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How can Sweden’s Public Sector Jump-Start Innovation?


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How can Sweden’s Public Sector Jump-Start Innovation?

  • Epicenter - The Terrace Mäster Samuelsgatan 36 111 57 Stockholm Sweden (map)

Cloud services are the backbone supporting 21st-century innovation. Everything from the security of networks and personal computers, to AI, and autonomous driving rely on cloud services.

But the Swedish public sector risks falling behind when it comes to digitalization and reaping the benefits of AI and automation because of misconceptions about the CLOUD Act. As a consequence, there are delays in critical public procurement projects that impact healthcare initiatives, transportation, and more.

Leveraging cutting edge technology is critical to improve healthcare, foster Industry 4.0, deliver smart city solutions and more. But what will happen to the digitalization of Sweden's public sector if a misinterpretation of the U.S. CLOUD Act forces customers to abandon these technologies?

This seminar will examine the potential of innovative cloud services for the public sector and how misinterpretations of the CLOUD Act are challenging the ability of the public sector to capitalize fully on the opportunities afforded by digitalization. The discussion will highlight the importance of dispelling the myths and misunderstandings around the CLOUD Act that are limiting the use of innovative technology and slowing down delivery on ambitious digitalization plans in Sweden.

Join us to learn more about this critical issue and to explore potential paths forward.

Speakers include:

  • Ken Harris, Attaché, Department of Justice, Brussels

  • Justin Hemmings, Research Faculty Member at the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business and Project Attorney at Alston & Bird

  • Caroline Olstedt Carlström, Partner at Cirio Law Firm, Head of Data Privacy & Information Security (CIPP/E, CIPP/US)

  • Livia Holm, Head of Policy and Development, Kry

  • Martin Reidevall, CEO, Skyresponse

  • Will Oliver, Sr Director - Global Business Development, Cerner

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 8:00 - 13:00
Registration & Coffee: 8:00 - 8:30
Program: 8:30 - 12:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 13:00

Earlier Event: September 7
Later Event: September 19
American Club Third Thursday
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