Governance and Leadership in the EU's Digital Single Market
Thursday 16 November, 5:00pm
Seminar Room A, Department of Politics & International Relations
Speaker: Krzysztof Szubert, Secretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs and the Government Plenipotentiary for the Digital Single Market; Visiting Research Fellow (Centre for Technology and Global Affairs)
This seminar will explore policies to implement the European Union’s Digital Single Market strategy at the regional and national levels. With digitalization increasingly affecting business activity and daily life, it is crucial to set up an effective mechanism of governance and policy coordination. The discussion will thus cover a broad range of topics, including the goals of the DSM, leadership strategies for establishing the DSM, and European Commission reform.
Krzysztof Szubert has served as a member of the Digitization Council at the Polish Ministry for Digital Affairs; as Strategic Advisor to the Polish Minister in the Ministry of Digital Affairs; and as Plenipotentiary of the Minister for International Affairs. He assumed his current post in March 2017. Previously, he held managerial posts in both Polish and foreign enterprises in the Information and Communications Technology industry for more than twenty years. He is the author of numerous articles in the daily press and specialist press and regularly delivers television commentaries. In 2015, he was awarded the Polish ICT – Man of the Year prize, which is given annually by the Burda-Magazine/CRN.