Program, 11 November

09.00 – 09.15 Conference Opening
IPTS, IT STAR welcome
09.15 – 09.45 Keynote
Norbert Kroó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, EC DG Research, ERC
An EEMS Perspective: Making Sense of the Issues
09.45 – 10.15 Juraj Stancik, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) – JRC, EC
ICT Research and Innovation Trends and Challenges in EEMS as seen in the 2011 Report on ICT R&D in the EU
10.15 – 10.45 Bruno Lamborghini, Chairman of the Board, European IT Observatory
EITO Overview of ICT activities and R&D Challenges in EEMS
10.45 – 11.15 Insights from Industry
István Lepsényi, General Director of Knorr-Bremse Hungary, President of the  Hungarian Association of Managers, Vice President of the International Organization of Automotive Manufacturers (OICA)
Laszlo Palkovics, Director for Advanced Engineering, Knorr-Bremse Hungary
Hungarian challenge – how to strengthen the role and position of the locally owned SMEs in the R&D arena
11.15 – 11.25 Zoltan Horvath, Vice Rector of Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
Brief introduction to the activities of the Budapest ICT Lab of the European Institute of Technology
11.25 – 11.45 Coffee Break (EIT Lab Consultations)
11.45 – 13.00 Regional Insights
Marek Tiits, Institute of Baltic Studies, Tartu, Estonia
Tarmo Kalvet, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Imants Freibergs, former President of LIKTA (Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association), Latvia
Linas Eriksonas, Europarama, Vilnius, Lithuania
Saulius Maskeliunas, VU Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, President of Lithuanian Computer Society, Lithuania
The Baltic R&D in ICT Scene
Diana Šimić, University of Zagreb, Chairperson of the eSEE initiative group
ICT R&D Challenges for the Western Balkans
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (EUCIP Talk by Roberto Bellini, EUCIP-AICA)
14.00 – 15.45 Country Perspectives of ICT R&D Challenges in EEMS (including research priorities and products, R&D financing, participation in EC programs)
Renata Anna Jaksa, Director, ICEG European Center, Hungary
ICT R&D Perspectives from Hungary
Barnabas Malnay, Hungarian Mobility and Multimedia Cluster
Brief comments on recent developments in the Hungarian innovation ecosystem
Kiril Boyanov, ICT Institute & Stefan Dodunekov, Director of Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
ICT R&D Perspectives from Bulgaria
Niko Schlamberger
,  President of SSI Ïnformatika and Past President of CEPIS
Franci Pivec, President of Government Council of Higher Education in 2010
Strategy of High Education in the Republic of Slovenia with Special Attention on R&D
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 Country Perspectives – cont’d
Branislav Rovan, Professor at Comenius University in Bratislava, SK
ICT R&D Perspectives from Slovakia
Marek Holynski, Director of Computer Science Institute, Warsaw, PL
ICT R&D Perspectives from Poland
17.00 – 18.00 Intervention by Carlos Jose Oliveira
DG INFSO-C2 Information Society and Media Directorate General, Strategy for ICT Research and InnovationOpen Debate, Wrap-up and Closing