ETNODigital: 5G as part of the EU's recovery plan, SMEs online tools and more!
7 May 2020 - Edition no.196
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CONNECTING PEOPLE in the time of COVID-19

BELGIAN TELECOM OPERATORS OFFER FREE CALLS, SMS FOR COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING

Telecompaper – 5 May 2020

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TIM prolongs 'GigaCorona' unlimited data offer

Telecompaper – 4 May 2020

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CAMH enhances virtual capacity to respond to demand for mental health services

CISCO – 4 May 2020

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SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom expand cooperation to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

telecompaper – 4 May 2020

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POLICY

Experts Cite 5G Role in Economic Recovery

Aspen Publishers – 30 APRIL 2020

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VESTAGER URGES EU MEMBER STATES NOT TO BACKTRACK ON 5G

Euractiv – 6 May 2020

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UK’s coronavirus tracing app strategy faces fresh questions over transparency and interoperability

Techcrunch – 4 May 2020

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German ‘corona presidency’ plan pivots to crisis management

Politico – 3 May 2020

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Eurozone economy declines by record 3.8 percent in first quarter

Politico – 30 April 2020

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Focus on

The european commission on
5G in Europe's digital future

 
5G is a cornerstone in the European Commission's plan to shape Europe's digital future. The Commission refers to 5G as it being "one of the most critical building blocks of our digital economy and society in the next decade".
 
The role of 5G during the economic recovery ahead of us could play a key role to a smoother transition following the COVID-19 exit strategies. From a wide range of infrastructure opportunities, to AI and cloud capacity, Europe wants to be at the forefront of running the 5G vision.
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Video

A SET OF TOOLS FOR SMEs to work online

Small and Medium size enterprises looking for tools to:
🏛️Interact with public administrations
📨Sign emails
🔒Have secure remote transactions across the EU

The tools for the job already exist and they are called #eIDAS 

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Reports

2020 Edelman Trust BAROMETER SPRING UPDATE: TRUST AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

EDELMAN – MAY 2020


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Fighting Coronavirus disinformation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – APRIL 2020

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Facts & Figures

Tech giants billion dollar acquisitions

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@ETNOASSOCIATION

@LiseFuhr: “My comms team turns complex matters to colourful ideas: thought leadership, working groups and political strategy integration in our comms have helped us to mitigate the crisis impact and engage with stakeholders” #CrisisComms #StrategyComms @PACouncil #ETNODigital
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@DSMeu

#DigitalTechnologies help us stay #StrongerTogether vs #COVID19 as they:
are key to vaccine research
will keep supporting us after
#lockdown
allow us to access museums, digital concerts & eBooks
help us learn & work remotely
keep us connected→bit.ly/DigitalTechVsCovid19...

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@ETNOASSOCIATION

#Telecoms' role during #COVID19 confinement continues to be key. Our colleagues at @Telefonica are now putting an emphasis on the next challenge: the post-virus #recovery. More on their vision for the #EUDigitalSociety bit.ly/2VXgFai @TefOnIssues
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@EIF4eu

It was great seeing members gathering together again & discussing #TechVsCoronavirus.
Many ideas and practical examples were shared during this insightful exchange - full recording available at:
bit.ly/2WoFpZt
Many thanks to all speakers and attendees for joining us.
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TECH

ALLISON KIRKBY TO START AS PRESIDENT AND CEO ON MAY 4

TELIA – 4 MAY 2020


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Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Reuters – 6 MAY 2020

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TECHNOLOGY AND ETHICS IN THE CORONAVIRUS ECONOMY

Techcrunch – 5 May 2020

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Parking Lots Have Become a Digital Lifeline

The New York Times – 5 May 2020

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Algorithmic economics might help recovery from Covid-19

FINANCIAL TIMES – 4 May 2020

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Digital ad market is avoiding coronavirus disaster, say tech giants

Reuters – 30 April 2020

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Events
MAY
Aussenwirtschaft austria; ai austria & Enterprise Europe Network
11 May 2020, online conference

Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020

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EUROPEAN INTERNET FORUM
12 MAY 2020, ONLINE DEBATE

Digital innovation in the European creative and cultural sectors

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JUNE
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
8 June 2020, WEBINAR

LIABILITY FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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