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Estonian PM kicks off the Summit!

Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, kicked off the GovTech Summit 2019 in style with a fantastic and insightful interview with Kirsty Innes from The Tony Blair Institute.

Topics covered included government digital transformation, a European technology market and how to win over citizens trust to technology. What better way to begin the event!
Creating Europe's GovTech Moment and the Serbian Prime Minister!

A star-studded 'Creating Condition's for Europe's GovTech Moment' panel took place after lunch, headlined by Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

Topics covered included funding ecosystems and reforming procurement, with leading contributions provided by leading speakers such as Kyriakos Pierrakakis (Minister of Digital Governance, Greece), Ulrich Hörning (Mayor for Digital Affairs, Leipzig), Faruk Tuncer (Founder, Polyteia), Francois Bodin (VP, Head of Industry, SAP), Barbara Ubaldi (Digital Government Lead, OECD).
Cyan Forensics winds Pitch GovTech 2019!

Cyan Forensics pitches its way to victory at the Pitch GovTech competition taking place at this year's GovTech Summit. The Edinburgh-based startup provides software to detect potentially harmful images on hardware and online, greatly saving time and money for law enforcement authorities.

Runners up to the event include Locum's Nest and Refundit

Speakers 2019

  • Ana Brnabić
    Prime Minister, Serbia

    Ana Brnabić Prime Minister, Serbia

    Ana Brnabić has been Prime Minister of Serbia since June 2017. Brnabić has worked for more than ten years with international organisations, foreign investors, local governments and the public sector in Serbia. She is also the first woman and openly gay person to be Prime Minister in Serbia.

  • Kersti Kaljulaid
    President, Estonia

    Kersti Kaljulaid President, Estonia

    Kersti Kaljulaid has been President of Estonia since October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918, as well as the youngest ever President, aged 46 at the time of her election.

  • Travis Vanderzanden
    CEO and Founder, Bird

    Travis Vanderzanden CEO and Founder, Bird

    Travis Vanderzanden has been CEO and Founder of Bird since May 2017. Bird is a scooter company with a mission to make cities more liveable by reducing car usage and carbon emissions. Previously, Vanderzanden worked for both Uber and Lyft.

  • Florence Parly
    Minister of the Armed Forces, France

    Florence Parly Minister of the Armed Forces, France

    Florence Parly has been Minister of the Armed Forces in France since 2017. The Minister of the Armed Forces oversees the Ministry of Armies and is in charge of the French Army.

  • Cedric O
    Secretary of State for the Digital Economy of France

    Cedric O Secretary of State for the Digital Economy of France

    Cedric O has been the French Secretary of State for the Digital Economy since March 2019. The Secretary of State for the Digital Economy oversees growing the digital economy in France.

  • Robin Klein
    Founding Partner, LocalGlobe

    Robin Klein Founding Partner, LocalGlobe

    Robin Klein is a British entrepreneur and investor. In April 2015 Klein founded LocalGlobe, a seed stage venture capital firm.

  • Cyril Lage
    CEO, Cap Collectif

    Cyril Lage CEO, Cap Collectif

    Cyril Lage is the CEO of CapCollectif which was founded in July 2014. CapCollectif helps decision-makers make more transparent and inclusive decisions
    through a wide variety of participatory applications.

  • Rafal Trzaskowski
    Mayor, Warsaw

    Rafal Trzaskowski Mayor, Warsaw

    Rafal Trzaskowski has been Mayor of Warsaw since November 2018. Trzaskowski was also Minister of Administration and Digitisation between December 2013 and September 2014.

  • Emmanuel Grégoire
    First Deputy Mayor, Paris

    Emmanuel Grégoire First Deputy Mayor, Paris

    Emmanuel Grégoire has been First Deputy Mayor of Paris since September 2018. The First Deputy is in charge of all matters relating to the Budget, the transformation of public policy and relations with the borough’s. Grégoire has been an elected advisor of Paris since March 2014.

