Wednesday 21 September from 17:00 to 19:00
On Wednesday 21 September, the Institute for Competitiveness (I-Com), on the behalf of Deep-In Research Network, organised a policy debate on “EU STRATEGY ON STANDARDISATION. Setting Global Standards for a resilient, green and digital EU Single Market”. The event took place in Brussels at L42 from 17:00 to 19:00.
Structured in two panels, the event aimed to contribute to the debate on the EU approach to standardisation by bringing together a select number of high-level participants to discuss the EU standardisation strategy. The latter followed the Commission’s communication published in February 2022, which aims to set global standards to support a resilient, green and digital EU single market.
Specifically, Panel I explored the geopolitical implications of EU standardization policy both within the Single Market and globally. Panel II, on the other hand, focused on how standards affect innovation and on EU’s competitiveness. As such, the latter delved into the following topics: 5G, IoT and Standard Essential Patents (SEPs).
Here the event’s programme.
[tp no_translate]Giuseppe COLANGELO
Jean Monnet Chair in European Innovation Policy and Professor of Law & Economics University of Basilicata and Deep-In Research Network.[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Giuseppe Colangelo is a Jean Monnet Professor of European Innovation Policy. He is also an Associate Professor of Law and Economics at University of Basilicata, and an Adjunct Professor of Markets, Regulation and Law, and Legal Issues in Marketing at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy. He graduated in Law from LUISS Guido Carli, earned an LL.M. in Competition Law and Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and a Ph.D. in Law and Economics at LUISS Guido Carli. His primary research interests are related to innovation policy, intellectual property, competition policy, market regulation, and economic analysis of law. Giuseppe has been a TTLF Fellow since August 2017.[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Stefano DA EMPOLI
[tp no_translate]Chiara GIOVANNINI
Deputy Director-General, ANEC[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Emilio DAVILA GONZALEZ
Head of Sector ICT Standardisation, DG CONNECT, European Commission[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Patrick HOFKENS
Director IPR Policy, Ericsson[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Guido LOBRANO
Director General for Europe, ITI[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Guido Lobrano is ITI’s Senior Vice President of Policy and Director General for Europe, leading ITI’s work on the European Union’s activities impacting technology and innovation. Guido is based in Brussels, Belgium, where he opened ITI’s first office in Europe. He coordinates ITI’s work on EU initiatives in areas such as privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data, competition policy and platform issues, and supports the work on digital trade and taxation. Before joining ITI in October 2017, Guido was deputy director for legal affairs, internal market and digital economy at BusinessEurope, the confederation of European industry. He was in charge of digital and tech policy, as well antitrust and state aid legislation. He also coordinated the team responsible for the single market policy. He led the association’s advocacy on Europe’s 2010 Strategy and the Digital Agenda for Europe (2012), as well as the 2015 Digital Single Market (DSM) and Digitising European Industry strategies. He was in charge of privacy and data issues, e-commerce, sharing economy and platforms among others. He covered key legal and policy debates from a cross-sectoral industry perspective, including the 2008-2009 EU Telecoms Review, collective redress (EU-level class action schemes), the process leading to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the transition from the EU-US Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield. Guido began his professional career working in law firms in the United States, France, Italy and Belgium, on international and EU law. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, particularly technology and competition policies. He received his law degree in Italy at the University of Sassari and an Erasmus diploma from the University of Vienna.[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Michael LOCH
Associate General Counsel, GSMA[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Michael Loch is the Associate General Counsel – Technology at the GSMA. He is responsible for any legal matters associated with technology, standardisation, intellectual property and governance in the GSMA. Michael is an English qualified solicitor with a BA Hon degree from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University of London. Following articles as a trainee solicitor at Charles Russell, Michael was a telecoms regulatory lawyer with Field Fisher Waterhouse. In 2000, he became the European in-house counsel for Genesis Telecommunications, a subsidiary for Alcatel. Following Alcatel, he was Senior Legal Counsel at Hitachi Data Systems. Before joining the GSMA, Michael was the Regional Counsel at Nokia for Vodafone, UK and Ireland.[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Antonio MANGANELLI
Professor of Law & Economics, LUMSA University and Deep-In Research Network[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Mr Antonio Manganelli is professor of Antitrust and Regulation at LUMSA University (Rome, Italy). Since March 2021, Mr Manganelli has worked as Advisor to the Italian Minister of Economic Development on policies for telecom, media, and digital markets. Mr Manganelli previously served in other public institutions, i.e., the Italian Regulatory Authority for Telecom, Media, and Postal sectors (AGCOM); the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the European Commission, at the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC); the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the Research department at the Italian Central Bank (Banca d’Italia). Mr Manganelli was also research associate at the European University Institute, in Florence (Italy), where he coordinated the Florence School of Regulation and the Centre for media freedom and media pluralism. Mr Manganelli holds a M.Sc. in Political Science and Economic Policy and a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from the University of Siena (Italy).[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Sophie MUELLER
Head of Unit Standards Policy, DG GROW, European Commission[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Sophie Mueller is Head of Unit for Standards Policy in DG GROW since April 2022. She was previously the Deputy and acting Head of the same unit since March 2021. In this role, she is responsible for deploying and enhancing standardisation as a tool that supports the competitiveness, recovery, twin transition and resilience of the EU’s industrial ecosystems. She started her career in the European Commission at DG Enterprise & Industry in 2010 and was responsible for files like Key Enabling Technologies and Corporate Social Responsibility. For 6.5 years she worked in the offices of the Director-General and Deputy Director-Generals at DG GROW, advising on and handling daily matters relating to industrial policy, sectorial files like automotive, chemicals or tourism and the green transition of industries. Sophie worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva and a private-public affairs consultancy firm in Brussels. She holds degrees in Political Science and Advanced European Studies from the Universities of Bonn (DE) and Basel (CH).[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Maarit PALOVIRTA
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Urška PETROVČIČ
Director of Economic Strategy, Qualcomm[/tp]
[tp no_translate]Urška Petrovčič is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm. Her work focuses on antitrust and intellectual property. She holds a B.A. in law from the University of Ljubljana, a Master of Law and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an LL.M. and a Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute. Her publications on the enforcement of standard-essential patents (SEPs) include a book, Competition Law and Standard Essential Patents: A Transatlantic Perspective (Wolters Kluwer 2014), and articles in the Common Market Law Review and other journals. Since 2017, Dr. Petrovcic has acted as the European Commission’s non-governmental adviser for the Unilateral Conduct Working Group of the International Competition Network. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oslo. She was chosen as the inaugural scholar of the American Bar Association’s International Scholar-in-Residence Program, which enabled her to conduct research in cooperation with the Office of Policy Planning of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on antitrust enforcement concerning SEPs. Dr. Petrovcic previously worked in the Brussels office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and was a stagiaire at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission.[/tp]