Economics and Business Career Center

Digital Economy Days 2018

18Apr2018 19Apr2018 13:00


Do you want to know more about the digital economy and are you looking for a challenging opportunity? During The Digital Economy Days 2018 you will get inspired about digital development and you learn about what it can mean for your career. It’s a great opportunity to expend your digital knowledge and to meet inspiring business people. Sounds good? We look forward to welcoming you to The Digital Economy Days 2018!

About the event

The Digital Economy Days 2018 is the result of two strong brands joining forces. The University of Amsterdam and Samsung combined their strength, knowledge, and network to create an incredible programme with inspiring companies. Their goal is to create two days where you will get prepared for the digital economy in which you’ll be working.. What is this economy and what does it mean for all the great companies who are willing to make the most out of it?


The Digital Economy Days 2018 will take place at the beautiful KIT Royal Tropical Institute. KIT is an independent centre of expertise, education, intercultural cooperation and hospitality dedicated to sustainable development.


Wednesday 18 April – Queen Maxima Hall, KIT

13:00 – 13:10 - Menno van den Berg (President Samsung Electronics Benelux): “Welcome to the Digital Economy Days 2018”

13:10 – 14:00: Inspire sessions

  • Michel van Buitenen (Managing Partner Atos Consulting): “Digital Shockwaves”
  • Harrold Goddijn (CEO TomTom)
  • Jilco Schuurmans (Executive Partner Cognitive Process Transformation & Global Lead Account Partner): “Cognitive Process Transformation”

14:30 – 15:15: Inspire sessions

  • Capgemini Consulting
  • Jeroen Hoencamp (CEO VodafoneZiggo): “Network of the future”
  • Raymond Knops (State Secretary BKZ): “Digital Government”

15:30 – 16:15

Panel Discussion about Block Chain with:

  • Massimo Giuliodori
  • Frank Appeldoorn
  • Lars van der Ven
  • Erich Schnoekel

16:15 – 16:30 - Alexander Rinnooy Kan (Big Data Alliance): “What we learned today”

16:30 – 17:30 - Drinks and networking (Marble Hall)

Thursday 19 April

09:00 – 10:30: Workshops

  • Emma Hall: ‘How innovation is driving Uberization of Banking’ (Accenture)
  • Claus Hall: ‘Design Thinking’ (Atos)

09:00 – 12:30: Workshop

  • Council Room: ‘Disigning the Employee Experience for Gen X and Z, powered by AI.’ (IBM)

11:00 – 12:30: Workshops

  • Emma Hall: ‘How conversational artificial intelligence will radically change digital financial services’ (Synechron)
  • Claus Hall: ‘Improving business with Advanced Analytics’ (Atos)
  • Subtropen: ‘Privacy and cybersecurity, are you a soft target?’ (Privacy Valley)

13:30 – 15:00: Workshops

  • Emma Hall: ‘A game changing technology – how to tap into the deep potential of Intelligent Automation’ (Capgemini Consulting) 
  • Claus Hall: ‘Digital Transperancy’ (Arthur’s Legal)
  • Council Room: ‘Banks and the blockchain blues; caught between legacy and new reality’ (ABN Amro)
  • Subtropen: ‘Switched on – how we are using technology to build the energy solutions of the future.’ (Shell)

15:30 – 16:00 – Personal Branding by Aaltje Vincent (Queen Maxima Hall)

16:00 – 17:30 – Samsung Business Case Pitches (Queen Maxima Hall)

  • ‘A Business Case about the Vision on IoT, where students can pitch their innovating ideas and solutions for Samsung’s case. Which student(s) can convince the audience and jury about their solution?’

17:30 – 18:30 - Drinks and networking (Marble Hall)

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