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April 9, 2010 The International Forum "Baltic IT&T 2010: eBaltics"

Dear colleagues and partners:

We would like to invite you to participate in the forthcoming international Forum Baltic IT&T 2010 Forum organised in April 21-22 in Riga, Latvia. The forum is organised by Data Media Group in cooperation with the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA). The motto of the forum is “Partnerships for Innovation and Competitiveness”.

The main goal of this Forum is to have special focus on Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia and today’s priorities of CIOs, to initiate and develop valuable contacts and cooperation among leading industry companies and projects in the region. The forum has become a key annual event of Information Society in the Baltic Sea Region, Central and Eastern Europe, gathering representatives from industry, government organisations and civil society.

Seminar Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia on April 22 will outline ICT research priorities in Europe and ICT research, innovation and technology transfer models for increase of competitiveness. There will be addressed opportunities and barriers for increasing the success of scientists in EU Framework programs, actions on national and European level for development of innovative technologies and solutions. Best practice / case studies will be presented to demonstrate ICT as a competitive export product, best external marketing approaches will be shared and academic-industry co-operation will be discussed.

Among seminar participants will be stakeholders and policy makers, education institutions and scientific/research organizations, ICT industry companies and associations, research and export development organisations, embassies (economic counsellors). The seminar is organised by Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and supported by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Main Forum language is English

Both days of the forum the British ICT companies' representatives will be available for meetings with potential cooperation partners and customers at the British contact corner supported by the UK Trade & Investment. Please, visit the forum website to learn about the participants and meeting schedule.

Forum Baltic IT&T 2010 is organised in cooperation with partner Microsoft Latvia, CIO session partners: Headtechnolgy Baltics and IBM Latvija, in cooperation with Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC), technology partner – Biroteh and official internet provider – Telia Latvija.

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Participation on April 22 - EUR 95+VAT 21% Please find attached to this letter Forum preliminary programme. Updated information and registration is available on the Web: www.ebaltics.com/forum2010. Please register for the event no later than by April 15, 2010

Looking forward to see you at “Baltic IT&T 2010 Forum”!

Most sincerely yours,

Māra Jākobsone

Chair, “Baltic IT&T 2010” Organizing Committee

Imants Freibergs, Board member, LIKTA Chair, “Baltic IT&T 2010” Program Committee

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME Wednesday, April 21 CIO Session 9.30-16.00, Hall DAUGAVA Partners: In cooperation with: Time Activity

9.30-11.10 CIO Session: Information Systems Security

Chairperson: Dr. Ronald de Bruin, The Head of the Strategy and Public Affairs Department, European Network and information Security Agency

(ENISA)

Cyber security policy development in Latvia

Māris Andžāns, Head of Transport and Communications Security Unit, Ministry of Transport and Communications

Innovative IT Security – It helps protect your business! Harald Schilling, Vice President, headtechnology Group, Germany Information Security Awareness Raising – CIO responsibility? Ilze Murāne, IS Security Manager, Bank of Latvia

Data Theft: The Marathon That Never Ends

Thomas Wendrich, Regional Director, Nordics & Eastern Europe, Lumension Who is accessing you critical information?

Edward Wasilchin, Regional Manager - Scandinavia and Baltics, Varonis Data centers. Optimization and protection solutions from Radware Michael Soukonnik, Regional Sales Manager of Radware Ltd

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CIS&Baltic countries, Israel 11.10-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 CIO Session: Optimization*

Chairperson: Arnis Daugulis, CIO, Board Member, Latvenergo

IBM's approach to Cloud

Private and Public Clouds - two different implementation options. What workloads are moving to Clouds? Where to Start . . .

Mārtiņš Grants, GTS Manager, IBM Latvija

IT infrastructure optimization case study – Rīgas Satiksme Andris Anspoks, CIO, Rīgas Satiksme, Latvia

Are we ready for technology challenges?

Ģirts Bērziņš, Chief Technology Officer, Member of Board, Lattelecom Automated Bulk Signing Solution

Latvia State Radio And Television Centre (LVRTC)

IT role in audiovisual equipment management and user support Uldis Jaudzems, Board member, Biroteh Ltd.

