Take a look at the agenda for Digital Day 2021, held on 19 March.

Digital day 2021 poster with three themes of European data gateways, Startups nation, Green and digital transformation

Time

Intervention

10:00-10:20

 

 

Opening

Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa

EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton

10:20-10:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Data Gateways

Discussion of Declaration and Presentation of Signature

Sweden | Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Anders Ygeman

Poland | High Representative of the Prime Minister for European Digital Policy, Krzysztof Szubert

Cyprus | Deputy Minister of Cyprus for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Kyriacos Kokkinos

Ireland | Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications & Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan

Greece | Minister of Digital Governance, Kyriakos Pierrakakis

Romania | Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization, Ciprian Teleman

 

10:55-11-35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Startup Nations Standard

Discussion of Declaration and Presentation of Signature

Portugal | Secretary of State for Digital Transition, André Azevedo

Czechia| Deputy Minister for Digitization and Innovation, Petr Očko

Spain | Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas

Denmark | Deputy Permanent Secretary for legal affairs for the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Wessel (TBC)

Lithuania | Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation, Eglė Markevičiūtė

Italy | Vice Minister of Economic Development, Alessandra Todde

Germany | Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Thomas Jarzombek (TBC)

 

11:35-12:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green and Digital Transformation

Discussion of Declaration and Presentation of Signature

Belgium | Deputy PM and Minister of Civil Service, Public Enterprises, Telecom. and the Postal Services, Petra De Sutter

Latvia | Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Artūrs Toms Plešs

Finland | Minister of Transport and Communications, Timo Harakka

Schneider Electric | CEO, Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Vodafone Group | CEO, Nick Read

Slovenia | Minister of Public Administration of the Republic, Bostjan Koritnik

Estonia | Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Andres Sutt

Austria | Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Margarete Schramböck

NOS | CEO, Miguel Almeida

SHIFT | CEO, Samuel Waldeck

Concluding remarks: Member of the European Parliament, Valérie Hayer

12:50-13:00

 

Closing

Minister of State for the Economy and the Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira

Afternoon event: Europe Startup Nations Alliance

A virtual conference on standards, sustainability, and creativity

14:00-14:25
Opening on EU startup nations standard and Europe startup nations alliance

Secretary of State for the Digital Transition, Portugal, André de Aragão Azevedo

European Commission, Director General, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, CONNECT, Roberto Viola

 

14:25-14:28

 

Emerging entrepreneurial cities - Oporto, Portugal
14:28-14:35

 

Lightning Talk

Vice President, Europe at Breakthrough Energy, Ann Mettler

 

14:35-15:00

 

 

 

Can Europe Get it Right?

How fast lanes to startup creation and programs to attract/retain tech talent could do the trick.

Session Moderator - Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)

UIPath, Vargha Moayed

Index Ventures, Sarah Cannon

France Digital, Nicolas Brien

15:00-15:03

 

 

Emerging entrepreneurial citiesCluj-Napoca, Romania
15:03-15:18

 

Fireside Chat

Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)

Constantijn van Oranje (StartupDelta)

15:18-15:25

 

Lightning Talk

EIB Vice PresidentRicardo Mourinho Felix

15:25-16:00

 

Can European startups promote inclusion and diversity whilst fully leveraging their growth potential?

Startups need to take the lead on showing that values and opportunities can go hand in hand with economic growth, when it comes to data protection, diversity and democratic values.

Session Moderator - Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)

MEP, Henna Virkkunen

Feedzai, Nuno Sebastião

World Economic Forum, Martina Larkin

EIC, Bindi Karia

16:00-16:15

 

Fireside Chat

Simon Schaefer (Startup Portugal)

Kat Borlongan (La French Tech)

David Hanf (Thermondo GmbH)

16:15-16:45

 

Can European startups promote inclusion and diversity whilst fully leveraging their growth potential?

Startups need to take the lead on showing that values and opportunities can go hand in hand with economic growth, when it comes to data protection, diversity and democratic values.

Session Moderator - Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)

MEP, Henna Virkkunen

Feedzai, Nuno Sebastião

World Economic Forum, Martina Larkin

EIC, Bindi Karia

16:45-17:00

 

Closing

Portugal | Deputy Minister for Communications, Hugo Santos Mendes

Download the programme as a PDF

*All timings are Central European Time

**Timings may be subject to change before 19 March