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NEW SKILLS AGENDA FOR EUROPE – Addressing the digital skills shortage

In this discussion with Claire Bury, European Commission Deputy Director General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology, participants will explore the European Commission strategy for addressing the digital skills shortage, and especially the opportunities raised by the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” action, part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe.

About What the Chiefs Say: This exclusive series of events brings together small groups of our senior-level members to discuss topical issues with a key decision-maker. These roundtable conversations will feature influential figures from international institutions, parliaments, governments, business, NGOs and the media. In each 60-minute session, members will have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. The events are insightful and interactive, tackling the burning issues of the day. Participation is by invitation only.

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Programme

8.30 – 9.00  Welcome and registration of participants
9.00 – 10.00 New skills agenda for Europe: Addressing the digital skills shortage
10.00  End of debate

Introductory remarks
Claire Bury/ European Commission Deputy Director General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology

Moderated by
Dharmendra Kanani/ Director of Strategy at Friends of Europe

Speakers

  • Claire Bury

    European Commission Deputy Director General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology
    Claire Bury is currently Deputy Director General in DG CONNECT with responsibility for regulatory aspects of the Digital Single Market.
    She was previously Director of Modernisation of the Single Market in Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Before that, she was Head of Unit for Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime in Directorate General Internal Market and Services, and Deputy Head of Cabinet to Internal Market Commissioners Charlie McCreevy and Frits Bolkestein. An English barrister by training, she worked in the Commission's Legal Service and, before coming to Brussels, in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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