As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.
The Future of Internet Conference will gather European and international stakeholders who will assess what the future of our digital societies may look like, focus on the advanced technologies that will act as game changers and the convergence between these, while debating the immediate and longer term policy priorities for Europe’s future digital strategy.
Through a series of panel-based discussion, interviews, and Tech Talks focusing on emerging and advanced technologies, join us to explore the future of the full digital ecosystem as we are entering a New Age of Intelligent Data and Connectivity.
The opening plenary of the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, on March 25, provided an opportunity for representatives from the GNSS industry in Europe and around the world to look back on what has been achieved in the year since the last summit, and to look to the future, where the challenge is to maintain current high levels of performance.
Today, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published its Report on “Outsourcing to the Cloud: EIOPA’s Contribution to the European Commission Fintech Action Plan”.
The European Commission’s FinTech Action Plan requested that the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) explore the need for guidelines on outsourcing to cloud service providers by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
The Cybersecurity Act was adopted by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). This new EU Regulation gives ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, a permanent mandate and strengthens its role. The Act also establishes an EU framework for cybersecurity certification, boosting the cybersecurity of digital products and services in Europe.
The TravelSpirit and MaaS Alliance Open Mobility Conference 2019 will bring together innovators, disruptive thinkers, transport authorities, operators, technology providers and infrastructure developers in a unique co-creative environment to begin to answer the big questions for the future of mobility:
• How can we ensure MaaS is developed in a way that is inclusive, sustainable and helps tackle climate change?
• How can we create new mobility services that can be easily deployed, scaled, and integrated seamlessly with existing provision?
• What does an open ecosystem and Internet of Mobility look like, and what opportunities does it create?
• What transformations to corporate mindset, public policy, investment climate and transport regulations are needed to support the above?
BEREC guidelines on intra-EU communications
In the light of the new European Electronic Communications Code, the Board of Regulators of the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) adopted guidelines on intra-EU communications, starting to fulfil the tasks entrusted to it by the co-legislators.