digital, the more freeing up of data flows is necessary for the whole Single Market and the existing four freedoms to effectively work – for example, reducing the barriers for cross-border business for start-ups and SMEs.”
For further information on this event, or if you wish to attend you can contact [email protected] or call +353 01 874 6756 | +353 85 8269 123.