CONNECTING LIVES, CONNECTING EUROPE

The GSMA’s Mobile 360 Europe event took place on 5 September 2013 and explored examples of innovation in connected cities and communities within and beyond the EU. Event attendees discussed how smart public policy can maximise the potential of mobile networks, technologies and services to further contribute to their development.

Mobile 360 Europe brought together policy and industry leaders across verticals and explored opportunities and how a supportive policy and regulatory framework can underpin the development of connected cities and communities, and help the European Union achieve its 2020 growth, innovation, inclusion and sustainability goals.

Agenda

Mobile 360 Europe featured a Connected City exhibition, key note presentations, including speeches from European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes and former GSMA Chairman Franco Bernabè, as well as consecutive thematic sessions focusing on healthcare, energy, transport and entrepreneurship.

A closing CEO panel drew conclusions from the day’s case studies, demonstrations and panel sessions and explored how partnerships across vertical industry sectors and between industry and government can encourage innovation and investment from the private sector as well as building users’ access to, and trust in, services.

11:30 – 11:45Opening Keynote
Franco Bernabè, Past Chairman, GSMA
12:05 – 12:20Connected City Keynote Case Study
Xavier Trias i Vidal de Llobatera, President Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation and Mayor of Barcelona
12:20 – 13:15Healthcare in the Connected Community

As healthcare budgets come under strain, remote health monitoring offers an efficient, financially sustainable opportunity to improve patients’ quality of life and health outcomes. But can it really become a trusted complement to established healthcare systems and who should manage it?

Participants
Clint McClellan, President, Continua Healthcare Alliance
João Manuel Valente Nabais, President, IDF Europe
Pēteris Zilgalvis, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Head of Unit for Health & Well Being
Dr Bernard Maillet, Vice-Chair of the WG on eHealth, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

14:15 – 15:10Energy in the Connected City

Smart grids and smart energy monitoring offer a necessary step in evolutionizing the way that Europe produces, consumes and manages energy sustainably. EC, city and industry heads consider the experiences of smart grids today, and how to avoid bottlenecks in delivery for Europe.

Participants
Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman IBM Europe, Chairman ICT Cluster Amsterdam
Philip Lowe, European Commission, Director General of DG ENER
Steve Atkins, Smart Grid Industry Sector Initiative, ABB
Jürgen Hase, VP, Head of M2M Competence Centre, Deutsche Telekom & Chairman, M2M Alliance

15:10 – 16:10Employment and Entrepreneurship in Connected Communities

Smarter environments open up fresh opportunities for EU citizens to innovate, to build new businesses and to create new types of employment. This session offers startling insights into what is already happening and examines policy measures to accelerate employment and entrepreneurship.

Participants
Delphine Ernotte Cunci, Deputy CEO, Orange
Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO, Forum Virium Helsinki and President, European Network of Living Labs
Aurore Hochard, Founder, Taskhub
Joanna Drake, European Commission, DG ENTR, Director for SMEs and Entrepreneurship

16:35 – 17:30Transport in the Connected City

Intelligent, integrated multimodal public transport systems are capable of reducing congestion and improving the environment while speeding and simplifying travel for the end user. While outstanding examples and trials exist, what can we do to make smarter transit pervasive through the EU’s cities?

Participants
Vernon Everitt, Managing Director of Customer Experience, Marketing & Communications,
Transport for London
Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO-ITS Europe
Mark Major, European Commission, DG MOVE, Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility
Tommi Nordberg, SVP Government Services, Gemalto

17:30 – 18:30Smart Policy Driving Connected Communities: Closing Keynote Panel

Joined-up policy and regulation can significantly accelerate the creation of connected communities; creating investor confidence for innovation, enhancing interoperability and enabling citizen access and adoption. Hear from leaders in policy and industry as they take the connected city and community forwards.

Participants
Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group
Anthony Whelan, European Commission, DG CNECT
Christian Salbaing, Deputy Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Limited

Speakers

Opening keynote presentations by:
Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President
Franco Bernabè, Past Chairman, GSMA
Xavier Trias i Vidal de Llobatera, President Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation and Mayor of Barcelona

A host of other high-level speakers included:

  • Steve Atkins, Smart Grid Industry Sector Initiative, ABB
  • Clint McClellan, President, Continua Health Alliance
  • Dr Bernard Maillet, Vice-Chair of the WG on eHealth, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
  • Dr. Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe
  • Anthony Whelan, European Commission, DG CNECT
  • Philip Lowe, Director General of DG Energy, European Commission
  • Joanna Drake, European Commission, DG ENTR, Director for SMEs and Entrepreneurship
  • Pēteris Zilgalvis, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Head of Unit for Health & Well Being
  • Mark Major, European Commission, DG MOVE, Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO, Forum Virium Helsinki and President, European Network of Living Labs
  • Tommi Nordberg, SVP Government Services, Gemalto
  • Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
  • Christian Salbaing, Deputy Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Limited
  • Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman, IBM Europe
  • João Manuel Valente Nabais, President, IDF Europe
  • Jürgen Hase, VP, Head of M2M Competence Centre, Deutsche Telekom & Chairman, M2M Alliance
  • Delphine Ernotte Cunci, Deputy CEO, Orange
  • Aurore Hochard, Founder, Taskhub

Showcase

Connected Living Showcase

Leaders in Connected Living showcased products and services that will drive efficiencies and enhance experiences in healthcare, transport, education and across smart cities. The showcase included the mHealth Grand Tour, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom and IBM, Telecom Italia, Samsung and the GSMA.

Sponsors

Being a sponsor of this Mobile 360 Series event allowed companies to showcase their leadership in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the Middle East. Click here to download a PDF of available sponsorship opportunities for 2014.

 

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