About Global Forum

The Global Forum/Shaping the Future is an internationally recognized think-tank for exchange and networking among governments at national, regional & local levels, private & public organizations, research & development experts.

The Global Forum is an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. The Global Forum brings each year in a different city around the world more than 300 key policy-makers and public/private stakeholders from more than 30 countries from all continents, it is often considered as the Davos for ICT.

Organizer

ITEMS INTERNATIONAL

Items International is an international consulting firm based in Paris, dedicated to Information & Communication Technologies strategies. ITEMS International is specialized in digital technologies and services: broadband, Internet, broadcast and software.

ITEMS proposes a various range of consulting assistance: Strategic studies, Market analysis, International benchmarks, Technological Analysis, Business plans, Due diligence, Roll out assistance.

Created in 1994, the company has a long experience in strategic and marketing consulting, networking, knowledge sharing and transfer. ITEMS has launched a strategic activity in smart grids and smart cities (including contactless, open data, e-Gov, mobility and smart energy). ITEMS operates with public and private institutions, including the European Commission and the French government. The different backgrounds and the versatility of our consultants lead to a unique company’s expertise in the areas of ICT strategies, project management, services
and usages.

 

Global Forum 2018

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Global Forum 2018 Presentations

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Sunday 4th November 2018

Welcome Event [6:00 pm to 9:00 pm]

Monday 5th November Morning

Welcome Addresses [8:45 am – 9:15 am]

Rasmus Jarlov, Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Denmark Welcoming Speech
Caroline Ferrari, Ambassador of France in Denmark Welcoming Speech
 

Opening Session: Future Visions [9:15 am – 10:30 am]

Chair & Moderator: Jorgen Abild Andersen, Founder & CEO, Abild Andersen Consulting, Denmark
Elisabeth Aarsæther, Director General, Nkom -Norwegian Communications Authority, Norway
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE, Belgium
Mathias Gredal Nørvig, CEO SYBO, Denmark
Philip Malloch, Chairman of the Executive Board, ETNO – European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association
Jakob Willer, Director, Telecom Industry Association, Denmark
Naohiro Yamanaka, Advisor for Director General, Global Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan  Japan ICT Future Vision
 
Coffee Break
 

S1: Transformative Infrastructures to Support Digital Transformation [10:45 am – 12:30 pm]

Chair: Brett Tarnutzer, Head of Spectrum, GSM Association
Moderator: Wladimir Bocquet, Director of Spectrum Management & Policy, Eutelsat, France
Debate & Intro: Brett Tarnutzer VS Wladimir Bocquet
Namir Anani, President & CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Canada  Shifting Gears in a Changing Global Economy
Rebecca Arbogast, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation, USA Deployment & Adoption
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General, 5G-IA – 5G Infrastructure Association  5G Enabling Vertical Industries Digital Transformation
Larry Downes, Project Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, USA What Will Really 5G do ?
Trine Heidemann Jansen, Director of Telecoms, Danish Energy Agency, Denmark
Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman, Cable Europe 5G Hype or Reality ?
Claudia Selli, Executive Director for the European Political and Legislative Affairs and Head of the Brussels’ office of AT&T International External & Regulatory Affairs, Belgium
Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association, USA Satellites & Digital Transformation
Yoshio Tanaka, Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Japan Things & Systems

Monday 5th November Afternoon

 
Keynote Session: [2:00 pm – 2:30 pm]

Chair & Moderator: Sylviane Toporkoff President Global Forum/ Shaping the Future / Founder & Partner Items International
Janne Elvelid, Public Policy Manager Nordics, Facebook, Sweden
Dan Shefet, Lawyer, Cabinet Shefet, France
 

S2: Safety & Security in an Interconnected Society [2:30 pm – 4:00 pm]

Moderator: Steven Lafosse Martin, Founder & CEO, UMAN, France
Eikazu Niwano, Research Professor of Secure Platform Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan Trusted Ecosystems Based on Secure ID Components
Fabio Perossini, Founder & Managing Director, Kpeople, United-Kingdom Cultural Heritage Improved Resilience
Dan Shoemaker, Professor & Director, Graduate Program in Cybersecurity; Principal Investigator for the National Security Agency’s Center of Academic Excellence at UDM University of Detroit Mercy, USA  Presentation
Søren Sennels, CEO, Dencrypt, Denmark Dynamic Encryption
Jesper Zerlang, CEO, LOGPOINT, Denmark Securing the Digital Transformation
Sarah Zhao, Partner, Baker Hostetler, USA/China China Cybersecurity & Data Protection Rules
Coffee Break 
 

S3: Role of Artificial Intelligence & Data [4:15 pm – 5:45 pm]

