GROW DIGITAL

 

31 May - 1 June 2022
The Egg, Brussels, Belgium

Join Europe's flagship conference on Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, Metaverse and Green Digital

Your opportunity to hear the latest about digital innovation, network with key players from industry, research and academia, and establish new business relations.

Great names with great ideas!

Hermann HauserHermann Hauser
Founding Partner, Amadeus Capital
Irene BoniIrene Boni
CEO, TalentGarden
Bertrand PerezBertrand Perez
COO, Web3 Foundation
Julia SchmalenbergJulia Schmalenberg
Director European R&I Ecosystems, Huawei
Carlos KuchkovskyCarlos Kuchkovsky
CEO & Cofounder, QCentroid
Agneta RinmanAgneta Rinman
CEO, KTH Executive School
Thomas BoehmeThomas Boehme
Director Channel & Alliances, rooom AG
Carl StålhemCarl Stålhem
COO, Gleechi
Risto SiilasmaaRisto Siilasmaa
Founder & Chairman, F-Secure & WithSecure Corporations
Cristiano CodagnoneCristiano Codagnone
Università degli Studi di Milano Statale
Francesco BonfiglioFrancesco Bonfiglio
CEO, Gaia-X
Axel DeiningerAxel Deininger
CEO, secunet Security Networks AG
Francesco MazzolaFrancesco Mazzola
Chairman of the Board of Directors, T.net
Nick MerrittNick Merritt
Head of Partnerships, Strategy, and Operations, Vault Hill
Mattias BjörnmalmMattias Björnmalm
Deputy Secretary General, CESAER
Bram NautaBram Nauta
Professor, University of Twente
Jeroen van LentJeroen van Lent
President, EIT Digital Alumni Foundation
Jean-David MaloJean-David Malo
Director, European Innovation Council
Thibaut KleinerThibaut Kleiner
Director for Policy, Strategy and Outreach, DG Connect
John BellJohn Bell
CEO, HighTechXL
Koen BertelsKoen Bertels
CEO, qbee
Mario HuygheMario Huyghe
CEO, Ariom

Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday, 31 May 2022

09:30-10:30Welcome Coffee & Registration, Exhibition room opensInnovators Village
10:30-10:50Opening: Willem Jonker - CEO, EIT Digital
10:50-11:50Growing your digital business from Europe
Connecting the key ingredients to build successful tech ventures

Mario Huyghe - CEO, Ariom
11:50-12:50Growing digital talent in Europe
Making Europe attractive for digital talent through excellence in higher education, rich ecosystems, attractive job opportunities, and a balanced lifestyle

Agneta Rinman - CEO, KTH Executive School
Irene Boni - CEO, TalentGarden
Mattias Björnmalm - Deputy Secretary General, CESAER (Association of universities of science and technology in Europe)
Jeroen van Lent - President, EIT Digital Alumni
12:50-14:15Networking Lunch and Exhibition
14:15-15:15CYBERSECURITY
Protecting critical assets against cyberattacksRisto Siilasmaa - Chairman, F-SecureFrancesco Mazzola - CEO, TnetAxel Deininger - CEO, secunet Security Networks AG
QUANTUM COMPUTING
The next computing paradigm?Carlos Kuchkovsky - CEO & Cofounder, QCentroidBram Nauta - Professor, University of TwenteKoen Bertels - CEO, qbee
GREEN DIGITAL
A greener world through digitalCristiano Codagnone - Professor, University of MilanFrancesco Bonfiglio - CEO, GAIA-XJulia Schmalenberg - Director European R&I Ecosystems, Huawei
15:15-16:15Afternoon Coffee and Exhibition
16:15-16:45Investing in tech entrepreneurship in EuropeJean-David Malo - Director, EISMEA
16:45-17:15European entrepreneurship in digitalRisto Siilasmaa - Chairman, F-Secure
17:15-19:00Cocktail

Day 2 - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

09:00-09:30Welcome Coffee & RegistrationInnovators Village
09:30-10:00Technology Sovereignty for Europe: Hermann Hauser - Co-founder, Amadeus Capital
10:00-11:00Networking Coffee / Exhibition / Matchmaking
11:00-12:00CYBERSECURITY
Cyberspace as a safe environment for the citizenThibaut Kleiner - Deputy Director-General, European Commission DG CNECTTuan Trinh - Director Budapest, EIT Digital
METAVERSE
Blended life in a connected worldThomas Böhme - Director Channel & Alliances, rooom AGCarl Stålhem - COO, GleechiNick Merritt - Head of Operations, Partnerships, and Strategy, Vault Hill
12:00-12:25Towards European digital sovereigntyThibaut Kleiner - Deputy Director General, DG CNECT
12:25-12:50Metaverse and the future of InternetBertrand Perez - COO, Web3 Foundation
12:50-13:00Closing remarksWillem Jonker - CEO, EIT Digital
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Co-Funded by the European Union