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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

14:15 - 14:30

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

14:30 - 15:00

Session 1 PART 1

"Electronics : a vision and how to get there"

  • Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director IBM Research Zurich
15:00 - 15:15

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

15:15-16:00

Session 1 PART 2

“Electronics: a vision and how to get there"

  • Luuk Borg, Policy Advisor to the Innovation Unit, DG CNECT, EC
  • Alberto Casorati, Innovation Finance Advisor, European Investment Bank
  • François Gilles, Director in Strategy & Corporate Finance, Deloitte Luxembourg
Followed by a debate with audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break at the exhibition area

16:30 - 17:45

Session 2

"New horizons for the ECSEL JU Programme"

  • Artificial Intelligence: Benedetto Vigna, President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group STMicroelectronics
  • e-Agri: Christoph Schmittner, Austrian Institute of Technology
  • e-Logistics: Eugene Adami, Managing Director at Mastermind Shipmanagement
  • Robotics: Mauro Fenzi, Chief Executive Officer, Comau S.p.A.
Followed by a debate with audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist


17:45 - 17:55

Closing remarks: Luciano Gaudio, Stakeholders Relations & Communication Officer of the ECSEL JU

18:00 - 18:30

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

18:30 - 22:30

Social event: Standing dinner at the Botanical Garden of Meise

Opening speech by Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General of DG CNECT, EC

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

08:00 - 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30-09:45

Opening speech by Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CNECT, EC

09:45 - 09:55

Introductory notes: Yves Gigase, Head of Programmes of the ECSEL JU

09:55 - 11:10

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

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee Break at the exhibition area

11:40 - 13:00

Session 1 PART 2

"How ECSEL JU funded projects impact real life and business"

  • Andreas Eckel, Team Lead R&D Projects, TTTECH
  • Thomas Lentsch, Chief Strategist BU Auto, NXP Semiconductors
  • Herbert Pairitsch, Senior Manager Technology & Innovation, Infineon Technologies Austria
  • Carlos Mazure, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, SOITEC
Followed by a debate with audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist
13:00 - 14:15

Lunch at the exhibition area

14:15 - 15:45

Session 2

ECSEL JU towards Horizon Europe

  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for Digital Industry, DG CNECT, EC
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member of the European Parliament
  • Dan Nica, Member of the European Parliament
  • Paul Rübig, Member of the European Parliament
  • Lambert Van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament
  • Lieve Wierinck, Member of the European Parliament
  • Jean-Luc di Paola Galloni, Valeo Group Corporate, Vice-President for Sustainability and External Affairs
  • Bernard De Potter, Administrator-General at Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Belgium
  • Stefano Firpo, Director General for Industrial Policy, Competitiveness and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Ministry of Economic Development of Italy)
  • Sabine Herlitschka, Chair of the ECSEL JU Governing Board
Followed by a debate with audience
Moderator: Karen Coleman, journalist
15:45 - 16:15

Expo award “Best project presentation and communication of the ECSEL JU Symposium 2018”

  • Alun Foster, Head of Plans and Dissemination of the ECSEL JU

Closing remarks

  • Bert De Colvenaer, Executive Director of the ECSEL JU
16:15 - 17:30

Exhibition area guided tour

17:30

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