This was a launch event of Digital Business First, a campaign aimed at putting digital issues at the top of the political agenda, followed with a discussion with European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes and other prominent speakers.
Click here to read James Elles', MEP and co-chair of this event, blog post about this event: Digital Business First Launch!
Welcome and introduction by Lord Erroll, DPA Chair:
Presentation of Digital Business First background document ‘High-speed Broadband for all of Britain: The infrastructure priority for jobs and growth’ by Peter Linton, Managing Director, Burson-Marsteller Brussels and Advisor to EIF Board of Governors:
Comments by: Alex Pratt, Buckinghamshire Business First:
Comments by Frank Nigriello, Oxfordshire Business First:
Nelie Kroes, European Commisson Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, spoke on a broadband boost for the UK and Europe:
Contributions by Peter Olson, President of Digital Europe:
Contributions by Tim Davie, Acting BBC Director-General:
Closing remarks by Lord Erroll, DPA Chair:
Closing remarks by James Elles MEP and EIF Co-Founder:
WiFi4EU: connecting citizens to the new European gigabit society
Future Internet connectivity needs in Europe beyond 2020: 5G obstacles and promises
Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications: initial conclusions in the context of EU telecoms reform
EU Spectrum Policy
Competition, openness and neutrality along the digital value chain
Investments in broadband in Europe
EIF breakfast meeting with Digital Business First
Perspectives for Mobile and Broadband in the UK 2020
Wireless Broadband and Universal Access
Funding Digital Infrastructure
Competition and Connecting Europe Facility
Dinner with Ed Vaizey: the interner - who pays?
Broadband for all: how is Europe progressing?
Broadband for all: do we have the right spectrum policy?
Breakfast with Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT retail
Making the most of the digital dividend
High capacity broadband everywhere: the potential of mobile connectivity
Meeting with Lord Carter, UK Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting
WIFI4EU: Connecting citizens to the Gigabit Society
5G in Europe: obstacles and promises
Smart Cities: advantages for society & opportunities for businesses
EIF Members met Sharon White, Ofcom’s Chief Executive
EU Spectrum Policy: finding a way to coexist
Competition in Europe: To regulate or not to regulate?
Media, research and entrepreneurship in the digital era: technology excellence and innovation in difficult times - Highlights from the EIF Study Visit to Pavia and Milan
Latest digital policy news from the Asia Pacific region
Claudio Murri, Asia advisor to EIF, reports on internet usage in Asia-Pacific
Claudio Murri, Asia Advisor to EIF, reports on mobile market in Pakistan
Mobile and broadband: what your constituents would like to know
Claudio Murri, Asia Advisor to EIF, reports: India opening up more spectrum for mobile data use
Hong Kong Government to initiate an ‘Innovation and Technology Bureau’
Claudio Murri, Asia Advisor to EIF, reports on spectrum developments in Hong Kong
Broadband in Europe: investing in tomorrow’s technology today
Putting digital business back at the top of Europe's agenda
Feedback from the EIF Study Visits in the Asia Pacific Region ‘Examining Asia’s dynamic digital development’ April 2013
EIF Asia Study Trip: Examining Asia’s dynamic digital development
EIF-DPA Joint Event: Perspectives for Mobile and Broadband in the UK 2020
Isn’t it about time for Universal Broadband Access in Europe?
Connecting Europe Facility – will public stimulus prove an efective catalyst to private investment?
Who pays the internet? Dinner with Ed Vaizey
Closing Europe's digital broadband divide
Broadband for all: the battle for spectrum in the 21st century
Tomorrow's internet business models: the need for fair platform competition
Digital Dividend: rate of return higher if Europe succeeds on spectrum policy
Embrace the mobile future today, for consumers will not wait for the right legislation
Meeting with Stephen Carter, UK Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting
Carlos Zorrinho, MEP & EIF member, on WIFI4EU
Anthony Whelan, DG CONNECT, on WIFI4EU
Ilona Kish, Public Libraries 2020, on WIFI4EU
Stephan Schott, EUSANET, on WIFI4EU
Ray McConnell, Blu Wireless Technology, on WIFI4EU
Michal Boni MEP opens EIF debate on 5G in Europe
Laszlo Toth, GSMA, on 5G in Europe
Krasimira Bozhinkova, SES, on 5G in Europe
Markus Borchert, DIGITALEUROPE, on 5G in Europe
Anna Krzyzanowska, DG CONNECT, on 5G in Europe
François Fischer, ERTICO – ITS Europe, on 5G in Europe
Martyn Lee, Sky, on 5G in Europe
#EIFAsks Smart Cities: advantages for society & opportunities for businesses
Michal Boni MEP opens debate on Media Convergence
Ole Ledang, Telenor Satellite, on Media Convergence
Simon Fell, EBU, on Media Convergence
Matthias Kurth, Cable Europe, on Media Convergence
Andreas Röver, DG CONNECT, on Media Convergence
Gunnar Hökmark MEP on the Spectrum Policy
Andreas Geiss DG CONNECT on the EU spectrum policy
Evert Dudok ESOA on satellites & spectrum
Valerio Zingarelli RAI/EBU on spectrum in the EU
Afke Schaart GSMA on mobile & spectrum
Jurand Drop, Gov. of Poland, on the World Radio Communications Conference
Vincent Sneed AER on radio & spectrum
Peter Linton on the EIF report 'The Digital World in 2030'
Ajit Jaokar on the EIF report 'The Digital World in 2030'
Peter Olson on the Importance of Connectivity
James Elles MEP on Mobile and Broadband in the UK
Anthony Whelan (DG CONNECT) on Broadband in Europe
Stefan Zotti (European Commission) on Broadband in Europe
Gábor Bihary (CoR) on Broadband in Europe
Michael Garvey (Digital Business First) on Broadband in Europe
Vittorio Vallero (Piedmont Region) on Broadband in Europe
Edit Herczog MEP on Broadband in Europe
Alex Pratt on Mobile and Broadband in the UK
Gerard de Graaf at the EIF Debate on Wireless Broadband and Universal Access
#EIFAsks: Could Wifi be the key to Europe's connectivity?
#EIFAsks: Are Europe's 5G ambitions realistic?
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