Every morning at 10:00 in the conference room 2, a renowned and influential expert of the industry took the stage at TRUSTECH to deliver a major and inspiring exclusive keynote to start the conference programme.
Discover our three international experts who will share their experience and insights:
- Fleur PELLERIN, President Founder of Korelya and former Minister of SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy
- Paul TIMMERS, Research Associate, Oxford University
- Philippe DESSERTINE, Director of the Paris Institute of High Finance
Keynote Tuesday 29 November "The evolution of digital globalization and the emergence of diversity"
Fleur PELLERIN started her career as a high civil servant with the French Court of Auditors. In 2012 she was appointed Minister of SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy where she launched the French Tech initiative.
From 2014 to 2016, she became Secretary for Foreign Trade and Minister for Culture and Communication. Fleur founded Korelya Capital in 2016.
Keynote Wednesday 30 November "Building European Digital Strategic Autonomy"
Prof Dr Paul TIMMERS is a research associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, professor at European University Cyprus, visiting professor at KU Leuven and the University of Rijeka, senior advisor EPC Brussels, President of the Supervisory Board Estonian eGovernance Academy, member of the EU Cyber Direct Advisory Board, and CEO of iivii.
Previously, he was Director at the European Commission/DG CONNECT where has held responsibility for legislation and funding programmes for cybersecurity, e-ID, digital privacy, digital health, smart cities, and e-government.
He was also a cabinet member of European Commissioner Liikanen. He worked as manager of a software department in a large ICT company and co-founded an ICT start-up.
He holds a physics PhD from Radboud University (Nijmegen, NL), MBA from Warwick University (UK), EU fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill (US), and a cybersecurity qualification from Harvard. His main interests are digital policy, geopolitics, and Europe. He frequently publishes and speaks on digital developments, sovereignty, cybersecurity, industrial policy, and sectoral policies such as digital health and is regularly advising governments and think tanks.
Keynote Thursday 1 December "What milestones should be set for the next world economy?"
A recognized economist and forecaster, Philippe DESSERTINE teaches at the IAE in Paris and directs the Paris Institute of High Finance.
In July 2022, he was appointed President of the “Comité 21” association – the largest French network of sustainable development actors, in connection with the Paris agreements.
He has published numerous essays, including the last "the great changeover" published in 2021, in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. In this resolutely optimistic and enthusiastic book, Philippe Dessertine gives the keys to understanding the current upheavals.