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Day 1: How the Digital Transformation will change the world Tuesday 19 June 2018

10:00 - 12:00

Registration and welcome coffee

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch at the exhibition area

14:00 - 14:15

Opening and welcome speech: Bert De Colvenaer, ECSEL JU Executive Director

14:15 - 14:30

Keynote speech by Mrs Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

14:30 - 15:45

Session 1: "Electronics : a vision and how to get there"

    • Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director IBM Research Zurich
    • Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Innovation Finance Advisor, European Investment Bank
    • Alberto Casorati, Innovation Finance Advisor, EIB
    • François Gilles, Director in Strategy & Corporate Finance, Deloitte Luxembourg

Followed by a debate with the audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break at the exhibition area

16:15 - 17:30

Session 2: "New horizons for the ECSEL JU Programme"

    • Artificial Intelligence: Benedetto Vigna, President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group STMicroelectronics
    • Robotics: Mauro Fenzi, Chief Executive Officer, Comau S.p.A.
    • e-Agri: Christoph Schmittner, Austrian Institute of Technology
    • e-Logistics

Followed by a debate with the audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman journalist

17:30 - 17:40

Closing remarks: Luciano Gaudio, ECSEL JU Stakeholders Relationships & Communication Officer


18:00 - 18:30

Transfer by bus: from Docks Dome to the Botanical Garden of Meise

18:30 - 22:30

Standing dinner at the Botanical Garden of Meise

Day 2: ECSEL JU: towards Horizon Europe Wednesday 20 June 2018

08:00 - 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 - 09:40

Opening and welcome speech: Yves Gigase, Head of Programmes, ECSEL JU

09:40 - 11:00

Session 1 Part 1: "How ECSEL JU funded projects impact real life and business"

    • Danilo Crippa, Director Innovation, LPE S.p.A.
    • Jean-Rene Lèquepeys, Head of the Silicon Components Division, CEA LETI
    • Mateusz Bonecki, Director R&D, BetterSolutions
    • Naiara Goia, Senior Manager - Innovation & Technology, Mondragon Corporation
Followed by a debate with the audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break at the exhibition area

11:30 - 12:50

Session 1 Part 2: "How ECSEL JU funded projects impact real life and business"

    • Andreas Eckel, Team Lead R&D Projects, TTTECH
    • Lars Reger, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, NXP Automotive Business Unit
    • Herbert Pairitsch, Senior Manager Technology & Innovation, Infineon Technologies Austria
    • Carlos Mazure, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, SOITEC

Followed by a debate with the audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist

12:50 - 14:10

Lunch at the exhibition area

14:10 - 15:40

Session 2: ECSEL JU towards Horizon Europe

    • European Commission
    • European Parliament
    • National Public Authorities
    • Industry
    • ECSEL JU

Followed by a debate with the audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist

15:40 - 16:15

Expo Award (“Best project presentation/communication of the Symposium”) & Closing remarks by Bert De Colvenaer, ECSEL JU Executive Director

16:15 - 17:30

Exhibition area guided tour

17:30 -

Social event: Walking buffet on the terrace of the Docks Dome