Fireside Seminars

High Level Fireside Briefings

Hot Topics and In-depth cutting edge technology

Developed by EEMA and by invitation only, these topical and in-depth Fireside Briefings explore and debate hot topics and technology just coming into the market place.

Led by speakers with expertise and charisma, the audience are in an informal setting and are involved in discussion and debate with the speakers and each other to gain knowledge and practical implementation techniques for their business.

The Fireside briefings are hosted by ATOS and other organisations and the EEMA model can be used in different locations and countries.

Past Fireside Seminars

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    Decentralised Identity EEMA Fireside Briefing, London

    Do people really want to be in charge of their ID? It’s a compelling story. Who wouldn’t like more control over who has access to their data? Unfortunately, while the story is easy to sell, implementing self-sovereign identity is a much harder problem. What are the implications of this model of iden…


  • Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Machines

    EEMA High Level Fireside Work Channel Briefing Preparing for a Cognitive Future: identifying the business, ethical and cultural issues around AI Chair:  Jon Shamah, Chair of EEMA Facilitator: Stuart McRae, Passionate about the business impact of emerging technologies Experts Rakan Qaimary, Artifici…

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    What is the Future of Digital Identity and Trust

    High level fireside Briefing in Brussels EEMA Members Exclusive Join the debate and be introduced to new and established members to build business relationships for the future. Opening speaker: Luc Windmolders, Chief of Cabinet of the Digital Agenda Speaker: Professor Bart Preneel Co-opted EEMA Boar…


  • Do you need a financial passport too?

    Can you own your own portable credit score and financial history? A Thought Provoking Debate and Discussion on this Critical Subject Chaired by Jon Shamah Chair of EEMA march2017-briefing-report For portability of that KYC (Know your Customer) data the greatest efficiency and privacy would be to hav…

  • Artificial Intelligence briefing

    How Threatening is Artificial Intelligence and its Applications

    Newest technology and how will it impact on you An EEMA Fireside High Level Briefing Chaired by Jon Shamah Speaker: Tony Fish, Co-founder FabLab: investor, author and seriel entrepreneur. We will hear views on “x+AI” and discuss what it means for us as we give up more and more of our day…


  • Blockchain – a future we sufficiently understand?

    An EEMA/Trustcore CIO/CSO Fireside Debate Brussels Topic Probably most known from Bitcoin, blockchain now seems to be all around us. More and more parties are investigating it. Some want to use it to overturn the way payments are now being handled by eliminating the current central payment service p…


  • Advanced Persistent Attacks – Anything I should worry about?

    EEMA / TrustCore fireside debate CIO / CSO-Debate with thought-leading speakers / moderators Topic We are living in a world where attacks happen on a daily basis. Hacking Tools / Viruses etc can be found everywhere, bought online and even be made on demand.  We reached new lows when we read what pa…


  • Can we still trust anything that is connected to the Internet?

    Can organisations function in the existing internet environment or is an alternative ‘safer net’ now required?


  • Re-inventing your business through digital transformation – can it be done?

    This focussed session led by thought-provoking speakers will stimulate debate, drive discussions with peers and may stimulate change in your respective organisations. It will examine the key issues surrounding transforming your business through digital re-design, making it time well spent to gain in…

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