September 2014

Growing the Transatlantic Digital Economy

The Lisbon Council, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and Georgetown University teamed up to host a high-level summit in Washington, DC on Growing the Transatlantic Digital Economy: How Trade, Data and Internet Governance Drive the Economic Recovery. Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission in charge of the digital agenda and Catherine A. Novelli, under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment at the US Department of State, delivered powerful keynotes, while Karen Donfried, president of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, chaired the discussion. The debate was introduced by Will Marshall, president of PPI. Later, Larry Downes, director of the center for business and public policy, evolution of regulation and innovation project at Georgetown University (which graciously hosted the summit); Antonio De Lecea, principal adviser at the delegation of the European Commission to the United States; Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist of PPI; and Ann Mettler, executive director of the Lisbon Council, joined a high-level panel discussion, moderated by Paul Hofheinz, president of the Lisbon Council, on next steps in the transatlantic digital agenda.