Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Digital Assembly 2017


New Digital Opportunities

Date: 16/06/2017 (13:30-16:00)

This workshop which will focus on the socioeconomic implications of digital disruption consists of two discussion panels; the first one focuses on the opportunities and implications of FinTech, and the second looks into the untapped potential of Europe.

Panel 1: The case of FinTech - Can we read the future?

Appraising the full potential behind the Fintech is no easy task, particularly when one considers developments in ancillary fields, such as AI, cyber security block chain technology and digital authentication. This panel will discuss how FinTech will re-shape economic activity and what is its impact on the wider society.

Panel 2: Europe, a land of digital opportunities

The panel will focus on how the EU can best support digital start-ups and scale-ups to help it reach its entrepreneurship and innovation objectives, leading to wealth creation and prosperity of the EU citizens. Discussion is also expected on how start-up activities may reinvigorate regions, creating new investment flows.

If you are interested in this or related topics please register for this workshop! Your views and discussions can help shape European policies that impact Digital Opportunities in Digital Disruption.

Web streaming of the session


Abdalla KABLAN (University of Malta, BKF, Malta), Panellist
Alexander BORG (Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), Strategy, Planning & Performance Monitoring, Malta), Panellist
Antoni BOSCH GUILAMANY (Prysmian Group, Telecom Solutions, Italy), Panellist
David VELLA (Altaro Software, Malta), Panellist
Giorgia ABELTINO (Google), Panellist
Jonas ENEROTH (Karmafy, Malta), Panellist
Linda GRIFFIN (King, United Kingdom), Panellist
Matthew CARUANA (ZAAR, Malta), Panellist
Michael LEMBERGER (Visa), Panellist
Mirèl TER BRAAK (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, Programme Team Innovation & Fintech, Netherlands), Panellist
Nicholas VANDREY (Funderbeam, Estonia), Panellist
Rhodri PREECE-JONES (Nasdaq), Panellist
Damir FILIPOVIC (DIGITALEUROPE, Digital Enterprise and Consumer Policy, Belgium), Panellist
Julie MEYER (Ariadne Capital, United Kingdom), Panellist
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