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Thursday 20 October, 2016

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:40

Session 1: Keynotes

Moderator: Gareth Mitchell, Presenter: Click, BBC World Service

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote Speech

Pierre Mirlesse, VP Sales Public Sector, Healthcare & Pharma EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

09:20 – 09:40

Keynote Q&A

Moderator: Gareth Mitchell, Presenter: Click, BBC World Service

Maximilian Strotmann, Member of Cabinet, Vice-President Andrus Ansip, European Commission
Luukas Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
Wilfried Grommen, Director & Chief Technologist Public Sector EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

09:40 – 11:00

Session 2: Digital by Default

Vice-President Ansip has stated that ’digital by default’ should mean that interaction between public administrations and citizens, “wherever possible”, is conducted digitally. Development of the technology and building blocks to achieve this goal and make sure that future ICT infrastructure in Europe is fit for purpose is supported by multiple actions within the DSM Strategy. This session focused specifically on the EU Commission’s proposal to assess the implementation of the ‘no legacy principle’ and address whether this was enough to ensure public administrations kept pace with the changing technological environment. Early adopters of this principle are already building ‘no legacy’ into national digital strategies for certain public services and could offer valuable examples of best practice for Europe as a whole. Will ending outdated legacy systems also offer administrations a way to monitor and adapt services to cater for citizens with varying digital skills and access to internet? Which services should be targeted first? Does the Digital Single Market Strategy have enough specific targets to ensure Europe fulfils these digital ambitions?

09:40 – 11:00

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Gareth Mitchell, Presenter: Click, BBC World Service

Andrea Servida, Head of Unit - e-Government & Trust, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Kaja Kallas MEP, Rapporteur - Towards a Digital Single Market Act, European Parliament
Reinhard Posch, CIO, Federal Government Austria
Elio Gullo, Office of Innovation and Digitization, Italian Digital Agenda Agency
Luukas Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
Christophe Merer, Vice-President Government & Public Sector Europe, Mastercard

11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 13:00

Session 3: Open by Default

Open government, whereby public service architecture and data are accessible to other administrations, civil society and businesses, is gaining an increasing amount of political attention as European administrations strive to boost efficiency. It is widely hoped that opening up data, specifically, will help European governments better manage limited resources to reduce action times and to even become preventative bodies in the long run, foreseeing potential problems before they arise. This has long been a vision of many Member States’ governments and the EU Commission has also stated the need for public bodies to open up data to third party involvement on several occasions in past months. What examples from Member States already embracing the open government approach will be useful as the new eGovernement Action Plan develops? How can governments engage with citizens to build trust in the use of their data with other administrations and third parties? Would enabling citizens and businesses to access and amend their own data as necessary improve or complicate interactions between governments and the citizens they serve?



Moderator: Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre

11:20 – 11:35

Keynote Speech

Joe Macri, Vice-President Public Sector, Europe Middle East & Africa, Microsoft Corporation

11:35 – 13:00

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre

Celina Ramjoué, Deputy Head of Unit - Data Policy and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Data, Open Access & Foresight, DG RTD, European Commission
Noël Van Herreweghe, Adviser – Open Data Programme Manager, Flemish Government
Nick Wallace, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

Afternoon

13:00 – 14:20

Networking Lunch

14:20 – 16:00

Session 4: Cross-border by Default

The fundamental principles of the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital within the European Union underpin the cross-border principle for public services, as described in the new eGovernment Action Plan. This session will look broadly at how cloud computing and system interoperability could provide a solid foundation for future eGovernement architecture with the capacity to fulfil the EU Commission’s vision for all public administrations to be accessible across borders by default. Discussions will also focus on the Commissions aim of developing a European Open Science Cloud as part of the European Cloud Initiative and the impact this could have for researchers, governments, citizens and businesses alike.

Moderator: Jennifer Baker, EU Policy Correspondent, Reporting on technology, politics and legislation for ArsTechnica UK, IAPP, Tech.eu and more

14:20 – 14:40

Keynote Speech

Xavier Poisson, VP Hybrid IT EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

14:40 – 14:50

Keynote Case Study

Stefano De Panfilis, Chief Operating Officer, FIWARE Foundation

14:50 – 15:00

Keynote Case Study

Mercedes Gozalbo, R&D Program Manager, Quirónsalud

15:00 – 15:10

View from the Commission

Thibaut Kleiner, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Oettinger, European Commission

15:10 – 16:00

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jennifer Baker, EU Policy Correspondent, Reporting on technology, politics and legislation for ArsTechnica UK, IAPP, Tech.eu and more

Thibaut Kleiner, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Oettinger, European Commission
Xavier Poisson, VP Hybrid IT EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mercedes Gozalbo, R&D Program Manager, Quirónsalud
Stefano De Panfilis, Chief Operating Officer, FIWARE Foundation

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When

Thursday 20 October, 2016
08.30 to 16.00

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Where

Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles

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