ICT 2010 Conference regarded as the biggest event of Europe was organized by European Commission on 27-29 September, 2010 at Brussels Expo in Belgium.
The event, been eagerly waited by ICT Communities for a long time, was realized during three days through parallel conferences and networking sessions intended to ICT 2011- 2012 Workprogramme. The key themes of ICT 2010 Conference were Powering our sustainable future: the potential of digital solutions to promote sustainable growth in a low carbon economy andthe human face of the digital age: the continuing constructive role of ICT in the daily life of citizens and the importance of public participation in the innovation process. These themes were discussed and debated by the participation of business, academic and politics environments such as Neelie Kroes – European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium – Duke of Brabant, Prince of Belgium Jim Hagemann Snabe- Co-CEO of SAP, Silvana Koch-Mehrin – Vice President of the European Parliament, Hermann Hauser – Founder of Amadeus Capital, Hans Vestberg – CEO of Ericsson, Benoît Cerexhe – Brussels Minister of Economy, Employment, Scientific Research and Foreign trade, Yves Leterme – Prime Minister of Belgium, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé – CEO and Chairman of the Board of Soitec, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn – European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Especially Neelie Kroes’s speech which was about Europe being ‘the world’s largest broken economy’.
The participation of Turkish ICT community to the conference is also slightly fewer than expected. The conference has hosted representatives of Turkish research and ICT community. Leyla Arsan the CEO of TAGES, Haluk Gökmen from EGESYS, Zeynep Sarılar from Mobilera, Serhat Tufan and Innova, Özgür Tüfekçi from Innova, Can Hüzmeli from Turkcell Technology and TUBITAK (he Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) ICT group participated to the conference.
During the conference, all participants were able to follow the last minute announcements on twitter and the persons unable to attend were able to follow the conference by online videos. You can access the presentations of the conference fromhttp://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict/2010/videos/all/index_en.htm and follow the opinions of the participants on twitterhttp://twitter.com/ict2010eu
Through networking sessions, all participants have found the cooperation opportunities and project ideas that can fit well into their organizations. In the second day of the conference which was at Holiday Inn Garden Court, near the Brussels Expo, the ideal-ist face to face meetings were realized. During these three days the participants have grabbed the chance to develop cooperation in all research areas in ICT, enlarge their network by appropriate organizations and find the suitable partners for the projects that they are looking for. In the conference programme especially energy efficiency and transport sessions attracted great attention.
By means of handling both the last trends-developments in ICT and networking activities, the conference gave birth to new developments and cooperation in advance. All participants are looking forward to meet again in ICT 2012…