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Sharing is (S)caring

Annual Technology, Media and Communications Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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30 October 2019, 09:00 - 17:00 UTC +02:00

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Now marking its 5th year, CMS's International Technology, Media and Communications conference gathers delegates representing the spectrum of technology, media and communications players, plus their financiers and investors. Join us.

From childhood, we are taught that "sharing is caring". Being exposed to diversity of thought is pivotal to the development of abilities to learn, compromise and lead. Yet some startling headlines have shown that sharing can cause harm as well as good. What happens as we apply these lessons in a business context, in light of digital advances?

What are the key technical, policy, commercial and ethical building blocks that must be in place to meet the needs of a digital society that is inclusive, sustainable, commercially viable, but secure?

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9:30 AM

Welcome remarks

9:40 AM

Your face is a weapon

  • Tey El-Rjula, The Invisible Man

10:05 AM

Panel: Is blockchain the key to establishing trust?

Many companies are integrating blockchain into their business as an example of their security practices. But in today’s digital world, where it is hard to know who/what to trust, how can we be reassured that blockchain practices are really securing and maintaining the integrity of our information?

  • Tey El-Rjula, The Invisible Man
  • Peter Penning, Head of IT Finance & Procurement, IT Lead Blockchain Team, ING
  • Peter Verkoulen, Coalition Manager, Dutch Blockchain Coalition
  • Simon Sanders, Attorney-at-law, CMS Netherlands

10:40 AM

Our shared responsibility for AI - augmenting the human ingenuity

  • Zsuzsanna Mátrai, Corporate Affairs Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft

11:05 AM


11:25 AM

Panel: Intelligent business - coworking with AI

AI presents us with the opportunity to evaluate our relationship with work. To fully deliver on its promise, a human-centric approach is needed, but what degree of human involvement is necessary to ensure decisions made by machines, particularly in a commercial setting, are not skewed? How can an IoT and AI enabled world lead to new job growth, and ensure inclusivity well into the future?

  • Marleen Huysman, Full Professor, Head of KIN Research, Head of Information, Logistics and Innovation Department, VU Amsterdam
  • Rina Joosten-Rabou, Co-founder, Chief Commercial Officer, Seedlink
  • Zsuzsanna Mátrai, Corporate Affairs Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft
  • Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians, Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Communications, CMS Netherlands

12:00 AM

Panel: Will 5G divide us?

Old models need to be set aside to ensure 5G networks are diverse, flexible, widespread and efficient. How can we ensure industry and government work collaboratively to achieve ambitious rollout goals, and put in place the digital infrastructure on which our connected world will be increasingly dependent?

  • Sicco Boomsma, Director, Telecom Media and Technology, ING
  • Rob Cameron, Vice President, Strategic Transformation, Nokia
  • Alberto Moreno, Head of Regulation, Telefónica Spain
  • Chris Watson, Partner, Global Head of Technology, Media and Communications, CMS UK

12:35 PM

Announcing the CMS Breach Assistant

  • Christian Runte, Global Co-Head of Data Protection, CMS Germany

12:40 PM


1:30 PM

In bed with Airbnb

  • Tanja de Coster, Associate General Counsel, Airbnb
  • Dirk van Liedekerke, Partner, CMS Belgium

2:00 PM

The connected stadium of the future

  • Henk Markerink, CEO, Amsterdam ArenA

2:30 PM


2:45 AM

Becoming a media tech business

  • Joost Galjart, Chief Strategy Officer, Talpa
  • Laure Chemla, Senior Associate, CMS Luxembourg

3:10 PM

Panel: Data as currency for society’s good

Is the one size fits all sector agnostic and highly prescriptive data protection regulatory regime in Europe fit for purpose? Is the regulatory regime allowing society to truly leverage the rapid developments in data driven technology? What tensions need to be resolved to keep data subjects sufficiently in control while still allowing data driven solutions to flourish?

  • Cecilia Álvarez Rigaudias, EMEA Privacy Policy Director, Facebook
  • Geoffrey van Meer, Head of Data Intelligence, RTL
  • Reinoud Weijman, CEO, Advanced Encryption Technology Europe
  • Emma Burnett, Partner, Head of Technology, CMS UK

3:45 PM

Closing remarks

4:00 PM

Networking drinks

Agenda & Speaker Biographies
PDF 2.2 MB


Portrait ofChris Watson
Chris Watson
Portrait ofKatja Kranenburg - Hanspians
Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians
Portrait ofEmma Burnett
Emma Burnett
Laure Chemla
Portrait ofChristian Runte
Christian Runte
Portrait ofSimon Sanders
Simon Sanders
Portrait ofDirk Van Liedekerke
Dirk Van Liedekerke
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