ONE Conference Brussels 2014

The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013. The new programming period brings new investment budgets for Member States, seeking synergies between Regional Policy and Horizon 2020 in order to maximise the innovation opportunities.

The data-driven economy can provide Europe with a chance to emerge from the multifaceted crisis with new capabilities. Are Europeans ready for the Data Revolution? Are politicians able to make informed choices and manage changes? The ONE Conference is facilitating the joint effort of EU partners to build links between information networks and ICT Observatories for reaching ambitious common objectives of Europe 2020.

A special bonus of this year is the EULF post-conference workshop on Friday April 25th, which will present and discuss key benefits of the European Union Location Framework from the perspectives of public administrations and the geographic information sector. The workshop  will help to identify barriers in delivering benefits, and to provide recommendations on what could be done to overcome these barriers. More about the workshop here. 


Main conference thematic areas:

I. Monitoring ICT trends and providing decision making support (ONE project results -  good practices, case studies, innovation policy, planning regional ICT investments, transferability models, methodologies and guides for ICT observatories development).

IIICT for governance (ICT penetration and regional ecosystem, infrastructures, tools and models, co-creation platforms, ICT observatories)

III. Turning Data into Value (Complex and unstructured data, open and linked data, data cycles, trustworthy data ecosystems, data driven networks and innovation, big and small data)

IV. New horizons and policies (Digital Europe, Structural Funds absorption, policy frameworks, ICT regional organizational models, services in clouds)

V. Changing minds (Making digital benefits mainstream, change management for digital governance, netizens and smarter we, knowledge transfer and decision-support models, policy intelligence models, legal issues, privacy, IPR and co-operation)

VI. Every European Digital (Public Sector Information and its reuse, cloud computing in public sector, Open Government and the citizen, inclusive eGovernance policies, citizen-centric eGov services)


Conference Task Force

Irina Zálišová -   EPMA (CZ), Conference Director, zalisova /at/
Radek Bejdák  -  EPMA (CZ),  Logistics coordinator, bejdak /at/
Iva Walterová -   EPMA (CZ), Proceedings coordinator and media relations, walterova /at/
Desiree Bua  -    CSI Piemonte (IT), ONE project manager, desiree.bua /at/

Advisory Committee

Hannes Astok, Development and Program Director (m-Governance), eGovernance Academy (EE)
Rui Barros, INESCTEC Area Manager, ELANET (European Local Authorities Network) Coordinator (PT)
Dave Carter, Head of Manchester Digital Development Agency (UK)
Marek Čanecký, Ministry of Justice (SK)
Julia Glidden, Founder 21c Consultancy (UK)Danijel Katičin, Former Mayor of the Municipality of Tkon (HR)
Michal Ivantyšyn, Co-founder and Director of ITAPA Congress (SK)
Hugo Kerschot, Founder IS-practice (BE)
Esa Kokkonen, Director, Baltic Institute of Finland (FI)
Daniel Van Lerberghe, Director Social Media & PoliTech Founder, Fondation EurActiv PoliTech (BE)
Geert Mareels, Flemish eGovernment Manager, CORVE (BE)
Jeremy Millard, Senior Advisor, DTI (DK)
Jiří Pavlíček, Co-founder and Director, eNovation (CZ)
Petr Pavlinec, CIO, Vysočina Regional Authority
Radim Polčák, Head of the Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University (CZ)
Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director, Telecentre-Europe (BE)
Madeleine Siösteen Thiel, Senior Programme Manager, VINNOVA (SE)
Lucie Šestáková, Head of Section, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (BE)
Jaroslav Šolc, ICT expert, Municipality of Prague (CZ)
Sylviane Toporkoff, President, Global Forum, Founder&Partner Items Int. (FR)