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Tuesday 22 September, 2015


09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:00

Keynote Session

Political and business speakers outlined their visions for the integration of digital into the delivery of public goods and services.

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

10:00 – 10:20

Robert Madelin, Senior Innovation Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre

10:20 – 10:40

Eric Van Bael, Vice President, Commercial & Public Sector EMEA, Hewlett-Packard Company

10:40 – 11:00

Stephen Quest, Director-General, DG DIGIT, European Commission

11:00 – 11:15

Keynote Q&A

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2: The Digital Story So Far...

This session explored what work is currently being undertaken on the ground around Europe as part of the process of transforming public services through the greater integration of digital technologies. Through the series of case studies and the panel discussion, delegates had the opportunity to learn from those implementing modernisation projects.

11:45 – 11:55

Case Study: Digital Identity - Accelerating eIDAS Implementation

Alessandra Sbordoni, Policy Officer, Task Force - eIDAS legislation team, European Commission

11:55 – 12:05

Case Study: Digital Health

Gerrard Abi-Aad, Head of Health Intelligence, Kent County Council

12:05 – 12:15

Case Study: Local Digital

Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos, Senior Researcher in URENIO Research Unit; Teaching Fellow in Media Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on behalf of STORM CLOUDS

12:15 – 12:25

Case Study: Digital Government

Geert Mareels, Head of e-Government, Flemish Government

12:25 – 13:00



13:00 – 14:30

Lunch & Networking

14:30 – 16:00

Session 3: Foresight Session - The next 5 years for digital public services

This final session explored the lessons from earlier discussions and how these may be applied in future policy formation. How e-government is developing and how this will fit in the future e-society world was analysed, with insights from leading thinkers in the area.

Moderator: Jeremy Millard, Senior Policy Advisor, Danish Technological Institute

Michał Boni, MEP, European Parliament
Paul Timmers, Director of the Sustainable & Secure Society Directorate, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Petra Schaper-Rinkel, Senior Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Tomas Jakimavicius, Senior Policy Manager, GSMA

16:00 – 17:00

Networking & Drinks Reception



Tue 22 September, 2015 09.00 to
Wed 30 September, 2015 17.00




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