Co-Curators of DF2017

AccentureEMEA Satellite Operators AssociationForum EuropeMicrosoft Corporation

1200+ Participants
attended

94 Speakers & Experts

40 Represented
Countries

3 Content
Streams

32 Sessions,
Workshops & Labs

The Digital Festival So Far

The Digital Festival is a celebration of tech, ideas and global innovation.

Through talks, workshops, debates and performance, the Festival creates a space in the heart of Europe where innovators and policymakers can come together to explore new technology and be inspired by digital innovations.

The inaugural edition in 2016 saw over 1,000 tech experts, Meetup groups, industry leaders and policymakers exchange ideas, forge relationships and drive innovation. The Digital Festival 2017 built on this success, with more than 1,200 delegates joining over 90 speakers for an inspiring day of talks, workshops and demos about the digital and tech worlds.

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Who Attended DF17

DF17 Speakers

Alexander De Croo

Alexander De Croo

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services
Government of Belgium

Tibor Navracsics

Tibor Navracsics

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
European Commission

Kaja Kallas

Kaja Kallas

MEP
European Parliament

Jo Deblaere

Jo Deblaere

Chief Operating Officer
Accenture

Brando Benifei

Brando Benifei

MEP
European Parliament

Paweł Swieboda

Paweł Swieboda

Deputy Head
European Political Strategy Centre

Anna Sort

Anna Sort

CEO & Founder
PlayBenefit

Karl-Filip Coenegrachts

Karl-Filip Coenegrachts

Chief Strategy Officer
City of Ghent

Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper

Head of Global Connectivity Policy and Planning
Facebook

Lucilla Sioli

Lucilla Sioli

Head of Unit, Digital Economy and Skills
European Commission

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DF17 Programme themes

Smart Living

  • Digital Health
  • Smart Cities
  • Connectivity & Satellites
  • Virtual Reality
  • AI & Automation…

Smart Working

  • The Workforce of the Future
  • Digital Eco-Systems and Partnerships
  • Innovation in Financial Services
  • Coding Skills
  • IoT and Connected Devices…

Smart Society

  • Digital, Politics and Democracy
  • The Preservation of Culture and History
  • Data Journalism and Fake News
  • Digital for Society
  • Innovation in Public Service…

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DF17 Partners

Co-Curator

Accenture

Co-Curator

EMEA Satellite Operators Association

Co-Curator

Forum Europe

Co-Curator

Microsoft Corporation

Sponsor

Naspers

Supporter

BE.VR - Virtual Reality in Belgium Meetup

Supporter

Blockchain Vlaanderen Meetup

Supporter

Brussels Data Science Community

Supporter

Brussels Legal Hackers

Supporter

Coala Life

Supporter

Cronos Microsoft Business

Supporter

EYIF

Supporter

Ideas Matter

Supporter

OpenTechSchool Brussels

Supporter

Synergy Network

Media Partner

E!Sharp

DF17 Venue

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