Building a Digital Alliance for the 21st Century
Amidst growing competition in technology innovation, the window for the transatlantic community to align on a shared vision for a democratic and open digital domain is closing. In the EU, policymakers seek to transform the digital economy through major legislation on competition, content moderation, and technology policy. The United States – headquarters to many of the world’s largest tech companies – has struggled to lead global technology policy while grappling with a host of domestic political challenges. China has spent 2021 reining in its own rapidly growing technology industry and now seeks to exact closer control of global technology standards, while in the wake of Russia’s invasion, digital platforms have established stronger guidelines that Moscow has decided to reject. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the next era of transatlantic tech policy cooperation?
The EU and the US face a crossroads on digital cooperation. To highlight the critical importance of closer transatlantic collaboration, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) has launched Bandwidth, a digital content stream bridging the transatlantic debate on technology policy with new perspectives, new voices, and new ideas.
Tim Wu, Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the President of the United States
Welcome and Moderation by:
Dr. Alina Polyakova, President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis
H.E. Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament (European People’s Party – Bulgaria)
Adam Kovacevich, Founder and CEO, Chamber of Progress
Bill Echikson, Editor, Digital Innovation Initiative, Center for European Policy Analysis