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21 January 2019

Economic Forum NRW – Baltic States

Rheinterrasse Düsseldorf, Germany

Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 33, 40479 Düsseldorf


Matchmaking-Session 1 (Gelber Salon)
organized by AHK and NRW.International / Enterprise Europe Network


Doors open


Registration and Networking Coffee / Lunch-Snacks


Opening and Welcoming Remarks (Rheingoldsaal)
Moderator: Florian Schröder, CEO, AHK
Thomas Schöllkopf, President, AHK, Germany
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economics NRW, Germany
Andreas Schmitz, President IHK Düsseldorf, Vice President IHK NRW, Germany


Panel: “The Baltic Digital-Model: A way for Germany?”

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economics NRW, Germany
Viljar Lubi, Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development, Estonia
Edmunds Beļskis, Deputy State Secretary for Information and Communication Technologies, Latvia ---------
Elijus Čivilis, Vice-Minister of Economy of Republic of Lithuania


Keynote Eye-Opener: "How to build a Digital Society? Success story of an Estonian Innovation –
and what future brings”

Ain Aaviksoo, General Manager, Guardtime, Estonia


IT-Podium A
"Digital Administration & E-Government – What Future Approach is realistic?"

Moderator: Prof. Heiko Seif, UNITY AG, Germany ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Taavi Einaste, CEO, Nortal-Deutschland GmbH, Estonia
Asse Hang, VP International Sales, Datel AS, Estonia -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Hagedorn, Executive Vice President, Member of the Board Business Line Government
Jānis Bokta, Chairman of the Board, Latvian State Radio and Television Center, Latvia---------------------------
Valdas Šimas, CEO of Alna Software, e-Lithuania (IT-Cluster), Lithuania


"Northrhine-Westfalia and Baltic Enterprises: Learnings, Cooperation, Perspectives" 
Petra Wassner, CEO, NRW.Invest, Germany
Dialogue and Reflections with Florian Schröder, 
CEO, AHKGermany


Networking Café and Market Place
Parallel: Matchmaking Session 2 (Gelber Salon)


IT-Podium B
"Cyber Security & Data Protection: Challenges & Business Models"

Moderator: Oliver Weimann, Ruhr Hub, Germany


Thomas Schauf, Senior Expert Public & Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany

Dan Bogdanov, Member of the Supervisory Board, Head of Department, Cybernetica AS, Estonia -----------
Intars Garbovskis, Security Practice Lead, Accenture Latvia, Latvia 
Paulius Petrėtis, CEO, Voras Consulting, Lithuania ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ralf Benzmüller, Executive Speaker G DATA Security Labs, G DATA Software AG, Germany --------------------




Deep Dive / Dialogue with the Experts (Parallelsessions)

Podium A: "E-Government" (Silbersaal)

Moderator: Kay-Uwe Schuldt, Director A3A, Strategy Consulting, adesso group, Germany
Taavi Einaste, Nortal Deutschland, Estonia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Asse Hang, VP International Sales, Datel AS, Estonia -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Aiga Irmeja, Executive Director, Latvian IT Cluster, Latvia -----------------------------------------------------------------
Kristina Kikalienė, Key Account Manager, Alna Software, Lithuania -----------------------------------------------------

Podium B: "Cyber Security" (Kurfürstenzimmer)
Moderator: Monika Gatzke, CPS.HUB NRW – Competence Center for Cyber Physical Systems, Germany

Dan Bogdanov, Member of the Supervisory Board, Head of Department, Cybernetica AS, Estonia -----------

Intars Garbovskis, Security Practice Lead, Accenture Latvia, Latvia ----------------------------------------------------
Viktorija Česonytė, Business Development Manager, 
Voras Consulting, Lithuania ----------------------------------

Podium C: "Smart Cities / Solutions for Cities of Tomorrow" (Rheingoldsaal)

Moderator: Peter Hornik, Digihub Düsseldorf/Rheinland
, Germany

Mart Suurkask, CEO, Bercman Technologies AS, Estonia ------------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Jan-Fritz Rettberg, CIO, CEO, Allianz Smart City Dortmund, Germany
Ingmārs Pūķis, Vice President, Latvijas Mobilais telefons, Latvia --------------------------------------------------------

Donatas Zaveckas, BTT Group, Smart City Vilnius, Lithuania


B2B-Market / Networking (Silbersaal)
Parallel: Matchmaking Session 3 (Gelber Salon)


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