Net Futures 2016 Videos

European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, Mr Andrus Ansip, outlines the pipeline of legislative actions for 2016 and points to the challenges the Commission intends to address when it comes to get-blocking, online platforms and 5G with the aim of creating a fully functioning digital single market in Europe.
Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society talks about the new Industry Digitisation Package announced on 20 April 2016. The Future Internet has a central role to play in modernising traditional European industries and delivering greater efficiency. Through the Commission’s latest Industry Digitisation Package it will become easier to connect traditional industries with technology – and this is the key to delivering greater innovation and competitiveness to Europe, explains Commissioner Oettinger at the Closing Plenary of the Net Futures 2016 Conference.

Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA points to the value of the mobile industry during his intervention at Net Futures 2016 Conference.  In his keynote address Mr Granyrd said that in 2015 the mobile industry contributed $3.1USD Trillion to the global economy.  Mr Granyrd says that for mobile to deliver even greater benefits to society it is important to address standardisation and spectrum harmonisation.  This in turn will empower 5G to play its part in delivering a hyper-connected society. Mr Granyrd points to a mix of Public Private Partnerships and the right regulatory framework as being the essential to achieving Europe’s objectives.

See the best moments from this year’s conference, which brought together industry players, researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs in a unique hub, The Egg, in Brussels on 20-21 April. The Net Futures Conference brings together the newest and best technology innovators to share information, get connected and be inspired!

Susana Sargento, Professor DETI in University Aveiro, Veniam Co-Founder talks about smart cities & and the Internet of moving things. Smart cities are no longer a thing tomorrow, but rather a reality of today. Vehicles provide information relays to sensors across cities, assisting in traffic management, connectivity and also can help emergency services to be more efficient. Susana Sargento provides a glimpse of the exciting opportunities created through the ‘internet of moving things’. The Veniam project has been a hugely successful pilot rolled in Porto, Portugal.

Lise Fuhr, Director General, European Telecom Network Operators (ETNO) talks about how broadband is essential to innovation. A packed auditorium of innovators, academics, companies and policy makers joined for the first day of Net Futures 2016. Participants had the opportunity to hear about the role of broadband in the future internet during a keynote speech by Lise Fuhr, Director General of the European Telecom Network Operators (ETNO), who explained that innovation and the delivery of new exciting services to European citizens require the right regulatory framework that will facilitate the roll out of high-speed broadband across Europe.

Ulf Ewaldsson, Senior Vice President, Group CTO at Ericsson talks about the networked society of the future. Imagine a world where everything is connected. This is the vision that Ulf Ewaldsson, Senior Vice President, Group CTO at Ericsson, says companies like his are making real. Mr Ewaldsson points to a future that includes fantastic new applications that will surprise and delight consumers as we evolve into a hyper-connected society.
Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho Chief Commercial Digital Officer of Telefonica S.A talks about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the value of open platforms in enabling the Future Internet.  Highlighting projects such as Firware and other open innovation platforms as important hubs for the innovation ecosystem and creation of new digital businesses, Mr Navarro de Carvalho says that in the next 5 years we can expect many more exciting developments coming out of the digital space.
Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital, explains the role his organisation is playing in bringing technology to the market. With a motto ’no innovation without education’ EIT Digital helps put European entrepreneurship on the map through creating and connecting incubators and building strong support networks that enables entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. According to Mr Jonker now is an exciting time to be a digital entrepreneur in Europe!
Alberto Onetti Chairman at Mind the Bridge Foundation explains an exciting initiative called Startup Europe, the one stop shop for the European entrepreneurial community. Supported by the European Commission, Startup Europe brings together innovative young companies and corporate partners who are looking to invest in innovation and scaling tech businesses across Europe.
Mr Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and Mr Mats Granryd, Director General GSMA, provide their views on the roadmap for delivering 5G across Europe.
Alberto Onetti, Chairman of Mind the Bridge Foundation, which is the motor behind Startup Europe, gives his ‘Top Tips’ to European Digital Entrepreneurs who want to make the big time.
Francesca Bria from the Nesta Innovation lab in the United Kingdom explains how technology is being used to help facilitate direct democracy and citizen engagement. As the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project o Francesca is active in grassrooots movements advocating for open access, knowledge commons and open, decentralised privacy aware technologies.
See the highlights of the first day of Net Futures 2016 including, snippets of the presentations by keynote speaker, Mats Granyrd, Director General of GSMA and insights into the contribution of telecom network operators to the delivery of the fully connected society, by Lise Fuhr, Director General of the European Telecom Network operators (ETNO).
Manoel da Fonseca, Secretary for Information Technology Policy of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for Brazil talks about the importance of the links between the EU and Brazil in the area of future internet. Mr Fonseca also explains what he sees as the exciting opportunities opened up by the future internet, and the Brazilian Government’s vision for developing innovation that supports societal development.
Manoel da Fonseca, Secretary for Information Technology Policy of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for Brazil talks about the growing importance of the relationship between the EU and Brazil when it comes to future internet.
What does a future Europe look like thanks to the innovation in Future Internet? Learn about the vision of the future from a few of the keynote speakers at this years Net Futures 2016 Conference.