Discussion with EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes

You are invited to attend:

A Digital Society for today and tomorrow
Discussion with EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
two very special speakers will discuss together about the digital society in which we live and the way it may evolve:
Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and Vice President of the European Commission is coming for a flash visit to our region.
The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the key areas to fulfill European ambitions; its objective is to maximize the social and economic potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and define ICT roles to support European goals for 2020.
Mårten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL AB; creator of MySQL, one of the leading database present in most free-software-open source projects and various web products. In 2008, MySQL AB was acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately $1 billion and it has been part of Oracle since 2010.
Today, Mickos is CEO at Eucalyptus Systems and Board member at Electrosonic, RightScale and Mozilla Messaging.

17:30 – 18:30 Registration, buffet and networking
18:30 – 19:00 Startup demos (5 companies*)
19:00 – 19.45 Kroes – Mickos open discussion followed by Q & A
19:45 – 20:30 Dessert and Networking

The meeting will be at RocketSpace 181 Fremont Street San Francisco, CA 94105

* A few spots are still open for relavant startup presentation. Please send an email with company info and link to olivier@interfrench.org

Space is limited. DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER
This event is co-organized by the SiliconFrench, GABA and the Silicon Vikings.


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