Digitalization has transformed the economy and society, as almost all sectors use digital technologies. The data they generate offers enormous opportunities by delivering more detailed knowledge on consumers and their needs and behaviors.

But realizing the full potential of the digital economy can only happen under certain conditions such as the removal of anti-competitive barriers, a stable regulatory framework, open standards and neutral networks. Individuals will also need to trust that their personal data is being protected from abuse.
In May, the European Commission launched its Digital Single Market strategy which aims to harness the potential of the digital economy by tackling fragmentation and removing barriers to cross-border business.

Join POLITICO’s senior correspondents, policymakers and industry leaders for an in-depth conversation on what it takes to achieve a truly digital economy.