LU-CIX was pleased to organise the 2017 edition of the “Luxembourg Internet Days” event, which took place at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce on November 14 & 15. Along with the Luxembourg Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, some of the most influential ICT specialists and entrepreneurs from countries on both sides of the Atlantic came together to clarify two of the hottest topics of the year in the ICT arena, namely Digitalization for SMEs and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service).
In response to the growing demand for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) qualified graduates in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the University is giving high school students the opportunity to participate in a challenge focused on science and information technology: the BICS Challenge. There are many prizes to be won, including an iPad and an Apple Watch.
The House of Start-ups initiative established by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and its partners aims to create synergies within the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and help raise its international profile, according to CEO Karin Schintgen. Innovation, she says, is a quality deeply engrained in the national psyche.
Luxembourg Internet Days 2017 – the be-there event for SMEs On November 14 and 15, Luxembourg Internet Days and the ICT sector will be doing everything they can to help businesses – starting with SMEs – initiate or reinforce their digital switchover.
Fundchain has announced today the return of the collaborative initiative to make Blockchain applications real for the funds industry ecosystem. This year, new major financial institutions have joined the Luxembourg initiative led by the startup Scorechain where participants now include Brown Brothers Harriman, European Fund Administration (EFA), HSBC, ING Luxembourg, Pictet, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, PwC Luxembourg, Schroders and SWIFT.
Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about government mass surveillance, end-to-end encryption is now widely available through services such as Facebook’s WhatsApp. The technique ensures that only sender and recipient can read a message. Dr. Jiangshan Yu at the University of Luxembourg has developed a solution to a longstanding problem in the field of end-to-end encryption: With current end-to-end encryption methods, if an attacker compromises a recipient’s device he can then intercept, read and alter all future communications without sender or recipient ever knowing. Dr. Yu’s solution, developed in collaboration with Prof. Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham) and Prof. Cas Cremers (University of Oxford), adds an extra layer of security, forcing attackers to leave evidence of any such activity and prompting users to take action. ( )
Meeting in Estonia on 6 October 2017, the representatives of the 32 member countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) unanimously approved the ‘Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment’.
On 5 October 2017, a day-long conference on data protection was organized for the Luxembourg public administration in the Cercle Cité in Luxembourg. Its key objective: help Luxembourg’s public services get ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The ILNAS, in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg, is organising an event to mark the 48th World Standards Day on Friday, 13 October 2017, at the ‘Maison du Savoir’ in Esch-Belval, starting at 2 p.m.
On 29 September 2017, Prime Minister and Minister of State Xavier Bettel took part in the digital summit in Tallinn attended by the Heads of State or Government of the European Union countries and organised as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The first innovation dating, organised by the LOIC (Luxembourg Open Innovation Club), was held on 27 September 2017 at the Banque de Luxembourg. First of its kind in the Grand Duchy, the event was a great success.