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 CIO Session: Optimization*

Chairperson: Kaspars Cikmačs, CIO, Parex bank

Shared service platform: Government experience public service delivery Gatis Ozols,Head of eService planning Unit, Electronic Government

Department,The Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government of the Republic of Latvia

Optimization of Procurement Using Electronic Procurement System Māris Krastiņš, Director, State Regional Development Agency

CIO Session: ICT and CIO Role in Organization*

CIO competence and role in realization of business functions

E-skills of employees − awareness raising, skills testing and certification

Discussion

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BALTIC IT&T 2010 FORUM: eBaltics

Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Rīga, Latvia

Seminar: Research, Development and Innovations −

To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

Organised by: Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association

(LIKTA) in cooperation with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and supported by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Seminar “Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia” will address ICT research priorities and strategy in Europe and Latvia, innovation and technology transfer models, export development and foreign market penetration prospects. Opportunities and barriers for ICT RTD in Latvia will be analysed and actions on national and European level for development of innovative technologies and solutions in Latvia will be proposed. Best practice and case studies of academic research institutions and ICT industry companies from Latvia and experience from other countries will be presented.

Target audience:

Stakeholders and policy makers

Education institutions and scientific/research organizations ICT industry companies and associations

Research and export development organisations

Embassies (economic counsellors), representative offices of Latvia in foreign countries

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Thursday, April 22, 11.30-18.00 Time Activity

9.30-11.00 Official Opening of the Conference Baltic IT&T 2010 Plenary Session: Keynotes

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Plenary Session: Keynotes

Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

- ICT Research priorities in Europe and how to take an active part - Innovation and technology transfer models for increase of competitiveness

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

- ICT research policy in Latvia

- Opportunities and barriers for increasing the contribution of Latvia to the FP7

- Actions on national and European level for development of innovative technologies and solutions in Latvia

- Best practice / case studies 15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

- ICT as a competitive export product/solution: state support policy in Latvia

- ICT research and technology transfer promotion, export development and support activities in other countries

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Forum partner

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME* Thursday, April 22

Time Activity

9.30-11.00 Official Opening of the Conference Baltic IT&T 2010 Plenary Session: Keynotes

Chairman: Dr. Juris Binde, President and Chairman of the Management Board, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Latvia Opening

Dr. Signe Bāliņa, President, Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA), Latvia

ICT Research priorities in Europe and possibilities of Latvian organisation to take an active part

Dr. Stephan Pascall, Adviser International Cooperation, Integration of New Member States and Regional Aspects for RTD, DG Information Society, European Commission

Today’s challenges of network and information security in Europe Dr. Ronald de Bruin, The Head of the Strategy and Public Affairs Department, European Network and information Security Agency (ENISA)

ICT – driving force of economy or expenditure item? Daiga Trumpe, Country manager, Microsoft Latvia 11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Plenary Session: Keynotes

Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

Organised by: Latvian Information and Communications Technology

Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and supported by European Regional

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The Role of Innovation for Economic Growth

Juris Pūce, State Secretary, Ministry of Economics of Latvia

How to increase the success of Latvian scientists in EU Framework programs

RTD Technological audit - main findings for Latvia

Prof. Imants Freibergs, Member of the board, Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA)

Innovation and technology transfer models for increase of competitiveness

Dr.-Ing. Michael Boronowsky, managing director, TZI, University of Bremen, Germany

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

Chairman: Dr. Māris Ēlerts, Deputy Director and Director of

Investment Project Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

ICT research policy in Latvia

Actions on national and European level for development of innovative technologies and solutions in Latvia

Dr. Atis Kapenieks, National Representative in ICT Committee, Dina Bērziņa, Latvian National ICT/Energy Contact point, National Representative in ICT Committee

ICT research and technology transfer model and best practice − experience of Luleå Technical University and Aurorum Business Incubator

Jan U. Wicén, CEO, Aurorum Business Incubator, Sweden

European industry and academic cooperation for innovations and leadership in language technologies

Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Board Chairman, Tilde, Latvia 15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Research, Development and Innovations − To Facilitate ICT Export Growth of Latvia

Chairman: Dr. Māris Ēlerts, Deputy Director and Director of

Investment Project Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Real Sound Lab – from idea to global market

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Key Competences for All - an Employability Toolkit based on Internet resources

Gabriel Rissola, Director, Dynamic Organization Thinking, Spain

Dr. Valdis Avotiņš, Acting Director of the Engineering Research Institute "Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre" of Ventspils

University College Discussion

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