Date of release: Friday, February 26, 2016

What drives Europe's digital economyThe ways in which digital technologies are shaping Europe's economy will be explored in a conference at the University of Greenwich.

Leading thinkers, researchers and policy professionals will be sharing their views, while the event will also attract businesses with an interest in cutting-edge research, big data methods, entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.

The event, What drives Europe's digital economy, takes place on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March, with details of how to book a place below. The conference will explore cutting-edge methods that are already making an impact, and ways in which digitalisation can be turned into commercial opportunities for researchers and businesses.

The research summit has been organised by Readie, Europe's Research Alliance for a Digital Economy, in partnership with the Greenwich GIS Research Group at the University of Greenwich, Nesta, Google, rkw and Nemode.

Valerie Mocker, Principal Researcher for Startups and Entrepreneurship, with Nesta/Readie, says: "Policy and business leaders are urgently trying to understand how digital technologies are changing Europe's economy. This is an excellent opportunity to hear some of the most influential experts on the subject sharing their insights and experiences. They will also be addressing the question of how researchers, businesses and policy-makers can all work together to set Europe's digital economy on the right course."

Speakers include Nicklas Lundblad, Head of EMEA Public Policy and Government Relations at Google; Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar and Veniam; Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation; Enrico Giovannini, member of the Club of Rome; and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, best-selling author of Big Data and Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute.

There will also be the opportunity to explore new datasets and big data methods, to join the experts on each panel, to network and to meet researchers from across Europe.

For more details and to book a place:

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