Profiles

Gianni Pittella – avuncular doctor

It is traditional for pride to come before a fall, but Gianni Pittella is reversing the process as he becomes interim President of the European Parliament this week. He will be wearing his new honour on crutches. Seven days before the European elections he jumped spontaneously off the stage where he had delivered a speech – and fractured his ankle. He hobbled through the remainder of his campaign on crutches. “It happened because for a moment I thought I was 20 again, rather than 55,” Pittella says.

Although European member states have, by global standards, well-developed healthcare systems, equality of access for all is still far from reality. In practice there are considerable variations in care between member states and within each member state.

  • The (un)informed patient
  • Having the correct information about treatment can have life-or-death consequences, but patients are often left in the dark.

isolated man hand holding the phone with car alarm interface on a screen

Connected Vehicles

18 September 2014

The Crowne Plaza, Brussels, BE

Connected vehicles hold the promise of increased safety and security, better network efficiency, improved traffic management and reduced environmental impact. Car makers, mobile-network operators, insurers, IT solutions …

With: Pierre MASAI, Stefano FRATTA, Fotis Karamitsos, Klaus SCHIERHACKL, Arndt OHLER, Fabrizio CORTESI, Frans OP DE BEEK

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Cyber-security in 2014

23 September 2014

Paris, FR

Regulatory compliance, internal controls, crisis management... best practices to protect data and intellectual property

With: WIM BARTSOEN, DAVID CALLEBAUT, UDO HELMBRECHT, MATTHEW JOHNSON, Troels Oerting, JAAN PRIISALU, QUENTYN TAYLOR, Steve Wright, Simon TAYLOR