On 9 December 2020, EIF organised a virtual debate on ‘Cybersecurity priorities in Europe’. The event, hosted by MEP and EIF Steering Committee member Marina Kaljurand, was moderated by EIF Director General Maria Rosa Gibellini and discussed about EU priorities and challenges in the context of cybersecurity certifications and response to cyberattacks together with the following policymakers and industry representatives:

  • Philippe Blot, Lead Expert on Certification, ENISA
  • Dr Claire Vishik, Intel Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Government Markets and Trade group, Intel Corporation
  • Bernardo Costa Pereira, Cyber Attaché, Portuguese Permanent Representation
  • Tomas Jakimavicius, Senior Director of Public Policy - Europe, GSMA
  • Alexandra Maniati, Director, Cybersecurity & Innovation, European Banking Federation
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  • Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputing

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