Makers & Shapers

Watch the videos of 20 top Makers and Shapers in our journey through digital Europe

Interviews

Artificial Intelligence

How should Europe act on Artificial Intelligence?

How should Europe act on Artificial Intelligence?

Eva Kaili, European Parliament

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

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

Jean-François Gagné, Element AI

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

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

Christophe Bourguignat, Zelros

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

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

Wellbeing

How can Europe advance the digital transformation of healthcare?

How can Europe advance the digital transformation of healthcare?

Frans van Houten, Philips

Frans van Houten, Philips

"Data plays a key role in transforming"

Anne Bucher, EC DG SANTE

Anne Bucher, EC DG SANTE

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

Joni Kettunen, Firstbeat

Joni Kettunen, Firstbeat

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

Emmy Hendriks, SARA

Emmy Hendriks, SARA

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

Industry

The role of digital in Europe’s industry future

The role of digital in Europe’s industry future

Roland Busch, Siemens

Industry digitalization

Industry digitalization

Andreas Kunze, KONUX

"Startups should go where the market is"

"Startups should go where the market is"

Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, European Parliament

"EU needs the capability to handle big data"

"EU needs the capability to handle big data"

Cybersecurity

Europe is stepping up its Cybersecurity Strategy

Europe is stepping up its Cybersecurity Strategy

Risto Siilasmaa, F-Secure

Cybersecurity and entrepreneurship in Europe

Cybersecurity and entrepreneurship in Europe

Damiano Bolzoni, Security Matters

Europe lacks the experience of scaling up companies

Europe lacks the experience of scaling up companies

Roberto Viola, EC DG CNECT

European Commission on cybersecurity

European Commission on cybersecurity

Digital Finance

Digital innovation impact on finance in Europe

Digital innovation impact on finance in Europe

Joakim Sjöblom, Mina Technologies

FinTech Entrepreneurship

FinTech Entrepreneurship

Wim Mijs, EBF

Digital innovation in banking

Digital innovation in banking

Alain Godard, EIF

Financial services in times of Corona

Financial services in times of Corona

Digital Cities

Digital Cities for Europe

Digital Cities for Europe

Lucal Le Bell, CerbAir

Drone protection and Digital Cities

Drone protection and Digital Cities

Jean-Eric Paquet, EC DG RTD

Research & Innovation’s contribution to crisis mitigation

Research & Innovation’s contribution to crisis mitigation

Karoline Beronius, Addressya

Social entrepreneurship & Digital Cities

Social entrepreneurship & Digital Cities

Ignacio Madridejos, Ferrovial

Mobility and Digital Cities

Mobility and Digital Cities

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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