- October 22, 2019
On October 22, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a “Digital Dish” on the CDU digital strategy with Nadine Schön, deputy chairwoman of the CDU/ CSU Bundestag group and lead voice on the “Digital Agenda.” The discussion focused on the digital charter, digital infrastructure, e-governance, tech-education, and data sovereignty, but also explored geopolitical issues concerning the role of Germany and the European Union in the digital age. In conversation with Tyson Barker, Program Director and Fellow at Aspen Germany, Nadine Schön addressed Germany’s tech goals and examined how public administration and the private sector can become more digital. Participants were also interested in strategies that guarantee IT-security and a European industrial policy in areas where China and the US are dominant players. The discussion was hosted in partnership with Telefonica Germany. Digital Dish is a regular series that brings one or two provocative thinkers together for an intimate, off-the-record lunch or dinner to discuss issues related to the most pressing tech policy debates. It features prominent speakers including policy-makers, elected officials, activists, innovators, thought-leaders, business representatives from both sides of the Atlantic and a mix of frontier thinkers on tech policy and specialists focusing on the U.S.-European relationship.