What does the future hold?

In case you are interested in the future, the vision track is for you. The first session will be on digital transformation and roadmaps with examples of Canada and Rwanda; presentations will be made by Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT and Innovation of Rwanda and  Shauneen Furlong, Professor at University of Ottawa. After the presentations a discussion with audience participation will follow. Th subject is how to manage the complexity of digital transformation.

For cross border cooperation, there are two sessions scheduled on the first day with three panellists: Lacina Koné (CEO of Smart Africa), Kevin O’Neil (Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation) and Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member of the Vice President of  European Commission). They will share lessons learnt on cross border cooperation for digital transformation and discuss challenges and opportunities in cross border cooperation.

On the second day, the vision track will start with a presentation on digital transformation driven by cities (Marko Turpeinen – Director, EIT Digital Finland; Tak Nagumo – Managing Executive at Mitsubishi UFH Research and Consulting; Toomas Sepp – Head of City Office, Tallinn). The topic will continue with discussion on how super cities change the landscape of digital services.

Côme Berbain – State Chief Technology Officer of France,  Oleg V. Petrov – Programme Coordinator, World Bank  and Natalia Aristimuño Pérez – Head of the Interoperability Unit at European Commission will present innovations that fuel digital transformation and will later discuss how to develop a common culture and cooperation, which are so vital for digital transformation.

Participants will be able to ask questions during session through the networking tool . After the sessions, during coffee and lunch breaks, the speakers will participate in Speaker’s Corners, situated in corresponding track’s hall.