The Summer Summit returns on 20 June to Brussels and online.
More details to follow shortly.

The summer summit returns on 20 June to Brussels and online. More details to follow shortly

This summer is a pivotal moment for Europe’s digital decade strategy. The AI and Data Acts are likely to be concluded soon, setting up the policy framework that could make or break Europe’s competitiveness and resilience for the next ten years. Small changes now will have a huge impact years down the line. Meanwhile, 2023 is the year of skills and the 30th anniversary of the Single Market – the twin transition cannot succeed if we don’t get this right. As the Swedes prepare to pass the Council Presidency baton to the Spanish, this is crunch time for the digital decade. We gather top policymakers and industry experts to discuss these topics and more.

As well as focusing on the key elements of these proposals, the summit will also look forward at our policymaking itself. DIGITALEUROPE will share insights from its regulatory sandbox on the AI act, which has been tested on 10 of Europe’s fastest growing scale-ups. You don’t want to miss it.

Overview

This summer is a pivotal moment for Europe’s digital decade strategy. The AI and Data Acts are likely to be concluded soon, setting up the policy framework that could make or break Europe’s competitiveness and resilience for the next ten years. Small changes now will have a huge impact years down the line. Meanwhile, 2023 is the year of skills and the 30th anniversary of the Single Market – the twin transition cannot succeed if we don’t get this right. As the Swedes prepare to pass the Council Presidency baton to the Spanish, this is crunch time for the digital decade. We gather top policymakers and industry experts to discuss these topics and more.

As well as focusing on the key elements of these proposals, the summit will also look forward at our policymaking itself. DIGITALEUROPE will share insights from its regulatory sandbox on the AI act, which has been tested on 10 of Europe’s fastest growing scale-ups. You don’t want to miss it.

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Meet the speakers

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Didier Reynders
European Commissioner 
for Justice

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Alexandra van Huffelen
Minister for Digitalisation, Netherlands

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Carme Artigas
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Spain

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Vint Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

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Renate Nikolay
Deputy Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission

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Damian Boeselager
Member,
European Parliament

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Amaryllis Verhoeven
Head of Unit, Digital Transformation of Industry, DG GROW, European Commission

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Brando Benifei
Member,
European Parliament

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Andreas Schwab
Member,
European Parliament

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James Waterworth
Director, EU Policy,
Amazon

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Lucile Blaise
Global President, Sleep & Respiratory Care, ResMed

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Laetitia Cailleteau
AI and Data lead for Europe and Global Lead for conversational AI, Accenture

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Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications, DIGITALEUROPE 

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Ray Pinto
Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy, DIGITALEUROPE

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Alberto di Felice
Director for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy, DIGITALEUROPE

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Aleksander Tsuiman
Head of Regulatory (Privacy & Product), Veriff

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Dr Sabine Grapentin
Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens Healthineers

Outline Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

14:00 – 14:15

Opening Remarks

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Hilary Mine
President, DIGITALEUROPE and Vice President Strategy & Technology CX, Nokia

14:05 – 14:20

Opening Keynote Speech

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Stella Kyriakides
European Commissioner for Food and Health Safety

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Francesco Buonarroti
Chief Information Officer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

14:20 – 15:05

Panel Discussion – The European Health Data Space: bridging the health data divide

The European Health Data Space (EHDS) could be a make-it-or-break-it opportunity to address fragmentation in the digital healthcare sector. This panel discussion will bring together industry executives, Member States, and patient representatives to discuss key elements of the EHDS and their potential in fixing fragmentation in healthcare. More specifically, the panel will cover the following questions: 

  1. Is the EHDS framework enough? What will be the main barriers to its implementation? Can we leverage existing best practices? 
  2. What role for industry within the EHDS? 
  3. How can the EU, patients, industry and Member States work together to make the EHDS a success?  
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Moderator: Ray Pinto
Director for Digital Transformation, DIGITALEUROPE

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Susana Solís Pérez
Member of the European Parliament

Nicolas Monsarrat

Nicolas Monsarrat
Managing Director, Accenture Health, Digital Health Europe Lead

