Published on 23 October 2019

Rekindle Europe’s competitiveness

New technologies are disrupting our lives. Citizens, businesses, governments: no one is being spared by the ongoing developments in Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things, ecommerce, or cybersecurity. However, this digital tide does not have to be passively accepted. On the contrary: it needs to be governed and shaped into the driver for change we want it to be.


Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange, shares his views for a digitalised and competitive Europe preserving its values.  He suggests a renewed European industrial policy based on 4 building blocks alongside a human-centric approach to the digital revolution, one which shows the world how to reap the fruits of technological innovation while delivering on citizens’ needs and ensuring societal inclusiveness.