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Under the motto ‘The Future of Made in Europe‘, the Vodafone Institute will assemble international business executives, tech start-up founders, scientists in Berlin on 19 February. They will be joined by experts from the digital scene and civil society to discuss their vision for a digital Europe.
With the Digitising Europe Summit, the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, the European think tank of the Vodafone Group, aims to provide a platform in the run-up to the European elections to debate the opportunities and challenges of digitisation for business, society and politics.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will inaugurate the event with a political keynote. Furthermore, numerous experts and executives from the business and start-up world, politics and the sciences debate with 400 high-level guests including the speakers:

Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone Group Plc.
Philippe Donnet, Managing Director & Group CEO, Generali
Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus SE
Prof. Luciano Floridi, Professor for Philosophy und Ethics, University of Oxford
Prof. Sami Haddadin, Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence
Reiner Hoffmann, President, German Trade Union Confederation
Alex Karp, Co-Founder & CEO, Palantir Technologies Inc.
Prof. Dennis J. Snower, Ph.D., President, Global Solutions Initiative
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schleicher, OECD, Head of Directorate of Education and Skills
Margarethe Schramböck, Austrian Minister for Economy and Digitisation

The Vodafone Institute organizes the Digitising Europe Summit together with renowned partners from its international network, including United Europe e.V., the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, and Deutsche Welle as official media partner.

As part of the Digitising Europe Summit, the Vodafone Institute will present the third part of their international study ‘The Tech Divide’,with a focus on “Governance”. The background to the study, which was conducted by the opinion research institute Ipsos, is the increasing discrepancy in the acceptance of new technologies between Europe, and the USA and China, respectively. The study examines whether these differences also correlate with the actual attitudes of representative parts of the population. More than 9,000 people in nine countries were surveyed online.

To learn more about the Digitising Europe Summit, visit the official conference website at:

 www.digitising-europe.com

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