  • Gertrud Ingestad
    Director-General for Informatics, European Commission

    Gertrud Ingestad Director-General for Informatics, European Commission

    Gertrud Ingestad did her studies in languages and history and worked as a language teacher in Stockholm before joining the European Commission in 1995. Her main domain in the Commission has been resources, with a specialisation on people-and organisation-related issues, in DGT and DG CONNECT, where she also started working with IT from a digitalisation perspective. In January 2014 she joined DG DIGIT as Director for Information Systems and Interoperability Solutions, now Digital Business Solutions. Since 16 April 2016 she is Director-General of the Directorate-General for Informatics.
  • Mircea Geonă
    Deputy Secretary General, NATO

    Mircea Geonă Deputy Secretary General, NATO

    Mircea Geonă became NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2019, after a distinguished domestic and international career. He notably served as Romania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2004 and President of the Romanian Senate from 2008 until 2011

  • Kyriakos Pierrakakis
    Minister of Digital Governance, Greece

    Kyriakos Pierrakakis Minister of Digital Governance, Greece

    Kyriakos Pierrakakis is the Minister of State and Digital Governance. He is a computer and political scientist and politician. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT. Previously, he served as Director of Research at Dianeosis, an independent non-profit think tank.

  • Francesca Bria
    UN Senior Adviser on Digital Cities & Digital Rights

    Francesca Bria UN Senior Adviser on Digital Cities & Digital Rights

    Francesca Bria is now the UN Senior Adviser on Digital Cities & Digital Rights. Before, since June 2016, she was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the City of Barcelona. Francesca is also the Founder of the Decode Project, an EU-wide effort to reclaim the data sovereignty of citizens.

  • Nicolas Colin
    Founder, The Family

    Nicolas Colin Founder, The Family

    Nicolas Colin is a French entrepeneur who founded The Family in March 2013. The Family nurtures Entrepreneurs through education, support, and capital.

  • Bernard Clerfayt
    Minister for Digital Affairs,Brussels Region

    Bernard Clerfayt Minister for Digital Affairs,Brussels Region

    Bernard Clerfayt has been Minister for Digital Affairs in Brussels, since July 2019. The Minister for Digital Affairs is responsible for Employment and Vocational Training, Digitisation, Local Authorities and Animal Welfare. Clerfayt is also a Member of the Board of the French Community Commission responsible for Vocational Training and International Relations.

  • Nikolai Astrup
    Minister of Digitalisation, Norway

    Nikolai Astrup Minister of Digitalisation, Norway

    Nikolai Astrup has been the Minister of Digitalisation in Norway since January 2019. The Minister is responsible for IT policy in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.

  • Barbara-Chiara Ubaldi
    Deputy Head of Division, Reform of the Public Sector and Head of the Digital Government and Open Data Team, OECD

    Barbara-Chiara Ubaldi Deputy Head of Division, Reform of the Public Sector and Head of the Digital Government and Open Data Team, OECD

    Barbara leads substantive work and national reviews on digital government and open data, and co-ordinates the work on the use of emerging technologies in governments to enhance openness, efficiency and innovation. She is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies and for the OECD OURdata index.

  • Juliet Bauer
    VP Product, KRY

    Juliet Bauer VP Product, KRY

    Juliet Bauer has been the UK Managing Director at KRT since October 2019. KRY is a Swedish company which aims to build a better and more accessible healthcare system to alleviate the pressure that growing populations have on traditional support models.

  • Faruk Tuncer
    Founder, Polyteia

    Faruk Tuncer Founder, Polyteia

    Faruk Tuncer founded Polyteia in January 2018. Polyteia is a Germany-based smart governance platform for cities and towns.

  • Ron Bouganim
    Founder and MD, GovTech Fund

    Ron Bouganim Founder and MD, GovTech Fund

    Ron Bouganim Founded the California-based GovTech Fund in September 2013. The GovTech Fund was the first ever venture fund focused on government technology startups.

  • Vincent Paris
    CEO, Sopra Steria

    Vincent Paris CEO, Sopra Steria

    Vincent Paris has been CEO of Sopra Steria since April 2015.

  • Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard
    Deputy Mayor, City of Copenhagen

    Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard Deputy Mayor, City of Copenhagen

    Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard has been the Deputy Mayor of Copenhagen since January 2018. As Mayor and Chairman of the Employment and Integration Committee she is responsible for overseeing tasks relating to employment efforts, support services and cross cutting integration.

  • Ed Olowo Okere
    Global Director, Public Sector and Financial Management, World Bank

    Ed Olowo Okere Global Director, Public Sector and Financial Management, World Bank

    Ed Olowo-Okere has been Global Director, Governance Global Practise at The World Bank since July 2019. Olowo-Okere has 21 years experience working at The World Bank.

