Digital Festival 2017

Partners

Co-Curators of DF17

Accenture

Accenture

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. 

accenture.com

EMEA Satellite Operators Association

EMEA Satellite Operators Association

ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. The Association today represents the interests of 21 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe. Together ESOA Members provide invaluable communications services to the whole world including emergency communications, live broadcasting, maritime and aero communications, secure services for governments, 24-7 monitoring of industrial processes such as energy plants and a whole range of other communications capabilities that society has come to rely on.

esoa.net

Forum Europe

Forum Europe

For more than 25 years, Forum Europe has been organising events in Brussels. Under the Chairmanship of Paul Adamson and the management of James Wilmott and Dan Craft, Forum Europe’s activities are now global, covering most of the continents of the world. The Digital Festival draws upon many years debating technology and its role in society and influence on our lives.

forum-europe.com

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

microsoft.com

Sponsor of DF17

Naspers

Naspers

Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group, and one of the largest technology investors in the world. It was founded in 1915, Stellenbosch, South Africa. With its headquarters in Cape Town (ZA), and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Naspers operates in more than 130 countries. Our activities encompass 6 key business areas: Classifieds, Payments, B2C e-Commerce, Ventures, Video Entertainment, and Media. Naspers holds sizable investments in listed companies such as Tencent (CN), Mail.ru (RU), and Flipkart (IN).

naspers.com

Supporters of DF17

BE.VR - Virtual Reality in Belgium Meetup

BE.VR - Virtual Reality in Belgium Meetup

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!

meetup.com/Virtual-Reality-in-Belgium

Blockchain Vlaanderen Meetup

Blockchain Vlaanderen Meetup

The Blockchain technology will revolutionise the way business is handled over the Internet. We are right at the start of this process which allows anyone to innovate upon this technology and conquer a prominent spot in the Internet of the future.
To facilitate this innovation, the Blockchain Vlaanderen meetup group has been formed to bring developers, business, startups and any that don't fit in any of the former categories together to share their vision, developments and research related to this technology.

meetup.com/blockchain-vlaanderen

Brussels Data Science Community

Brussels Data Science Community

Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data sciences to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Our members all want to contribute with their professional skills to make a positive impact on our local community or in the world, they are all aware that data based decision making is key to boost the performances of our organisations. We are an open community and everybody with an interest in data and business is welcome. Our members are University professors, managers in public or private organisations, leaders of NGO’s, Ph.D. students, analytic consultants, technical big data experts…

Our activities are geared around breaching that gap between what the industry need and what the academic institutions have to offer. We focus on knowledge sharing by organising monthly meetups and training sessions. We also provide the possibility for data scientists to work on real ‘Data for Good’-projects where our members offer their help to NGO’s, public institutions and Startups to gain value out of their data.

meetup.com/Data-Science-Community-Meetup

Brussels Legal Hackers

Brussels Legal Hackers

Brussels Legal Hackers is an open community of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, we spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.

We are explorers. We are doers. We are Legal Hackers

meetup.com/Brussels-Legal-Hackers

EYIF

EYIF

EYIF is the leading foundation for youth innovation in Europe, an independent, non-profit association reaching over 500,000 people from across the continent. EYIF is the voice for the community of innovators, mentors, influencers and experts who lead the movement in making Europe the ideal location for entrepreneurs from around the globe. EYIF’s Board of Advisers encompasses leading Members of the European Parliament active in innovation policy and leaders of Fortune 100 and 500 companies and other corporations that are global innovation market leaders, the European Investment Bank, and partners of major seed and venture capital firms. EYIF has built a strong international dimension cooperating regularly with: the US State Department, the Global Innovation Summit, the World Economic Forum, China and South Korea.

younginnovator.eu

Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter is a cross-sectoral consortium that promotes awareness of the benefits of intellectual property for innovation, small and large businesses, the economy, consumers and society.

ideasmatter.com

OpenTechSchool Brussels

OpenTechSchool Brussels

OpenTechSchool is a community initiative offering free programming workshops and meetups to technology enthusiasts of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels. It supports volunteer coaches in setting up events by taking care of the organisational details, encouraging coaches to create original teaching material.

Everyone is invited to participate, whether as a coach or a learner in this friendly learning environment where no one feels shy about asking any questions.

www.opentechschool.org

meetup.com/OpenTechSchool-Brussels

Synergy Network

Synergy Network

SYNERGY NETWORK is a unique platform, which creates a dynamic intuitive synergy between brands, businesses and consumers, linking them in a single social community network in ways that matter most.
Synergy.net social network is available as a white label digital portal which acts as a repository for web/mobile-based connections and data, supporting markets, products and customers. As the next generation of social network, it seamlessly blends a variety of text, voice and video with e-commerce, to support your alliances and the data that drive them.
SYNERGY NETWORK is powered by Synergetica, a software company headquartered in the US (Washington, DC area) with R&D centers in Europe. Synergetica's software is in use across many industries from banking to entertainment, from social networks to AI engines, covering both the B2C and B2B markets. They are an enterprise solution provider for the local search industry as well as for social networks and SAAS solutions for SMBs.
Synergetica works to create a technical competitive advantage for both large and small companies worldwide.

synergy.net

Media Partner of DF17

E!Sharp

E!Sharp

E!Sharp is an online magazine delivering thought provoking analysis on the affairs of the European Union and Europe’s place in the world. Through commentary, debate and humour, it demystifies the complexity of the EU.

esharp.eu

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