Andrei Kelemen, CEO of Cluj IT Cluster, will be a speaker and a jury member at the DIGITAL SME Summit 2023. This inaugural summit, scheduled for November 13th at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, offers SMEs across Europe an opportunity to contribute to a new digital society paradigm for the 21st century. The goal is to foster sustainable digital transformation across Europe’s industrial ecosystems.

The event aims to connect SMEs from all over Europe with prominent figures from policy, business, academia, and civil society. Notable speakers include:

  • Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency of the European Commission
  • Iliana Ivanova, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth.
  • Kersti Kaljulaid, former President of Estonia (2016 – 2021).
  • Tommaso Valletti, former Chief Competition Economist at the European Commission and Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School.
  • Dr. Oliver Grün, President of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance.
  • Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary General of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance.

This summit is an opportunity for SME’s to have their voices heard in the sustainable digitalization of Europe. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the driving force behind continental innovation.

The summit’s agenda is filled with activities dedicated to European SME’s.

Andrei Kelemen, CEO of Cluj IT, will be part of the conference agenda, sharing the success story of the European digital hub, eDIH4Society, during a panel discussion on the same topic. This discussion will feature prominent guests, including Malgorzata Nikowska, Head of Unit on Digital Transformation of Industries at the European Commission, and representatives from three European digital innovation centers in Greece and Lithuania.

Registrations for the Digital SME Summit are still open for business delegates

One of the summit’s highlights will be the presentation of the DIGITAL SME awards. These awards shine a spotlight on small and medium-sized enterprises that have developed and provided digital solutions with positive outcomes in the following categories: green, society, and skills. Each solution has been carefully examined by a panel of experts, including our CEO, Andrei Kelemen, who served as one of the jury members.

The GREEN category highlights technological solutions addressing climate challenges. Recognized Digital SMEs in this category have demonstrated environmental responsibility by developing solutions with a positive impact on the climate, setting an example for the industry.

The SOCIETY category honors SME’s that have made remarkable contributions to society through innovative solutions. It celebrates companies that go beyond business success to achieve positive social well-being and inclusiveness, inspiring others to follow suit.

The SKILLS category celebrates exceptional projects, stories, and initiatives promoting digital skills in Europe. It recognizes SMEs that endorse digital skills for education (EdTech) and support digital upskilling and reskilling in the workforce. This recognition encompasses a wide spectrum of skills, from basic computer usage to advanced training in emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, and Data.

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