  • Jo Deblaere
    Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive - Europe, Accenture

    Jo Deblaere Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive - Europe, Accenture

    Jo Deblaere has been Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive of Accenture since September 2009. As COO he is responsible for leading the company’s business operations globally, executing Accenture’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide.

  • Nejia Lanouar
    CTO, City of Paris

    Nejia Lanouar CTO, City of Paris

    Nejia Lanouar has been CTO of Paris since 2013 and joined the Paris City Council in 2002. Lanouar has been instrumental in implementing digital solutions to the Mairie de Paris.

  • Jamie Boyd
    CDO, British Columbia

    Jamie Boyd CDO, British Columbia

    Jamie Boyd has been CDO of British Colombia since August 2019. Previously she worked for the Canadian Treasury and was the Director of Open Government.

  • Stefano Quintarelli
    President, Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale

    Stefano Quintarelli President, Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale

    Stefano Quintarelli has been Chairman of Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale since 2014. The Committee is the strategic board of the Italian Digital Agency. Quintarelli has also been Member of the AI High Level Expert Group for the European Commission since September 2018.

  • Karine Picard
    Managing Director, France, Oracle

    Karine Picard Managing Director, France, Oracle

  • Virraj Jatania
    CEO & Founder, Pockit

    Virraj Jatania CEO & Founder, Pockit

    Virraj Jatania has been the CEO and founder of Pockit since January 2013. Pockit is a digital banking alternative for unbanked, underserved and low income consumers in the UK.

  • Rolf Kjærgaard
    CEO, Vækstfonden

    Rolf Kjærgaard CEO, Vækstfonden

    Rolf Kjaergaard has been CEO of Vaekstfonden since July 2019 and has been working for the company for 17 years. Vaeksfonden is known as The Danish Growth Fund and is an independent fund governed by an independent legal act and an independent board of directors.

  • Lisa Witter
    Co-Founder, Apolitical

    Lisa Witter Co-Founder, Apolitical

    Lisa Witter founded Apolitical in October 2015. She previously worked for the Institute for a Democratic Future and The World Economic Forum.

  • Lt. General (Ret) Chris Deverell
    Former Commander Joint Forces, UK Military

    Lt. General (Ret) Chris Deverell Former Commander Joint Forces, UK Military

    Chris Deverell was Commander of the Joint Forces for the UK military between April 2016 and May 2019. Deverell was previously Chief of Material for the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) within the Ministry of Defence.

  • Jeffrey Schlagenhauf
    Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

    Jeffrey Schlagenhauf Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

    Jeffrey Schlahenhauf, has been Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD since May 2019. Prior to joining the OECD, Jeffrey Schlahenhauf served as the White House’s Office of Management and Budget’s Associate Director for Economic Policy.

  • Lone Saaby
    Director General, Danish Safety Technology Authority

    Lone Saaby Director General, Danish Safety Technology Authority

    Lone Saaby has been Director General of the Danish Safety Technology Authority since May 2016. The Danish Safety Technology Authority is a Government Agency within The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. Previously, Saaby was Director of Business Development and European Affairs in the Danish Agriculture and Food Council.

  • Julian King
    Commisioner for Security Union, European Commission

    Julian King Commisioner for Security Union, European Commission

    Julian King is a British diplomat and has been Commissioner for Security Union for the European Commission since September 2016. King was previously HM ambassador to France and Ireland.

  • Alex Stephany
    CEO & Founder, Beam

    Alex Stephany CEO & Founder, Beam

    Alex Stephany has been CEO and founder of Beam since November 2017. Beam is the world’s first crowdfunding platform that helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds train up and get into work. Stephany was previously CEO at JustPark – an online marketplace for parking.

  • Amandine Le Pape
    Co-Founder, New Vector

    Amandine Le Pape Co-Founder, New Vector

    Amandine is the COO and co-founder of New Vector, a startup providing world-class decentralised and secure communication to governments, businesses and individuals. She also co-founded Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies.
  • Dan Thomas
    Executive News Editor, Financial Times

    Dan Thomas Executive News Editor, Financial Times

    Dan Thomas has been Executive News Editor of the Financial Times since July 2018 and has worked at the Financial Times for over 13 years.

