18 December, 2012 | (01 hr)

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This webcast is part of The Conference Board Director General Series. A series of briefings with senior officials from the EU Commission. Our guest speaker for the December webcast is Director General for DG CONNECT: Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Robert Madelin.

Mr Madelin will address the Commission's combined ambitions of implementing a Digital single market by 2015 and full cross-border connectivity by 2020. In particular, he will highlight the Commission's forthcoming initiatives designed to provide access to high speed broadband for all, sufficient spectrum freed up for wireless broadband use, opportunities such as cloud computing and ICT in government and public service.


Duncan Hine

Duncan Hine
Principal Fellow in Cyber Security
University Of Warwick UK
Council Director, Council on Innovation
The Conference Board

Duncan is an engineer with a PhD in electronics. He has always had a joint interest in innovation and security. He established the innovation programme at The Post Office in the UK when he was CTO. He then floated an innovation consultancy and business incubator on the stock market before joining...Full Bio

Robert Madelin

Robert Madelin
Director-General for DG CONNECT: Communications Networks, Content and Technology
European Commission

Robert Madelin is the Director-General responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe.

Robert was educated in England at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He has also studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.

Born in ...Full Bio

Andrew Tank

Andrew Tank (Moderator)
Executive Director, Corporate Services, Europe

Andrew Tank is executive director, corporate services, at The Conference Board Europe, which is based in Brussels.

Tank coordinates research projects focused on productivity, organizational effectiveness, and corporate governance in Europe and the Middle East. This includes the production...Full Bio

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