European Commission sets out the vision for Europe's Digital Decade by 2030 proposing the Digital Compass, that revolves around four cardinal points: Government, Infrastructures, Skills and Businessess.

The Madeira's Digital Transformation Summit responds to this challenge in a forum where the EU's Digital strategy is debated to achieve the visionary objectives at European and regional levels. Bringing together recognised individualities from the European Commission, Government, Academia and Industry, The Summit sets the scene for a human-centric vision in a digital society. Needs, expectations, developments and innovative solutions will be discussed aiming at digitally empowering citizens and businesses to improve, grow, innovate and compete on fair terms, while achieving climate neutrality.



Covering a wide range of digital transformation areas including Healh, Manufacturing, Maritime, Smart Cities and Energy as well as the full set of digital services being created and offered via the network of European Digital Innovation Hubs.



Discussing Horizontal Challenges for unlocking Digital Transformation potencial. At technical side ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Big data and Cybersecurity and at Societal level including Digital Literacy, Skills and Social Inclusion.



Joining policy makers, authorities, industry, researchers and the community of users in a unique high level discussion and networking forum, supported by research and innovation cooperation mechanisms, that will pave the way for the next digital generation.

Keynotes and Panels Streaming

Keynotes and Panels are available on the YouTube channel of the Madeira Digital Health and Wellbeing initiative

Keynotes and Panels Participants

European Commission, National and Regional authorities

keynote 1

Miguel Albuquerque

President of Governo Regional da Madeira

keynote 2

Pedro Ramos

Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection

keynote 4

Cláudia Aguiar

Member of the European Parliament

keynote 3

Pedro Calado

Mayor of Funchal

keynote 5

Christoph Klein

Policy Officer at European Commission

keynote 23

Annita Kalpaka

Scientific Policy Officer in JRC Seville European Commission, Digital Economy

keynote 6

Matthias Kuom

Policy Officer - Seconded National Expert at European Commission

keynote 25

Laurent Bontoux

Senior Foresight for Policy Expert at European Commission JRC

keynote 7

Sílvio Fernandes

Rector at University of Madeira

keynote 8

Ricardo Jardim Gonçalves

Director of UNINOVA and Full Professor at FCT NOVA

keynote 9

Isaac Ben-Israel

Chairman of ISA and Head of ICRC, Tel Aviv University

keynote 10

Graham Bell

Member of the Board of Europa Nostra

keynote 11

Marinos Ioannides

Director of UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage

Keynote 21

Paul De Raeve

Secretary General at EFN

keynote 29

Maya Doneva

Secretary General at EASPD

keynote 12

Francisco Taboada

President of the Administration Council of EEM

keynote 22

Elsa Fernandes

Vice-rector at University of Madeira

keynote 13

Tal Soffer

Director of TSF Unit and Virtual TAU, Tel Aviv University

keynote 15

Oscar Lázaro

Managing Director of Innovalia Association

keynote 16

Paula Cabaço

President of APRAM

keynote 24

Rui Caldeira

President of the Administration Council of Arditi

keynote 20

Cátia Ferreira

Executive member of the Board at SESARAM

keynote 28

Andreia Collard

Regional Informatics Director at Governo Regional da Madeira

keynote 14

Gernot Marx

Full Professor and Chair at RWTH Aachen University

keynote 17

René von Schomberg

Senior Research Fellow at University of Aachen

keynote 18

Meike Reimann

Senior Project Manager at Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

keynote 27

Vivian Kiousi

Senior Business Innovation Manager at Intrasoft International

keynote 32

André Cabral

Portugal Country Manager at Philips

keynote 19

Boris Sucic

Researcher at CEU - Jozef Stefan Institute

keynote 26

Thorbjørn Lied

Principal Software Development Engineer at Kongsberg Norcontrol

keynote 30

Nuno Mateus

Project Manager and R&D Engineer at EDP NEW

keynote 31

João Martins

Professor at FCT NOVA, Head of EEG at UNINOVA

Speakers and Sessions Moderators

Speaker 1

Paulo Nunes de Abreu

Founder of the Health Data Forum

Speaker 79

Luigi Gallo

Senior Research Scientist at CNR-ICAR

Speaker 16

George Zissis

Data Protection Officer at Athens Technology Center

Speaker 33

Samira Maghool

Assistant Researcher at UNIMI

Speaker 4

Carlos Agostinho

Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 25

Maria Santofimia

Assistant Professor at UCLM

Speaker 3

Maria Marques

Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 5

Pablo Guerrero

Team Lead for Collaborative Projects at Data4Life

Speaker 31

Francesco Torelli

Senior researcher at Engineering Group

Speaker 22

Sonia Jimenez

Senior Business Consultant at IDSA

Speaker 59

Giuseppe De Pietro

Director of ICAR-CNR

Speaker 69

Bernardo Mota

Software Engineer in MonetDB Solutions

Speaker 80

Stefanos Mavros

Software Engineer in MonetDB Solutions

Speaker 17

Robin Rae

Researcher in STS at University of Vienna

keynote 7

Michaela Scheriau

Researcher in STS at University of Vienna

Speaker 32

Cristina Pedra

Vice-mayor of Funchal

Speaker 54

Cristina Contero

Partner at Aphaia, expert in ICT regulation and policy

Speaker 37

Lukas Martin

Chief Medical Officer

Speaker 15

An Stevens

Head of IDEE at Maastricht University

Speaker 60

Egija Lapiņa

Deputy Chief Physician at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital

