Rethinking ‘digital’ for a new economic development

July 8, 2014
15:00 to 18:00

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Ann Mettler, European Digital Forum, Executive Director and Executive Director and co-founder of The Lisbon Council


Jeremy Rifkin, economist, social theorist, writer and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends  
Davide Serra, CEO and Founder Algebris
Aimie Smith Chapple, Managing Director - Accenture UKI - Client Innovation Lead at Accenture
Kelly R. Welsh, General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce (*)
Leonardo Buzzavo, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy, University Ca' Foscari Venice


Andrea Gumina, Counselor - Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Alessandra Poggiani, Director General, VENIS – City of Venice

Digital economy is much more than a new business sector: it represents a totally new paradigm, which has already been called “the third industrial revolution”.  This digital revolution is having a significant impact on all industries, not just ICT, while making profound changes to society. How can European policy makers support disruptive innovation processes and seize the opportunities of this change of paradigm? What could be the role of public policies on innovation? The workshop wants to share bold visions on how Europe can take the lead of the new economy in the global scenario.