The United States (US) and European Union (EU) are partners with a shared history and culture who face similar challenges in areas such as security, economic development, and innovation. Working together on key aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and policy can strengthen each partner individually while enhancing the relationship between allies.
This event builds on the success of the first Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy, held in Minneapolis, MN, USA on June 19th and 20th, 2017. The first Trans-Atlantic Symposium was organized by the European Commission (EC)-funded PICASSO project with contributions from the EC-funded BILAT USA 4.0 project. It was supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), IEEE Control System Society, and the University of Minnesota, and hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute of University of Minnesota.
The 2nd Annual Transatlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy, jointly organized by the Wilson Center and the PICASSO project, will convene leaders in government, academia, and industry around the theme of leveraging people, technology, and information for a smart and connected society. The symposium will explore key ICT topics for bilateral cooperation, as well as cross-cutting issues including policy aspects and STEM workforce issues. This two-day event will include keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive workshops to facilitate knowledge exchange.
Cyberwatching.eu will actively contribute to the event by particpating on the Plenary Panel "What we must do to strenghten cyber resilience and IoT security" on monday, 18th June.
Nicholas Ferguson, project coordinator of cyberwatching.eu, will offer insights on the growing need for resiliency from an European perspective and will give practical examples of cutting-edge research by R&I projects which are addressing this and delivering new services for SMEs, large enterprises and public administrations to make the Digital Single Market itself more resiliant to threats.