DTU High Tech Summit 2018 proved to be a great success. The goal of the summit is to bring industry, research and education within digitization together and to take Denmark further in the digital transformation. This year’s High Tech Summit has brought us one step closer to the goal that we set out to achieve.
High Tech Summit is unique. With scientific tracks, focusing on the latest research and development, and the involvement of both academia and industry, combined with the broadness of the activities represented across digitization, the summit is able to achieve things that no other digitization event can do. With High Tech Summit, Denmark underlines that our contribution plays an important role in the digitization agenda. With an ethical stand on data security, the Danish position in AI, robotics, biotech, food and many other industry areas, becomes increasingly important to solve the massive problems of trust and security when large amounts of personal data is collected. To ensure this development, all sorts of educations should implement digitization. By doing so, digitization will become a natural part of the Danish business environment.
The impact of High Tech Summit
“In my career, I have participated or spoken at hundreds of innovation events. Rarely do I see an event that can attract the interest of the Prime Minister but also keep the environment intimate for real connections to occur organically. The fact that an industry event was open to students really showed that DTU is serious about engaging all parts of their ecosystem. This is what is needed to put Copenhagen on the startup map with the Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, and Berlin. Well done!”
Ken Singer, Managing Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
“This is not a High Tech Summit – this is a world class summit. Technological development is our most important tool when it comes to ensure sustainable development – and your commitment, ideas and talent is pivotal for the realization of a better future for our children and grandchildren. Sustainability is not only common sense – it has become good business too. The time has come – not to ask what you can do for the global goals – but what the global goals can do for you. It may not sound heroic. But to be honest. I don’t care how it sounds, as long as it makes the world – the entire world – a better place.”
Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister