Makers & Shapers

Conversations with top Makers and Shapers, contributing to build a strong digital Europe


Experior VC Co-Founder Kinga Stanislawska on the role of female investors for tech ventures

Kinga Stanislawska, Experior VC

Mambu CEO Eugene Danilkis on creating tech unicorns in Europe

Eugene Danilkis, Mambu

SAP CEO Christian Klein on Europe’ competitiveness in the digital domain

Christian Klein, SAP

European Innovation Council Director Jean-David Malo on scaling EU tech companies

Jean-David Malo, Director of EIC

Bolt co-founder Martin Villig on building tech unicorns in Europe

Martin Villig, Bolt

Luc Van den hove on the contribution of EU semiconductor industry to tech sovereignty

Luc Van den hove, IMEC

Hermann Hauser on Venture Capital for deep tech competitiveness and EU tech sovereignty

Hermann Hauser, Amadeus

Pia Sandvik on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Research and Academia

Pia Sandvik, RISE

Research & Innovation’s contribution to crisis mitigation

Jean-Eric Paquet, EC DG RTD

Mobility and Digital Cities

Ignacio Madridejos, Ferrovial

Drone protection and Digital Cities

Lucas Le Bell, CerbAir

Social entrepreneurship & Digital Cities

Karoline Beronius, Addressya

Financial services in times of Corona

Alain Godard, EIF

Digital innovation in banking

Wim Mijs, EBF

FinTech Entrepreneurship

Joakim Sjöblom, Minna Technologies

Europe lacks the experience of scaling up companies

Damiano Bolzoni, Security Matters

Cybersecurity and entrepreneurship in Europe

Risto Siilasmaa, F-Secure

European Commission on cybersecurity

Roberto Viola, EC DG CNECT

"Startups should go where the market is"

Andreas Kunze, KONUX

"EU needs the capability to handle big data"

Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, European Parliament

Industry digitalization

Roland Busch, Siemens

In Europe we are very strong in creating solutions that fit our market

Emmy Hendriks, SARA

"Digital health means a complete reshaping of health systems and health care delivery"

Anne Bucher, EC DG SANTE

We should allow the use of data for good, and with good I mean helping people

Joni Kettunen, Firstbeat

Data plays a key role in transforming healthcare

Frans van Houten, Philips

"A lot of people have the ability to contribute to and work in AI once they are upskilled"

Jean-François Gagné, Element AI

"Europe has the capabilities to take ownership of its own Artificial Intelligence"

Christophe Bourguignat, Zelros

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