Helsinki, Finland | 25 SEPTEMBER 2019


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Event Moderator: Dr. Monique Calisti, NGI Outreach Office, Martel Innovate


08:00 – 9:00 | Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome and introduction to the NGI Forum 2019

09:20 – 09:40

The Next Generation Internet – An Internet of Humans

Roberto Viola, Director General DG Connect, European Commission

09:40 – 10:00

Inspirational speech

Martin Wezowski, Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Innovation Center Network & Chief Innovation Office

10:00 – 10:50

Shaping a new internet – Expert testimonials interview format

Moderated by Katherine Anderson, Martel Innovate

  • Teemu Ropponen, MyData
  • Prof Adrian Perrig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich

Interactive session with questions from the audience.

10:50 – 11:10 | Coffee break

11:10 – 12:00

Who’s the NGI? – A community of researchers and innovators at work

Three projects’ panel discussion: NGI0, NGI Trust and Ledger

  • Challenges and priorities
  • Funding opportunities

12:00 – 13:00

A human-centric approach to data governance

Expert panel discussion moderated by Dr. Monique Calisti, Martel Innovate

  • Dr. Francesca Bria, Municipality of Barcelona
  • Jaana Sinipuro, SITRA
  • Dr. Cathy Mulligan, Imperial College
  • Olivier Bringer, European Commission

Interactive session with questions from the audience.

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch break

14:00 – 14:15

NGI Priorities and Future Directions – Introduction to parallel workshops

Moderated by Katja Bego, Nesta

14:15 – 16:00

Parallel Interactive Sessions
– Workshop 1 –
Where next for online identities
– Workshop 2 –
Mind meets machine: harnessing collective intelligence
– Workshop 3 –
Policy to nourish innovation: NGI trust Marks
– Workshop 4 –
Blockchain in action

16:00 – 16:20 | Coffee break and network

16:20 – 17:00

Wrap-up from workshops and open discussion
  • Report from the four moderators of working group sessions
  • Distilling the main lessons learned and Q&A session

17:00 – 17:20

NGI Funding Opportunities – Upcoming ICT-24-2020 Calls

Ragnar Bergstrom, European Commission

17:20 – 17:45

How to join the NGI and next appointments

Dr. Monique Calisti, Martel Innovate


Looking at the future of NGI – Wrap-up and Closure

Pearse O’Donohue, European Commission

– Social Event –

From 18:00

A networking session with great food and drinks offered to all NGI registered participants.

From 18:30

Opening Ceremony of MyData 2019 conference, Keynote speech of Imogen Heap (Mycelia).

The NGI Forum report and presentations will be available on the NGI website and the event moments will be available via Twitter.

Hashtag: #NGIFORUM19

Join us at the NGI Forum 2019 on the 25 September in Helsinki in Finland to discuss priorities and challenges for building a better internet for all.


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