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Event: Fuelling the European Economy
By: Events
Address: Microsoft Executive Briefing Center, Cloud & Interoperability Center, Avenue des Nerviens 85, Brussels (Map)
Event Date: 30 January 2012 to 31 January 2012

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Fuelling the European Economy event focused on the opportunities delivered by cloud computing to reenergize productivity, efficiency and competitiveness both for private industry – big and small - and public sector, stimulating innovation, growth and the European economy.

John Vassallo, Vice President EU Affairs, Microsoft - Opening speech at the "Fuelling the European Economy" Event on 30.01.2012.

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda - Keynote speech at the Microsoft "Fuelling the European Economy" Event on 30.01.2012


Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft - Keynote speech at the Microsoft "Fuelling the European Economy" Event on 30.01.2012


László Andor, European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - Keynote speech at the Microsoft "Fuelling the European Economy" Event on 30.01.2012



Moderated Discussion at the Microsoft "Fuelling the European Economy" Event on 30.01.2012



Date: 30th of January 2012/ 11:00 – 15:00
Location: Microsoft Executive Briefing Center

Cloud & Interoperability Center

85, Avenue des Nerviens, Brussels

Agenda of the day:

11:30-12:15 Keynote Speakers

  • Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

  • Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft

12:15-13:15 Technology Showcase and Networking Lunch 

A variety of demos showcasing the benefits of cloud computing in areas such as education, health and e-governance have been presented.

13:15-13:50 Keynote Speaker and Moderated Discussion

László Andor, European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Moderated Discussion: "How to grow Employment in the time of a crisis ? How to best leverage the power of ICT to address the key challenges in the labour market? How to  ensure that young people have the necessary skills allowing them better job prospects?”

14:00- 15:30 Content Tracks

• Start-ups & SMEs: opportunities and collaboration around cloud computing

eGovernment solutions: modernizing public administration, 

and improving citizen engagement & services

"Cloud-Active" policies in Member States and Regions: emerging best practices as governments seek to fuel their economies with new technology developments

Building workforce capacity: preparing for the jobs of the future


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