17 Nov 2022 | 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm (CET)
Arts 56, 56 Avenue des Arts 1000 Bruxelles
Conference on how new and future technologies can influence traditional ‘policymaking’.
Techno-Politics vs Europe is a conference which aims to gather experts, practitioners, stakeholders, industry representatives, academics, and politicians to discuss how new and future technologies can influence traditional ‘policymaking’. Technology is the leitmotif on which the conference is organised, while the content on which it is based on the ‘Techno-Politics’ series, promoted, and published by the European Liberal Forum, with its three studies on: Digital Strategic Autonomy, 5G and 6G and Cybersecurity.
While a ‘reboot of the European operating system’ is needed in the field of new technologies, considering the internal market as the key factor for a truly digital future is the way to embed new and future technologies into our societies. At the same time, the conference is an opportunity for discussion (i.e., a ‘forum’), where the ideas and needs of the digital society are confronted with political actors.
• Welcoming speech – Dr. Antonios Nestoras, European Liberal Forum, Interim Executive Director, Head of Policy and Research Unit
• Keynote speech
• Gulsanna Mamedieva, Director General of the European Integration Directorate, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
• Laura Heuvinck, Spokesperson at the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
1. The Strategic Digital Autonomy
Chair: Prof. Gerard Pogorel & Antonios Nestoras
Speakers: Prof. Henry Ergas, University of Wollongong | Bargara Engels, German Economic Institute | Prof. Paul Timmers, University of Oxford | Juliana Koza, Qualcomm | Prof. Francesco Grillo, Vision think-tank, European University Institute (EUI)
2. Europe’s Future Connected
Chair: Erik Bohlin & Francesco Cappelletti
Speakers: Maria Alessandra Rossi, University of Chieti-Pescara | Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania | Petri Ahokangas, University of Oulu | Erzsebet Fitori, Head of EU Affairs & Relations, Vodafone
3. European Cybersecurity in Context
Chair: Prof. Luigi Martino, University of Bologna, Center for Cybersecurity (Florence)
Speakers: Francesca Spidalieri, Consultant, World Bank | Javier Villegas-Burgos, Deputy Head of the Brussels office, Vodafone | Alberto Zilio, AT&T | Marteen Tolen, Strategy Consultant | Arthur De Liedekerke, European Affairs Director, Rasmussen Global
4. Smart Parliaments
Chair: Prof. George Mikros, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Doha)
Speakers: Guenter Schefbeck | Karen Melchior, MEP, Renew Europe Group | Prof. Francesco Grillo, Vision think-tank, European University Institute (EUI)
• Dr Antonios Nestoras, European Liberal Forum, Head of Policy and Research
• Francesco Cappelletti, European Liberal Forum, Senior Officer Policy and Research Unit