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Connected Citizens Summit agenda

 

 

8:30 AM WELCOME COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
9:00 AM MODERATORS’ WELCOME REMARKS
 
  Ryan Heath 
Senior EU Correspondent, Associate Editor, POLITICO
Matt Karnitschnig
Chief Europe Correspondent, POLITICO
  Inga Michler 
Economic Reporter, WELT
   
 
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 1 - 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?
 
  Jens Spahn
Deputy Minister of Finance, GERMANY
   
 
10:50 AM COFFEE BREAK
 
11:20 AM PANEL 2 - 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?
 
  Andreas Schwab MEP
Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Florence Raynal
Deputy Director, Head of the Department of European and International Affairs, CNIL
 
12:00 PM LUNCH
 
1:30 PM SPOTLIGHT - INFRASTRUCTURE: ARE WE EQUIPPED TO MASTER CONNECTIVITY?
 
  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
Member on the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Udo Helmbrecht
Executive Director, EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR NETWORK AND INFORMATION SECURITY (ENISA)
 
1:55 PM PANEL 3 - SMART ENERGY: EFFICIENCY, SECURITY AND THE ENERGY UNION
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
   
 
2:35 PM PANEL 4 - 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?
 
 
3:05 PM PANEL 5 - 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
   

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