  • Justyna Orlowska
    Director, GovTech Polska

    Justyna Orlowska Director, GovTech Polska

    Justyna Orlowska has been Director at GovTech Polska since July 2018. Orlowska was instrumental in introducing GovTech Poland which was launched to encourage small businesses to pitch to government. Orlowska was previously an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Poland and Advisor to the Minister for Finance and Economic Development.

  • Mark Warner
    CEO, Faculty

    Mark Warner CEO, Faculty

    Mark Warner has been CEO at Faculty since September 2015. Faculty (previously ASI Data Science) helps organisations to build their AI capability.

  • Merici Vinton
    Founder, Ada's List

    Merici Vinton Founder, Ada's List

    Merici Vinton co-founded Ada’s List six years ago, in October 2013. Ada’s List is a group for women who are committed to changing the tech industry.

  • Rune Simensen
    Director of Technology and eHealth, South-East RHF

    Rune Simensen Director of Technology and eHealth, South-East RHF

    Rune Simensen has been Director of Technology and eHealth for the South-Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority since September 2018. The South-Eastern Regional Health Authority is responsible for secondary healthcare services for 2.5 million people across Norway.

  • Chris Yiu
    Executive Director, Tony Blair Institute

    Chris Yiu Executive Director, Tony Blair Institute

    Chris Yiu has been Executive Director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change since January 2019. The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few.

  • Dudu Mkhwanazi
    CEO, Project Isizwe

    Dudu Mkhwanazi CEO, Project Isizwe

    Dudu Mkhwanazi has been CEO of Project Isizwe since August 2017. Project Isizwe is an non-profit organisation which works with the public and private sector to bring internet access to low-income communities across South Africa.

  • Gilles Babinet
    Vice-president, CNNum

    Gilles Babinet Vice-president, CNNum

    Appointed chairman of the National Digital Council by President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gilles is a well know digital visionary in France. Since 2012, Gilles has been the French Digital Champion, representing France at the European Commission for digital matters. He is a professor at SciencesPo Paris in Public Policies & Digital and is an author of many technology & policy-related books.
  • Marten Kaevats
    Adviser to the PM, Estonian Government

    Marten Kaevats Adviser to the PM, Estonian Government

    Marten Kaevats has been Digital Advisor to the Government Office of Estonia since May 2017. Previously, Kaevats was Advisor of Digital Affairs to the Prime Minister and worked on the digital policy for the EU Presidency in 2017.

  • Victoria Espinel
    President and CEO, BSA l The Software Alliance

    Victoria Espinel President and CEO, BSA l The Software Alliance

    Victoria Espinel has been President and CEO of BSA The Software Alliance since September 2013.  Espinel leads strategic efforts that shape the technology landscape around the world and supports Girls Who Code’s Washington, DC Summer Immersion Program, which empowers young women to pursue careers in STEM fields.

  • Fotis Talantzis
    CEO, Novoville

    Fotis Talantzis CEO, Novoville

    Fotis Talantzis has been CEO of Novoville since September 2015. Novoville is an application for smart-phones that allows citizens to easily report matters that concern their city.

  • Nicole Camarillo
    Co-Founder, Rebellion Defense

    Nicole Camarillo Co-Founder, Rebellion Defense

    Nicole Camarillo co-founded Rebellion Defense in July 2019. Rebellion Defense builds products using artificial intelligence and machine learning that serve the mission of national defence.

  • Alexander Holt
    Head of CivTech® Programme, Scottish Government's Digital Directorate

    Alexander Holt Head of CivTech® Programme, Scottish Government's Digital Directorate

    Alexander Holt has been Head of the CivTech Programme and worked for the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government since 2014. CivTech is part of the Scottish Governments initiate to digitalise and brings together public sector expertise and private sector creativity to solve problems, develop new products and deliver better services.

  • Helen Zeitoun
    Director General, Ipsos France

    Helen Zeitoun Director General, Ipsos France

    Helen Zeitoun has been Director General at Ipsos France since March 2018. Zeitoun has had diverse leadership roles related to digital transformation, out of Paris and New York: global service line on brand-communication-customer experience, global Industry in consumer goods, and retail, leading and merging MR agency, heading agencies in Europe, and also committed with associations like the French Marketing Association.

  • Hakon Haugli
    CEO, Innovation Norway

    Hakon Haugli CEO, Innovation Norway

    Hakon Haugli has been CEO of Innovation Norway since May 2019. Innovation Norway promotes the nationwide industrial developments to both the national economy and Norway’s national economy, and helps release the potential of different districts by contributing to innovation, internationalisation and promotion.

