Special Episode: The European Commission talks Digital Innovation

Breaking Banks Europe brings to you the very voice of the European Commission. This special #BBE episode discusses current initiatives to create an efficient digital infrastructure across the EU. Paolo Sironi and Matteo Rizzi are pleased to host Joan Rodrigues Frade – lead ITC architect of the 7 Billion EUR “Connecting Europe Facility” (CEF) – and Kelly Liljemo – organizer of the “Digital Initiative Challenge” (DIC) -.

To build a Digital Single Market, the CEF funds a set of generic and reusable digital infrastructure elements, known as Building Blocks, which offer basic capabilities that can be reused in any EU project to facilitate the delivery of digital public services across borders and sectors.

The DIC tasked EU’s SMEs and startups to come up with innovative ideas using these solutions, boosting their businesses and helping the EU Commission understand how to build solutions SMEs and startups can use.

Episode Materials:

The Challenge: https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/sme
CEF Solutions: https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/
ISA Solutions: https://ec.europa.eu/isa2/
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Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among banks, insurers, startups and investment firms. Celebrated author on quantitative finance, digital transformation and economics theory, he explores the biological underpinnings of financial markets and how to bolster with technology and business innovation the global economy’s immune system in today’s volatile times.