Programme

  • 08h15 - 9h00

    Registration

  • 09h00 - 9h45

    Welcome by Kate Russel, Technology writer BBC

    Key note speeches : Skills and jobs for a Digital Single Market

      • Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
      • Jean-Luc Martino, CIO Banque Raiffeisen Luxembourg, "European CIO of the year 2015 Medium-sized Business"
  • 9h45- 10h45

    The digitisation of Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Nicolas, Buck, CEO of Seqvoia and Vice-President of Fedil-Business Federation Luxembourg 
      • Carmen Bunzl Boulet, McKinsey
      • Robert Madelin, Senior Innovation Adviser – European Commission
      • Vincent Fosty, Partner, Deloitte
      • Kirsi Ekroth-Manssila; Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

    Moderator

    John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

  • 10h45 - 11h15

    Coffee Break

  • 11h15 - 12h00

    The Digital transformation of business

    This session focuses on successful journeys towards the digital transformation.

    Roundtable Panelists 

      • Didier Richter, Head of Operational Marketing & Direct Banking, BIL (Banque internationale à Luxembourg)
      • Pierre Voos, Head of Strategy, ING Luxembourg
      • Pascal Martino, Partner, Deloitte
      • Tom Theobald, Deputy CEO, Luxembourg for Finance

    Moderator

      • Kate Russel, Technology writer BBC

    Skills for today and tomorrow
    Embracing digital at the workplace

    This session focuses on the specific skills required in the workforce to meet the demand of industry.

    Roundtable Panelists

      • Prof John Domingue, Deputy Director of The Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
      • Dr. Laurent Zibell, Policy adviser, IndustriAll European trade union
      • Carmen Bunzl Boulet, McKinsey

    Moderator

      • Lucilla Sioli, Head of Unit, DG CONNECT  

  • 12h00 - 12h45

    Start-ups and Digital Entrepreneurship

    This session discusses stories from entrepreneurs and web start-ups on how they overcome their doubts and learnt from their mistakes.

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Raoul Mulheims, founder of Digicash.lu, Luxembourg 
      • Daumantas Dvilinskas, founder of TransferGo, Lithuania
      • Georg Ludvikkson, founder of Meniga, Iceland
      • Jan Reichelt, founder of Mendeley, Germany

    Moderator

      • Kate Russel, Technology writer BBC

    Skills for today and tomorrow: Transforming Learning

    This session discusses how in every classroom we can deliver digital and other 21st century skills and equip young people, from any age, with what they need for the digital economy and society.

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Luc Weis - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse – Luxembourg
      • Marc Durando – European Schoolnet
      • Ania Helseth - ESOA's Head of Public Affairs - Susan Flocken - ETUCE

    Moderator

      • Patricia Manson – DG CONNECT
  • 12h45 - 13h45

    Lunch Break

  • 13h45 - 14h30

    The Power of Mentoring in the Digital Transformation Journey

    This session focuses on the importance of mentoring to allow SMEs and start-ups to innovate and grow in Europe.

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Leo Exter, WeStartUp
      • Nicolas Buck, CEO, Seqvoia and Vice-President, Fedil-Business Federation Luxembourg
      • Kumardev Chatterjee, President, EYIF
      • Robert Sanders, Head of International projects, EBN
      • Muriel Devillers, Business Angel and Founder, The French Mouth Corp

    Moderator

      • Kate Russel, Technology writer BBC

    Career opportunities in the digital economy and skills of the future

    This session focuses on the current and future digital jobs across all sectors.

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Karsten Simons, Manager for Corporate Affairs Europe, Cisco
      • Nico Binsfeld, Board Member, ICTluxembourg - CEO, House of Training,
      • Steve Herrmann Editor BBC News Online and leads on Editorial for Product Development at BBC News

    Moderator

      • Danny Gooris, Senior Manager Oracle Academy EMEA
  • 14h30 - 15h30

    Watify: Priorities and Policy Recommendations

    This session discusses best practices and lessons learned from the European Commission’s campaign to stimulate digital transformation.

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Vincent Fosty, Partner Deloitte Belgium
      • Philippe Vanrie, EBN
      • John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
      • Dana Eleftheriadou, Policy Coordinator on Digital Entrepreneurship, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME's European Commission

    Moderator

      • Kate Russel, Technology writer BBC

    Policies and Initiatives to promote Training and ICT Professionalism

    This session focuses on the various trainings channels available to obtain the skills needed for the digital jobs.

    Roundtable Panellists

      • Michael Keegan, Head of EMEIA Product Business Chairman UK & Ireland EMEIA
      • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kilian, CEO Academy Cube
      • Dinand Tinholt, Partner, Capgemini
      • Sylvie Farge, Education Policy, Teaching & Learning, Microsoft 
      • Prof Dr. Marc Ant, Luxembourg Management Institute for Training

    Moderator

      • Lieve Van den Brande, European Commission, DG Employment, Skills, Social affairs and Inclusion
  • 15h30 - 16h00

    Conclusion: The Way Forward

      • Mr. Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director, European Commission DG CONNECT

    Coffee break + Networking at the Exhibition Area