Digital Tech Summit

Kom med til Nordens største videnbaserede teknologi- og forretningsevent. Digital Tech Summit samler flere end 5.000 beslutningstagere, virksomheder, forskere, startups, investorer og studerende. Danish Life Science Cluster er partner på dette event, der har fokus på en bæredygtig digital tranformation af industrien og samfundet generelt.

(This event is in English)

The largest academic-based technology and business event in the Nordic countries are welcoming the leaders, decision-makers, and talents who are driving digital transformation in every industry and sector.

Digital Tech Summit is part conference, part exhibition, and part networking activities where CEOs of technology companies, researchers, students, fast-growing startups, policymakers to ask a simple question: Where to next? Is it time to rethink our goals in a new world? And how can digital technologies like artificial intelligence, robots, cyber security, Internet of things, 5G take us further, create new jobs and solve some of the major societal challenges we face such as climate change, healthcare & disease prevention, etc.

Members of Danish Life Science Cluster have the opportunity to get a discount. Contact Krista Blaabjerg for more information about this.


30. November 2021

Digital Tech Summit features premium content delivered by the world’s leading experts, innovators, business executives, and cultural icons. Organizations and tech leaders of the business world will host workshops, roundtables and discussions to share their expertise across every industry.

09:00 Grand Opening 

Welcome to the Summit! With great ambitions, we set the stage with a round of brief opening statements from partners and co-organizers. We paint the big picture of a strong Digital Denmark, building upon our natural strengths, an active member and part of the European Union, active on global markets. You aint’ seein’ nuttin’ yet.

09:45 Keynote 1: Visions for a strong Digital Position for Europe through Research and Technology

Ms. Margrethe Vestager will address the priorities of the European Commission relating to the digitalization of the economy and industry, R&D investments in digital technologies, and the potential of digital technologies in addressing our time’s societal challenges.

10:00 Morning Sessions 

Choose between several breakout sessions hosted by the different organizers. Read all about the sessions here.

13:15 Keynote 2: Security, Safety and Stability – or not – Perspectives and Requirements (Working Title)

In this session, two of the world’s most knowing professionals will engage in conversation on some of the trends and perspectives on the global scene. We shall hear about recent cases from various critical sectors, and we shall discuss what to expect. IoT and Supply Chains are among the areas to look upon; other keywords are Financial, Regulation, and Privacy, taking us from the technological to a somewhat broader view on the cyber security and safety State of the Tech world.
With: Dorit Dor, Chief Product OfficerCheck Point Technologies Ltd. and Troels Ørting Jørgensen, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Centre for Cybersecurity World Economic Forum.

14:00 Afternoon Sessions

Choose between several breakout sessions hosted by the different organizers. Read all about the sessions here.

16:30 Keynote 3: Responsible Tech and “human-Centric AI” – A conversation on How, Whereto, and Who?

To most people [present at Digital Tech Summit least], the big question is not whether Tech should play a crucial role in ensuring a sustainable future. It’s rather how we should do it, how we make sure Tech is used in ways so that we don’t lose sight of Humanity and the World and its creatures. Is Humans First a concept we need, and if so, for how long? Follow and contribute to the conversation where we address the bigger objectives as well as the smaller steps we need to take, individually as well as collectively, in Denmark as well as in Europe.
With: Nicolas Padfield, Laboratory leaderRoskilde University, Alf Rehn, Professor of Innovation, Design and ManagementFaculty Of Engineering, University Of Southern Denmark, and Jan Madsen, Professor in Computer-Based SystemsDTU, Technical University Of Denmark.

1. December 2021

09:00 Keynote 1: The AI Pioneer Centre – Paving The Road to Success

The Pioneer Centres represents the ambition to attract the very best individual researchers from around the world that carry out basic research aimed at transformative solutions to major societal challenges, the first of which is the AI Pioneer Centre. World-class AI Researcher and AI Entrepreneur himself Serge Belongie has taken upon himself to head the AI Pioneer Centre, to challenge and to change the ways Denmark creates value from AI. Serge Belongie will share with us his personal view on where to go, what to expect, and how to not only survive but benefit from and enjoy the journey.
With Serge Belongie, Professor, Head of the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence. Copenhagen University.
10:00 Morning Sessions 
Choose between several breakout sessions hosted by the different organizers. Read all about the sessions here.

12:45 Keynote 2: The Road to Success – entrepreneurship, zebras and unicorns 
Based on Danny’s talk, we engage into a conversation on how to create unicorns, zebras, and generally more successful tech enterprises from Denmark. What do we have and possess that help differentiate us from other regions in the world, what are our natural positions of strength which we may use to create workplaces here (and elsewhere), and who should be involved as partners, supporters, and others in the ecosystem that is needed, not least with universities and academia close by?
With: Anders Billesø Beck, Head of InnovationUniversal Robots, Per Falholt, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer21st.BIO, Danny Lange, Senior Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)Unity, Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Denmark’s Tech AmbassadorMinistry Of Foreign Affairs. 
14:00 Afternoon Sessions 
Choose between several breakout sessions hosted by the different organizers. Read all about the sessions here.
15:45 Keynote 3: Quantum Computing – If not Here and Now, then Where and How?
Quantum Computing has been claimed to eventually change everything – the way we crunch numbers, how we secure our data, and everything in-between. Quantum computers, let alone quantum bits, however, are not quite here yet. We get an in-depth understanding from Mr. Charles M Marcus who heads the Microsoft Quantum Lab, and we get to know why this research is so important to us all.
With: Charles M Marcus, Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor, Principal ResearcherThe University Of Copenhagen, And Microsoft Quantum Lab.
16:15 Keynote 4: Digital Tech Summit Grand Closing – Conversation on framework conditions 
Two days are getting to an end – tomorrow is another workday, with lots to do, battles to win, and big ideas to grasp. Before closing down a panel of stakeholders, partners and experts dig into a conversation on the framework conditions that are needed to transition all the fancy ideas and fine intentions into real-world results. Asking for more money, political awareness, and higher education from anyone with a breath seems to be trivial as well as insufficient. Instead, we shall discuss how (our) digital technologies become the drivers of societal improvements through common visions, partnerships and projects. To that end, to bring Denmark, the Nordic countries, and Europe in the direction of digital sustainability.
With: Kaj Grønbæk, Professor and Head of Department, The Department of Computer Science and Chair of ATV Digital Wisemen’s CouncilUniversity Of Aarhus, Rikke Hvilshøj, Director, and Member of the DigitaliseringspartnerskabetThe Danish IT Society, and Rikke Hougaard Zeberg, Director, DI Digtal The Confederation Of Danish Industry (DI)

Exhibition area

The exhibition area is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the Digital Tech Summit, where up to 100 exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase new products and solutions, make new connections, and share knowledge with visitors and other companies. Read more about the exhibition or sign up to exhibit and Meet partners, customers, and suppliers, here.

Read more: About the summit and sign up

Digital Tech Summit is organized by: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), DTU, Københavns Universitet, IT-Universitet, Syddansk Universitet, Aarhus Universitet, Roskilde Universitet, Aalborg Universitet, IT-Branchen, and ­Teknologiens Mediehus.

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