Makers & Shapers

Conversations with top Makers and Shapers on our journey through digital Europe



Cybersecurity and entrepreneurship in Europe

Risto Siilasmaa, F-Secure

Data plays a key role in transforming healthcare

Frans van Houten, Philips

Industry digitalization

Roland Busch, Siemens

Mobility and Digital Cities

Ignacio Madridejos, Ferrovial

"Startups should go where the market is"

Andreas Kunze, KONUX

Europe lacks the experience of scaling up companies

Damiano Bolzoni, Security Matters

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

Christophe Bourguignat, Zelros

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

Joni Kettunen, Firstbeat

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

Emmy Hendriks, SARA

FinTech Entrepreneurship

Joakim Sjöblom, Minna Technologies

Drone protection and Digital Cities

Lucas Le Bell, CerbAir

"We’re in a global race for Artificial Intelligence"

Eva Kaili, European Parliament

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

Anne Bucher, EC DG SANTE

European Commission on cybersecurity

Roberto Viola, EC DG CNECT

"EU needs the capability to handle big data"

Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, European Parliament

Financial services in times of Corona

Alain Godard, EIF

Digital innovation in banking

Wim Mijs, EBF

Research & Innovation’s contribution to crisis mitigation

Jean-Eric Paquet, EC DG RTD

About Makers & Shapers

The importance of a strong digital Europe is widely acknowledged and best achieved by makers (industry) and shapers (authorities) working together to create a sovereign European digital reality with products, services and regulation that serve citizens, respect European values, drive innovation and provide equal opportunity for everyone.

As part of our 10th anniversary, the Makers and Shapers journey features thought leading conversations with captains of industry, high-profile start-up executives, and investment experts (the Makers) as well as EU and national policymakers (the Shapers). They share their vision on key areas of digital innovation and the way forward to a strong digital Europe.

Makers and Shapers shall inspire entrepreneurs, and engage innovators, investors and policy makers in Europe’s effort to be a major player in digital innovation. Our video journey is a testimony for the need to overcome fragmentation in Europe. It is a manifestation of the strength of collaboration, gives a sense of belonging to a pan-European innovation ecosystem and strengthens confidence in a strong digital Europe.

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