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Ict 2008 Conference Videos

Synopsis
Video recordings of plenary sessions from the ICT 2008 conference organised by the European Commission and held in Lyon 25-27 November. The event presented Europe’s priorities for ICT research, development and funding. A host of leading personalities from the world of ICT looked at how Europe can lead the ICT agenda for the next decade. Individual sessions included: Setting the ICT Agenda for the Next Decade; Excellence Matters(Albert Fert); Inventing the Future - Towards new Bio and Nano Frontiers (82 minutes); Future Internet Part 1 - European Challenges for the Future Internet and New Business Opportunities (88 minutes); Future Internet Part 2 - Future Internet and Services for Citizens (99 minutes). Proceedings are available in both French and English language versions.
Language
English; French (Standard)
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Economics; Information technology
Keywords
biotechnology; business information systems; climate change; European Economic Community; Internet; nanotechnology; technological innovation; Information technology; sustainability; energy efficiency; economic development

Online availability

URI
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict/2008/conference/videos/index_en.htm
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Sections

Title
Opening Plenary Session

Title
Opening Exhibition

Title
Plenary Session: Setting the ICT Agenda for the Next Decade
Synopsis
The High Level plenary "Setting the ICT Agenda" aims to discuss Europe’s ICT research and innovation policy for the next decade, taking into account initiatives already launched (such as FP7 and JTIs) and future community initiatives. EU perspectives are provided by Commissioner Viviane Reding, recommendations for future policy orientations from Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland who chaired the group that undertook an evaluation of IST research in FP6 and whose final report was published in June 2008. Senior executives from industry provided perspectives about large and small industry. Overall the need for innovative policy initiatives to stimulate European leadership in ICTi s underlined.
Duration
76 mins

Title
ICT Excellence Matters: Part 1
Synopsis
Attracting leading edge excellence in ICT is essential for Europe to compete on the global stage. The high level keynote presentation by A. Fert (Laureate of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics) on ‘ICT Science Matters: Impact of Spintronics on ICT’ showcases European ICT excellence in action and outlines the high potential of foundational research to deliver transformational impact for Europe.

Followed by a High Level round table discussion that explores Europe’s position today in ICT research and what is needed to create the most favourable conditions to ensure Europe’s attractiveness for ICT investments and skills in an era of increasing global competition.

Title
ICT Excellence Matters: Part 2
Synopsis
Attracting leading edge excellence in ICT is essential for Europe to compete on the global scene. The "ICT Excellence Matters" high level panel discussion aimed to explore options for Europe to be a "place par excellence" for ICT R&D. It was preceded by a keynote presentation by A Fert (Nobel Prize laureate 2007) on "ICT Science Matters: The Impact of Spintronics on ICT" that showcase European ICT excellence in action and outline the high potential of foundational research to deliver transformational impact for Europe.

The High Level round table discussion explored Europe’s position today in ICT research and what is needed to create the most favourable conditions to ensure Europe’s attractiveness for ICT investments and skills in an era of increasing global competition.

Title
Inventing the Future: Towards new Bio- and Nano Frontiers

Title
Future Internet Part 1: European Challenges for the Future Internet and New Business Opportunities
Synopsis
The Future Internet is vital to sustainable economic growth in Europe. In years to come, even more users, objects and critical information infrastructures will be connected to the Internet, a truly critical factor for supporting and improving the European society and economy. It is therefore time to strengthen and focus European activities on the Future Internet to maintain Europe’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Focus of the Session:The Future Internet needs radically new concepts and technologies if it is to support our future society in an effective way. Europe has committed € 9.1 billion for funding ICT research in FP7 but we must ensure that enhanced and focused attention is given to the evolution towards the Future Internet. It is a matter of strategic importance for Europe to fully engage in the conception, development and innovation of the Future Internet. This will ensure the long term growth of the ICT sector in Europe, as well as support the multitude of societal and industrial applications and services relying on continued innovation in the Internet infrastructure. The following specific topics are explored by the expert panel convened for this session: The Future Internet to support a new generation of ICT services; Future Internet architectures for ubiquitous information and services access; On-the-fly- toward mobile & nomadic services on the Future Internet;
From the networked company to intelligent consumer care: next generation enterprise services.
Duration
88 mins

Title
Future Internet Part 2: Future Internet and Services for Citizens
Duration
99 mins

Title
Work Programme 2009-2010: How to Submit a Proposal
Duration
84 mins

Title
"I Made It Happen"
Synopsis
The aim of this keynote is to promote entrepreneurship among the European ICT research community. Guest Speaker Karin Schütze, founder of the P.A.L.M. GmbH and founder of Celltool.de shares her perspectives on entrepreneurship drawn from the experiences and insights she has gained. The session is moderated by Patrick Sheehan (Partner at the Environmental Technologies Fund, London, and member of the European Venture Capital Association’s Executive Committee).
Duration
55 mins

Title
"I"s to the Sustainable Future
Synopsis
It is widely acknowledged that three main challenges Europe faces today are: tackling climate change, guaranteeing secure, sustainable and competitive energy, and decoupling European economic growth from energy consumption. The current trends are unsustainable. Indeed, if nothing were to change, final energy consumption in the EU is predicted to increase up to 25% by 2012, with a substantial rise in greenhouse gas emissions.Large-scale substitution of fossil fuels by renewable sources may have a great impact beyond 2020, but earlier and more cost-effective cuts in carbon emissions are more likely to come from energy efficiency gains. Greater energy efficiency is therefore emerging as the key issue for the next decade.

ICTs have an important role to play in reducing the energy intensity of the economy. First, the ICT industry has to be more energy efficient - ICTs today account for approximately 2% of global carbon emissions and are forseen to rise to 3% by 2020 as ICTs pervade all kinds of economic and social activities. Nonetheless, despite this predicted increase to 3%, ICTs can enable energy efficiency improvements in other industries, delivering reductions of global carbon emissions by as much as five-times the ICT footprint itself.

This session presents experiences and visions of two high level managers, one in the ICT sector and the other in the energy sector, regarding the relationship between - and opportunities for - ICT, energy efficiency and a sustainable future.

Title
Best Exhibit "Awards

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Closing Plenary Session: Impact through Policy
Synopsis
The High Level closing plenary "Impact Through Policy" addresses the need for a comprehensive policy for ICT research and innovation in support of growth and sustainable development. This discussion will take into account the achievements of previous framework programmes including (but not limited to) those presented and discussed during the ICT 2008 event. The plenary addresses the future direction of Community and public spending on research and innovation in ICT, the creation of more favourable conditions for the development of markets for innovations and better coordination of European research and innovation effort in ICT.

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Name

European Commission

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