European Communication Summit 2020

2 days

75+ speakers

400+ attendees

1 community

Last year, 400+ international communication professionals came together at our Communication Summit

Impressions 2019

Focus Tracks 2019


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

Keynotes 2019

Digital alter egos as weapons in the disinformation battle

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.

The value of humor in communications

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.

Welcome to an exponential

Laila Pawlak

Laila Pawlak

SingularityU Nordic
As CEO of SingularityU Denmark, Laila heads up the campus in Copenhagen
Science City that off ers a variety of education programs, accelerators, makerspace as well as a co-working space for both startups and corporates leveraging exponential technologies to scale positive impact. Among others she has launched the highly successful accelerator thinkubator; a corporate, crowdfunded
accelerator program that helps corporates work with entrepreneurs and establish their own incubator to kick-start innovation and leverage tech nology. Similarly, she co-founded the award-winning innovation hub DARE2mansion, a professional playground which serves as an incubator, coworking and event space. Laila is also an active angel investor, board member and advisor to politicians and organizations through numerous appointed positions and has won several awards.

Innovation through intimate communication

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & CEO
The Next Web
Boris is CEO and co-founder of TNW – a global digital brand that inspires, informs, and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. TNW Conference was launched in 2006 to promote a small startup, but was so successful that the founders decided to organize it annually. Now it has more than 20,000 attendees every year and is one of the largest tech conferences in Europe. Boris has founded several companies, but aside from being a successful serial entrepreneur, he is also an artist and professional juggler, which results in an interesting combination of technology know-how and creativity. Drawing from his experience as an entrepreneur and internet enthusiast in general, Boris offers a lively and unique perspective on starting up companies, fostering innovation and current technology trends.

Speakers 2019

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Executive Coordinator


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Programme Lead


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Partnership Lead


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Participants Management Lead