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Rebooting Europe’s High-Tech Industry

02/04/2015 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Europe’s global competitiveness depends on a vibrant high-tech sector as an engine for innovation that can give European companies a leg up in a highly competitive environment.

Yet, as research from A.T. Kearney over the past few years has demonstrated, Europe’s high-tech industry is declining. Only nine of the top 100 ICT companies worldwide are headquartered in Europe, a number that has dwindled in recent years in wake of both M&A and faster growth by Asian and U.S. companies.

Nonetheless, Europe has its brightest spots in business-to-business (B2B) and in some smaller sectors. Companies, often “Hidden Champions”, have carved out niches and fight hard to sustain them. However, they often lack resources and scale to expand their scope and become top-100 high-tech firms.

We would like to welcome you to an engaged discussion about the future of European High-Tech and, in particular, what the European Community in Silicon Valley can do to bolster its development.

Key Note Speakers:

Sean Randolph, President & CEO, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Dieter Gerdemann, Principal, ATKearney


6:00 – 7:00 pm Registration / Networking Reception
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program: Opening Remarks by Sean Randolph
“Rebooting Europe’s High-Tech Industry”, presentation of study results – Dieter Gerdemann
“Bolstering Europe’s High-Tech Industry from Abroad” – Panel Discussion
8:30 – 9:00 pm Networking

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.


Early Bird until October 30: $15 Members, $30 Non-Members
Regular: $20 Members, $35 Non-Members, $50 at the Door



6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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