Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Start Time: 17:15 hrs
Venue: Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Clare College

The Digital Agenda for Europe has been heralded as delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by completing the digital single market. It aims to reboot Europe’s economy and help Europe’s citizens and businesses to get the most out of digital technologies. But what has it achieved and is it on target to deliver its original aims?

Join the Cambridge University Science & Policy Exchange on Wednesday 15th October 2014 as we debate this topical and fascinating policy.

The lecture will be directly followed by a wine reception. Students working in a relevant area to the policy debate can apply to attend the post-lecture dinner with the speakers and will be notified if they have a place prior to the event date.

This policy debate is generously sponsored by our partner Analysys Mason, the global telecoms, media and technology (TMT) consultancy.

Dr David Cleevely is a serial entrepreneur, international telecoms expert and the Founding Director of the Centre for Science & Policy at the University of Cambridge. He has invested in over 35 companies based primarily in the Cambridge cluster and is currently Chairman of four of them. He has decades of experience in advising governments and industry in telecoms matters. He was a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board for 8 years.

Mr Iarla Flynn is Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at the Internet heavyweight Google. He is a public policy and government affairs professional with a strong track record in the technology and telecomms sectors, built across senior roles in government, global ICT players, and start-ups in the European and Asia-Pacific region.

Dr James Allen is a Partner at the global telecoms, media and technology consultancy Analysys Mason and one of the company’s most senior regulatory experts. His experience includes providing specialist advice to operators, regulators and governments on the economic costs of telecoms services, and the consequential policy implications. With over twenty years of experience he has expertise in a range of strategically important telecoms areas covering both fixed and mobile technologies.

Dr Jörgen Gren is currently the Head of Unit for Growth & Jobs at the Digital Agenda for Europe Coordination and Digital Single Market Policy Unit in the European Commission’s DG CONNECT. Having started his career in the private sector at IBM, he later joined the Commission in 1996 to work on the evaluation of EU structural policy. Dr Gren has also been heavily involved in recent years with the Connecting Europe Facility on broadband and digital services.