Peter Fatelnig is Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. His team covers all aspects of the broader conversation of digital tech in society and economy.
Peter Fatelnig is Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and resides in Washington DC since 2018. Since his arrival, digital economy policy became a top-priority in the EU-US relations with the Trade & Technology Council taking a leadership role.
He – with a small team – covers all aspects of the broader conversation of digital tech in society and economy. A senior manager at the European Commission since 1998 he is committed to a positive European vision of a society and economy driven by technology. Prior to the EU he worked on international assignments for the strategy consulting firm American Management Systems, and for the European Space Agency, in the Netherlands.
Peter holds a Master degree in Communication Engineering from the University of Technology in Graz, Austria, and is a senior member of the IEEE. He is married and has raised two daughters.
The EU Delegation was first established in Washington, DC in 1954 and now represents the European Union across the United States. It has expanded to host staff of the European Parliament Liaison Office, EUROPOL, the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank and the European Air Safety Agency.
March 13 | 1PM CT
In this panel, experts from both sides of the Atlantic discuss how the EU and U.S. can collaborate through the new trans-Atlantic Trade and Technology Council (TTC) and other multilateral forums to create an open, interoperable, and reliable digital space.
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