SBS ICT Forum 2022 “Digital Sovereignty – Towards a vibrant SME ecosystem”

Europe’s 2030 digital targets entails a set of specific objectives that aims to enable Europe’s digital transformation and leadership, while encapsulating European fundamental values. Subsequently, these targets are supported by a set of legislative acts such as the AI Act, the Digital Markets Act, the Digital Services Act, the Data Act, the Chips Act, the Cyber Resilience Act; and a revision of established legislation such as the NIS 2 Directive, the Radio Equipment Directive, the Machinery regulation, and the eIDAS regulation.
In addition, a European Standardisation Strategy was released in February to strengthen Europe’s leadership in standardisation and align standards towards European values. Such work leads towards a transformation of an “open but naive” Europe, as mentioned by Commissioner Breton, to a digitally sovereign Europe. A Europe that has “mastery and ownership of key technologies in Europe ”.

SBS ICT Forum 2021 – Empowering SMEs to lead ICT Standardisation for the Twin Transition

SMEs in different sectors need to build up expertise, capabilities and partnerships to reap the benefits of sustainable digital transformation. In many sectors, SMEs can use enabling technologies to redesign their processes and become green(er). For that, Europe needs to build on ecosystems and partnerships to manage the twin transition. Partnerships and exchanges between the digital and traditionally non-digital sectors are crucial to ensure Europe’s success and sovereignty in the future. ICT standards for the support of twin transitions play an important role in building such ecosystems and create synergies for collaboration among different sectors to reach sustainability goals.

Annual Conference – How can standards support SMEs to benefit from the data economy?

  How can standards support SMEs to benefit from the data economy? VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 29 September 2020 – 13.30-16.15 CEST Building the data economy is key to achieving a “Europe fit for the digital age”, one of the main priorities of the new European Commission. Data access, sharing and exchange between different players in the […]

SBS ICT Forum 2020 on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) can act as an enabler for other technologies in various field. Some compare the potential impact of AI to that of the spread of electricity at the end of the 19th century. Electricity had an enabling effect on existing machineries and processes, which led to further innovation. Similarly, to that, AI […]

SBS ICT Forum

SMEs, Standards, and the Cybersecurity Act: A new Cybersecurity Certification Framework for Europe 23 October 2019 Rue Joseph II 20, 1000 Brussels The “SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs” is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing ICT standardisation activities that are relevant to SMEs. The main target audience of […]

SBS Forum on ICT standardisation

SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs “Open standards in ICT procurement” 23 January 2019 Rue du Commerce 123, B-1000 Brussels The “SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs” is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing ICT standards activities that are relevant to SMEs. The Forum focuses particularly on digitisation of […]

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