Moderator: Jeremy Millard, Senior Consultant, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Anne Carblanc, Head of Digital Economy Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation Artifical Intelligence
Walid El Abed, Founder & CEO, Global Data Excellence, Switzerland  DEMS AI
Alessandro Gropelli, Director of Communications, ETNO – European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association Presentation
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, President, Global Innovation Strategies, France Artificial Intelligence Overview and Impacts
Jonas Munk, Director, Head of AI & Robotics, TDC Group, Denmark
Christiane Vejlø, Chairperson of the Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics, Denmark Danish Government Initiatives on Data Ethics
Randy Yaloz, Attorney & Founding Partner, Euro Legal Counsel Group, France
 

S4: 21st Century Regulatory Framework [4:15 pm – 5:45 pm]

Chair: Mani Manimohan, Senior Director of Public Policy – Global, GSMA – GSM Association
Moderator: Andrew Lipman, Partner, Chair Media and Technology Practice, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, USA
Torben Aaberg, Interregional Programme Manager, Center for Communications, Media and IT, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Torsten A. Andersen, Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority, Denmark Agile Regulation – Enabling New Business Models
Luca Bolognini, Founding Partner & Lawyer, ICT Legal Consulting; President Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation, Italy
Per Eirik Heimdal, Head of Technology Department at the Nkom – Norwegian Communications Authority, Norway
Kristian Møller, Director General, Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency, Denmark
Brent Olson, Vice President – Global Public Policy, AT&T, USA
Alice Pezard, Attorney at Law & Arbitrator, France
 
 
GALA DINNER at the City Hall of Copenhagen
 
Jean-Claude Granry, Full Professor of the French Universities, Practitioner in Hospital, France
Benoit Pilet, Deputy for Human Resources, Working Conditions and International Relations, Destination Angers, France
Peter Steengaard Moerch, CEO of the City of Copenhagen Finance Administration, Denmark

Tuesday 6th November – Morning

Keynote Opening Session Day 2 [9:00 am – 10:00 am]

Chair & Moderator: Sébastien Lévy, Vice president Global Forum/Shaping the Future; Partner Items International
Julia Glidden, General Manager Global Government Industry, IBM Global Business Services, USA How Can The Private Sector Support The SDGs
Nicola Hodson, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for Digital Transformation, Microsoft, United-Kingdom Transforming Microsoft to Empower You
Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet of Andrus Ansip, Vice-President Digital Single Market, European Commission Europe’s Future Is Digtital
Adam Peake, Civil Society Engagement Senior Manager, ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Presentation

S5: Understanding the Value of Innovation [10:00 am- 11:30 am]

Moderator: Alan Shark, Executive Director & CEO, Public Technology Institute (PTI), USA
Joachim Almdal, Co-founder and Head of Business Development, Greentech Challenge, Denmark Presentation
Maria Antosen, Head of Office, Office of Digitalization, City of Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen in Transformation
Eyal Bloch, Head and Co-founder, TOP Global; Co-founder of the Jerusalem-based Institute, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Israel Presentation
Fridda Flensted-Jensen, Acting Chief of Innovation, City of Copenhagen, Denmark Together We Rethink Copenhagen
Steven Lafosse Martin, Founder & CEO, UMAN, France Presentation
Michael Stankosky, Research Professor, George Washington University, USA Technology Convergence
Daniel Van Lerberghe, Co-founder & Director, InnoGage, United-Kingdom FotoInMotion
 

S6: Digitalization in Healthcare [10:00 am- 11:30 am]

Moderator: Ingrid Andersson, CEO, Corporate Wellbeing, Oman & Senior Advisor, IKED, Sweden
Mariane Cimino, CEO, Hoa-Ora, France Health & Well-Being: An Holistic Approach
Jean-Claude Granry, Full Professor of the French Universities, Practitioner in Hospital, France Healthcare Simulation
Christian Graversen, CEO, Welfare Tech, Denmark Presentation
Lara Srivastava, Head New Initiatives, ITU – International Telecommunication Union Transforming Healthcare in the Era of AI
Paul Wormeli, Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting; Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS – Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, USA The Rising Influence of SOcial Determinants of Health
 
Coffee Break  
 

S7: Smart and Intelligent Cities, Regions & Communities [11:45 am – 1:30 pm] ALL PRESENTATION

Moderator: Hugo Kerschot, Founder & Managing Director, Is- Practice, Belgium
Sylvie Albert, Professor, Department of Business and Economics, University of Winnipeg, Canada
John Jung, Co-founder & Chairman, Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), Canada
Gerard Peets, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Results, Infrastructure Canada – Government of Canada
Rasmus Reeh, Senior Advisor, Copenhagen Solutions Lab, the Smart City Office, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
Susie Ruston McAleer, Founder & Managing Director, 21C Consultancy, United-Kingdom
Alan Shark, Executive Director & CEO, Public Technology Institute (PTI), USA
Irène Toporkoff Co-founder & Managing Director, Worldcrunch, France
Daniel Van Lerberghe, Cabinet Member, City of Brussels; Co-founder & Director, InnoGage, United-Kingdom

