The National Recovery & Resilience Plans: A unique opportunity for Europe’s Digitisation Series returns with two new virtual events

4 October 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Forum Europe continue this event series looking at how the European Union’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) programme is used by Member States, especially with regard to the minimum of 20% of National Recovery & Resilience Plans (NRRPs) investments directed to the digital transition. Read on to take a look at the upcoming events in this series.


Thursday, 6 October 2022 - Greening and Digitising the next phase of the EU Recovery

The next episode of the series turns its attention to the topic of Sustainability, more specifically the overlap between sustainability and digitisation. The focus of the conversation will be on addressing the opportunities offered by ICT products such as EaaS (Enterprise as a Service) to improve resource efficiency, significantly reduce overall expenditure on digital infrastructure, all while ensuring high performance and data security.


Taking place from 16:00 - 17:30 CEST, we will first hear from Monica Batchelder, Chief Sustainability Officer at HPE and Marian Piecha, Deputy Minister in charge of EU Funds and Digital Economy at the Czech Ministry of Industry & Trade. These opening keynote speeches will then be followed by a roundtable discussion on the digitisation of the public sector and its climate neutrality aims, RRF investments as green investments, and Member States’ approaches to sustainability.


Panellists include:

Karsten Krause, Head of Sector, Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), European Commission

Johanna Juselius, Special Assistant working on Climate and Environmental Policy, EU and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Finland

Chiara Selvetti, Director Sustainable Business, Atea

Jostein Birkeland, EMEA Principle Technologist Sustainability, HPE


HPE Sustainability 6 Oct - Speakers

You can be part of the conversation by registering here.


Thursday, 20 October 2022 - eHealth Services & Infrastructure: Building a resilient and innovative public health ecosystem

This upcoming session is framed against the recent announcement of the European Commission’s proposal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which will benefit from €12 billion investments in digital health through Member States’ National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs). The EHDS sets out objectives to offer e-health services to citizens no matter where they find themselves in the EU, and additionally to expand (MyHealth@EU) and establish (HealthData@EU) cross-border health data sharing infrastructures for primary and secondary use.


Gilles Thiebaut, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Northern Western Europe at HPE will open the keynote session at 09:30 CEST, followed by Juan Fernando Muñoz Montalvo, Secretary-General of Digital Health, Information and Innovation in the National Health System at the Spanish Ministry of Health.


The panel discussions immediately after will see our speakers offer their views on two interesting questions:

  • Where does Europe stand in its digitization of the healthcare journey and what role can the RRF play?
  • What infrastructure is needed to deliver a European Health Data Space and how can the RRF contribute?


Speakers in the discussions include:

Martin Dorazil, Acting Head of Unit “Digital Health and European Reference Networks”, DG SANTE, European Commission

Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz, eHealth Europe and International Director, French Ministry of Health

Alice Borghini, Office Manager Organization Territorial Healthcare Models, Italian National Agency for Regional Healthcare Services (AGENAS)

Eamon Coyne – eHMSEG Co-chair

Marc Lange, Secretary General, EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association)


HPE Healthcare 20 Oct - Speakers

Learn more about our speakers and register to attend here.


And also coming up…

The Public Sector Transformation Conference returns for its seventh edition on Tuesday, 29 November in a virtual format.

This year’s edition of the conference is entitled “Public Sector Data: Enabling a Trusted Ecosystem to Generate Public Value” and our interesting pool of speakers will explore the importance of trust, data sovereignty, and increased interoperability and data sharing across the EU for the benefit of citizens, businesses, and the public sector. 

Registration will open soon, save the date and join us on the day!