24-27 October 2022, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


European Commission sets out the vision for Europe's Digital Decade by 2030 proposing the Digital Compass, that revolves around four cardinal points: Government, Infrastructures, Skills and Businessess.

The Madeira's Digital Transformation Summit responds to this challenge in a forum where the EU's Digital strategy is debated to achieve the visionary objectives at European and regional levels. Bringing together recognised individualities from the European Commission, Government, Academia and Industry, The Summit sets the scene for a human-centric vision in a digital society. Needs, expectations, developments and innovative solutions will be discussed aiming at digitally empowering citizens and businesses to improve, grow, innovate and compete on fair terms, while achieving climate neutrality.



Covering a wide range of digital transformation areas including Healh, Manufacturing, Maritime, Smart Cities and Energy as well as the full set of digital services being created and offered via the network of European Digital Innovation Hubs.



Discussing Horizontal Challenges for unlocking Digital Transformation potencial. At technical side ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Big data and Cybersecurity and at Societal level including Digital Literacy, Skills and Social Inclusion.



Joining policy makers, authorities, industry, researchers and the community of users in a unique high level discussion and networking forum, supported by research and innovation cooperation mechanisms, that will pave the way for the next digital generation.

Keynotes and Panelists

European Commission, National and Regional authorities

keynote 1

Miguel Albuquerque

President of the Regional
Government of Madeira

keynote 2

Pedro Ramos

Regional Secretary for Health and
Civil Protection

keynote 3

Pedro Calado

Mayor of Funchal

keynote 5

Christoph Klein

Policy Officer at European Commission

keynote 6

Matthias Kuom

Policy Officer - Seconded National Expert at European Commission

keynote 7

Sílvio Fernandes

Rector at University of Madeira

keynote 8

Ricardo Gonçalves

Director of UNINOVA and full professor at FCT NOVA

keynote 9

Isaac Ben-Israel

Chairman of Israel Space Agency and Professor at Tel-Aviv University

keynote 10

Graham Bell

Member of the Board
of Europa Nostra

keynote 11

Marinos Ioannides

Director of UNESCO Chair on
Digital Cultural Heritage

Keynote 21

Paul De Raeve

Secretary General at European Federation of Nurses Associations

keynote 12

Francisco Taboada

President of the Administration Council of Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira

keynote 13

Tal Soffer

Director of Technology and Society Foresight Unit and Web Supported Academic Instruction center

keynote 15

Oscar Lázaro

Managing Director of Innovalia Association

keynote 16

Paula Cabaço

President of Administração dos Portos da Região Autónoma da Madeira
(to be confirmed)

keynote 20

Cátia Ferreira

Executive member of the Board at Serviço de Saúde da Região Autónoma da Madeira (to be confirmed)

keynote 14

Gernot Marx

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

keynote 17

René von Schomberg

Senior Research Fellow at University of Aachen

keynote 18

Meike Reimann

Senior Project Manager at Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

keynote 19

Boris Sucic

Researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute - Center for Energy Efficiency

Speakers and Moderators

Speaker 1

Paulo Nunes de Abreu

Founder of the Health Data Forum

Speaker 3

Maria Marques

Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 4

Carlos Agostinho

Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 5

Pablo Guerrero

Team Lead for Collaborative Projects at Data4Life

Speaker 6

George Bravos

Director of Research and Development at ITML Solutions

keynote 7

João Martins

Professor at FCT NOVA and Head of Energy Efficiency Group at UNINOVA

Speaker 14

Gash Bhullar

Chief Executive Officer / Chairman at European Factory Foundation

Speaker 8

Pierre-Damien Berger

Directeur Business Development at Minalogic & EDIH MinaSmart

Speaker 9

Silvia de la Maza

CIO Innovalia Group

Speaker 10

José Ferreira

Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

Speaker 11

Isidora Trucco

Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano

Speaker 12

Bastien Hualpa

European project Manager at MINALOGIC

Speaker 13

Manuela Azevedo

Operational support and execution of R&D+I projects at PRODUTECH

Speaker 15

An Stevens

Head of IDEE at Maastricht University

Speaker 16

George Zissis

Data Protection Officer at Athens Technology Center

Speaker 17

Robin Rae

Researcher in Science and Technology Studies at University of Vienna

Speaker 18

Ioannis Basdekis

Team leader at SPHYNX Technology Solutions AG

Speaker 19

Alissa Zaccaria

EU project coordinator at Intellimech

Speaker 20

Spiros Mouzakitis

Senior Researcher at National Technical University of Athens

Speaker 21

Zou Guangrong

Senior Scientist at VTT (to be confirmed)

Speaker 22

Catarina Nunes

Chair of the Board at idD Portugal Defence (to be confirmed)

Speaker 23

Rui Vieira

(to be confirmed)

Speaker 24

Paulo Simões

Director of CEOM (to be confirmed)

Speaker 25

Maria Santofimia

Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Speaker 26

Christos Kontzinos

Researcher at EPU-NTUA

Speaker 27

Pedro Pereira

Assistant Professor at FCT NOVA

Speaker 28

Daniel Basulto

Project Manager at Fundación Santa María la Real

Speaker 29

Milada Šťastná

Full Professor at Mendel University in Brno

Speaker 30

Felix Villanueva

Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Speaker 31

Francesco Torelli

Senior researcher at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Speaker 32

Dimitris Kikidis

Coordinator Neurotological Laboratory at Otolaryngology NKUA

Speaker 33

Samira Maghool

Assistant Researcher at Università degli Studi di Milano

Speaker 34

Nuno Mateus

Project Manager and R&D Engineer at EDP NEW

Speaker 35

João Cravinho

R&D Engineer at EDP NEW

Speaker 36

Marco Lopes


Speaker 37

Nuno Amaro

Assistant Professor at FCT NOVA (to be confirmed)

Speaker 38

Rui Lopes

Assistant Professor at FCT NOVA (to be confirmed)

Speaker 39

Ioanna Kanellou

Data Scientist at DSS Lab EPU-NTUA (to be confirmed)

Speaker 40

Roberto Vettor

Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (to be confirmed)

Speaker 41

Andreu Belsa

Senior Researcher at Universitat Politècnica de València

Speaker 42

Elina Furustam

Product Marketing Manager, Shipping Solutions at NAPA (to be confirmed)


Social Events

Sightseeing Tour and Madeira Wine Tasting

Monday, 24th October 2022

Dinner at Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva

Tuesday, 25th October 2022

Reception cocktail

Wednesday, 26th October 2022


Savoy Palace Meeting Rooms

Event Location: Avenida do Infante Nº 25 9004-542 Funchal Madeira Portugal

GPS Coordinates: 32.64378, -16.92088

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