Workshop on 5G, Edge Computing and IoT – Security requirements for robust solutions.

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DIGITAL SME, together with NetworldEurope SME Working Group, is organising a joint workshop on 16 September at 10.00 CEST to highlight SMEs work on some of the enabling technology, namely 5G, Edge Computing and IoT.


Digital transformation is playing an important role in restructuring businesses around the globe.

Enabling technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Edge Computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the heart of this transformation. Recognising its strategic role for the EU long term objectives, the European Commission has developed its 2030 Strategy –the DIGITAL Decade – that includes the following objectives:

  • 75% of European enterprises to take up cloud computing services, big data and Artificial Intelligence;
  • More than 90% of European SMEs to reach at least a basic level of digital intensity;
  • Grow the number of scale ups & finance to double EU Unicorns;

Digital SMEs are providing innovative solutions in 5G, IoT, Edge Computing, etc to enable other businesses to reach digital competencies and achieve digital transformation. In this framework, security remains a crucial topic in the uptake of enabling technologies and solutions businesses need.

During this event, we would like to discuss opportunities and challenges of market access and uptake of SME solutions, focusing on cybersecurity solutions and standards, and their role in the uptake of digital solutions.


10.00 – 10.05 Welcome by Fabio Guasconi, DIGITAL SME WG Cyber Chair
10.05 – 11.25

Market Access and uptake of SMEs solution

  • Cybersecurity made in Europe: improving customer trust in European products. Milda Kaklauskaitė, ECSO
  • Securing 5G networks – EU policy initiatives. Goran Milenkovic, ENISA
  • Solutions for SMEs to help market access and uptake or increase efficiency. Samuel Fricker,  FHNW
  • Creating a value chain through finding and establishing partnerships – Enabling technologies in support of new business cases. Thanassis Giannetsos, Ubitech

Coffee Break

11.25 – 12.35

Technical aspects of 5G

  • Software Trust. Vincent Lefebvre, TAGES SOLIDSHIELD
  • Security for 5G – Cyber Threat Intelligence: Use of AI. Machine Learning, and Quantum Computing to improve detection and prevention of security breaches. Edgardo Montesdeoca, Montimage
  • Security for smart cities: integration of 5G, AI, IoT, and edge computing for secure cities. Ricardo Vitorino, Ubiwhere
  • Blockchain for trustworthiness in 6G: The Dedicat6G approach. Vera Stavroulaki, WINGS
12.35 – 13.00 Q&A and conclusions

Join us on 16 September to be part of the discussion! There are two ways in which you can participate:

1) Register below and join the webinar to get a chance to ask your questions in person and interact with the experts!

2) Follow the live-stream via YouTubeTwitter, or Facebook.