MAKING EUROPE SAFER. Data, networks and cloud: drivers of cybersecurity in Europe
Public conference, Wednesday 11th April
mercoledì 11 aprile 2018 ore 17:00 – 19:00
European Parliament, Room A5E2, Altiero Spinelli building, Place du Luxembourg side – Brussels
On Wednesday April 11th, I-Com will organize the public conference “MAKING EUROPE SAFER – Data, networks and cloud: drivers of cybersecurity in Europe”. The event will take place at the European Parliament (room A5E2), from 17:00 to 19:00, and will be hosted by MEP Andreas SCHWAB.
Cybersecurity is a priority for the EU in order to ensure confidence in digitization. Cybersecurity development is strongly linked to the infrastructural one, particularly to the “fifth generation” of telecommunications systems and energy. What are the future actions and plans to protect sensitive data in these fields?
The paper carried out by I-Com will investigate the future prospective of cybersecurity in Europe and the role of data networks and cloud.
MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, ITRE Committee
Member of the European Parliament since 2014, Vice-Chair of Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, Member of Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Substitute Member to Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. Michal Boni holds a PhD from the University of Warsaw where he lectured in the Department of Polish Culture for many years. Involved in the ‘Solidarity’ underground movement since 1980 and a member of the national authorities of ‘Solidarity’ since 1989, he became Chairman of the Mazowsze Region Management Board in 1990. He served as Minister of Labour and Social Policy in 1991 and from 1992 until 1993 as Secretary of State in the same ministry responsible for labour market policy. Between 1998 and 2001 he was the Chief Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. From 2008 he served as Minister- Head of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister Donald Tusk and from 2011 until 2013 as Minister of Administration and Digitisation of Poland. In 2016 Michal Boni was awarded a MEP award in category research and innovation.
Director of the Delegation to the EU, Confindustria
Managing Director of the Delegation of Confindustria to the EU. Overall responsibility for setting and implementing the strategy of the office, and managing its budget. Coordinate a team of 20 people. Reporting to the Board of Confindustria. Responsible representative of Confindustria in Brussels before European institutions and Italian and European key stakeholders.
Competitiveness, Telecommunications, QFP Coordinator, Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU
Antonino Claudio Cascio, after earning a Master’s degree in law, joined the Italian diplomatic corps. He filled several positions at the Italian Embassies and at the Italian Permanent Representation in Bruxelles. He is currently First Counselor at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU and he is a Knight of the Order of Malta.
Stefano DA EMPOLI
Stefano is the president and principal policy analyst at I-Com, the Institute for Competitiveness, a think tank based in Rome and Brussels which he founded in 2005. He currently teaches political economy and economic policy at the Roma Tre University, in Rome. Stefano is a graduate of the Coripe Consortium for Research and Continuing Education in Economics (Piemonte, Italy), where he received a Masters Degree in Economics and the George Mason University (Virginia, USA) where he obtained his MA (Economics). Stefano has served in key advisory or expert positions on a number of taskforces or scientific boards, including:
- Director at the Observatory on Energy Policy of the Einaudi Foundation;
- Expert Member of the Technical Secretariat for the Protection of Nature in the Italian Ministry of the Environment;
- Expert Member of the Eurelectric Task Force on Investment;
- Scientific Director of the La Scossa Association;
- Board member of the European Foundation EYPROM;
- Vice President of the Health City Institute.
He has authored numerous publications on economic themes, particularly with regard to policy and regulation of the energy market and infrastructural services and the governance of the institutions, and his opinions and analysis has featured in major Italian newspapers including Il Foglio, il Sole24 Ore, Huffington Post Italia and more. Stefano has also undertaken study and consultancy assignments for Italian and international public institutions, including the Senate of the Republic, the Department for EU policies, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the OECD, leading Italian and foreign companies and non-profit organizations.
MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, IMCO Committee
Daniel Dalton has been Conservative MEP for the West Midlands since January 2015. Daniel is Coordinator for the ECR Group on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), where he has been involved in a significant number of trade and digital single market-related legislation and is currently shadowing the proposal on the free flow of non-personal data. Furthermore, Daniel is a member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), where he is the rapporteur on the European criminal records information system (ECRIS-TCN) and has been shadowing the e-privacy regulation. Particular areas of interest for Daniel include cybersecurity, ePrivacy, the sharing economy, as well as automation and the wider digital revolution.
Cyber Security Global Digital Solutions Enel
After graduating with honors in Electronic Engineering in 1980 at Federico II University in Naples, he carried out research activities at the Olivetti Research Center for Mechanical Technologies and Automation (RTM). In 1981 he started his activity in Enel in the ICT Development area where he managed telecommunication and automation projects, also with the use of AI technologies. Since 1990 he has worked in the Enel Operations ICT field, where he has been in charge of different processes (Data Centers management, Release management, End User Support). Since 2014, he is working in the Global Cyber Security unit of Enel, participating in all the main initiatives in the area, including the redesign of the new organizational framework and the Cyber Risk Analysis methodology.
MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, IMCO Committee
Andreas Schwab is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People’s Party.Member of the European Parliament, 2004–present. Schwab serves on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), where he deals with network and information security.He is the European People’s Party Group’s coordinator on the committee. From 2010 to 2011, Schwab drafted the European Parliament’s report on the EU Consumer Rights Directive.As shadow rapporteur, he has issued opinions on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (2015) and on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy (2015). In 2014, he co-sponsored a non-binding bill before the European Parliament calling on the European Commission to consider separating Google’s search-engine business from its other commercial activities to ensure fair competition on the internet.He currently leads the European Parliament’s negotiating team on internet platform regulation in Europe.
Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG CNECT, European Commission
Despina Spanou is the Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity at the Directorate-General Communications Network, Content and Technology. In this capacity she is responsible for cybersecurity policy and law, digital privacy, connected cities and mobility, digital health and e-government as well as electronic identification. She was previously Director for Consumer Affairs at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (2013-2017) in charge of consumer policy, consumer and marketing law, redress and enforcement, and product safety. In that role she oversaw the recent overhaul of consumer law and enforcement as well as the integration of consumer policy in the digital single market strategy. She has served as Principal Adviser in the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers where she was responsible for communication and also led the work on strategies on managing chronic diseases including the EU’s contribution to the UN General Assembly on Health. She was the Deputy Head of Cabinet for the European Commissioner for Health and Consumers Mr. Kyprianou (2004-2008) and for the Commissioner for Health, and later Education & Culture, Mrs. Vassiliou (2008-2010). Despina Spanou started her career at the European Commission at the Directorate General for Competition in 2003. She had previously practised European law with the Brussels branch of a US law firm. She is of Cypriot origin, a member of the Athens Bar Association and holds a Ph.D. in European law from the University of Cambridge.
Senior Manager Digitalisation, Innovation and Healthcare, BDI
After studying law at Humboldt University of Berlin, she joined the Communications & EU Government Affairs team at Siemens AG. In 2014, she became Senior Manager for European and International Competition and Antitrust Law, State Aid Policy at BDI, where she currently holds the position as a Senior Manager for Digitalisation, Innovation and Healthcare.
MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, ITRE Committee
Henna Virkkunen is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a substitute of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. She has served several ministerial posts in Finland as a Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Public Administration and Local Governance and Minister of Transport. Virkkunen is a keen advocate of education and skills as these equip European people for future trends such as digitalisation. She has worked as a rapporteur on digital platforms. Virkkunen eagerly promotes new technologies and wants to see more innovations in Europe. She is currently working in the committees as EPP-rapporteur with files on blockchain, intelligent transport, cybersecurity and free flow of data. Virkkunen is a licentiate of Philosophy.