Thank you to the 600+ attendees who joined us in Brussels and online for the 2022 edition of the Summer Summit! 

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Overview

Since the Single Market was founded 30 years ago, Europe has profited from the increased flow of goods and services across the Union. The work to complete areas that remain fragmented continues, however, as do efforts to ensure that as novel goods and services enter the marketplace, they are also liberated from unnecessary red tape, avoiding fragmentation and enabling innovation and economic development to thrive.

In the digital sector, where much of the cutting edge European innovation takes place, there remains significant work around issues such as artificial intelligence, data privacy, cybersecurity, product safety, energy efficiency, and taxation, to name a few.

DIGITALEUROPE’s Annual Summer Summit will discuss some of these major themes that challenge the digital single market, and look for solutions, particularly for SMEs who are disproportionately impacted by market fragmentation.

Introducing our 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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Eva Kaili

Vice-President, European Parliament

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Ivan Bartoš

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

Further confirmed speakers

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Hilary Mine

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

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Yann Le Cam

CEO, EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe

Kilian Gross

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

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Michael Bridges

VP for Data Science, Optum Ireland and UK (a UnitedHealth Group company)

Nicolas Monsarrat

Nicolas Monsarrat

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

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Susana Solís Pérez

Member of the European Parliament

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Casper Klynge

Vice-President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

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Francesco Buonarroti

Chief Information Officer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

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Sorelle Messine

Head of Marketing, Eyevi Tech

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Axel Voss

Member of the European Parliament

Farzad Saber

Farzad Saber

Chief Product Officer, O2Matic

 

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Istvan Petak

Founder and CEO, Oncompass Medicine

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Sorelle Messine

Co-Founder and Head of Marketing, Eyevi Tech

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Axel Voss

Member of the European Parliament

Farzad Saber

Farzad Saber

Chief Product Officer, O2Matic

 

Previous speakers included:

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Didier Reynders

Commissioner for Justice, European Commission 

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Boštjan Koritnik

Minister of Public Administration, Republic of Slovenia

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Cédric O

Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, France, GPAI Council Chair

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

Speaker 1

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

16:30 – 16:45

Keynote Speech

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Eva Kaili
Vice-President, European Parliament

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

Farzad Saber

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

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Kivanç Akil,
Senior Events Manager & Executive Coordination 

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

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