2 days, 4 stages

and 8 tracks impacting our world

5G economy & the future of IoE

industry 4.0

fintech

science to business

digital state

biotechnology & digital health

transportation, energy & environment

retail & e-commerce

5G economy & the future of IoE

5G deployment will reinvent the way people live, work and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world. It will literally connect people with the devices they use and allow for smart city design – urban spaces are, after all, at the heart of the IoE revolution. But as devices become more connected than ever before, they will also collect more data from individual users causing growing concerns regarding privacy and security. The importance of properly balancing customer privacy with the wealth of available IoE data will become a crucial part of future business strategies.

This path of Impact’18 will focus on 5G and its impact on the world economy. It will also examine issues linked to connectivity and device management, especially in their relation to city living and management.

industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution creates new opportunities for economic development. Its driving forces are the ever-present digitization, the Internet of Things, decreasing costs of data storage, additive manufacturing as well as artificial intelligence.

At Impact’18 we will discuss the changes that these new technologies will lead to and how best to prepare for them. There will also be a chance to discover some of the best-practice solutions currently being implemented by industry leaders.

fintech

The scale of disruption in the financial services industry is tremendous. Artificial intelligence and algorithm-backed solutions, new identification and authorization processes such as biometrics, data analytics, digital wallets and currency, alternative lending platforms allowing small businesses to acquire capital easily – these services are all revolutionizing the industry. Low-cost fintech competitors are testing the limits of traditional industry players.

Impact’18 will analyze how the digital revolution is impacting the way consumers use financial services. We will also look at best-practice solutions from around the world in terms of industry regulation and security while examining the activities of the industry’s innovation leaders as well established players who have successfully adapted to the new reality.

science to business

Scientific research and technological development are important drivers of economic performance. The ability to create, distribute and utilize knowledge is vital in gaining competitive advantage and improving the quality of life.

Impact’18 will become a platform for various debates on the innovative ecosystem, including discussions on the role of science as a source of breakthrough ideas, the challenges faced by academia in producing graduates with the skills that are in demand on the job market and ways of increasing the impact of science as a driver of academic entrepreneurship. Feel invited to this one-of-a-kind meeting with some of the greatest scientific minds in the world.

digital state

Digital public services will contribute to the growth and productivity of the economy.

At Impact’18 we will show examples of how a well-functioning digital state attracts investment, stimulates entrepreneurship, creates new business opportunities and improves the everyday lives of citizens.

biotechnology & digital health

Biotechnology has a fundamental role in shaping the modern healthcare and food industries.

As part of Impact’18 we will examine all major areas of biotech R&D and investment. The biotechnology & digital health path will include thought-provoking discussions on the issues of gene research and therapies, the role of biotech in the agriculture industry as well as the impact of medical robotics and telemedicine.

transportation, energy & environment

Meeting the energy needs of nine billion people by 2050 while limiting greenhouse gas emissions is the biggest scientific and technological challenge ever faced by humankind.

At Impact’18 we will talk about ways to meet this challenge by making renewable energy more competitive, improving the performance and sustainability of storage procedures as well as designing smart methods for managing power grids. We will also discuss the implementation of an innovative infrastructure and transportation system that takes into account the environmental impact.

retail & e-commerce

The retail & e-commerce landscape is shifting dramatically., both Retailers and e-commerce leaders alike, need to stay on top of the latest trends in order to stay in tune with their needs.est trend to respond their client’s needs. Digitalization, omnichannel communication, the consolidation of services and ever-more-demanding consumers are causing both industries to undergo huge changes! The continuing, dynamic growth within the industry has led to increased competition.

At Impact’18 we will be examining the best practices of those companies which Both sectors are undergoing a huge change process thanks to the industry consolidation, digitalization of services, development of omnichannel communication and growing awareness and expectations of clients. The continuing growth dynamics and good condition of the industry make this market more and more competitive. During Impact’18 you will be able to look at the best practice solutions from those who have successfully implemented new business models compatible with the constant need for technological innovations along with an ever-growing need for the technological solution.

5G economy, IoE, industry 4.0, fintech,
science to business, digital state, energy and more