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Yann Le Cam
CEO, EURORDIS, Rare Disease Europe

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Michael Bridges
Vice President Data Science, UnitedHealth Group

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 15:45

Keynote Speech

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Ivan Bartoš
Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development, Czech Republic

15:45 – 16:30

Keynote fireside chat: Europe’s cyber resilience

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Timo Harakka
Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Casper Klynge
Vice-President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

16:45 – 17:30

Panel discussion – Small businesses and the AI Act: Navigating a complex web of rules

SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups have been at the forefront of AI innovation in Europe. The new legislation on AI aims to bring trustworthy and safe AI to Europe, but it may also dramatically increase uncertainty for companies, particularly smaller businesses soon facing a potential regulatory wall. How can we ensure that the AI Act becomes a business opportunity for companies without crushing Europe’s thriving AI SME and start-up scene? 

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Moderator: Alberto Di Felice
Director for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy, DIGITALEUROPE

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Kilian Gross
Head of Unit, Development and Coordination of AI
policy, DG CONNECT, European Commission

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Axel Voss
Member of the European Parliament

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Sorelle Messine
Head of Marketing, EyeVi Tech

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Farzad Saber
Chief Product Officer, O2Matic

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István Peták
Founder and CEO, Oncompass Medicine

17:30

Closing remarks, cocktail reception & virtual networking

Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

12:15 – 13:20

Networking lunch

13:20 – 13:40

Welcome and insights from our AI regulatory sandbox

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Chris Ruff, Director for Political Outreach & Communications, DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General DIGITALEUROPE

13:40 – 14:25

Panel: Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General DIGITALEUROPE

Alexandra van Huffelen, Minister for Digitalisation, Netherlands

Brando Benifei, Member, European Parliament

Laetitia Cailleteau, AI and Data lead for Europe and Global Lead for conversational AI, Accenture

Aleksander Tsuiman, Head of Regulatory (Privacy & Product), Veriff

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Moderator: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Brando Benifei
Member, European Parliament

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Alexandra van Huffelen
State Secretary for Digitalisation, Netherlands

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John Neuffer
President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association

14:25 – 15:05

Fireside chat: 30 years of the Single Market

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Andreas Schwab
Member, European Parliament

Moderated by Ray Pinto, Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy, DIGITALEUROPE 

Andreas Schwab, Member, European Parliament

Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Unit, Digital Transformation of Industry, DG GROW, European Commission 

James Waterworth, Director, EU Policy, Amazon

15:05 – 15:15

Keynote speech

Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

15:15 – 15:50

Networking Break

15:50 – 16:30

Keynote Conversation

Carme Artigas, Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence

16:30 – 16:45

The Expert View – Unlocking the power of data to revolutionize healthcare

Lucile Blaise, Global President, Sleep & Respiratory Care, ResMed 

16:45 – 17:25

Panel: Data Act – B2B sharing: a leap into the unknown, what next?

Moderated by: Alberto di Felice, Director for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security Policy, DIGITALEUROPE 

Renate Nikolay, Deputy Director General, DG CNECT, European Commission

Damian Boeselager, Member, European Parliament

Dr Sabine Grapentin, Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens Healthineers

17:25 – 17:40

Closing Remarks

Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice

17:40

Cocktail Reception

Jennifer Yokoyama
Deputy General Counsel, IP Group & Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft​

SUMMER SUMMIT 2023 EDITION

Session Replays

2023 Keynote Speakers

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Didier Reynders
European Commissioner 
for Justice

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Alexandra van Huffelen
Minister for Digitalisation, Netherlands

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Carme Artigas
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Spain

SUMMER SUMMIT 2022 EDITION

Session Replays

2022 Keynote Speakers

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Stella Kyriakides

European Commissioner for Food and Health Safety

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Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland

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Ivan Bartoš

Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development, Czech Republic

If you are interested in knowing how you can get involved in the #DESummerSummit, or for any information, please contact

Kivanç Akil, Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination

+32 473 36 17 54 / kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org  

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