Register now to the “Masters of Digital 2018"

Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, Brussels, 20 February 2018 – 10:30 - 18:00

Press release

DIGITALEUROPE, the leading technology trade association in Europe,  is proud to  invite you to its  “Masters  of Digital 2018 Conference & Exhibition” taking place on 20 February at the Steigenberger Hotel in Brussels. The  “Masters  of  Digital  2018”  offers  a  unique  opportunity  for  governments  and  businesses  to  discuss  the forthcoming policy challenges impacting the Digital Economy and to dive into  the key enablers that will transform Europe digitally. 
 
Keynote speeches
 
  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society – on how to foster growth and jobs in Europe through digital innovation, digital skills and digital entrepreneurship.
  • Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs – on how to conceive the future of taxation in the digital era.
  • David Martinon, France’s Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy & Digital Economy & 
  • Casper Klynge, Denmark’s Tech Ambassador to Silicon Valley – on how innovation and digital technologies are also shaping the future of diplomacy. 
     
First-ever “DIGITALEUROPE SME Award 2018” 
 
DIGITALEUROPE has set up the SME award to publicly acknowledge the positive impact that SMEs have on the European Economy, and to stress on the importance of a non-fragmented cross-border market enabling SMEs to scale up in Europe. Today, SMEs employ 93 million people and 99.8% of businesses operating in Europe are SMEs. During the event, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will hand out the “DIGITALEUROPE SME Award 2018” to European SMEs which have proven to be digitally innovative and successful. 
 
Technology showcase

A digital technology exhibition is open all day long, where you will be able to experiment individually some of the latest  augmented  and  virtual  reality  applications  developed by global innovators  such as  Microsoft,  Samsung, LG Electronics,  Nokia & others.

Three high-level panel discussions
 
  • How to enable digital SMEs to scale up and how to create the business leaders of tomorrow?
  • What are the technologies of the future and how will data-enabled services transform our lives?
  • How to leverage knowledge through Artificial Intelligence and machine learning?
     
Panellists include: MEP Eva Maydell, John Frank (VP Microsoft), Susanne Dehmel (Bitkom), John Boswell (VP SAS), MEP  Eva  Kaili,  David  Earnshaw  (MSD),  MEP  Dita  Charanzová,  Stephane  Negre  (President  Intel  France),  Dieter Wegener  (Siemens),  Bent  Dalager  (KPMG),  Gail  Kent  (Director  Data  DG  CONNECT),  Marie  Frenay  (Cabinet  VP Ansip), Gerard De Graaf (Director DSM DG CONNECT), Danny Gooris (Oracle Academy) and others.
 
Registration & more information at https://www.mastersofdigital.org  -- Twitter hashtag #MoDigital18 
For media queries and/or any specific request, please contact:
 
Lionel Sola, Director of Communications and Political Outreach
+32 492 25 84 32 or lionel.sola@digitaleurope.org 
 
Kivanç Akil, Events & Office Executive
+32 473 36 17 54 or Kivanc.Akil@digitaleurope.org 
 
 
ABOUT DIGITALEUROPE 
 
DIGITALEUROPE represents the digital technology industry in Europe. Our members include some of the world's largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe. DIGITALEUROPE wants European businesses and citizens to benefit fully from digital technologies and for Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world's  best  digital  technology  companies.  DIGITALEUROPE  ensures  industry  participation  in  the  development  and implementation of EU policies.
 
DIGITALEUROPE’s members include in total 25,000 ICT Companies in Europe represented by 60 corporate members and 37 national trade associations from across Europe. Our website provides further information on our recent news and activities: http://www.digitaleurope.org