SwissCore, the contact office connecting Switzerland and Europe in research, innovation and education in Brussels, organised a roundtable on "the Internet of Things - A New Chance for Europe". Keynote speaker was Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational social Science at ETH Zürich.The workshop took place on 4th March (by invitation only).

See below the video of presentation of the keynote speaker  Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational social Science at ETH Zürich:"Revolutionary ICT: From the Internet of Things to the Planetary Nervous System"

Among other EC representatives, Thierry Van der Pyl, Director "Excellence in Science" at the European Commission was participating at the roundtable discussion about following key questions:

  • How to develop a strategy that allows Europe to become a leader in Information and Communication Technologies?
  • How to build Information and Communication Technologies that fit privacy, European values, and democratic principles, and turn this into a competitive advantage?
  • How to create an open and participatory information ecosystem that benefits everyone and becomes a "job engine" for Europe?
  • How to support responsible innovation in Europe "at the speed of light"?