Fri 2 Oct


Welcome to think.BPDST 2020


Opening Remarks

Veronika Antall-Horváth
Deputy Director
Antall József Knowledge Centre

Tamás Vargha
State Secretary for Civilian Intelligence Services
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Moderated Discussion

Like or Dislike–Tech Giants and Their Regulation Possibilities

HE Judit Varga
Minister of Justice of Hungary

András Kovács


Keynote Lecture I

Christian D’Cunha

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission


Panel I

Digitalisation, Modernisation, Reform—Or All of the Above? The Future of Education in the 21st Century

Andrej Bederka
Slovak National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs

Gergely Nádori
Science Teacher
Alternative High School of Economics, Budapest

Andreas Riepl
Head of National Competence Center eEducation Austria
Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Tibor Prievara
educator and blogger (

Gábor Varga
National Technology Officer
Microsoft Hungary

Among the many aspects of life where change is being driven by the COVID-19 pandemic is education. School systems all over the world were caught unprepared for the transition to large-scale digital classes, and the situation inspired -- and forced -- all involved parties to consider changes that would remain in place in a post-COVID world. The panel takes a look at some of these proposals as it considers what the various levels of education might look like in the future.




Keynote Lecture II

Dr Kristóf Szabó
Hungarian Export Promotion Agency


Panel II

Data Protection in the Post-COVID Era

Wojciech Wiewiórowski
European Data Protection Supervisor

Dr Attila Péterfalvi
Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Gergő Gyebnár
Chief Executive Officer
Black Cell Ltd.

Anett Mádi-Nátor
Deputy CEO for Strategic Business Development
Cyber Services Plc

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging globally, governments are rushing for innovative solutions to contain the virus. Newly developed contract tracing apps have emerged in several countries, and it begs the question: are these safe? Should they be voluntary? When should those be dismantled? The lines are blurred – and with international experts on board, the panel will discuss all the ambiguities regarding data protection today and in the future.


Coffee break


Panel III

Big Tech–Regulation and/or Innovation

Dr István Csatári
Head of Hub
Hello Tomorrow Hungary

Joerg Bauer
President & CEO
Tungsram Group

Dániel Vaffler

Dr. Moira Gilchrist
Vice President, Strategic & Scientific Communications
Philip Morris International

In keeping with the theme of Minister Varga's talk (Like or Dislike – Tech Giants and Their Regulation Possibilities), the panel will focus on the debate that has arisen around the contemporary social, political, and economic role played by corporations at the forefront of innovation, commonly referred to as "big tech".

The speakers, representing a wide variety of stakeholders, will introduce and contrast the most relevant factors involved in the public discourse around the issue, including free markets and free speech, corporate and personal accountability, as well as the necessity and feasibility of regulation.


Panel IV

The Present and Future of 5G

Mariann Gecse
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Huawei Technologies Hungary

Máté Mester
Managing Partner

Barbara Sztokfisz
CYBERSEC Programme Director, Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal
Kosciuszko Institute

László Jobbágy
Digital Success Programme

The fifth generation wireless network technology, or 5G, has the potential to transform not only mobile internet connectivity, but also many sectors and applications, ranging from the Internet of Things to smart city infrastructure and autonomous driving. But what exactly 5G means for our future? Experts and industry leaders will discuss the different uses, benefits, and drawbacks of 5G technology, the nature of the evolving network, as well as the driving forces behind it.

A Glimpse into the Future