CyBER VALLEYS

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Rennes

NOVEMBER 21th 2019

Cybersecurity at the core of a European strategic autonomy: What benefits for the companies?

The European Commission has published its strategic agenda for a digital Europe. One of the most essential pillars to guarantee its welfare, and economic and digital society is cybersecurity.

The European Union (EU) can rely on several ‘hot spots’ with a leading expertise of more than 600 local research and innovation centres and training institutes completed by a close cooperation between end-users and public administrations. In 2017, the European Commission proposed the creation of a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre. Through this milestone initiative, the EU attempts to position its cybersecurity companies as the global leaders in terms of technology and skills.

The inter-regional cooperation and regions themselves are a game changer in structuring the evolving European cybersecurity landscape. How the new regulations can structure the growing EU cybersecurity ecosystem?  What is the role and added value of the maturing regional ecosystems in achieving a European strategic autonomy in cybersecurity?

Solutions providers, end-users and decision makers are encouraged to attend the workshop and participate in the discussion, because only through cooperation and joint investments the European cybersecurity market can be consolidated. Experts from the industry and the European Commission will debate on the added value of the recently proposed mechanisms to the European cybersecurity SMEs.

This conference will provide the audience with an overview of the current situation and the future developments of the European cybersecurity industry.

09:00 – 09:05 : Welcoming remarks

Bernard POULIQUEN, Vice Président Brittany Region

 

09:05 – 09:30 : Opening speech

Raoul CHIESA, President Security Brokers

09:30 – 10:30 : 1st panel discussion: Is Europe still lagging behind in cybersecurity market? Myths and realities of the global competition

Does a true European demand for cybersecurity exist?

  • How often the European companies give a preference to the “cybersecurity made in Europe”

  • What are the best practices to outsource and select trusted cybersecurity solutions

  • Why EU has no market leaders coming from the research field

  • What is the amount of the European cybersecurity solutions and services being globally exported, and how much it is currently being invested in the “cybersecurity made in Europe”

National and European regulations: the only way for European companies to access the Digital Single Market?

  • The EU Cybersecurity Act: which opportunities for SMEs

  • Presentation of the 3 security levels, which were created to guarantee an optimal and pragmatic security. Which consequences for the companies?

  • Case study: role and interlink of this centre and digital innovation hubs: financing, action, their consistency with the national organisations.

 

Moderator: Luigi REBUFFI, Secretary General, ECSO

Pannelists:

  • Représentant des utilisateurs finaux au niveau régional, Baptiste LE COZ, Deputy Geeral Manager of SIB

  • Représentant des utilisateurs finaux au niveau international, Charlotte GRAIRE, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Airbus CyberSecurity

  • Représentant du cluster cyber du Pays de Galles, Neil SANDFORD, Business Development Manager, Welsh Government

  • Fournisseur international de solutions de cybersécurité, Gerd MUELLER, Sales Director EU Institutions secunet Security Networks AG

  • Représentant d’un investisseur européen spécialiste de la cybersécurité, Dirk SEEWALD, Partner, eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners

 

10:30- 11:00 :  Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 : 2nd panel discussion: Seizing the opportunities: the European regions taking the lead in creating the bridges among their local ecosystems

 

  • Presentations of the existing regional mechanisms to support local companies and end-users.

  • Presentation of the first outcomes of the European interregional projects (Cyber Valleys Pilot Action, Interreg Europe CYBER): Mapping, financing, the incubator

  • An interregional investment model: What does it look like?

  • Presentation of the ECSO position paper "The role of the regions in strengthening the European Union’s cybersecurity". ECSO will discuss and facilitate the consolidation of the cybersecurity market.

  • Progress report on the European competence centre and the Digital Innovation Hubs

 

Moderator: Hélène MORIN, Head of European affairs at BDI

Pannelists:

  • Presentation of the value proposition and business plan by Pierre LAHBABI, Deputy CEO, Pikala

  • Presentation of the regional SMES by Jean-Baptiste ROUAULT, Diateam and Yann LE BAIL, BYSTAMP

  • Presentation of the regional cooperation impacts based on the Interreg Europe CYBER project by Sara MINISINI, European Project Manager at BDI

  • International and European investment landscape, Guillaume Benhamou, General Partner ACE Management

  • DG RTD presentation by Jekaterina NOVIKOVA, Task Force 2 on Innovation Ecosystems at the European Innovation Council

The European Commission has published its strategic agenda for a digital Europe. One of the most essential pillar is cybersecurity to guarantee its welfare, and economic and digital society.

The European Union can count on several ‘hot spots’ with a leading expertise of more than 600 local centers of research and innovation and training institutes completed by a close cooperation between end-users and public administrations. In 2017, the European Commission prosed the creation of a European cybersecurity Competence Center. Through this milestone initiative, the European Union attempts to position European cybersecurity companies as global leaders for technology and skills.

The inter-regional cooperation and regions themselves are a game changer in structuring the evolving European cybersecurity landscape. How do new regulations structure the European Union’ growing cybersecurity ecosystem?  What is the role and added value of mature regional ecosystems in reaching a European strategic autonomy for cybersecurity?

Solutions providers, end-users and decision makers are encouraged to attend this workshop considering that the European cybersecurity market can only be consolidated through joint investments.

Experts from the industry and European Commission will debate on the added value of these new mechanisms to SMEs.

This conference will provide the audience with an overview, the issues and the future developments of the industry. (Keynote speaker)

INAUGURATION OF THE RUCHE BY THALES

Tuesday, November 19th at 5pm

Within the framework of the European Cyber Week, THALES, member of the “Pôle d’Excellence Cyber”, will inaugurate La Ruche on Tuesday, November 19th from 5pm to 8pm (invitation only).Recognized Actor of the cybersecurity, Thales applies its know-how to all activities. Fed by the research and the innovation, Thales integrates the answers to cyber threats in the development of solutions professions. DevSecOps so becomes a reality in domains such as the transport, the naval or the air space and its constituent cyberdefence of the air operations. Today it is several solutions and innovative systems which are presented to illustrate the activities of the group Thales, recently settled in “La Ruche” in Rennes, in closer of its main influencing customers.