September 7, Friday

09.00 – 10.00 Registration & Early Morning Coffee
10.00 – 11.00 Opening Ceremony

  • Musical Performance
  • Address of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Maris Kuchinkis
  • Address of the European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli
  • Address of the Deputy of the European Parliament prof., Dr. Inese Vaidere
  • Address of the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia, Ms. Dana Reizniece-Ozola
  • Address of Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Janis Duklavs
  • Address of the President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, prof., Dr. Ojars Sparitis

Moderator: Director of the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, assoc. prof., Dr. Nina Linde

11.00 – 13.00 Plenary Session

  • Knowledge and Experience: Latvia on the Road to a Smart Country (Speaker: prof., Dr. Juris Binde, President of the “Latvijas Mobilais Telefons”, Vice-President of the Latvian Association of Information and Communication Technologies, Vice-President of the Latvian Confederation of Employers)
  • Are we living in reality or in fiction? Memetic and nature information in the age of technologies and the Internet: latest scientific achievements (Speaker: Pamela Bernabei, President of the Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation, Switzerland / Italy)
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence in different economical areas
  • Worldwide operational implementation of the GDPR in the field of financing illustrated by the example of Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (Speaker: Mr. Martin Otten, Founder and Managing Partner of the Law & Tax Audit Company WPNO, Germany)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break, B2B, B2S and S2S meetings
14.00 – 15.30 Plenary Session

  • New generation of metamodels and deep neural networks: scientific novelty and practical application (Speaker: prof., Dr. Guntis Barzdins, Leading Scientist of the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Latvian State University, Latvia)
  • The Digital Transformation of Agriculture: Best Scandinavian Practice of Industry 4.0 (Speaker: M.Sc. Filip Lundin, Consultant at Macklean and expert in digitalization & business growth programmes, Sweden)
  • Technology, Society, and the Digital Transformation: Digitalisation of Industry (Speaker: M.Sc. Kristaps Banga, Director of the Accenture European Nano Labs, Accenture Latvia Innovation & Accenture Latvia Liquid Studio Leader)
  • Cyber security challenges: problems and solutions in the era of digital economics (Speaker: Andris Soroka, Director of the Data Security Solutions, cyber security expert)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break, B2B, B2S and S2S meetings
16.00 – 17.00 Panel discussion with international experts “Next Generation IoT: Science, Technologies and Innovations”
Moderator: President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aigars Rostovskis
17.00 – 17.30 Interactive introduction of Workshops Leaders
17.30 – 18.00 Conclusion and final musical performance
18.00 – 19.00 Closing reception, informal conversations with a glass of wine