European Cyber Defence Industry Conference

26 February 2019, Tallinn

09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30-09:35 Welcome
09:35-09:55 Keynote by Jüri Luik, Estonian Minister of Defence

09:55-11:15 Panel session I: European Cyber Defence Market

This session will look into opportunities and challenges of the Cyber Defence industry in Europe. It will also explore the boundaries between Cyber Defence and Cyber Security, technological priorities for the EU and cooperation between small and large companies.

  • Moderator:
    Heli Tiirmaa Klaar, Estonian Ambassador for Cyber Security
  • Speakers:
    Pauline Massart, Deputy Director, CEIS EU Office
    Lauri Almann, Member of the Board, BHC Laboratory
    Joseph Rooke, Threat Intelligence Consultant, BAE Systems
    Pablo Gonzales, NATO & EU Defence Programs director, Indra

11:15-11:45 Coffee break and Networking

11:45-13:00 Panel session II: EU Funding for Cyber Defence 

This session will focus on opportunities for funding research and development projects offered by programmes such as the European Defence Fund and European Structural and Investment Funds. It will feature some successful case-studies and examples of regional cooperation.

  • Moderator:
    Paul Anciaux, Policy Officer Defence Industry, European Commission
  • Speakers:
    Oliver Väärtnou, CEO, Cybernetica
    Nicolas Imbert, Policy Officer on Defence and Cyber Defence, European Commission
    Luigi Lupoli, VP Product Marketing and Strategic Campaign, Leonardo

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Panel session III: Cyber Defence Skills

This session will gather insights on the skills needed by European Cyber Defence companies. It will also look at instruments and programmes available to improve the skills pool through cross-country and EU-level cooperation.

  • Moderator:
  • Heiko Borchert, Director, Center for Strategy, Economics & Technology (CSET)

  • Speakers:
    Elektra Tsigaridas, Policy Officer Defence Industry, European Commission
    Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, TalTech
    Csaba Virag, Head of Cyber Security Competence Center, Cyber Services Plc
    Jaanus Tamm, CEO, DefSecIntel & CyberNorth Accelerator

 15:30-16:00 Coffee break & Networking


16:00-18:00 TechTalks and B2B meetings

Tadas Sakunas – Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
“PESCO Cyber Rapid Response Team project and possible involvement of SMEs to the consortium of the EDIDP”
Joseph Rooke – BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
“Cyber Threat Landscape & 2019 Predictions”
Heiti Kruusmaa – Security Software
“Secure phone communications and dada diods”
Marily Hendriskon – Startup Estonia/Kredex Foundation
“Estonian startup ecosystem and cyber security startup landscape”
18:00-20:00 Reception & Networking 

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