Please find a message below from Pearse O’Donohue, Acting Director, Future Networks, European Commission, DG CONNECT in relation to Net Futures 2017!
Dear Net Futures Community,
Net Futures conference will be back this year! After two very successful conferences in 2015 and 2016 we forge ahead in preparing an even better conference for 2017. Net Futures will take place in Brussels on 28 and 29 June 2017. This year’s theme is
“Internet, the economy and society in 2027″
With this we want to step back and critically ask questions such as ‘What will the future internet look like?’ Are we addressing the right issues, such as privacy, skills, human values, and how can we address them adequately?
The mid-term review of the Digital Single Market strategy is an ideal occasion to reflect on and reformulate the goals that Europe should address while entering a period where everything will be connected and every part of society and economy ‘internetised’.
This digital transformation is inescapable, but we need to ensure that it is positive for all.
We invite all Europeans who want to give these developments a voice. If you are an ICT or a non-ICT player from the public sector, a private organisation, or from academia and from the young and creative innovators community, Net Futures 2017 will be an event where you can meet and exchange ideas and concerns.
Looking forward to seeing you at Net Futures 2017!
Acting Director, Future Networks
European Commission, DG CONNECT