High Level Forum
2019 Edition

The last High Level Forum ‘HLF2019’ was the 8th edition and took place in LUND (Sweden) on October 13-15 2019.

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS in a WORLD OF DATA

The World of Data changes every day and every hour; the increasing volume and detail of information captured by Enterprises, the rise of Multimedia and Social Media , and the Internet of Things are fueling an exponential growth of Data, highly complex, from multiple sources, with a real-time, on-line, always- available access.

The combination of Big Data availability and new means to capture and analyze massive volumes of data with agility and speed as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning… is providing a powerful foundation for a new wave of heightened innovation and business disruption, while raising new challenges.

 

The High Level Forum 2019 has explored the impact of such new “Big Data environment” on the Innovation Ecosystems, during specific sessions and panel discussions, mainly under two angles:

  • The impact, benefits, added value of the Data Revolution on the Ecosystems in terms of Innovation capabilities, governance, benchmarking opportunities…
  • The new challenges for the Innovation Ecosystems as Quality of the Information, Data ownership, Information security, Cyber-protection, …

Other parts of the Program left opportunities for enjoying networking times between delegations, organizations and individuals, as well as discovering the hosting ecosystem of Lund (Sweden).

Video Gallery

HLFLund2019 - Summit video

Speakers, Moderators & Panelists

  • World reputed Keynote Speakers were introducing the High Level Forum 2019 by addressing the theme of : “Sustainable Innovations in a World of Data”, with both expert and visionary perspectives.
  • During the two sessions of the Forum, Speakers from Ecosystems provided testimonials of Benefits and Challenges of Big Data environment on their Innovation Ecosystem; real cases from Industry, Research, Public and Social Communities and other Actors of Innovation Ecosystems have been presented.
  • Sessions included panel discussions involving Guest Speakers from Ecosystems for developing a specific topic more in depth, with debate between Panelists and interaction with Audience.
Day 1 Welcome Words Speakers :

Karen AMRAM

CEA Tech Director for Europe and HLF Chair
Grenoble France

Forum Opening

Patrick LEVY

IDEX Coordinator, Office of the President & former President of Université Grenoble Alpes
Grenoble, France

Forum Moderator
Keynote

Patricia Moser

UNOPS Global Procurement/Supply Chain/Operations Executive, Strategist, Innovator, Public and Private sector
USA

SESSION 1: BENEFITS & CHALLENGES OF BIG DATA TO ECOSYTEMS ACTING IN THE BIG DATA WORLD Part 1 CHAIR:
Part 1 - How do you do Data ?
SPEAKERS:

Anders Strömberg

SONY Head of the Wearable Platform Department, Network Communications Europe,
Sweden

Niclas Nygren

Volvo Cars Senior Director Strategy & Innovation, Vehicle Software & Electronics

Part 2
CHAIR:

Yusuke Mori

Director General of Policy Innovation Department
City of Tsukuba, Japan

Part 2 - How to make the most of it ?
SPEAKERS:

Patrick LEVY

IDEX Coordinator, Office of the President & former President of Université Grenoble Alpes
Grenoble, France

Yasunori Kimura

Supervisory Innovation Coordinator at AIST – AI Research Centure, Tsukuba,
Japan

Eli Biham

Head of the Cyber Security Research Center, Technion,
Israel

Romain Julliard

Professor of Ecology at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
France

Stephen Eglash

Director of the Applied Energy Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
CA, USA

SESSION 2: Connecting Ecosystems: The Ideal Scope - Big Data is one place to start! Part 1 CHAIR:

Richard Dasher

Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University
San Francisco, U.S.

Part 1 - Exploring models that connect innovation actors
SPEAKERS:
Part 2 - Improving ecosystems connections for the benefit of innovation : the ideal HLF scope
MODERATORS:

Léa Pelosi

GIANT Communication and Promotion Actions Coordinator
Grenoble, France

Robert Thomas

Technology transfer officer, Deputy Chair of the High Level Forum GIANT
Grenoble, France

SESSION 3: ECOSYSTEM GALLERY : HIGHLIGHTING HIGH IMPACT PROJECTS CHAIR:

Patrick Bressler

Managing Director at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – Microelectronics Group,
Berlin, Germany

Part 1
SPEAKERS:

Spiros Dimolitsas

Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer
Georgetown University, USA

Harri Nieminen

R&I Director – digitalization of manufacturing and logistics industries,
Finland

Day 2 WELCOME WORDS

Karen AMRAM

CEA Tech Director for Europe and HLF Chair
Grenoble France

Keynote

Jakob Hellman

Acting Head of Health Division at Vinnova, Gouvernment of Sweden, Innovation Agency

SESSION 4: Driving the collaboration process Session chair:
Speakers:

Kevin Byrne

President and Chief Executive Officer of The University Financing Foundation
Atlanta, US

Gabriel M. Crean

Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

Sylvie BLANCO

Executive Director for Innovation Grenoble Ecole de Management
Grenoble, France

Jussi Manninen

Executive Vice President of Solutions for Natural Resources and Environment Business Area at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

TECH SAFARI AT LUND ECOSYSTEM:
NETWORKING B2B SESSION:
Closing session:

Karen AMRAM

CEA Tech Director for Europe and HLF Chair
Grenoble France

Presentations

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Attendance

Attendance of each High Level Forum edition is made of High Level Executives – Policy or Decision Makers- as Representative’s of their regional Innovation Ecosystem, where they are fully engaged in the Innovation strategies and programs.

Each delegation from an Innovation Ecosystem is expected to be well representative with Delegates coming from various domains, as Education, Research, Industry, Business, Finance and Public Authorities and enough sized with 3 to 8 Members.

More specifically for the 2019 edition, and considering the theme of the Forum about Big Data environment, delegations are expected to include Actors of Big Data Creation, Management and Usage.

In 2019, we welcomed the participation of more than 30 Ecosystems from all Regions around the world: Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Oceania, and 6 new ecosystems joined the High Level Forum for the first time in 2019.

Such regional and cultural diversity is highly contributing to the quality and richness of the Forum based upon the sharing of visions and experiences about Innovation management and promotion.