Acting Head of the “Digital Economy and Skills”
Alexander Riedl is Acting Head of the “Digital Economy and Skills” unit in the European Commission’s DG CONNECT.
His unit contributes to the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy and is monitoring progress in Member States through Europe’s Digital Progress Report. His team also analyses the impact of digitisation on work and the labour market, and supports concrete actions to tackle the digital skills challenge such as the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, Digital Opportunity Traineeships or Codeweek.
A trained economist, Riedl worked in the media and telecommunications sectors before joining the European Commission in 2004. Prior to his current job in the Commission, he worked in competition enforcement and scientific advice to policy making.