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Europe Regional Internet and Development Dialogue 2017

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7 November 2017

09:00 – 09:30

Registration & networking coffee

09:30 – 09:45

Opening Remarks

Raul Echeberria, Vice-President Global Engagement, Internet Society
Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Alin Nica, First Vice-Chair of the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) and Rapporteur on the digital single market review, Committee of the Regions
09:45 – 10:05

Keynotes

MEP Michal Boni (EPP, PL), Former Polish Minister of Administration and Digitisation
Vint Cerf, “Father of the Internet” and Google VP & “Chief Internet Evangelist” – pre-recorded comments via video
10:05 – 13:00

Session I: The Internet as a driver of economic growth

10:05 – 11:20

Panel 1: Employment in the Internet economy

Moderator: William Echikson, Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of Digital Forum, CEPS

Maxime Cerutti, Director of Social Affairs, Business Europe
Holger Kunze, Director, German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA)
Jouni Eho, Director, Cursor (Regional Development Agency of Kotka-Hamina area, Finland)
Maria Marta Travieso, Specialist, Future of Work Initiative, International Labour Organization
Ondrej Sočuvka, Policy Manager, Google
11:20 – 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 – 13:00

Panel 2: Leveraging the new Internet platform for innovation

Moderator: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Regulatory Policy Unit, CEPS

Michela Palladino, Director of European Policy and Government Relations, Developers
Alliance
Saara Harjula, EU Policy Manager & Deputy Head of Helsinki EU Office
Pavol Mirossay, Executive Director, Kosice IT Valley
Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Director for European Affairs, Centre for Democracy and Technology
Oluf Nielsen, Policy Oficer, Unit F1, “Digital Policy Development and Coordination”, DG Connect, European Commission
13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 16:45

Session II: Developing an inclusive and secure digital economy for all

14:00 – 15:15

Connecting Europe’s far-flung regions

Moderator: Maarit Palovirta, Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe, Internet Society

Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
Ramon Roca, Co-Founder, Guifi.net, Spain
Stefano Agnelli, Director for European Institutional Affairs, Eutelsat
Jan Droege, Director, Broadband Competence Office Support Facility
15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:45

Panel 4: Education and trust in the digital economy

Moderator: Frédéric Donck, Director European Regional Bureau, Internet Society

Birgy Lorenz, Academic and Scientist, Tallinn University
Zoltan Precsenyi, Government Affairs Director, Symantec
Greg Fletcher, Central Architecture Services, NHS Digital
Ibrahim Ouassari, Cofounder, Molengeek
16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks

CEPS/Internet Society
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Time

09:00 – 18:30

Tuesday 07 November 2017

Location

CEPS Conference Room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

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