CONVERGENCE 2023 is a two-day single track event to be held over the course of 30 November – 1 December in conjunction with EU-CHECK and ECCO partners, to be hosted with the friendly support of the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU on rue Montoyer in Brussels.
One of the objectives in the aftermath of the four cybersecurity pilot projects is to strengthen the cybersecurity community in Europe and working to that end are TDL, EU-CHECK, led by CNRS, and ECCO, led by ECSO.
The event will focus on some of the main drivers of these initiatives, from skills and education to market trends in innovation, as well as emerging initiatives from the EU itself such as the AI Act, the Cybersecurity Resilience Act and eIDAS 2.0.
CONVERGENCE 2023 AGENDA
Driving the European cybersecurity community
The overall focus is forward-looking, on what is to come over the next two years, not least because the NCCs are eagerly looking for guidance on what to expect.
THURSDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2023
Theme − Capacity Building
14:10 Opening keynote
14:30 Skills & education
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Research & innovation
18:00 Early evening reception
19:00 Evening panel: Challenges facing the ECCC
- Welcome addresses
- Keynote & Panel
20:30 Late evening reception
FRIDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2023
Theme − Emerging Technologies & Regulations
09:00 Welcome back
09:10 Looking to the Future
10:00 Certification and standards
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Digital Identity Wallets
12:15 Virtual worlds vs Metaverse
14:00 EU regulations − future strategy
14:30 Closing keynote