Strategic Partners of the Tech Summit
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 358,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$31.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015.
Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focused political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.
The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Content Partners of the Tech Summit
Centre for Information Policy Leadership
The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) is a global privacy and security think tank based in Washington, DC, Brussels and London. CIPL works with industry leaders, regulatory authorities and policy makers to develop global solutions and best practices for privacy and responsible use of data to enable the modern information age.
Founded in 2001 by leading companies and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (formerly Hunton & Williams), CIPL is staffed by advisors who have significant, firsthand experience in business and compliance, government, regulatory policy, consumer advocacy and technology. Our leadership, staff and members work together to develop innovative approaches to privacy and data security policy that take into account the requirements of business processes and concerns surrounding information protection.
CIPL leaders are active internationally and have provided testimony and briefings to legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, and international organizations worldwide.
With 45 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities, data centres and offices in 16 countries, DTCC, through its subsidiaries, automates, centralizes and standardizes the processing of financial transactions, mitigating risk, increasing transparency and driving efficiency for thousands of broker/dealers, custodian banks and asset managers. Industry owned and governed, the firm simplifies the complexities of clearing, settlement, asset servicing, data management and information services across asset classes, bringing increased security and soundness to financial markets.
In 2016, DTCC’s subsidiaries processed securities transactions valued at more than U.S. $1.5 quadrillion. Its depository provides custody and asset servicing for securities issues from over 130 countries and territories valued at U.S. $49.2 trillion. DTCC’s Global Trade Repository maintains approximately 40 million open OTC positions per week and processes over one billion messages per month. To learn more, please visit us at www.dtcc.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
EUTA - European Tech Alliance
The Alliance was launched in the European Parliament under the auspices of Vice President Andrus Ansip. We seek to represent the variety of European tech voices, rather than act as a trade body with combined policy positions. As members, we raise practical issues with policymakers which we believe are important barriers or opportunities to building Europe’s digital market, including attracting investment and expanding globally. We are delighted that Niklas Zennström, a cofounder of Skype, who is now CEO of venture capital firm Atomico, has lent us his expertise as our President. Our current Chair is Linda Griffin, Global Head of Public Affairs at King.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
Hive, from Centrica Connected Home, is the UK’s leading smart home provider, with a range of products, services and subscriptions that help people make more time for the things they love by making daily living easier.
Products include Hive Active Heating, the smart thermostat installed by a British Gas engineer no matter who supplies your energy; connected plugs, lights and sensors you can control with your phone; and a camera to help you stay connected to home wherever you are.
Products can be linked together to make managing your home even easier, for instance you can set your smart plug linked to a kettle to turn on each morning as you walk past a sensor in your hall; or always arrive home to a warm welcome by setting your lights to switch on when you open the front door.
Supporters of the Tech Summit
Allied for Startups
Allied For Startups is a worldwide network of advocacy organisations focused on improving the policy environment for startups. We are working together to create a consensus on policies that can positively impact startups and grow digital entrepreneurship and digital economy at large. Our mission is to ensure that the voices of startups are heard in government.
Come join the Belgian Virtual Reality Meetup and connect with a community of people interested in virtual reality. Whether you are a designer, producer, developer, gamer, hacker, researcher, artist, entrepreneur, or are just curious, this is your chance to meet like-minded people from across Belgium’s vibrant community. We'll meet every two months to start with to swap ideas, try out each other’s projects and share expertise. We're really excited that VR is finally coming-of-age, opening up unprecedented opportunities to create mind-blowing experiences and welcome like-minded creatives and developers to join us!
Belgium Minecraft Family
The Minecraft-Family is a Community where I host a Monthly Meetup event to bring kids & family together to learn and play with Minecraft. During these Meetup's I try to teach them about basic computer use, computer science and programming. I also host a Minecraft server which kids who visit the Meetup's are allowed to join, this way I can guarantee a safe environment for our kids.
The Russia of Vladimir Putin has launched a hybrid war against the West – a war against democracy, the rule of law and our way of life. While our governments have slowly grasped the scale and urgency of the threat, they have yet to form a clear and united response.
The enemy wants to disrupt our society, discredit our institutions and undermine our confidence so that we turn against ourselves. The return of illiberal, nativist and xenophobic politics – often funded by Moscow – suggests that we may be losing the battle. The ability of pro-Kremlin hackers, disinformation campaigns and unaccountable algorithms to corrupt our social media and search engines poisons the lifeblood of our democracy.
The war on the West is a war on truth. Everything we hold dear is at risk: our trust in the rule of law; our trust in public institutions and fair elections; our trust in knowledge and science; our trust in journalism and media; and perhaps most of all, our trust in a shared sense of decency and social cohesion. Our democracy is at stake, and we must defend it.
Defending Democracy is an independent, nonpartisan initiative. We work for a stronger, Transatlantic response to the Kremlin’s hybrid war on our democracies.
Here She Is
Here She Is is an influential blog run by Sarah Wagner, Julia Wagner and Ronja Wagner, three sisters working in tech in different impact hubs around the world. They feature inspiring stories of visionary women who can instil a passion in young women to follow their example. Reading about the first-hand experiences of these successful women will assist women in making difficult decisions throughout their career and help them navigate their way in often male-dominated environments. Are you facing obstacles and are looking for a powerful role model? Well... Here She Is!
Media Partners of the Tech Summit
Holland FinTech is an independent organisation that delivers professional services to business clients in Financial and Technology (Fintech). It distributes knowledge about digitalisation, supports financial innovators, and drives co-operation and competition to deliver better financial service globally.
Holland FinTech creates the largest independent global marketplace in the financial technology value chain that empowers Fintech stakeholders through Holland FinTech digital services. Holland FinTech has over 300 international group of company members, ranging from start-ups to large corporations in the network.
Mobility Partners of the Tech Summit
DriveNow, the carsharing joint venture of the BMW Group, is available in various European cities and offers a range of high-quality premium vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands to rent, based on the free-floating principle. The vehicles can be hired and returned independent of location within a defined business area. More than a million registered customers find and reserve vehicles using the DriveNow App and are able to use the service across multiple cities. DriveNow operates a fleet of over 6,070 vehicles in Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels, Milan, Helsinki and Lisbon. In all its cities, DriveNow also offers electric BMW i3. Several studies have proven that one DriveNow vehicle replaces at least three private cars. DriveNow therefore contributes to easing the traffic situation in cities.