June 28th, Camille Sailer, DISCOVERY partner and President of European American Chamber of Commerce New Jersey presented the Transatlantic ICT Forum, a major initiative of the DISCOVERY project at the Digital Economy Workshop (DEW) held by the Trans-Atlantic Business Council. During the presentation, Camille introduced the project and the Transatlantic ICT Forum as a permanent multi-event platform to further policy debate and provide opinions and recommendations to transatlantic dialogues for ICT R&I cooperation, and thus contributing to the Information Society Dialogue (ISD) between Europe and the US.
The TABC audience have provided positive feedbacks. Aside from that, DISCOVEY also had an engaging dialogue with Tim Bennett, Director General CEO of TABC, after the presentation. We talked about possibilities of collaborating together, creating synergy, networking and increasing visibility in the future, shared the vision of future ICT collaborations between the US and Europe, and assured the future engagement through information exchange. DISCOVERY deeply believes in what Tim has said about ¨a frank and an open dialogue focused on finding common areas is key to strengthening the transatlantic digital economy. ¨
(Camille Sailer, Tim Bennett, and Yolanda Ursa)
DEW is the stakeholder workshop held each year at the conjunction of ISD, where many senior government officials and representatives from TABC members will join to discuss key topics in align with those of ISD agenda, including ICT standards, connectivity, data flows, ICT-enabled innovation and transatlantic collaboration across multilateral forums. The presence of DISCOVERY in such an event will help DISCOVERY gain visibility in an expansive group of stakeholders, generating potential partnerships. To keep the momentum of this engagement, the project will organise Trans-Atlantic ICT Forum in September and DISCOVERY ICT Lab at OCAD University in Toronto in October to contribute more to the trans-atlantic ICT dialogues in ICT policy and regulations, funding mechanism and cybersecurity.