21 Nov
Infrastructure driving Europe’s Digital Transformation Organizer EIT Digital

Many organisations are involved in driving Europe’s Digital Transformation. Robustness, Security, structure and interoperability are high on the European agenda.

At this year’s Internet Days, we will deep dive into some of these challenges. Join us!

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EIT Digital is an innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation within Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Infrastructure.

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  • Juliana Rotich

    Juliana Rotich is an information technology professional who has developed web tools for crowdsourcing crisis information and coverage of topics related to the environment. She is the Executive Director for Ushahidi, an Open–source software project which uses crowdsourced geolocation, mobile phone, and web reporting data to provide crisis reporting and information. Juliana Rotich is, moreover, a prolific blogger and debater, particularly in matters relating to the environment and the use of technology on the African continent.

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  • Christian Heilmann

    Chris Heilmann has devoted a large part of his career to improving the web. He has a background as a radio journalist, but has primarily worked to improve several large and international websites. As the open source enthusiast he is, it probably raised a a few eyebrows as he recently left Mozilla and began working for Microsoft on their new browser.

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European Trusted Cloud – Secure and robust storage of data Read more

The European Parliament is driving the question of secure and robust storage of data within the European Union (EU). With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Commission (EC) intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU.

On the agenda are questions about where data should be stored, providers to be trusted, and how to regulate the sector. Today, no single organisation can supply these services in line with European directives. EIT Digital partners are therefore collaborating to solve these issues.

A number of short presentations will be followed by an open discussion on new data protection requirements, what it means to business and how the challenges can be solved.


  • Mats Nilsson   Director, Ericsson

    Mats Nilsson is a well-known industry veteran with more than 25 years of front line experience in mobile communications. As "One of the fathers of 3G" he was deeply engaged in the evolution of mobile communications through positions as Director for Technical Strategy, Vice President for Standards and Industry Relations and lately (2009-2011) Brussels based VP and head of European affairs for Ericsson. Read more


  • Robin Wilton   Technical Outreach for Identity and Privacy, ISOC

    Robin Wilton is the Internet Society's Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy. He is a specialist in digital identity, privacy and IT security, with 28 years as a systems engineer, consultant and industry analyst. Read more

  • Markku Kutvonen   Director for External R&D Collaboration, F-Secure Corporation

    Markku Kutvonen has been in the software industry for almost 30 years. He started as a programmer for medical devices with embedded systems and after that moving to F-Secure in antivirus technologies. Since 2002 he has been in continuously growing leadership roles in R&D, two last ones being the Director of R&D in antivirus technologies (Helsinki) and Director of Digital Content R&D in Bordeaux, France. Read more

  • Dave Robertson   Professor of Applied Logic, University of Edinburgh

    Dave Robertson is Chair of Applied Logic and was appointed Dean of Special Projects in Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Prior to this David was Head of School of Informatics at University of Edinburgh. His computing research is on formal methods for coordination and knowledge sharing in distributed, open systems using ubiquitous internet and mobile infrastructures. He was coordinator of the OpenKnowledge project and was a principal investigator on the Advanced Knowledge Technologies research consortium, which were major EU and UK projects in this area. Read more

  • Liz Elliot   Business Development Director, University of Edinburgh

    Liz Elliot is the Business Development Director for the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics based within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this Liz was Director of Professional Services for the School of Informatics at University of Edinburgh. During her 4-year tenure, working with Professor Dave Robertson, the School doubled its research portfolio and rose from 30 to 12 in the world QS rankings for computing science departments. Read more

  • Fabio Polverino   Legal Officer, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

    Fabio Polverino is a Legal Officer within the Policy & Consultation Unit at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in Brussels. His work focuses on the application of data protection rules in the financial and healthcare industries. In his function, Fabio advises EU Institutions and bodies on the data protection implications of proposed legislation in the relevant sectors. Read more

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Mobile broadband for the masses and mobile broadband in the air Read more

Mobile broadband is widely available in urban Europe, even in the most rural areas. Massive spontaneous gatherings and events such as concerts in a park can attract more than 1000 or even 100,000 times the usual number of Internet users. Catering for this level of adhoc massive demand poses considerable challenge for providers. The EIT Digital Royal Garden Project is working on a solution for such events.

Supplying reliable Internet connectivity in the air is not a mere technical challenge, but one in terms of regulation, coordination and business. With the aim of seamless Internet connectivity regardless of location; city, airport or in the air, the EIT Digital ICARO.eu project is working to challenge the current state of play and supplying seamless broadband for air travel.

Per Ödling from Lunds University and Cicek Cavdar from KTH will present above projects in a session moderated by Osborn Hogevik from EIT Digital. Jens Zander from KTH will talk about an old but hot topic on the need for collaboration between licenced and non-licenced spectrums in order to cater for the massive demand without disturbances.



  • Per Ödling   Professor, Lund University

    Per Ödling is professor at Lund University but situated at Ericsson Research in Stockholm. He is currently researching broadband communications. He has a special interest in technology driven business development, community development and the societal consequences of the ICT driven industrial revolution.

