Closing Plenary Day 2

Shaping innovative & creative future

26/03/2014, 16h00-17h00

16h00 -16h10 Robert Madelin, Director General DG CONNECT, European Commission
16h10-16h30 Prof, Carlo Ratti, Director of the Senseable City Lab MIT
16h30-16h50 FIWARE Prize Announcement (presentation)
16h50-17h00 Mario Campolargo, Director Net Futures, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Moderation: Karen Boers, Director Startups.be

Robert Madelin
Robert MadelinDirector General DG CONNECT, European Commission
Carlo Ratti
Carlo RattiDirector of the Senseable City Lab MIT
Mário Campolargo
Mário CampolargoDirector “Net Futures” – DG CONNECT at European Commission
Karen Boers
Karen BoersManaging Director Startups.be
Karen started her career in HR and joined iMinds (formerly called IBBT) in 2005, where she developed the Marketing strategy. Eight years later, she headed a team of 6, organized massive conference weeks and competitions and pulled off the name change. Her drive for matching people, growing cross-industry and multidisciplinary communities and high-impact programs led her to found and head Startups.be, the NGO federating the entire Belgian startup ecosystem to provide entrepreneurs access to quality providers, partners and investors as well as create additional opportunities to grow their international visibility and presence.