  • Juhan Leparsaar
    Executive Director, ENISA

    Juhan Leparsaar Executive Director, ENISA

    Juhan Leparsaar has been Executive Director at ENISA since July 2017. The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) coordinates and supports cybersecurity cooperation of its member states and their Computer Emergency Response Teams.

  • Aline Muylaert
    Co-Founder, Citizenlab

    Aline Muylaert Co-Founder, Citizenlab

    Aline Muylaert has been Co-Founder at CitizenLab since June 2015. CitizenLab helps local governments around the world to take better informed decisions. They use civic engagement software which lets cities tap into the collective intelligence of the citizens and become more responsive to their citizens’ needs.

  • Ulrich Horning
    Mayor of Digital Affairs, City of Leipzig

    Ulrich Horning Mayor of Digital Affairs, City of Leipzig

    Ulrich Hoerning is the Deputy Mayor for General Services in the City of Leipzig, Germany. He is responsible for modernization of core administrative processes, especially in the IT function. In previous positions, Mr. Hoerning worked as an economist at the World Bank in Washington and as strategy officer at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin. Mr. Hoerning holds a diploma in economics from the University of Tübingen, a certificate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and a Masters degree from Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Mathilde Bras
    Open Policies & Innovation Manager, Etalab

    Mathilde Bras Open Policies & Innovation Manager, Etalab

    Mathilde Bras has been Open Innovation Manager at Etalab since April 2017. The Etalab mission coordinates the policy of opening and sharing public data.

  • Jan-Erik Hunn
    Senior Managing Director, Accenture

    Jan-Erik Hunn Senior Managing Director, Accenture

    Jan-Erik Hunn is Senior Managing Director at Accenture and is the Operating Unit Lead for Health and Public Services in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

  • Isabella de Michelis
    Founder, ErnieApp

    Isabella de Michelis Founder, ErnieApp

    Isabella de Michelis founded ErnieApp in January 2017. ErnieApp has designed and developed an innovative mobile consumer internet software called Privacy Knowledge Manager which allows users to control how internet companies monetise their data.

  • Fernando de Pablo Martín
    Secretary-General of Digital Administration, Spain

    Fernando de Pablo Martín Secretary-General of Digital Administration, Spain

    Fernando de Pablo Martin has been Secretary General of Digital Administration in Spain since July 2018.

  • Phillipe Heim
    Deputy CEO, Société Génerale

    Phillipe Heim Deputy CEO, Société Génerale

    Phillipe Heim has been Deputy CEO of Société Génerale since May 2018. He previously worked as Chief Financial Officer and has 12 years experience working for Société Génerale.

  • Kirsty Innes
    Head of Technology Policy, Tony Blair Institute

    Kirsty Innes Head of Technology Policy, Tony Blair Institute

    Kirsty Innes has been Head of Technology Policy at the Tony Blair Institute since June 2016. Kirsty was previously the Head of Economic and Social Team at the British Embassy in Paris.

  • Nathan Ducastel
    Director for Information Society & eGoverment, Association of Netherlands Municipalities

    Nathan Ducastel Director for Information Society & eGoverment, Association of Netherlands Municipalities

    Nathan Ducastel has been Director for Information Society & eGovernment of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities since December 2017. Ducastel is a prominent figure in the Dutch realm of information Society, eGovernment, EU, Information management and ICT.

  • Claire Ducos
    Head of Business Development, Sopra Steria Next

    Claire Ducos Head of Business Development, Sopra Steria Next

    Claire Ducos has bee Head of Business Development at Sopra Steira Next since January 2017. She has worked for Sopra Steria for 9 years.

  • Reuben Saxon
    CEO & Co-Founder, FreeUp

    Reuben Saxon CEO & Co-Founder, FreeUp

    Reuben Saxon has been CEO and co-founder of FreeUp since June 2018. FreeUp partners with employers to offer employees salary advances at the touch of a button.

  • Stephanie Gautier
    Product Director, Silex

    Stephanie Gautier Product Director, Silex

    Stephanie Gautier has been Product Officer at Silex since January 2018. Silex is a cognitive sourcing technology that helps buyers and procurement teams to identify the right suppliers using algorithms and AI.

