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Joint Workshop on 5G, Edge computing and IoT organised by the European Digital SME Alliance and the NetworldEurope SME Working Group

September 16 @ 10:00 - 13:00

The European Digital SME Alliance and NetworldEurope’s SME Working Group share a common understanding of the importance of cooperation and knowledge sharing for benefits of digital SMEs. They agreed to organize this joint workshop, aiming to highlight SMEs work on some of the enabling technology, namely 5G, Edge Computing and IoT. The workshop consists of two panels on (1) Market Access and uptake of SMEs solution and (2) Technical aspects of 5G.

On Thursday, September 16, from 10.00 to 13.00 CET, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and the NetworldEurope SME Working Group invite you to their first joint online workshop on 5G, Edge Computing and IoT. The workshop will discuss issues related to opportunities and challenges of market access and uptake of SME solutions. It will also discuss security-related issues in 5G, IoT, Edge computing, Machine Learning, Quantum computing and other enabling technologies, with focus on cybersecurity standards and certification. Participation is free of charge.


Draft Agenda
10:00 – 10:05: Signing in and welcoming participants

Session 1: Market Access and uptake of SMEs solution

10:05 – 10:20
Solutions for SMEs to help market access and uptake or increase efficiency (upgrading skills reducing costs, etc) – Examples from different industries

10:20 – 10:35
Creating a value chain through finding and establishing partnerships – Enabling technologies in support of new business cases

10:35 – 10:50
Role of standards in securing 5G and IoT – Certification schemes for SMEs, awareness, and affordability

10:50 – 11:05
Cybersecurity made in Europe: improving customer trust in European products – benefits and risks for SMEs

11:05 – 11:15
Q & A
11:15 – 11:25
Coffee break

Session 2: Technical aspects

Software Trust

11:50 – 12:05
Security for 5G – Cyber Threat Intelligence: Use of AI. Machine Learning, and Quantum Computing to improve detection and prevention of security breaches
Edgardo Montesdeoca, Montimage
12:05 – 12:20
Security for smart cities: integration of 5G, AI, IoT, and edge computing for secure cities

12:20 – 12:35
Blockchain for trustworthiness in 6G: The Dedicat6G approach

12:35 – 12:50
Q & A and conclusions

The final agenda as well as more information on how to join will be sent out in due time. In the meantime, reserve the slot in your agenda.


September 16
10:00 - 13:00