Cristina Oyón

Director of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability, SPRI - Basque Business Development Agency

Cristina Oyon is Director of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability at SPRI, the Basque Business Development Agency in Spain. She is currently responsible for the design and implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy in the Basque region and manages the funds for fostering industrial R&D in the region. Her experience in research, development and innovation policies, public funds management and public-private and international cooperation is cross-sectoral and has the overall aim of seeking long term impact in economic growth and well-being, at regional and European level Her job and personal interests have an outward looking dimension that lead her to collaborate with several international organisations as BEI, OECD, UNIDO. She has been Member of the Industry 2030 High Level Industrial Roundtable of the European Commission, which gave advice on the European Industrial Strategy and is currently leading the Women in Manufacturing Expert Group of the World Manufacturing Forum.

Cristina is speaking at

Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am



When it comes to shaping Europe´s digital future, European member states and regions struggle to design and implement data sharing policies and strategies.

It is the European Data Strategy, with its vision to make the EU a leader in a data-driven society, by creating a single market for data for its free flow within the EU and across sectors, which inspires the definition of local (national and regional) data sharing policies that provide the principles that guide present and future decisions that will impact, and hopefully benefit, the local ecosystems of businesses, researchers, citizens and public administrations.
It is only after policies have been decided, that strategy is formulated accordingly to achieve tangible goals and objectives.
In this workshop we will hear how a variety of european public administrations and key stakeholders working on strategic data for AI initiatives are going through the path of adopting and translating the European Data Strategy, a strategy for policy measures and investments to enable the data economy for the coming five years, into concrete local policies and tangible strategies.
Further description:
We will hear the effort different European regions and member states are going through, to implement the European Data Strategy. We will ask them about their effort to define policies and strategies that have direct impact on their ecosystems, tools they are leveraging within their ecosystems, and early examples of infrastructure, programmes and initiatives they are planning to put in place.

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