Speaker 18

Ioannis Basdekis

Team leader at SPHYNX Technology Solutions AG

Speaker 61

Joana Carvalho

RTD Manager at CVR

Speaker 84

Tiago Miranda

Chief Inspector of Polícia de Segurança Pública

Speaker 6

George Bravos

Director of R&D at ITML Solutions

Speaker 76

Sivia Bar-Noy

Full Professor and Head of the nursing department at Tel Aviv University

Speaker 77

Nisa Souto

Researcher and SESARAM ICU nurse

Speaker 38

Rui Lopes

Assistant Professor at FCT NOVA

Speaker 35

João Cravinho

R&D Engineer at EDP NEW

Speaker 43

Marko Djoric

Researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute

Speaker 36

Marco Lopes

CEO at OCRAM clima

Speaker 55

Marlene Seara

RDI Director at Vieira & Lopes

Speaker 26

Christos Kontzinos

Researcher at EPU-NTUA

Speaker 14

Gash Bhullar

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman at EFF

Speaker 57

João Sarraipa

Senior researcher at UNINOVA and assistant Professor at FCT NOVA

Speaker 48

Miguel Angel

Researcher at CIGIP

Speaker 23

Ruben Costa

Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 56

Yusuf Yilmaz

Project Manager at DIN

Speaker 50

Paulo Figueiras

Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 58

João Sousa

Internationalization Manager at Associação CCG/ZGDV

Speaker 47

Mayte Carracedo

Chief Dev & Partnerships Officer at FundingBox

Speaker 28

Daniel Basulto

Project Manager at Santa María la Real

Speaker 29

Milada Šťastná

Full Professor at Mendel University in Brno

Speaker 27

Pedro Pereira

Assistant Professor at FCT NOVA

Speaker 52

Flavia Ramil Millarengo

Man. Director Santiago de Compostela Tourist Board

Speaker 46

Anabela Pronto

Researcher at UNINOVA CTS

Speaker 30

Felix Villanueva

Assistant Professor at UCLM

Speaker 24

Margarida Soares

RTD Researcher at CVR

Speaker 63

Diogo Graça

Logistics planning specialist at VWAE

Speaker 64

Bruno Silva

Head of Research and Development - Muvu Technologies

Speaker 39

Ioanna Kanellou

Data Scientist at DSS Lab EPU-NTUA

Speaker 65

Christian Krug

Senior Consultant Digitisation and Mobility, VDI

Speaker 66

Carlos González

Community Manager at IDSA

Speaker 8

Pierre-Damien Berger

Directeur Business Development at Minalogic

Speaker 9

Silvia de la Maza

CIO Innovalia Group

Speaker 11

Isidora Trucco

Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano

Speaker 45

Jérôme Gavillet

European Program Manager at CEA

Speaker 44

Patrik Schumacher

Project Consultant at Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

Speaker 20

Spiros Mouzakitis

Senior Researcher at NTUA

Speaker 67

Giannis Tsapelas

Researcher at DSS Lab, NTUA

Speaker 21

Zou Guangrong

Senior Scientist at VTT

Speaker 40

Roberto Vettor

Senior Research and Innovation Manager, Shipping Solutions at NAPA

Speaker 41

Andreu Belsa

Senior Researcher at UPV

Speaker 42

Elina Furustam

Shipping Solutions at NAPA

Speaker 51

Giorgos Kormpakis

Software Application Engineer at DSS Lab, EPU-NTUA

Speaker 12

Bastien Hualpa

European project Manager at MINALOGIC

Speaker 13

Manuela Azevedo

Support and execution of RDI projects at PRODUTECH

Speaker 19

Alissa Zaccaria

EU project coordinator at Intellimech

Speaker 10

José Ferreira

Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 68

Jensen Joymangul

Data Scientist at Linde Homecare

Speaker 83

Paula Lima

Researcher at INESC TEC

Speaker 81

Telmo Dias

Technical-Scientific Data Management Centre

Speaker 82

Jorge Miranda

President of IPMA

Speaker 34

Élvio Gouveia

Assistant Professor at UMA and Vice-President of LARSyS

Speaker 70

João Pedro Mendonça

Professor at University of Minho

Speaker 75

Filipe Pinto

Project Manager at Altice Labs

Speaker 71

Catarina Nunes

Chair of the Board at idD Portugal Defence

Speaker 72

Miguel Pinto

Head of Knowledge Valorization at idD Portugal Defence

Speaker 73

José Moreira

Head of Capabilities Area at EMGFA

Speaker 74

José Freitas

Aerospace and Security Sales Manager at EDISOFT

Speaker 49

Andreia Pimenta

European Project Manager at SRS

Speaker 53

Fábio Januário

Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 78

Carla Alves

European Project Manager at Secretaria Regional de Tourism e Cultura


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Closing of Day 1

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Closing of Day 2

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Savoy Palace Grand Ballroom

Event Location: Avenida do Infante Nº 25 9004-542 Funchal Madeira Portugal

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