  • Niels Martin Andersen
    Chief Consultant, Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

    Niels Martin Andersen Chief Consultant, Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

    Niels Martin Andersen has been Chief Consultant at the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs since July 2019. Previously, Andersen was a Political Officer at the British Embassy in Copenhagen and Head of Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark.

  • Sebastien Soriano
    President,ARCEP

    Sebastien Soriano President,ARCEP

    Sebastian Soriano has been Chairman of ARCEP since January 2015. ARCEP, expert and neutral referee to the status of independent administrative authority, is the architect and guardian of the exchange networks in France.

  • Newsha Ghaeli
    President & Co-Founder, Biobot

    Newsha Ghaeli President & Co-Founder, Biobot

    Newsha Ghaeli has been President & Co-Founder of Biobot since September 2017. Biobot Analytics develops cutting-edge technology to transform sewers into public health observatories. Wastewater contains valuable information about the health of communities.

  • Lisa Barrett
    Director, Digital Identity, GDS

    Lisa Barrett Director, Digital Identity, GDS

    Lisa Barrett has been Director for Digital Identity for the Government Digital Service (GDS) since early 2019. The GDS leads the digital transformation of the UK government.

  • André Loesekrug-Pietri
    Founder, JEDI

    André Loesekrug-Pietri Founder, JEDI

    Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), former Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, founder of ACAPITAL André Loesekrug-Pietri, French-German nationalities, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital, including 10 years with China, investing in European companies with global ambitions. In 2017, he paused from the private sector to become Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible in particular for European Defense policy as well as technology and innovation. He is currently Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative, aiming to accelerate Europe’s leadership in disruptive innovations. HEC and Harvard Kennedy School graduate, he is lecturer at SciencesPo and non-resident fellow of the German Marshal Fund. He attended Sup-Aero aerospace engineering school, was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is a private pilot, and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve.

  • Rachel Neaman
    Strategy Director, Digital Agenda

    Rachel Neaman Strategy Director, Digital Agenda

  • Enrique Zapata
    Senior Executive, State Digital Innovation, CAF

    Enrique Zapata Senior Executive, State Digital Innovation, CAF

    Enrique Zapata has been Senior Executive of the State Digital Innovation for CAF since May 2019. CAF is a development bank based in Latin America.

  • Cécile Gautron
    Director of Docaposte IoT and L’Identité Numérique

    Cécile Gautron Director of Docaposte IoT and L’Identité Numérique

  • Holger Friedrich
    Founder & Managing Director, CORE SE

    Holger Friedrich Founder & Managing Director, CORE SE

    Holger Friedrich has been Managing Director at CORE SE since 2009. Friedrich has also been Managing Director at CCG GmbH since January 1993.

  • Cecile Bensa
    Innovative Partnerships Project Manager, Caisse des Dépôts

    Cecile Bensa Innovative Partnerships Project Manager, Caisse des Dépôts

    Cecile Bensa has been Partnerships and Open Innovation Project Manager at Caisse des Depots since September 2018. She was previously Smart City Project Manager.

  • Stephane Conty
    Head of SME Innovation, DAE, France

    Stephane Conty Head of SME Innovation, DAE, France

    Stephane Conty has been Head of SME Innovation at DAE in France since September 2019. The Direction des chats de l’Etat (DAE) is a government administration section of the French Ministry of Finance.

  • Eldrid Jordaan
    CEO, GovChat

    Eldrid Jordaan CEO, GovChat

    Eldrid Jordaan has been CEO at GovChat since September 2016. GovChat is a social media platform enabling real time government engagement with communities.

  • Francois Bodin
    VP Head of Industry, SAP

    Francois Bodin VP Head of Industry, SAP

    Francois Bodin has been VP Head of Industry at SAP since July 2019. Bodin has worked for SAP for over 14 years. SAP is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.

  • Margaret Perchik
    Associate, Prime Ventures

    Margaret Perchik Associate, Prime Ventures

    Margaret Perchik has been an Associate at Prime Ventures since June 2017. Prime Ventures is a leading VC firm focusing on investing in European companies in technology and related industries and leverages its capital, experience, and network to actively guide them into global category leaders.

  • Hasan Sheikh Faridul
    Co-Founder and CTO, Eyn

    Hasan Sheikh Faridul Co-Founder and CTO, Eyn

    Hasan Sheikh Faridul has been co-founder and CTO at Eyn since September 2016. Eyn provides an identity verification software used for face to Face ID checks or remote verification.

