Connected Citizens by Politico header
OK

Connected Citizens Summit agenda

 

 

8:30 AM COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
9:00 AM WELCOME
  Ryan Heath 
Senior EU Correspondent, Associate Editor, POLITICO
   
 
9:05 AM OPENING INTERVIEW - CONNECTED FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?
  Too connected to be protected? Connected cars, connected homes, connected lives – with the ability to connect all things, can we ever truly ensure citizens’ safety and security in the deployment of IoT and cloud technologies? Do the benefits outweigh the vulnerabilities posed by hacks, malware, and fraud?
  Jan Jambon
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Security and the Interior, BELGIUM
   
 
9:35 AM PANEL - THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN A HYPER CONNECTED WORLD
  Connectivity is transforming cities, industry, and government. Technology is becoming increasingly political and the regulatory landscape is in constant turmoil. How can we breakdown data silos and leverage urban IoT to make governments more responsive, intelligent, and inclusive? In the wake of connectivity, can governments surmount the cybersecurity risks?
  Arne Schönbohm
President of the Federal Office for Security and Information Technology (BSI), GERMANY
Krzysztof Szubert
Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs, POLAND
 
10:15 AM SPOTLIGHT - CONNECTIVITY: A FRIEND OR FOE TO DEMOCRACY?
  The perils of connectivity have made their way into political arena. With impending elections all around Europe, democracy is hard at work - and being put to the test. What more does Europe need to do to ensure it is ready to withstand cyberattacks, violent extremism, and fake news?
  Thorsten Benner
Director and Co-founder, Global Public Policy Institute
Jeremy Butcher
Chief Technology Officer, Fox-IT
 
10:50 AM COFFEE BREAK
 
11:20 AM PANEL - THE ENCRYPTION ENIGMA: SECURITY AND PRIVACY, CAN WE WALK THE FINE LINE?
  More connectivity means more concern about data protection and cybersecurity. How can governments combine efforts to guarantee public safety and safeguard citizens’ personal privacy? What do the Privacy Shield, General Data Protection and ePrivacy Regulations mean for citizens and businesses? With controversies over PNR and encryption, could Big Data lead to a Big Brother society?
  Susanne Dehmel
Managing Director, BITKOM
Thomas Hemker
Security Strategist, SYMANTEC
12:00 PM SPOTLIGHT - INFRASTRUCTURE: ARE WE EQUIPPED TO MASTER CONNECTIVITY?
  Introductory Remarks:
  Wassim Chourbaji
Vice President and Head of Government Affairs, QUALCOMM EMENA
   
 

From high-speed broadband and 5G to the new European Electronic Communications Code, will Europe be able to deploy adequate and secure infrastructure so that citizens may fully utilize the power of connectivity? What’s the future for European and German Cloud spaces? What do we risk, relying on foreign technology and software systems?

  Pilar Del Castillo Vera
MEP, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Prof. Udo Helmbrecht
Executive Director, EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR NETWORK AND INFORMATION SECURITY
 
12:45 PM LUNCH
 
1:55 PM PANEL - SMARTER CITIZENS FOR SMARTER ENERGY
  Spurring the technological wave around smart energy, the EU is aiming to convert 80% of electricity meters to smart meters by 2020. How can we ensure the integrity of smart appliances? What measures are needed to protect citizens against cyberattacks? How can we use ICT and IoT to develop solutions, making cities and infrastructure more sustainable, cleaner, and safer?
  Dr. Stephan Lechner
Director, DG ENERGY, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Kristina Haverkamp
Managing Director, GERMAN ENERGY AGENCY
  Andreas Umbach
Executive Chairman, LANDIS+GYR AG
   
 
2:30 PM PANEL - INTELLIGENT MOBILITY AND CONNECTED TRANSPORT
  Connectivity can improve mobility through the wider sharing of transport data. From cognitive cars to evergrowing IoT, how can telecom and automotive companies collaborate to make 5G a widespread reality? Connected cars come with safer roads and lower emissions, but are they also a portal to even more cybersecurity threats? In the Human vs. Robot debate, is accident liability kryptonite for the driverless future?
  Päivi Antikainen
Data Business Unit, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland
Dr. Tobias Miethaner
Director-General, Digital Society Department, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
  Sebastian Helbeck
Vice-President, Cluster Mobility Department, Bosch Software Innovations
   
 
3:05 PM PANEL - HEALTH CARE CAUGHT THE CONNECTIVITY BUG
  IoT can reduce medical costs, improve outcomes, and ultimately save lives. But most people are not educated to use their technology for preventive and reactive medicine. How can different players – from physicians to governments to tech companies – come together to create a truly interoperable digital health care ecosystem? Are the promises of eHealth over-advertised? What does the new General Data Protection Regulation mean for citizens’ data generated by health trackers?
  Joe McNamee
Executive Director, EUROPEAN DIGITAL RIGHTS (EDRI)
Lisbeth Nielsen
Director General, DANISH HEALTH DATA AUTHORITY
  Martin Seychell
Deputy Director General, DG SANTE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
   
 
3:40 PM CLOSING INTERVIEW
  Moderated by:
  Florian Eder
Managing Editor, Expansion, POLITICO
   
  Peter Altmaier
Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, GERMANY
   
4:10 PM CLOSING REMARKS AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL

BECOME A SPEAKER

Speaker icône

Want to join our speaker lineup for 2017?

BECOME A SPONSOR

Want to highlight your expertise and boost your visibility?

CONTACT US

+33 1 43 12 85 55

Email us

@EventsPOLITICO