EU Luncheon Debate
April 11th, 2018
WIL's EU Luncheon debate at the EU Parliament, Brussels, 11th April 2018
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Wednesday the 11th of April saw the WIL Network come together to meet and discuss ‘The New Face of Digital Transformation: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Blockchain’ with a focus on how to make users understand and remain comfortable during the transition induced by these cutting-edge innovations, that will be transforming health care, transportation, education and much more.
50 WTP participants, WIL members, Alumni and Guests assembled at the European Parliament in Brussels, where we were hosted by MEP and fellow Board Member Pervenche Berès for a Luncheon Debate and had the opportunity to hear a high-level panel:
- Pinuccia Contino, Head of the Unit "Product Safety and Rapid Alert System”, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission
- Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Member of Cabinet, Financial Advisor of the President of the European Commission, J-C. Juncker
- Benjamin Docquir, Partner at Osborne Clarke
- Antonietta Mastroianni, Senior Vice President IT Development at TDC Group
- Marina Niforos, President and CEO at Logos Global Advisors and Advisor to IFC/World Bank Group
The first part of our event, ‘Reimagining the Art of the Possible’, invited the audience to stretch their minds and envision new possibilities, by clarifying the concepts of AI, IoT and Blockchain, while revealing their transformative power through concrete examples of the actual applications and solutions of each of these technologies but also of combining them.
From left to right: Marina Niforos, Anna Sarr
The second part of the debate focused on the ‘Role of public authorities and of the EU’ in accelerating the development of these new technologies and overcoming the related challenges.
Carrying on tradition, Dalila Rahmouni, Political Advisor in Digital & Internet Governance, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and participant to the 4th edition of our Women Talent Pool concluded the Luncheon debate with a wrap up of the discussion.
From left to right: wrap up of the session by Dalila Rahmouni, Q&A session and networking time
This event was a great example of the WIL network coming together to understand and clarify crucial concepts and societal issues.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our upcoming events!