  • Blandine Calcio Gaudino
    Director of Partnerships & Open Innovation, Caisse des Dépôts

    Blandine Calcio Gaudino Director of Partnerships & Open Innovation, Caisse des Dépôts

    Blandine Calcio Guadino has been Partnerships and Open Innovation Director at Caisse des Depots since July 2018. She has over 9 years experience working in Innovation for Caisse des Depots.

  • Mathieu Nohet
    CEO & Co-Founder, Manty

    Mathieu Nohet CEO & Co-Founder, Manty

    Mathieu Nohet is the CEO and co-founder of Manty, a startup helping public administrations make better decisions with data. Mathieu started Manty just after finishing his studies. He is convinced that public administrations should have the best possible tools to make decisions, since they are the biggest and most influential organizations of our societies.

  • Norbert Sagstetter
    Acting Head of Unit, DG Connect

    Norbert Sagstetter Acting Head of Unit, DG Connect

    Norbert Sagstetter is acting Head of Unit for eGovernment and Trust at the European Commission in charge of digital identity, the eIDAS Regulation, and European Digital Government policy.

  • 1

    RE-THINK

    government through

    technology

  • 2

    CONNECT

    with the brightest innovators

    and Europe’s decision makers

  • 3

    DISCOVER

    the future of

    public services

  • “There has never been a better time to make public services more affordable and accessible, using new technology solutions. The GovTech Summit is a unique chance for public officials, intellectuals, tech innovators and investors to meet, share and discuss the future of government and democracy. I look forward to welcoming everyone to Paris.”

    Emmanuel Macron, 
    President of France
  • VENUE

    Palais Brongniart

     

    The GovTech Summit will this year be hosted in Paris Brongniart.

     

    Sitting in the heart of Paris,  the Palais Brongniart combines stylish 19th century design with modern events facilities. Formerly acting as Paris stock exchange, the building hosts a grand event space, ready to host the next generation of innovators.

     

    Location: 16 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France

WHAT IS GOVTECH?

A fast emerging sector, built by innovative startups leveraging both technological advances and recent reforms to government platforms and registers, GovTech aims to build better services for citizens and better tools for public servants. The GovTech Summit will bring the GovTech community together.

In the ‘State of GovTech: Europe’s Next Opportunity’, PUBLIC and Accenture explore the scope of the GovTech market to date, the huge opportunity ahead, and the practical steps needed to realise a GovTech future.

Innovative Algorithms Data Procurement Transport Health Technology Digitisation Security Transformation Investing Civic Tech Future Government Digital Innovate GovTech Regulation Artificial Intelligence Intelligence GDPR Defence Identity

THE GOVTECH SUMMIT

The GovTech Summit brings together the brightest innovators and Europe’s decision makers to rethink how government can operate. 

Organised by PUBLIC and supported by French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the European Commission, the GovTech Summit is an unparalleled opportunity for public servants, startups, technologists and investors to ignite conversation and connect with the people who can unlock their potential: improving public services and empowering citizens.

GovTech has the power to change our societies and our world – the GovTech Summit is where this change happens.

Join the conversation and Re-think Government.

Team

  • Daniel Korski
    Chairman, The GovTech Summit

    Daniel Korski Chairman, The GovTech Summit

    Ex-Deputy Head of Policy at No 10 Downing Street, senior adviser to Prime Minister and EU Vice-President. 20 years of government experience in the UK, EU, and United States.

  • Alexander de Carvalho
    Vice Chairman, The GovTech Summit

    Alexander de Carvalho Vice Chairman, The GovTech Summit

    Venture investor, entrepreneur, 10+ years in private equity, investment banking and Family Office. Non-executive director of Heineken NV

  • Alex Margot-Duclot
    Managing Director, PUBLIC France

    Alex Margot-Duclot Managing Director, PUBLIC France

    Ex-Senior Associate focused on TMT in a Family Office and formerly Chief of Staff and political advisor to a prominent French MP

  • Felicia Madsen
    Events Lead, The GovTech Summit

    Felicia Madsen Events Lead, The GovTech Summit

    Experienced Account Director and Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the creative advertising and events services industry, globally.

  • Marie Tausig
    Events Coordinator, The GovTech Summit

    Marie Tausig Events Coordinator, The GovTech Summit

    Experienced events coordinator with a strong background in communications and politics.