Find out what's not to be missed at the ICT 2018 event when you are interested in cybersecurity and ePrivacy.

Visual of the conference with a focus on the the cybersecurity topic

1. Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

Join our plenary session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society, 5 December (09:30-11:00)

The session will focus on strategic areas where the EU needs to invest in order to reinforce its cybersecurity, and thus protect its economy and society: research, innovation, and industrial capabilities. The debate will highlight examples of cybersecurity impact in different domains/application areas.

2. Check out some great EU funded cybersecurity and ePrivacy projects at the exhibition

Discover the exhibition stands with ground-breaking solutions for cybersecurity and digital privacy (ePrivacy):

1. The European Cyber Security Organisation (a European Public-Private Partnership)

2. Smart-Trust: Secure mobile ID for trusted smart borders

3. SMOOTH: GDPR compliance cloud platform for micro enterprises

4. Panoramix: Privacy and accountability in Networks via optimized randomized mix-nets

5. IoT security and privacy

3. Cybersecurity and ePrivacy funding opportunities in Horizon 2020

Join the Horizon 2020 info sessions to learn how to prepare a proposal and to find out funding opportunities for cybersecurity and ePrivacy related projects:

04/12/2018 (13:45-15:45): How to write a proposal

04/12/2018 (16:00-16:45): ICT-01-2019 - Computing technologies and engineering methods for cyber-physical systems of systems

04/12/2018 (16:00-16:45): SU-ICT-02-2020 - Building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systems

05/12/2018 (09:00-09:45): ICT-08-2019 - Security and resilience for collaborative manufacturing environments

4. Networking with key players

ICT 2018 is also about networking. Participants can meet and engage with the academic and research community, decision-makers, as well as business representatives. We propose for you the following networking opportunities:

04/12/2018 (16:00-16:45): Public-Private Partnership on Cyber: Join and boost your visibility

04/12/2018 (16:00-16:45): Industry and cybersecurity: future together

04/12/2018 (17:00-17:45): Personal and machine-generated data: impact on privacy and security

05/12/2018 (16:30-17:15): The art of trustworthy software, services and data empowering everyone, eve

05/12/2018 (16:30-17:15): Building the privacy and security research agenda for big data

05/12/2018 (17:30-18:15): Cybersecurity issues and their possible solutions: a co-creation approach

05/12/2018 (17:30-18:15): Big data & machine learning for network security: approaches and benchmarks

05/12/2018 (17:30-18:15): "Creating global acceptance for European trust services"

05/12/2018 (17:30-18:15): TRUST in ICT: What is it? Where does it come from? What does it lead to?

05/12/2018 (17:30-18:15): The ethics case of cybersecurity – how should I decide?

06/12/2018 (11:30-12:15): Harmonising EU and international cybersecurity and privacy: practical steps

5. Find investments or partners at the face-to-face brokerage

Sign up for a face-to-face brokerage meeting and have a look at the list of participants.

6. EU-US roundtable on the interplay of technology & policy in data privacy

The roundtable, with participants from both research and policy from the EU and the US, will highlight progress and challenges related to enabling the use of now-ubiquitous collections of personal information while protecting the privacy of those whose data are collected. The session will include presentations, a government panel, and discussion. The EU funded project AEGIS is hosting this ICT 2018 side event. Find more information here.

7. ICT 2018 innovation and startups forum: Financing disruptive innovations

On 6 December 2018 (10:00-12:00) as part of the ICT 2018 innovation and startups forum a session on financing disruptive innovations is organised. It will address both the opportunities and challenges of promoting highly-innovative, research intensive SMEs and start-ups that focus on disruptive technologies, like AI, IoT and blockchain.

8. Closing and awards ceremony with Commissioner Gabriel

On 6 December (13:00-13:30), Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (Digital Economy and Society) and Minister Norbert Hofer (Transport, Innovation and Technology) will close ICT 2018 and announce the winners of the Innovation Radar Prize (you can still vote until 12 November), Digital Skills Awards and FIWARE Challenges Hackathon.


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