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  • Cicek Cavdar   Manager of ICARO-EU Project, KTH & EIT Digital

    Cicek Cavdar is a researcher at School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. She finished her Ph.D studies in Computer Science, University of California, Davis in 2008 and in Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2009. After her PhD, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University. Read more

  • Jens Zander   Professor, KTH

    JENS ZANDER is a full professor, co-founder and Scientific Director of Wireless@KTH at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). Dr Zander has authored several textbooks on radio communication and radio resource management. Read more

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  • Mikko Hyppönen

    Many returning visitors will be happy to welcome back Mikko Hypponen, one of the world's top computer security experts and head of research at the Finnish data security firm F-Secure. He has had articles about his research published in New York Times and Wired. In addition, he is on the board of the Nordic Business Forum.

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Disrupting current business models of IoT Read more

The IoT market of today is fragmented consisting of many different business segments and separate solutions. The providers have specialised solutions for all aspects of IoT, including communication, security and management. Interconnectivity between different solutions is near impossible and very costly. In order to grow the market, and enable the expansion of IoT, the industry has realised that change is needed and this includes standardisation. Regardless of the industry segment, fragmentation is a prevalent difficulty.

EIT Digital partners are developing an IOT platform for diverse business segments. It reduces costs, risks and thresholds for application development and market entry, and increases access to new markets and opportunities for integration of different applications.

Short pitches will introduce the panel discussion on the topic revolving on the current development of silos and fragmentation of the IOT business segments and what effect that has on money, work and environment, and what is needed for the growth of a dynamic IoT sector.



  • Mikko Suominen   R&D Program Manager, Ericsson

    Mikko Suominen is the Activity Leader for ACTIVE (Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments), which is a High Impact Initiative by EIT Digital to support the widespread growth in Internet of Things (IoT). Mikko has 10+ years’ experience in Ericsson R&D in Finland and in Silicon Valley, developing Ericsson products for Mobile Core Network and IP Edge. Read more

  • Anders Widgren   CTO, Aifloo

    Anders Widgren is a serial inventor and entrepreneur with a long perspective on embedded system development. His passion for analogue and digital electronics and programming started as a hobby during the second half of the 70’s. Anders studied Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. While still in high-school he started developing and selling embedded products. Read more

  • Jan Höller   Research Fellow, Ericsson Research

    Jan Höller is a Fellow at Ericsson Research with the responsibility to define and drive the Ericsson IoT research strategy and agenda. He is also contributing to the overall IoT strategy of Ericsson and in particular on IoT technology strategies including standards and industry alliances. Read more

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Robustness – headache of tomorrow or today? Read more

Europe is increasingly dependent on a robust, secure and well-functioning communication and computing infrastructure. Ticketing and transportation systems are examples of sectors that are susceptible to disturbances and disruptions in the ICT infrastructure.

Besides internet disruptions, electrification blackouts has a severe impact on the digital infrastructure and can cause disruption to our daily lives, and halt public services, e.g. emergency services and medical services.

Within short, self-driving cars, in need of uninterrupted communication and coordination, will be on our streets. Have we taken this challenge seriously enough? What is the worst case scenario? How vulnerable is Europe really?


  • Henrik Abramowicz   Action Line Leader Digital Infrastructure, EIT Digital

    Henrik Abramowicz is leading the EIT Digital Infrastructure Action Line. He has extensive experience from the computer and telecom industry with various managerial positions since middle of the seventies. He holds an MSc from Lund University. Read more


  • Martin Törngren   Professor, KTH

    Martin Törngren has been a Professor in Embedded Control Systems at the Mechatronics division of the KTH Department of Machine Design since 2002. He has particular interest in Cyber-Physical Systems, model based engineering, architectural design, systems integration, and co-design of control applications and embedded systems. Read more

  • Lars Jernbäcker   Growth Director, Traffic Management, Saab

    Since leaving the Swedish Airforce in 1990, Lars Jernbäcker has enjoyed a long career with many different roles at Saab; including Director, Growth Manager Traffic Management, Director Business Development and Business Support at SDS, Vice President and Head of strategy and Business Development Saab Security Solutions and Manager of Civil Security at Aerotech Telub AB. Read more

  • Richard Oehme   Director of the Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

    Mr. Richard Oehme is the Director of the Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. Mr. Oehme holds a B.A. in political science, from 1988. He has also been a reserve officer. He was born on November 27 1959. From 2008 – 2009 Mr. Oehme was a Senior Adviser and Head of the Analysis Section at the Crisis Management Coordination Secretariat at the Prime Minister’s Office. Read more

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Bonus session: Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is a former National Security Agency subcontractor who made headlines in 2013 when he leaked top secret information about NSA surveillance activities.


  • Edward Snowden   Visselblåsare

    Edward Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. Listen to his story through a video link on the Internet Days.

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Participating at an event on the Internet Days costs only SEK 1 000 (ex VAT). Each event has a limited number of seats – first come first served. Don't forget to seize the opportunity and visit an event on both days! Take a look on the events page – we hope you will find something that suits you both days - at the Internet Days.

Opportunity to register appears on internetdagarna.se this fall.