June 2015

Growing the Digital Economy> A Transatlantic View

The Lisbon Council welcomed Catherine A. Novelli, senior co-ordinator for international information technology diplomacy and under secretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment of the United States (Department of State) for a High-Level Roundtable on Transatlantic Views on the Digital Economy and the Future of Internet Governance. Ms Novelli delivered an energising keynote on the importance of the transatlantic digital relationship and set out a four-point agenda for driving growth and creating jobs through a better regulated global Internet – flexible interoperable standards, efficient data flows, expanded high-speed Internet access and Internet-friendly trade agreements. Robert Madelin, director-general for communications networks, content and technology at the European Commission, offered a European perspective.