Oettinger and the digital avant garde


EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Guenther Oettinger gives a speech during a swearing-in ceremony in front of the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 10 December 2014. Members of the Commission are pledging to respect the Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to carry out their responsibilities in complete independence and in the general interest of the Union.

Industry 4.0 try hard

“We are in the middle of a true revolution—the fourth industrial revolution,” declared Commissioner Oettinger in a speech to German business, “Like our revolutions of its kind, it will change all our industries, it will change our economy and it will change our lives.”

He continued, “This revolution is digital and it is high on the political agenda, not only in Germany with Industrie 4.0 and in the Netherlands and elsewhere but also at the level of the European Union.”

While the digital st...

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