CSW Europe 2015 Agenda

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The CSW Europe 2015 agenda covers actionable topics in crowdsourcing, collaborative innovation and crowdfunding that are increasingly required to thrive in the new economy. Whether crowdsourcing is a term that’s sparked your curiosity or a practice you use every day, the sessions will inspire you with new ideas, insights, and skills to understand and embrace the crowd economy into your organization.

GENERAL CONFERENCE HOURS

October 20-22, 2015 8:15am to 9:00am – Registration 9:00am to 12:30pm – Conference Sessions 12:30pm to 2:00pm – Lunch & Networking 2:00pm to 6:00pm – Conference Sessions Evening networking events to follow.

The agenda will emphasize cross-disciplinary learning, presenting perspectives from a wide range of public and private sectors together on a single stage. There will be no long and drawn-out presentations; by contrast, expect rapid-fire sessions, panels, and interactive breakouts designed for maximum enjoyment, impact, and learning. Four signature session series will appear across all days, look for these indications on the agenda: #COLAB: Warning, highly collaborative. These interactive sessions involve hands-on learning. #BREAKTHROUGH: Case studies of corporate breakthroughs achieved by tapping the crowd. #HOTTOPIC: Top experts explain the biggest trends just around the corner. #ACCELERATE: Ways to rapidly grow, scale and accelerate by harnessing the crowd.

Opening Night Reception

0830
Registration
0935
Why Cities Hold the Key To Sustainable Energy
Opening Keynote of Annemie Turtelboom, Vice minister-president, Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of Finances, Budget & Energy.

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Chancellery Auditorium
0955
Banking in a Changing World
What does a future bank and banking look like in a changing world? Yvan De Cock of BNP Paribas Fortis elaborates on the fin-tech and way banks can stay relevant in the crowd economy.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1015
Investing Within the Crowd Economy
How is the crowd changing the way we are investing and leading our economy? Alessandro Lerro, lawyer and chairman of the Italian Equity Crowdfunding Association, identifies the different models of crowd investing. Crowdfunding has grown exponentially on a global level but many challenges lie ahead regarding strategy, legislation and transparency. Alessandro identifies the main challenges […]

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Chancellery Auditorium
1040
Multinationals Entering the Crowdfunding Ecosystem
Why do multinationals launch these crowdfunding initiatives?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1100
Coffee Break
1120
The Past, Present and Future of Civic Crowdfunding
How Civic crowdfunding (also with the new dedicated platform by DeRev) can help fund public services, monuments, local projects, museums and public areas?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1140
Startup Manifesto: The Startup Voice in Policy Making
Through the Startup Manifesto, a bottom-up movement was created as Neelie Kroes lead by example, by seeking out a number of individuals that could credibly voice the concerns and needs of the startup community and drive their point home with the policy makers at all levels.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1205
Why We Should Pay Attention to Investor-led Equity Crowdfunding?
Is Investor-based equity crowdfunding the hybrid investment model we are awaiting? Goncalo will tell us more.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1225
Communities are the Way Forward in the Crowd Economy
What is the difference between "the crowd" a "community" and "collaboration"?

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Chancellery Auditorum
1245
Lunch Break
1400
Jumpstarting Healthcare Innovation
Pedro Oliveira shares with us the innovative capacity of patients and their caregivers.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1420
Do Intelligent Questions Generate Intelligent Crowds?
How do you get the best information out of crowds and prevent distortions and pitfalls such as group-think and herding?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1440
Europe in the New Economy
How do we exploit the potential of both individual empowerment and collaborative economy using new techologies and social innovation?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1500
Winning by Co-creating: Stop Thinking you Must Create and Deliver all the Value
A talk on practical approaches to use co-creation to double your business by halving your sales effort.

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1530
Coffee Break
1600
Who Wins With Crowdsourcing?
What is the future of crowdsourcing? How can we keep the best talent around? Is crowdsourcing a real alternative to traditional ways of working?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1620
My Manager Is A Hero: The Agile Crowd Manager
This presentation will introduce Red Monkey Innovation Management as a model for disruptive innovation powered by crowd visioning, crowd casting, crowd learning and crowd entrepreneurship. After this session Red Monkeys will flood your mind!

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Chancellery Auditorium
1640
Cathedral Challenges
How the millennials (with their collaborative mindset) should convince the baby boomers (with a more competitive mindset) to become “citizens of WE-topia”)

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Chancellery Auditorium
1700
COLAB: Face Your Crowd
How do you deal with the crowd and keep your sanity while crowdfunding?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1720
Will Crowds 3.0 be Robots?
Robotics has the potential to turn societal challenges like ageing and heath care costs in economic opportunities.

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Chancellery Auditorium

Accelerate Europe: Crowd Finance & Crowd Innovation

0830
Registration
0940
Smart Cities & The Circular Economy
How can collaboration and networked crowds push the quest for a more sustainable, circular economy?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1000
Solving Delivery
How to create an efficient delivery solution?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1020
Does Innovation Drives Regulatory Policy Making Or Vice Versa?
Does innovation drive regulatory policy-making ahead or the other way around?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1040
What Can Governments Do to Maximise the Impact of the Digital Revolution?
A keynote by minister Alexander De Croo on the impact of digital revolution and how governments can maximize it.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1100
Coffee Break
1120
Wire, Plug and Shift: Re-inventing MOBILITY
It’s time for a new paradigm, a paradigm shift towards a MOBILITY shift.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1140
CarAmigo Makes Sharing Economy History
Alex will announce an exciting update 5 minutes before the mobility panel discussion. Stay tuned!

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Chancellery Auditorium
1145
PANEL: Crowds Meet Mobility – Generating Positive Disruption
Panel discussion with Els Ampe, MP, Brussels and alderman for Mobility & Public Works, City of Brussels.

