EIT Digital’s Annual Conference – the third edition

EIT Digital’s Annual Conference – the third edition
The annual conference takes a focus on digital innovations and global transformation

On 11 September, EIT Digital’s Annual Conference welcomes up to 700 participants to its third edition in Brussels. Everyone interested in digital innovation and transformation is invited and there is no entrance fee!

Titled ‘Driving global impact with European Digital Innovations’, the third edition of EIT Digital’s Annual Conference will gather representatives from high profile start-ups, innovative corporations, EU institutions as well as European universities and research organisations to discuss the impact of disruptive digital innovation and showcase concrete applications.

Who will attend the third Annual Conference?

The diverse list of speakers includes:

  • Axelle Lemaire, Global Head of Roland Berger’s innovation network Terra Numerata & fmr. French Minister in charge of digital affairs and innovation
  • Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer, Rolls-Royce Group
  • Themis Christophidou, European Commission Director-General for education, youth, sport and culture
  • Frank Baaijens, Rector Magnificus at University of Technology Eindhoven
  • Sigbritt Karlsson, President at KTH, the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology
  • Kristine Østensen, Nordic programme leader for IBM’s worldwide graduate programme for future leaders
  • Gerard de Graaf, Director of the Digital Single Market at the European Commission
  • Clara Pezuela, Head of IT Market at Atos.

What will feature at the event?

EIT Digital’s Annual Conference will also feature an exhibition area, where you can discover innovations that have the potential to shape the future of Europe.

  • A dozen selected fast-growing start-ups and more than 30 deep-tech innovations developed by Europe’s leading industry and research experts will be demonstrated on site
  • The EIT Digital Academy will showcase how it addresses the growing demand for new professional and entrepreneurial skills and
  • The EIT Digital Accelerator is there to explain how it applies expertise and network to help European digital scaleups grow their business.

Last, but not least, the conference is also an opportunity to stocktake what has been achieved in the recent past. 2017 has been a year of intense activity, during which EIT Digital transformed into a sustainable, impactful, and future-proof organisation.

Two new Nodes were established (Budapest and Madrid); the pan-European ecosystem increased to nowadays more than 180 partners from research, business, and education; the Digital Academy educated more than 1,350 students in its Master programmes; and more than 30 scaleups received supported through the EIT Digital Accelerator.

The recently published EIT Digital Annual Report describes in more detail the contributions EIT Digital has made to drive digital innovation, entrepreneurship and education in Europe.

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