Janjoost Jullens

Director, Blocklab

Janjoost Jullens is the director of Blocklab, the Port of Rotterdam's special vehicle for new data solutions that is developing a flagship projects with both commercial partners and academia. Next to that he is a strategic consultant on digital economies and technololgy impact. from www.blocklab.nl : "At Blocklab we put blockchain technology into practice. Working with engineers, developers, and end users, we build applications to enhance the global energy transition and optimize global supply chains. As a subsidiary of the Port of Rotterdam – the world’s largest smart port – we are uniquely placed to tackle the Port’s biggest challenges and bolster its greatest strengths. By creating commercial use cases with an international consortia, proof of concepts and experiments with start ups and the wider developer community, and involving ourselves with leading universities like TU Delft and the Erasmus University Rotterdam via joint research initiatives, we are bringing blockchain applications to industry in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and around the globe."

Janjoost is speaking at

Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am



When it comes to shaping Europe´s digital future, European member states and regions struggle to design and implement data sharing policies and strategies.

It is the European Data Strategy, with its vision to make the EU a leader in a data-driven society, by creating a single market for data for its free flow within the EU and across sectors, which inspires the definition of local (national and regional) data sharing policies that provide the principles that guide present and future decisions that will impact, and hopefully benefit, the local ecosystems of businesses, researchers, citizens and public administrations.
It is only after policies have been decided, that strategy is formulated accordingly to achieve tangible goals and objectives.
In this workshop we will hear how a variety of european public administrations and key stakeholders working on strategic data for AI initiatives are going through the path of adopting and translating the European Data Strategy, a strategy for policy measures and investments to enable the data economy for the coming five years, into concrete local policies and tangible strategies.
Further description:
We will hear the effort different European regions and member states are going through, to implement the European Data Strategy. We will ask them about their effort to define policies and strategies that have direct impact on their ecosystems, tools they are leveraging within their ecosystems, and early examples of infrastructure, programmes and initiatives they are planning to put in place.

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