5th Annual QED Conference on Cybersecurity

22 June 2017, 09.00 – 13.00, registration and welcome coffee from 08.30

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels


08.30 – 09.00  Registration and welcome coffee

09.00 – 09.10  Introduction by moderator



09.10 – 10.50  Session 1: Cybersecurity and upcoming challenges


The fight against cyber threats is necessary to ensure that the digital society has the possibility to deliver economic growth in the European Union. The discussion has been put high on the EU-agenda and the last few years there has been an ongoing discussion on how to improve the conditions.



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10.50 – 11.10  Coffee break



11.10 – 13.00  Session 2: The role of cybersecurity on the Digital Single Market


In a world where online services continue to grow in importance, both for consumers and businesses, the financial sector plays a crucial role. The focus has been to preserve a well-functioning internal market and free movement of data. The ambition is to create an environment where growth and jobs will flourish under the cybersecurity initiative. The fight against cybercrime can also reconcile safety and customers’ choice to ensure that the Internet and the mobile channels keep their promises of delivering economic growth for the EU.



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Confirmed speakers


Jan Philipp Albrecht Member of the European Parliament

Jakub Boratynski Head of Unit, Dir H1 - Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG
CONNECT, European Commission

Jacques Bus Secretary General, Digital Enlightenment Forum

Achim Klabunde Head of Sector IT Policy, EDPS – European Data Protection Supervisor

Jan Neutze Director of Cybersecurity Policy EMEA, Microsoft

Yves Vandermeer Chairman, ECTEG -  European Cybercrime Training and Education Group

Robert Carolina Executive Director, Institute for Cyber Security Innovation, Royal Holloway University of London

Martina Francesca Ferracane Research Associate, DTE Project Manager, ECIPE - European Centre for International Political Economy

Chris Muyldermans Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Public Affairs, KBC Group NV






Lorenzo Pupillo Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Cybersecurity Unit, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies



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