S8: Digitization Transforming Economy & Society [11:45 am – 1:30 pm]

Moderator: Christophe Aubry de Maraumont, Senior Project Manager, IS-practice, Belgium Presentation
Azmizam Abdul Rashid, Director Knowledge Management and Advisory, Urbanice Malaysia, Malaysia Malaysian Cities Preparedness For the 4th Industrial Revolution
Carla Langjahr, Senior Analyst, ARServices, USA Industry 4.0 Commercial & Defense Industrial Base
Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, GODAN – Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition, United-Kingdom Presentation
Samia Melhem, Global Lead, Digital development Infrastructure and PPP Global Practice, The World Bank Group Presentation
Philippe Scheimann, Co-founder & CTO, TOP Global, Israel From Farm to Cup
Knud Erik Skouby, Professor and Founding Director of Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark Blockchains – Socio Economic Impacts
Tom Togsverd, Partner, Indesmatech, Denmark Industry 4.0 Danish Experiences
 
Lunch [1:30 pm – 2:30 pm]

Tuesday 6th November Afternoon

 

S9: Women in Digital Services [2:30 pm – 4:00 pm] ALL PRESENTATIONS

Moderator: Julie Améen, Head of Public Sector, CGI Sweden, Sweden
Sylvie Albert, Professor, Department of Business and Administration, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Anders Peter Kierbye Johansen, Managing Director, Unity & Global R&D HR Director, Unity Technologies, Denmark
Samia Melhem, Global Lead, Digital development Infrastructure and PPP Global Practice, The World Bank Group
Camilla Rundberg, Founder, Evenodds, Sweden
Chetan Sharma, Founder & CEO, Datamation Group, India
Tamara Shoemaker, Director University of Detroit Mercy Center for Cyber Security & Intel Studies, USA
Irène Toporkoff Co-founder, Worldcrunch, France
The Global Forum 2018 is organized in Copenhagen, on November Monday 5th& Tuesday 6th. This 27th edition is organized with the City of Copenhagen and the support of the Danish Agency for Data Supply & Efficiency, the Telecom Industry Association and the Danish Business Authorities.

It allows knowledge exchanges and networking among governments, private and public organizations, research and development experts.

The agenda is composed of diverse sessions and topics dedicated to business and policy issues that affect the evolution of the digital economy: Future Visions, Transformative Infrastructures, Safety & Security in an Interconnected Society & Economy, Role of Artificial Intelligence & Data, 21th Century Regulatory Framework, The Value of Innovation, Smart & Intelligent Cities, Regions & Communities, Digitalization in Healthcare, Industry 4.0, Agriculture, Digital Cyber Ecosystem in support of sustainable development, Women in Digital Services.

Who is joining? High level executives, decision-makers, experts & practitioners in the digital field:

  • Senior Officials from worldwide Ministries, local & regional governments.
  • Representatives from International Organizations such as the European Commission, ENISA, ETNO, GSMA, ICANN, ITU, Worldbank, WTO…
  • Fixed & Mobile Providers Telecom, Satellite, Broadband, Internet, Wireless
  • Equipment and Software Providers, Computing Companies, Media Companies
  • Content and Information Providers (e-Business, e-Content, e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning, Smart Cities, Banking, Insurance, Security, Agriculture…)
  • Others: Universities, R&D Centers and Clusters, Lawyers, Regulators…..

Venue & News

The Global Forum 2018 is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 5th & 6th. This 27th edition will be the first Global Forum edition in Denmark and a comeback in Northern Europe after the Oulu edition success.

We decided to organize this new edition in the city of Copenhagen which is a perfect venue for hosting the GF 2018, as Copenhagen is among the top fastest growing cities in Europe with ambitious goals such as becoming CO2 neutral city by 2025 with a strong focus on innovation, growth, employment and quality of life. Denmark is in 2017 again 1st out of the 28 EU Member States in the Digital Economy and Society Index. Denmark announced a new 2025 economic plan which aims at increasing GDP with DKK 80 billion (€ 10,75 billion) by 2025.

We are sure that this first Danish edition will be a memorable success. Take part in this new edition!

To go further: Letter of Intent 5G Deployment in the Nordic Regions

New Strategy to make Denmark the New Digital Frontrunner

 

Contact

For More Information on SPONSORSHIPS & REGISTRATION GLOBAL FORUM / Shaping the Future 2018

Please contact:
Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum
stoporkoff@items-int.eu

Mr. Sébastien Lévy, Vice-President Global Forum
slevy@items-int.eu

Tel: + 33 1 46 42 48 76
Fax: + 33 1 41 08 94 27

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