Overview

Making Europe “fit for the digital age” is an undertaking that requires cooperation and collaboration. This has only become more evident in 2020, when unprecedented disruption has demanded a reconfiguration of how businesses run, how public administrations operate, and how citizens go about their daily lives.

This unique virtual edition of Masters of Digital – DIGITALEUROPE’s flagship annual gathering – will focus on the role of digital in strengthening Europe’s emergence from the global pandemic, and look at how deeper collaboration between business, government and civil society will deliver on the goal of a stronger digital Europe.

Read on to find out what to expect from Masters of Digital 2021, and how you can get involved.

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We are delighted to announce Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission will participate in Masters of Digital 2021. 

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Ursula von der Leyen

President, European Commission

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If you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved in the event, please contact

Kivanc Akil, Senior Events Manager & Executive Coordination 

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kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org  

WHAT TO EXPECT

Inspiring speakers

Quality networking opportunities

AGENDA

Day 1
2021-02-03
Day 2
2021-02-04
09:00 - 09:30
Virtual Platform and Networking and Showcases Open
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome and Introduction to Masters of Digital 2021
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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
09:45 - 10:30
Keynote Conversation: Digital and the Future of the European Union
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Tom Nuttall
Berlin Bureau Chief, The Economist
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Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission
10:30 - 10:50
Presentation of the Master of Digital Award

An award given to a figure that has made an outstanding contribution to the digital sector in Europe during 2020.

10:50 - 11:00
Networking and Showcase Break

Participants are able to browse the showcases and exhibitions, and networking with each other on the platform.

11:00 - 12:00
Digital for Renewal: Leadership Roundtable

Europe has seen a massive uptick in the volume of use of digital technologies as people and businesses adjust to new ways of working. This session will look at the major trends and transformations Europe is seeing in the deployment of technology across society, including the public sector and the industrial space. Speakers will look at what improvements and collaborations are required to ensure that technological innovation can continue to drive positive change and the strengthening of European economies.

12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Break

Participants are able to browse the showcases and exhibitions, and networking with each other on the platform

13:30 - 14:00
Keynote Interview: Healthcare and Digital
Keynote Interview: Healthcare and Digital image
Moderator: Fergus Walsh
Speaker Position, Company
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Stella Kyriakides
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
14:00 - 15:00
Panel Debate: Healthcare in the Age of Covid-19 – Unleashing the Potential of Digital

Nowhere is there a greater potential for digital technologies to have a positive socio-economic impact that in the area of healthcare. The Covid crisis has only accelerated this fact. What have governments learnt from how digital is able to interact with health systems? How has Covid driven deeper integrations and collaborations between governments, the healthcare and digital sectors?

15:00 - 15:10
Networking and Showcase Break

Participants are able to browse the showcases and exhibitions, and networking with each other on the platform.

15:10 - 16:45
The UnBoxing Stages

Taking place within the Unboxing Stages will be a series of pre-recorded and live sessions that provide a deeper dive on particular topics, and provide viewpoints from authors, academics and other personalities that bring fresh perspectives on technology and its role and impact in society.

15:10 - 16:00
Deep Dive Session 1: Cyber Security & the NIS Review
16:00 - 16:45
Outside the Brexit Box: An interview with prominent analysts/journalists on what we can expect for EU-UK relations in 2021
16:45 - 17:00
Close (Day 1)
09:00 - 09:30
Virtual Platform and Networking and Showcases Open

Participants are able to browse the showcases and exhibitions, and networking with each other on the platform.

09:30 - 10:00
Welcome and Presentation of the Future Unicorn Award
09:45 - 10:30
Keynote Conversation
10:30 - 11:30
The Digital Services Act

The Digital Services Act represents an unprecedented adjustment in how large parts of the digital economy is governed. It also represents an ambitious attempt by European legislators to ensure that those digital businesses operating in Europe abide by European rules and values. This session will take stock of the recently announced Digital Services Act, and will also give attention to the ongoing discussions around ex-ante rules.

11:30 - 11:45
Networking and Showcase Break
11:45 - 12:45
The Unboxing Stages
Deep Dive Session 2: Digital for the Green Deal
Deep Dive Session 3: Data Flows
12:45 - 13:15
Showcase Session – Digitally Enlightened

Understanding the commitment and drive that’s required by digital innovators to solve world challenges will increase awareness and encourage us to provide the right environment for innovation and collaboration to flourish. This session will be a presentation and discussion on The Digitally Enlightened Series, a cooperation between DIGITALEUROPE and the BBC.

13:15 - 14:15
Lunch Break

Participants are able to browse the showcases and exhibitions, and networking with each other on the platform

14:15 - 15:00
Keynote Interview
15:00 - 16:00
What’s the Outlook for AI in Europe in 2021?

European approaches to the proposed regulation of AI have been criticised and being too cautious and potentially undermining the Europe’s potential competitiveness in the area. This session will look at the reality of where Europe is headed both commercially and legislatively, and offer an honest assessment of the pros and cons of the European approach.

16:00
Close (Day 2)
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If you are interested in finding out more about the event, please contact Kivanc Akil, Senior Events Manager and Executive Coordination, DIGITALEUROPE:

mastersofdigital@digitaleurope.org