Digital Festival 2017

About Digital Festival 2017

The Digital Festival 2017 took place on 1 June at L’Arsenal, Brussels. The Festival is a one-day celebration of tech, ideas and global innovation, brought to life through talks, workshops, debates and performance.

Alongside politics and law-making, Brussels is home to a vibrant tech scene. The Digital Festival bridges the gap between policymaker and innovator, who have an immeasurable amount to offer one another. From disruptive new startups blurring the lines between reality and virtual, to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, the Festival is where independent talent, tech startups and industry leaders share their vision with policymakers, press and the world.

The 2017 edition of Festival focused on the relationship between humans and the digital world, with three content streams (Smart Living, Smart Working and Smart Society) exploring different aspects of the human-technology interaction. We discussed digital health, AI and its role in our society, the implications of fake news, IoT and security, the role of satellites, the future of workforce and much more.


DF17 Programme themes

Smart Living

  • Digital Health
  • Smart Cities
  • Connectivity & Satellites
  • Virtual Reality
  • AI & Automation…

Smart Working

  • The Workforce of the Future
  • Digital Eco-Systems and Partnerships
  • Innovation in Financial Services
  • Coding Skills
  • IoT and Connected Devices…

Smart Society

  • Digital, Politics and Democracy
  • The Preservation of Culture and History
  • Data Journalism and Fake News
  • Digital for Society
  • Innovation in Public Service…

DF17 Venue

Sponsor Digital Festival

The Digital Festival offers a unique opportunity to align yourself with influencers in the spheres of technology, business and policy. This year we welcome participants to an even more exciting, wider-ranging programme than ever before. It’s a programme you can be part of.

We amplify the work that you are doing with bespoke sponsorship packages that fit your specific needs. Speak to us about identifying new markets, nurturing relationships and strengthening your status as a thought-leader.

Shape Digital Festival

The Digital Festival hosted some of the most exciting and unique speakers in technology and business last year. But we’re always looking for new voices and perspectives. Maybe you know somebody who has something important to say. Perhaps you have something to say yourself.

We’re able to deliver most value by acting on feedback and bringing your ideas to life. So if you have a vision of the direction the Digital Festival should take, or would like to propose a speaker, then we’d love to hear from you.

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