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Digital Agenda for Europe, Sep 17

The European Commission launched in March 2010 the Europe 2020 Strategy to exit the crisis and prepare the EU economy for the challenges of the next decade. Europe 2020 sets out a vision to achieve high levels of employment, a low carbon economy, productivity and social cohesion, to be implemented through concrete actions at EU and national levels. This battle for growth and jobs requires ownership at top political level and mobilisation from all actors across Europe.

The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, set out to define the key enabling role that the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will have to play if Europe wants to succeed in its ambitions for 2020.

Francisco García Morán is the Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission. In this role he defines the IT strategy of the European Commission, provides ICT corporate services and is also responsible for the European programme ISA (Interoperable Solutions for Public Administrations).  Since he joined the European Commission in November 1986, he has continued working in the IT area, first at the Informatics Directorate and then at the Directorate-General for Translation.

In 2001 he was appointed Director of Informatics at the Directorate-General for Personnel and Administration. He was responsible for establishment of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) in May 2004 of which he was appointed Director General in November 2005.

Mr. García Morán is a member of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the World Bank’s HLEG (High Level E Transformation Group). He holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Seville and a degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

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UC Davis: 1065 Kemper Hall
UC Merced: COB 322-Willow
UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 595B

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