To overcome the shortage of ICT specialists on the future labour market, the European Commission has launched a pilot project entitled “Digital Opportunity” in order to offer students and recent graduates across Europe a chance to take up internships lasting several months.
The new general data protection scheme which will come into force on 25 May 2018 already requires all stakeholders to comply as quickly as possible. To help them in the task of incorporating the provisions of the general data protection regulation in their internal policy, the national commission for data protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données - CNPD), with support from Digital Luxembourg and in conjunction with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), has developed a GDPR Compliance Support Tool.
A conference on the digital future of the Greater Region was held at the Lycée Athénée de Luxembourg on 15 November 2017 at the invitation of Chair of the Summit of Executive Agents in the Greater Region Corinne Cahen and Ministers Nicolas Schmit and Claude Meisch.
The digitalisation of construction, backed by ‘Digital Lëtzebuerg’, represents enormous potential. In the same way as the introduction of computer-assisted design completely changed the working methods of architects in the 1980s, Building Information Modelling (BIM), as the new way of designing projects, will revolutionise the construction sector.
The experts noted that one of the Grand Duchy’s strong points is its national portal at www.data.public.lu which, despite its short life to date – it only went online as recently as 2016 – has already managed to earn a reputation as a general central platform for open data in the Grand Duchy.
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.