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19-20 October 2021, Virtual Conference
Delivered Live (CEST Time) & On Demand Afterwards

Gerard de Graaf
Director, DG CONNECT F: Digital Transformation at European Commission


Gerard de Graaf is Director for Digital Transformation in Directorate-General "Communications Networks, Content & Technology" (DG CONNECT). In this capacity, he is responsible for a number of policies and instruments, which are key to the development of the digital economy in Europe. In addition to overall preparation of the EU’s digital strategies, and links between Digital and the Green Deal, his Directorate is inter alia responsible for the coordination of the digital components of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), digital platforms policy (including the Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts), e-commerce and geoblocking, blockchain, standardisation, innovation and start-up policy, access to finance, digital skills, and competition aspects and economic analysis of the digital economy (through the Digital Economy and Society Index - DESI).

Agenda Sessions

  • A Look to Europe: Part I: Digital Markets Act & Digital Services Act