Wednesday, 9 June 2010

OpenForum Europe Summit on Openness at the heart of the EU Digital Agenda

The OpenForum Europe will hold its annual summit in Brussels tomorrow, Thursday, June 11, starting at 9 am in Brussels, Autoworld, 11 Parc du Cinquantenaire. The summit is open for everyone - see the invitation and agenda on the OpenForum Europe website.

The agenda has largely been inspired by the European Commission's Digital Agenda. Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes will give the opening keynote - which alone is worth attending the summit. Almost exactly two years ago VP Kroes, the Commissioner for Competition, spoke at the OpenForum Europe taking a strong stance on openness and open standards. The Digital Agenda presented by VP Kroes some weeks ago can be seen as a direct continuation of her positions and reasonings two years ago.

The summit will continue with two sessions on the open digital European market and on open eGovernment. The OpenForum Europe managed to get numerous high level speakers for this summit so that high quality and lots of interesting thoughts and inspiring and innovative thinking are guaranteed. I am all enthusiastic about it. Let's go and participate.

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