IWDK’s Official Opening event is one of the highlights of the IWDK festival week, and this year is no exception.
The opening event will feature a line of speakers and inspiring cases that illustrate the relationship between technology’s rapid development and the importance of maintaining social trust.
The opening event brings together an international panel of experts, policy makers, business leaders, educators and citizens to discuss how Denmark can maintain a leading role in global digital innovation. It is the start of a full week of events that will take place online this year. Explore other IWDK events here.
10.05-10.20: Jacob Bundsgaard, Aarhus Mayor
Jacob Bundsgaard will host and open IWDK21 officially.
10.45-11.15: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and Executive Vice President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age (live stream fra Bruxelles)
”It’s a pity that we can’t be together in person. But it’s important that we can still meet. Because change is coming at us fast, and keeping Europe on the frontier of technology is important. So open forums like this play an important civic role in bringing businesses, educational institutions, political leaders and citizens together to learn, discuss and set a path for the future.”
11.15-11.35: André Rogaczewski, CEO/co-founder at Netcompany
“We have a lot to be proud of and fight for in Denmark. As a society and as a business. Right now we’re facing a quantum leap, and it has nothing to do with money. It has something to do with courage and visions. The crisis has just shown how resilient we are and that every challenge, regardless of size, must be answered with creativity, courage and drive. It is now time for us to act.”
11.35-11.55: Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression
“What does it mean for the world’s citizens when our right to expression is controlled by a handful of corporations? And what can we do to fight back?”. In this talk, writer Jillian C. York will discuss how we got here… and what we can do to create a better future online.
The event will be livestreamed and is open to all, but requires registration by clicking the “Attend Stream” button on this page.
Register today, mark the date in your calendar and you will soon receive a link to the livestream for the event.
We’ll see you at the IWDK Official Opening 2021!
Photo: Margrethe Vestager, Photographer: Stine Heilmann