IGF 2021 Day 0 Event #132 Transatlantic relations in cyber and digital affaires

Monday, 6th December, 2021 (16:45 UTC) - Monday, 6th December, 2021 (17:30 UTC)
Hall A2

Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Germany - Ms. Regine Grienberger, Cyber Ambassador

The Netherlands - Ms. Nathalie Jaarsma, Cyber Ambassador

Poland - Mr. Krzysztof Bednarek, Deputy Director, EU Economics Department, The Chancellary of the Prime Minister

USA - Mr. Stephen Anderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting) for Communication and Information Policy, DoS supported by Liesyl Franz, Deputy Coordinator (Acting), Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, DoS

European Commission - Mr. Pearse O'Donohue, Director of Future Networks, DG CONNECT

Online Moderator

Mr. Tadeusz Chomicki, Ambassador for Cyber&Tech, MFA, Poland


Panel - interview


It can be assumed with a high degree of probability that transatlantic relations in cyber and digital affairs will determine the development and competitiveness of the Western world on a global scale in the coming decades and in particular in competition with quickly growing technological powers. The economies and societies of the 21st. century will increasingly be based on the digital solutions. Determining the rules of the game and then managing the ongoing technological cooperation between Europe and the USA in realtion to such issues as cybersecurity, big data, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, data flow speed, including 5G (and maybe 6G) technology appears to be an obvious task. Are Europe and America are really prepared and determined to undertake such cooperastion, since the European Union and the USA often clash on the issue of creating digital policy, describing their approach as either anti-American or too friendly to the techmology industry? In this particular panel we will try to find a response to a question: How to overthrow this sterotype of thinking?