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Digital Freedom Festival: Technology Can Positively Impact Today’s and Future Generations

On November 14 and 15 the influential technology, startup, policy and lifestyle conference Digital Freedom Festival gathered technology and startup entrepreneurs, experts, policymakers, investors, journalists and students  from all over the world in Riga to share inspiration and knowledge. Attendees discussed how technologies can impact our daily lives, media, businesses, and the environment. All the Digital Freedom Festival’s Future Stage speakers unanimously stressed the importance of understanding how we can use technological and digital solutions in a way that can have a positive impact on both today’s and future generations around the world.

Exonicus, Amplicam and iLof Triumph at Digital Freedom Festival Startup Pitch Competitions

Latvian startup Exonicus won the pitch competition held by the world-leading accelerator 500 Startups, Portuguese startup iLof won the competition held by Dutch accelerator Rockstart and Latvian startup Amplicam won the competition organised by Latvia’s State Forests GEO and EIT Climate KIC at the Digital Freedom Festival.

Digital Freedom Festival New Programme Additions Include UN Representative Laura Hildebrandt, Genome Foundation President Susanne Baars and Google Teaching Fellow Marek Miller

On November 15th the technology, startup, policy and lifestyle Digital Freedom Festival programme will include several new inspirational speakers – Head of Global Outreach and Engagement for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign Laura Hildebrandt, Human Genome Foundation President Susanne Baars and Google News Lab Teaching Fellow Marek Miller. The festival will be held on November 14th and 15th in Riga and will gather more than 1500 technology and startup entrepreneurs, experts, policymakers, investors, journalists and students from all over the world to share inspiration and experiences.

Doreen Bogdan Martin: giving power to women in digital sector

Doreen  Bogdan – Martin is the first woman to serve as one of the International Telecommunication Union top elected officials. Bogdan-Martin served from 2008 to 2018 as Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department where she acted as an Advisor to the ITU Secretary-General, and was responsible for ITU’s corporate communications, external affairs, corporate strategy and membership – as well as managing the ITU-UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development. Doreen is a champion for gender equality in digital age. She was interviewed by Gunta Sloga.

Sajida Zouarhi: Life saving is the biggest thing to achieve for me as an engineer

Sajida Zouarhi is a pioneering woman in the field of blockchain, the recipient of multiple awards including the Women in IT awards of Ireland, a co-founder of a life-saving blockchain project, a blockchain architect, and much more. What’s more, she will be in Riga speaking at the Digital Freedom Festival on November 14-15, at the invitation of the Ambassador of France and French Institute in Latvia.