ICT Task Force: Few large corporations making recommandations in the name of the European IT industry
The European Commission has mandated a group of representatives of the european ICT industry to make policy recommandations in ICT. Most members of this group are large corporations of the sector, while small actors which accounts for the majority of jobs in Europe are mostly excluded from participation. Surprisingly many members are not even European.
List of members
- Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics (Dutch)
- Veli Sundback, Member of the executive Board of Nokia
Peter Zencke, Board Member responsible for R&I, SAP (German)
- Christian Morales, VP of Intel and General Manager of Intel EMEA (US)
- Hans Ulrich Maerki, Chair of IBM EMEA (US)
- Thorstein Heins, CTO Siemens Communications (German)
- Chris Dedicoat, SVP of Cisco Systems (US)
- Jean-Philippe Courtois, SVP of Microsoft and President of Microsoft International (US)
- Olivier Baujard, CTO of Alcatel
- François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva (French)
- Patrick Bertrand, CEO of Cegid
- Robin Pauley, BT (UK)
Carlo Bozotti, President & CEO of !STMicrolectronics
Crawford Beveridge, Executive VP & Chair, EMEA, APAC & Americas, of Sun Microsystems (US)
- Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, President and CEO of Tele2
- Eric Newcomer, CTO of IONA Technologies
- Kai-Uwe Ricke, CEO of Deutsche Telekom (German)
- François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva, open-source software (FR)
- Patrick Bertrand, CEO of Cegid, software (FR)
- Arnaldo Abruzzzini, Eurochambres
- Herman Daems, EVCA
- Soumitra Dutta, INSEAD
- Luke Georghiou, PREST
- Hans-Werner Müller, UEAPME
- Jim Murray, BEUC
- Peter Scherrer, European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF)
- Bernadette Ségol, UNI-Europa
Working Groups members
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/doc/icttfwgs.pdf (see page 3 of 12)
News and history
2006-06-07 Gunther Verheugen speech
Gunther Vereugen speech
- Günter Verheugen Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Enterprise and Industry Launch of the ICT Task Force First Meeting of the ICT Task Force Brussels, 7th June 2006 Reference: SPEECH/06/347 Date: 07/06/2006 SPEECH/06/347 Günter Verheugen Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Enterprise and Industry Launch of the ICT Task Force First Meeting of the ICT Task Force Brussels, 7th June 2006 Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to a Task-Force that: represents every facet of the ICT manufacturing and services sectors; brings together industry with other stakeholders in the sector: trades unions, SMEs, chambers of commerce, consumers, investors and academia. The context of the Task-Force: our new industrial policy The Task-force is one of the sector-specific initiatives foreseen in the Commissions Communication on industrial policy in October 2005. Industrial policy should not ...
- .. disturb well-functioning markets.
- .. pick winners.
- .. be protectionist.
- .. take over industry's role. The Commissions new industrial policy is about improving framework conditions across industrial sectors in different policy areas: e.g. research and innovation, trade, environment, public procurement, education and training
- .. Targeted sectoral actions complement our framework policy approach, working with the markets and stakeholders via high-level groups and task-forces, such as this ICT Task-Force. The ICT Task-Force Your aim is to help us ensure that public policy provides a supportive environment for fostering the competitiveness of the ICT sector and the uptake of ICT in Europe. We expect the mebers of the task force, via the working groups, to: inventory obstacles to the competitiveness of the sector and to the uptake of ICT; identify the most important obstacles; recommend possible policy responses. We are particularly interested in recommendations that aim to strengthen links and synergies between policies addressing: Better Regulation
R&D innovation education and training for firms large and small the business environment. The Commission is very interested to hear your views on where the Commission should be concentrating its efforts towards enhancing the competitiveness of the ICT sector.