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EIT DIGITAL conference and partner event 'For a strong digital Europe'


10 Sep 2019 to 11 Sep 2019


The Egg
Bara Street 175
1070  Brussels


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Location


Event Description

Join us to discover the power of the EIT Digital pan European ecosystem driving global impact of Europe’s digital innovation, fueled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology.

10th September
08:30 - 09:30 Welcome Coffee & Registration
08:30 -16:30 Innovators Village Grand Opening
09:00 - 09:30 Press Conference
09:35 - 09:50 Opening: For a Strong Digital Europe, let’s shape a new model. Willem Jonker, EIT Digital, CEO
09:50 - 10:05 Keynote 1: How to set the framework? Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
10:05 - 10:20 Keynote 2: We, the makers. Andreas Kunze, Konux, CEO
10:20 - 10:35 Keynote 3: No Innovation Without Education. Nuria Oliver, Advisor of Vodafone Institute, Member of the High Level Expert Group on Business to Government Data Sharing
10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Panel Discussion - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education: the winning model
  • Chahab Nastar, EIT Digital, Chief Research and Innovation OfficerRoberto
  • Prieto, EIT Digital, Chief Education Officer - Success Stories: real-world examples
12:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 The Digital Talks feature interactive, engaging and controversial conversations of industry and high-profile startup CEOs (the Makers) alongside political leaders and prominent figures from organisations across Europe (the Shapers) about the key challenge(s) of Europe: 
#1. European values for a Strong Digital Europe
This panel will have a dialogue addressing how the EU can turn the value-driven approach to tech challenges into a resource, to provide economic advantages and to create European added value on the global market.
#2. Safeguarding Openness & Innovation in Europe
This panel will debate these concerns and highlight pressing opportunities to put in place fresh regulations which can adapt to the fast-changing digital environment, while at the same safeguarding European innovation and upholding the rights of citizens. 
#3. How to adapt the Education system to the digital reality?
How can the European education system be adapted to the digital reality, to equip people with the right digital skills and to deploy digital technology to support education?
15:15 -16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20 AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Willem Jonker
16:20 - 16:30 Wrap-up
16:45 - 20:00 Networking
The EIT Digital Conference is free of charge.
The EIT Digital Partner Event is restricted to EIT Digital partners only.
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