The European Union’s Digital Transformation – Regulatory Challenges, Technical Impacts and Emerging Opportunities – TOPIC 03 Sub 02 2023

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21 June 2023 | 11:30 - 12:15 EEST | Main auditorium | Live streaming
Consolidated programme 2023 overview / Main Topic 3

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Session teaser

In the European continent, particularly the EU, the regulatory responses from the recent years have attempted to keep abreast or even get ahead of the fast-paced technological developments. This session will explore the resilience of these legislative responses, in particular their implementation and enforcement challenges and paths to regulating digital technologies and the positive and negative impact of the regulation on technological advancement. 

Session description

The European Union's (EU) digital services regulatory framework and digital transformation directives (e.g., data protection and cybersecurity) reflect the EU's ongoing efforts to address the challenges, impacts and opportunities presented by emerging technology. This session aims to explore the views of stakeholders on the linkages between EU policy directives and what is needed for the implementation of emerging technologies; balancing regulatory policy and the common good against technical capabilities and requirements for a trustworthy environment.


The format of this session is a panel with three speakers and a moderator.

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  • Desara Dushi
  • Jörn Erbguth
  • Meri Baghdasaryan

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  • Karen Mulberry

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  • Emilia Zalewska
  • Karen McCabe
  • Constance Weise
  • Małgorzata Bojko
  • Vittorio Bertola
  • Romy Mans
  • Giacomo Mazzone
  • Stephen Wyber

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Key Participants

  • Vittorio Bertola, Head, Policy & Innovation, Open-Xchange (confirmed)
    Vittorio Bertola holds a degree cum laude in Electronical Engineering obtained at Politecnico di Torino. He deals with the Internet in all its aspects, including technical, business, social and political matters, as an entrepreneur, writer, activist and engineer. Vittorio works for Open-Xchange, a global leader in free software applications supporting the Internet's infrastructure, where he takes care of research and innovation activities and coordinates the company's policy and community activities. He has been dealing for a decade with Internet policies at the national and international level, and has been busy as a conference speaker, a blogger and a writer for Italian newsletters and magazines.
  • Peter Eberl, Deputy Head, Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy Unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology 8Connect), European Commission (confirmed)
    Peter Eberl is deputy head of unit, cybersecurity and digital privacy at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Prior to this he was case manager at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition dealing with mergers in the sectors of health, transport, post and other services. Prior to his current assignment, he worked in DG Competition’s Antitrust and Merger Case Support Unit that assists the Deputy Director General and advises on horizontal and coherence issues in antitrust and merger cases. One of his tasks was advising the Chinese State Council and MOFCOM on the implementation of the Chinese merger control regime. Peter Eberl joined the European Commission in 2002 and worked as a case officer in a number of high profile cases in various sectors, in particular in telecommunications, media, energy and consumer goods. Peter studied law and economics in Bayreuth, Aix-en Provence (Maîtrise en droit international) and Rennes (D.E.A. en droit communautaire). Before joining the European Commission, he worked in law firms in Belgium, Germany and the United States and for the French Telecommunications Regulator.
  • Stefano Zanero, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy (confirmed)
    Stefano Zanero received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently a full professor with the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria. His research focuses on malware analysis, cyberphysical security, and cybersecurity in general. Besides teaching “Computer Security” and “Digital Forensics and Cybercrime” at Politecnico, he has an extensive speaking and training experience in Italy and abroad. He co-authored over 100 scientific papers and books. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, which has named him a Distinguished Lecturer and Distinguished Contributor; he is a lifetime senior member of the ACM, which has named him a Distinguished Speaker; and has been named a Fellow of the ISSA (Information System Security Association). Stefano is also a co-founder and chairman of Secure Network, a leading cybersecurity assessment firm, and a co-founder of BankSealer, a startup in the FinTech sector that addresses fraud detection through machine learning techniques.


  • Karen Mulberry, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) (confirmed)
    Karen Mulberry is Senior Manager of Public Affairs at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) where she manages strategic public and government affairs programs and engagements within and across the organization. Karen has been involved in shaping policy development, identifying strategic initiatives, and providing technical standards through leadership at the intersection of technology, standards, regulation, and policy throughout her career. She holds a BS in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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  • relate to the particular session and to European Internet governance policy
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  • are in (rough) consensus with the audience

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