October 15, 2016
Matchmaking on Stage #SMMCS2016*
With approximately 250 participants, after 154 speed dates in three rounds, 40 pitches in breakout sessions, in total 18 presentations, panels and a main speech, SMMCS2016 ended on the 14th of October in Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague.
09:30 – 10.30 Plenary opening session (auditorium)
The event was officially opened by Patricia Zorko, director Cyber Security of the Ministry of Security and Justice. After her opening speech, Patricia Zorko, Wim Hafkamp, chairman dcypher's advisory council and Jan Piet Barthel, director dcypher were interviewed by Chris van ‘t Hof,chairman of the event, about the flying start of dcypher and what more to expect from the platform. Via video the Cyber Security Division Director of the US Department of Homeland Security, Douglas Maughan explained US-NL plans for a next joint call for long term use inspired research. Then Florent Frederix, Principal Administrator, Trust and Security Unit, EC DG Connect, presented Digital Security possibilities in Europe the European picture with options for participation in EC funded research and innovation projects in the domain of cybersecurity.
10.30 – 11.15 Speeddates and demos
11:15 – 12:30 Break-out sessions
Cooperation in Cybersecurity Research (auditorium)
Presentation: Competences & Life Long Learning
Presentation: Adaptation & cooperation
12.30 – 13.30 Speeddates and demos
13:30 – 14:45 Break-out sessions
Education Special Approaches (auditorium)
Presentation: Big Data & Privacy
Presentation: Critical Infrastructure
Before Bob Maclaren, stand-up comedian wrapped up the seaside matchmaking, the official closing ceremony took place of AlertOnline a Dutch annual cybersecurity awareness campaign. During a two-week period various parties joined forces to increase the awareness on cybersecurity and to promote cyber secure behaviour amongst citizens, consumers, governments, industry (including SME’s), institutions and NGO’s. A range of activities had to be deployed to show that cyber security is a shared responsibility and concerns us all. This year’s theme was Cybersecurity Skills. Chris van ‘t Hof interviewed Maarten Brouwer (Director IT, WUR) and Marjolijn Bonthuis, Director AlertOnline (ECP) about results of this year's campaign.
The matchmaking is co-funded through a MIT Grant for Network activities by TKI HTSM.
*photo: Sjoerd van der Hucht