Agenda

Note: This is a provisional agenda and timings are subject to change.

All session timings below are in CET.

08:45 – 09:15

Event opening

Registration, Platform Opens, In-Person Roundtables, Virtual Networking

09:15 – 09:45

Welcome remarks

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Hilary Mine
President, DIGITALEUROPE and Vice President Strategy & Technology, CX, Nokia

09:45 – 10:10

Opening Keynote

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Ursula von der Leyen
President, European Commission 

10:10 – 10:50

Panel Debate in association with

The European Economy of the Future – Lean, Green and High-Tech

Europe is a manufacturing powerhouse and is leading the way on industry 4.0. It has strengths in traditional sectors like transport, energy and others. Our technologies are world-leading in terms of driving down emissions. What are the pioneering examples of Europe’s industrial renaissance, and where do we need to focus to roll them out across the continent? 

Katrina Sichel 400

Moderated by: Katrina Sichel
Communications Specialist

7

Florence Verzelen
Executive Vice-President Industry, Marketing & Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes

3

Mathieu Weill

Head of Digital Economy Department, French Ministry of Economy

Rainer Brehm 400

Rainer Brehm

CEO Factory Automation, Siemens Digital Industries

10:50 – 11:05

Coffee Break

11:05 – 12:00

Panel debate

How Innovation can Underpin Europe’s Recovery

The minimum 150 billion euros of COVID recovery funds dedicated to digital are a once-in-a-generation chance to overhaul Europe’s digital infrastructure and support both the public and private sector to embrace open innovation. Using the case study of Italy, our high-level panel will look at the different ways that IT and non-IT companies, as well as governments, can work together to develop new solutions to societal challenges. How can the principle of open innovation help to modernize the public sector, clean up our cities, and support our traditional industries to be more productive? What are the challenges and roadblocks to getting there? And are we ready to fully unlock Europe’s potential? 

Katrina Sichel 400

Moderated by: Katrina Sichel
Communications Specialist

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Vittorio Colao
Minister for Technical Innovation and Digital Transition, Government of Italy

viola

Roberto Viola
Director General, DG CNECT, European Commission

gianni

Gianni Anguilletti
Vice President for the Mediterranean Region, Red Hat

Sophie Proust 400

Sophie Proust

Chief Technology Officer, Atos

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Carme Artigas (TBC)
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Government of Spain

12:00 - 12:45

Under the Microscope

Future Health Trends – How Technology will Transform Medicine

Data and artificial intelligence are revolutionising the way we treat patients and create new medicines and vaccines. Meanwhile, the pandemic accelerated the use of virtual health technologies as we were stuck at home. How can we make sure the advances made over the past few months are here for good? Join our expert panel as we discuss what is possible now, and what will be possible in the next 10 years, if we get the policy right.

jillian

Moderated by: Jillian Deutsch
Reporter, Bloomberg News

Isabelle Zalbit 400

Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz

eHealth Europe & International Director, French Ministry of Health

francesco

Francesco Buonarroti
Chief Information Officer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

nicolas

Nicolas Monsarrat
Managing Director, Accenture Health, Digital Health Europe Lead

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break

In-Person Roundtables, Virtual Networking, Breakouts, VIP Lunch

13:45 - 14:05

Keynote Conversation

Digital Innovation as a Pillar of Peace and Security

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Mircea Geoană
Deputy Secretary General, NATO

14:05 - 14:20

Keynote Conversation

Are the EU’s Connectivity Goals Ambitious Enough?

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Pekka Lundmark
President and CEO, Nokia

14:20 - 15:10

Panel Debate

Setting Transatlantic Standards for Tech Governance

Europe is racing ahead with new rules for artificial intelligence and online content moderation, both in Brussels and in some member states. Meanwhile, the new transatlantic Trade and Technology Council wants to set the standard on tech in a wide range of areas. How should the EU and US work together to shape global technology norms? And what would success for the TTC look like? 

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Moderated by: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Stefano Sannino
Secretary General, European External Action Service

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Peter Harrell

Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, White House

Karen Massin 400

Karen Massin

Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, EU Institutions at Google

Anita Finnegan 400

Anita Finnegan
CEO/Founder, Nova Leah

15:10 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30- 15:40

Keynote Speech

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Mariya Gabriel 
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

15:40 - 16:15

Future Unicorn Award Ceremony

Presented by Commissioner Gabriel

jennifer baker

Moderated by: Jennifer Baker 
Journalist

16:15 - 17:00

Panel Debate

Data and the Green Recovery – The Power is at our Fingertips

Data is essential to harness the power of digital across the different economic sectors and support them to become more efficient and greener. Examples include data on rainfall patterns to enable farmers to make smart decisions on water and fertiliser usage, or real-time data in production processes to optimise energy usage. How can we best make sure of the information that is all around us, blending public and private data and encouraging sharing amongst different industries? What should policymakers do to maximise this potential?

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Moderated by: Javier Espinoza
EU Correspondent, Financial Times

5

Mauro Petriccione
Director General, DG CLIMA, European Commission

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Gilles Thiebaut
SVP and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, HPE

Annika Hedberg 400

Annika Hedberg

Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme, European Policy Centre

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Ellen Carey

Head of Public Affairs & Strategy, Circulor

17:00 - 17:30

Keynote Conversation

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Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice-President, European Commission

08:45 – 09:30

Registration, Platform opens, in-person round tables, Virtual Networking

09:30 – 10:00

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Keynote 

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Ursula von der Leyen
President, European Commission 

10:30 – 11:15

Panel Debate in association with

The European Economy of the Future- Lean, Green and Digital

11:15 – 11:40

Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:15

In conversation

How innovation can underpin Europe’s recovery

colao

Vittorio Colao
Minister for Technical Innovation and Digital Transition, Government of Italy

Carme Artigas - WEB

Carme Artigas (TBC)
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Government of Spain

12:15 – 13:00

Under the Microscope

Future Health Trends: How Technology will Transform Medicine

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

In- person roundtables, virtual networking/breakouts, VIP lunch

14:00 – 14:20

In conversation

Digital innovation as a pillar of peace and security

14:20 – 14:35

Keynote conversation

Are the EU’s Connectivity Goals Ambitious Enough?

pekka lundmark

Pekka Lundmark
President and CEO, Nokia

14:35 – 15:15

Panel debate

Setting Global Standards for Tech Governance

15:15 – 15:35

Coffee Break

15:35 – 16:15

Panel debate

Data and the Green Recovery – the Power is at our Fingertips

16:15 – 16:30

Keynote Speech

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Mariya Gabriel 
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research , Culture , Education and Youth

16:30 – 17:00

Future Unicorn Award Ceremony

Presented by Commissioner Gabriel

17:00 – 17:30

In Conversation with…

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Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice- President, European Commission, in conversation

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