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The EU Digital Day 2018 kicks off in Brussels

The EU Digital Day 2018 Kicks Off In Brussels

EU high-level stakeholders in the fields of digital technology and telecommunication will meet in Brussels for the Digital Day 2018

Tomorrow EU high-level stakeholders in the fields of digital technology and telecommunication will meet in Brussels. The occasion will be the Digital Day 2018. The event is organised by the European Commission under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The aim is to reach joint commitments related to the digital future of Europe, in order to encourage investment in European digital technologies and infrastructures. A digitally strong EU will contribute to a competitive and socially secure society, better public services and security. To achieve these goals, Digital Day 2018 will present sessions on 5 priorities. 1) Digital Day on year after: Investing together in the future. 2) Paving the way for the EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative. 3) Blockchain Partnership Initiative. 4) Joining forces and data to personalise healthcare. 5) Digital Transformation: Investing in the future of Europe.

From connected and automated driving to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The first panel of the EU Digital Day 2018 will be moderated by the italian Francesco Profumo. The session will close with the signature of two distinct documents: a Memorandum of Understanding between Portugal and Spain for Cooperation in the field of connected and automated driving and a Letter of Intent between Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia on cooperation in the same issue. The second panel will start with the opening speech by Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the prominent speakers will be many european ministers and secretaries of Education, Research and Digital Affairs. The session will close with the signing ceremony of the declaration on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence.

In Brussels it will be signed the Cooperation on a European Public Blockchain Partnership” and a commitment to join genomic databanks on an EU level

The Blockchain Partnership Initiative panel in EU Digital Day 2018 will be moderated by Ann Mettler and the session will close with the signing ceremony of the declaration of “Cooperation on a European Public Blockchain Partnership”. The fourth panel is organised around the commitment to join genomic databanks on an EU level for even more successful research collaborations. This commitment will contribute to the following outcomes: Stronger cross-border research partnerships; EU-wide research collaboration on personalised medicine; Introduction of research results into clinical environment and practice The session will be introduced by a speech by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and for Italy will be ettended by Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin. The session will close with the signing ceremony of the declaration on “Towards access to at least 1 Million Sequenced Genomes in the European Union”.

Digital Innovation is the keyword for EU. In this framework there will be a presentation of the Innovation Radar (IR) and many stakolders committments on IR

The last of EU Digital Day 2018 panel, Digital transformation: Investing in the future of Europe, aims to demonstrate the ongoing commitment of the European Union to digital innovation, and the results of investments made by the Europe and its member states in the field of digital technologies. Discussion will focus on the main areas involved in the EU’s digital agenda, and how efforts for collaboration brought innovation and benefits on both European and national levels. The session will also include a presentation of the Innovation Radar, an innovative tool that identifies tangible results of the EU’s digital investments. A diverse set of stakeholders will sign a commitment to use Innovation Radar intelligence for their future activities. Finally there will be the signing ceremony of the “Declaration of cooperation on fostering a dynamic ecosystem around EU R&I funding building on initiatives such as the Innovation Radar”.

The Digital Day 2018 webpage

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