SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs

European DIGITAL SME Alliance, Small Business Standards (SBS))

How can standardisation in cybersecurity benefit smaller businesses in the ICT sector? How will the new cybersecurity framework benefit the ICT industry and what are the pitfalls that need to be avoided? This year’s event will focus on cybersecurity, and more specifically, the EU Cybersecurity Act. We will discuss the crossroads of standards, cybersecurity and SMEs to ensure that there are no obstacles in the way of European digital companies to take full advantage of this new certification framework.

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Time & Place

09 Oct 2019 00:00 to 23 Oct 2019 20:00

Target Audience

The main target audience of the forum are SMEs from across the EU and EFTA member states, as well as associations representing SME interests.


The European Commission and EASME have initiated the initiative to support SMEs and skills development, with the aim of strengthening SMEs’ workforce adaptability and capability. Capgemini Invent, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and Technopolis are proud to present the Conference, which has been developed by expert stakeholders from across Europe.
The event will focus on major themes addressing the importance of skills development and upskilling of SMEs to support their digital transformation. Among the topics to be discussed are the need to make SMEs more cyber resilient and hurdles in skills uptake. Speakers will provide best practices on how to successfully engage SMEs in upskilling, how to ensure more and better education, and training offers tailored to SMEs. Recognised experts in this field will debate what is needed to increase the level of Big Data, IoT and Cybersecurity skills and capacity in SMEs in the coming years.

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