Communication Summit 2018

2 days

50+ speakers

400+ attendees

1 community

About the summit

The European Communication Summit, the annual event for international communications executives, is back!  The event brings together cross-industry leaders and communications experts to discuss the transformation of community and communications across Europe.  Join 400+ of your peers to talk about different areas of change and challenges that communicators are facing. In our 13th year, we will discuss new approaches to stakeholder engagement, evolving communication strategies, instruments and channels, tech trends of the future and strategies to lead and manage your comms department digitally and effectively.

Focus Tracks


Understanding your key stakeholders and engaging them in the right way


Evolving your communication strategies, instruments and channels


Exploring software, tools and tech trends of the future


Managing your communication department effectively and digitally


Rand Waltzman

Rand Waltzman

Deputy Chief Technology Officer
RAND Corporation
Dr. Waltzman has 35 years of experience performing and managing research in Artificial Intelligence applied to domains including social media and cognitive security in the information environment. He is currently Deputy Chief Technology Officer and a Senior Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining RAND, he was the acting Chief Technology Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (Washington, DC) of Carnegie Mellon University. Before that he did a five-year tour as a Program Manager in the Information Innovation Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he created and managed the Social Media in Strategic Communications (SMISC) program and the Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) insider threat detection program. Dr. Waltzman joined DARPA from Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM-ATL), where he served as Chief Scientist for the Applied Sciences Laboratory that specializes in advanced software techniques and the computational physics of materials. Prior to LM-ATL he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, where he taught and performed research in applications of Artificial Intelligence technology to a variety of problem areas including digital entertainment, automated reasoning and decision support and cyber threat detection. Before his professorship he served as a DARPA Program Manager focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Image Understanding. Dr. Waltzman has also held research positions at the University of Maryland, Teknowledge Corporation (the first commercial Artificial Intelligence company in the world where he started in 1983), and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington.
Andrew Tarvin

Andrew Tarvin

Corporate humorist, author, and comedian
Humor That Works
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with 35,000+ people at 250+ organizations, including P&G, Microsoft, and the FBI. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over 3 million times.


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Florentina Hänßler

Executive Coordinator


David Phillips

EACD Programme Lead


Helge Schlüter

Partnership Lead


Dennis Schultz

Participants Management Lead