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1245
Lunch Break
1400
How Collaboration Can Exploit Technological Innovations
Accelerating digital innovation enhances our daily lives.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1420
Crowdsourcing Cities: Urban Planning Reinvented
Julian's talk will focus on crowd-resourcing for civic projects in the field of urban planning.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1500
The Idea Platform for Cities: What Can We Learn?
In his talk, Jan will elaborate on how idea platforms can glean citizen cooperation like never before and integrate idea generation and feedback into policy making.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1515
The Things Network
How did we build an open and free Internet of Things in six weeks with the people of Amsterdam?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1535
Coffee Break
1600
PANEL: What Will a Smart Community Look Like?
Panel discussion on smart community moderated by Moderated by Marco Torregrossa, Managing Director of Euro Freelancers.

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1640
Crowdfunding Europe’s Startup Ecosystem
Jose will lead the session on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe and opportunities to foster a climate for innovation.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1700
Smart City Startups – Live Crowdfunding Round with MyMicroInvest
Join us for a LIVE crowdfunding round where you will hear pitches from innovative startups from the MyMicroInvest platform.

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Chancellery Auditorium

Evolve Europe: Smart Cities & Mobility

0830
Registration
0925
Crowdfunding Applications of the Future
Paul will discuss the crowdfunding applications of the future.

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Chancellery Auditorium
0950
What We Know About the Global Sharing Economy
In this inspiring and fascinating presentation, the Chief Sharer will open up the Sharing Economy and take you on a journey through this new economy that is changing the way we think, live and do business.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1010
Building Community Brands with Body and Soul
People drive change enabled by crowdsourcing technologies and platforms, not technology and platforms drive change enabled by people.

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1100
Coffee Break
1120
Lobbying for Good
How to renew democracy? How citizens can be engaged by becoming lobbyists for the public interest?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1140
Policy In A New Economic Order
We need a new political economy that reflects the transformative effect of the crowd. Haydn will tell us how.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1205
Smart House, Dumb Home
We are moving towards a future of smart everything: watches, thermostats and cars. But who controls the technology?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1225
Civic Crowdfunding: Impact and Possibilities
Aster will share to us the impact and possibilities of civic crowdfunding.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1245
Lunch Break
1400
Innovation as a Source of Economic Growth
Where does economic growth actually come from?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1420
Challenges, Dilemmas and Opportunities in the Collaborative Economy
Find out the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities in the Collaborative Economy.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1440
Can the Crowd Halt Global Warming?
How it can be done with the support of everyone, including large corporates, startups and consumers.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1505
Crowdsourcing Social Good
Arnaud will explain how crowds and social innovation can fill the gaps in education and employment and bolster an active citizen sector.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1530
Coffee Break
1600
How Crowds Could Disrupt the Old Energy Paradigm
What technological advances are enabling progress towards a democratic energy future?

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Chancellery Auditorium
1620
Resolving Issues in Energy Transition
Utilising Synthetron we asked the Crowd, including energy practitioners, how to accelerate the transition to a decentral sustainable energy system, providing energy ‘autarky’ to consumers.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1640
New Deal for Consumers Under the Energy Union
Eero will talk about developing consumer-centred energy markets in the EU.

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Chancellery Auditorium
1700
Crime Fighting with Social Media
Chief Kariuki will discuss how to use social media to improve security and Twitter as a tool for community policing.

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Chancellery Auditorium

Sustainable Europe: Participatory Government & Crowd Energy Solutions

0830
Registration
Day 5 is an invite-only forum. To request an invitation to the 23 Oct European Forum for Entrepreneurial Finance, email [email protected]

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Chancellery Auditorium
0900
Opening Keynotes
The new European investment landscape.

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1000
European Fair for Entrepreneurial Finance & Growth
A brokerage event will be organized at the European Fair for Entrepreneurial Finance and Growth. This match-making event will aim at allowing participants to meet and interact with potential and peers.

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Le Marquis
1015
Panel 1: Juncker Plan
How can the Juncker Plan achieve its objective? How will it influence the Banking Union?

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1030
Panel 2: Capital Markets Union and SMEs
How will the Capital Markets Union foster Investments in small- and mid-cap Companies?

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1115
Coffee Break
1145
Panel 3: Investment Strategies with the Advent of Fintech and Crowdfunding
ELTIF, Fund of Funds and Corporate Venture.

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1230
Closing Remarks
1300
Networking Lunch

Daily Interactive Workshops

Crowdsourcing & Employees: Key Factors for Success

Tuesday Oct 20 1:15PM – 2:00PM Curator: Synthetron Facilitators: Joanne Celens and Jeanette Kalthoff Workshop space is limited. If you’re attending the conference on Oct 21, you can email us to request a spot in this workshop.

The Role of ICT in the New Economy

Wednesday Oct 21 11:30AM – 12:30PM Curator: Mobistar Facilitator: Dr. Nathalie Crutzen, Director, Smart Cities Institute Workshop space is limited. If you’re attending the conference on Oct 21, you can email us to request a spot in this workshop.
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Smart Mobility

Wednesday, Oct 21 2:00PM – 3:30PM Curator: Brussels Metropolitan and Siemens Facilitator: Dr. Nathalie Crutzen, Director, Smart Cities Institute Workshop space is limited. If you’re attending the conference on Oct 21, you can email us to request a spot in this workshop.

Future of Energy & Civic Engagement

Thursday Oct 22 10:15AM – 11:00AM Curator: Carl Malbrain & Erwin Van Laethem Workshop space is limited. If you’re attending the conference on Oct 22, you can email us to request a spot in this workshop.

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