ICT solutions for the real economy

EIF Dinner Debate in cooperation with STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment)


ICT solutions play a crucial role in increasing the competitiveness of European Industry in an ever-increasing number of sectors. Innovation, efficiency and productivity gains, creation of new business models and processes can really make a difference for enterprises of all sizes and sectors, enabling them to operate across Europe and the rest of the world.

This dinner debate showcased success stories, as well as a futuristic vision of how ICT solutions are transforming our economy. The new generations of “digital natives” are bringing with them very different learning and working practices as well as different expectations, which will have an impact on businesses.

The debate continued during a breakfast on the following morning, with concrete examples of the "Factory of the Future".

Programme - 04/05/2010

Welcome and introduction

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, MEP and EIF Member, Vice-President of the European Parliament, responsible for STOA

Introductory Remarks

Adrian David Cheok, Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore.

Henrik Rasmussen, Senior Vice President for Industry Solutions EMEA, SAP

Carsten Hess, Vice President, Head of Corporate Representation Brussels, Deutsche Post DHL

More info on DHL Innovation Center at http://www.dhl-innovation.de/en/home/index.php

Exchange of views with participants
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