Tech Policy Days

DI Digital, University of Copenhagen and Danish Tech Startups invites you to an afternoon and evening with debates and talks on ‘A Digital Sovereign Europe and what it might mean for industry’.

Expect to get updated on research as well as latest policy and regulative developments within digital sovereignty and what this development means for companies.

This event is part of Tech Policy Days 2023.

Tech Policy Days is the first edition of the annual conference of the CPH Tech Policy Committee, bringing together key actors in the global tech industry. The conference takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and serves as a platform for Danish and international policymakers, industry representatives, civil society actors and other stakeholders to engage with Danish and international tech experts from both academia and the policy world.

Over the course of two days, the Tech Policy Days aim to empower Danish and international participants to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of tech policy. Read more here.

The Tech Policy Days-event is supported by the University of Copenhagen.


  • 15:00 - Arrival

  • 15:20 - Opening remarks by Andreas Holbak Espersen, Director, Digital Policy, DI Digital

  • 15:30 - Keynote by Minister for Digital Government and Gender Equality, Marie Bjerre

  • 15:50 - A Digital Sovereign Europe: What it might mean for industry

    Speech by Abraham Newman, Professor, Georgetown University, the speech will discuss the recent weaponization of digital markets and the pressures that this has placed on tech firms.

  • 16:00 - Panel discussion on a digital sovereign Europe and what it might mean for the industry and SMEs

    Denmark's Tech Ambassador, Anne Marie Engtoft Meldgaard
    Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, Frederik Erixon
    Professor, University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science, Rebecca Adler-Nissen
    CEO at Group Online, Jesper Eiby Christoffersen

    Moderator: Simon Kjær Hansen, Director, Crown Princess Mary Center

  • 16:40 - Break

  • 17:00 - Lightning talk - Governing the Information Environment?

    Alicia Wanless, Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    Calls continue growing to regulate artificial intelligence, counter disinformation, and hold social media companies to account. But how can we govern the information environment if we don’t understand it? This short talk explores the challenges a broken research model poses to developing informed policy for a complex system, and what can be done about it.

  • 17:10 - Reflections

    To open the discussion, the ligthning talk is followed by short reflections from Josh Kallmer, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Zoom, and Nanjira Sambuli, Fellow, Technology and International Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • 17:20 - Reception

  • 18:00 - Bye for now