Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister and Minister for Communications and Media said during his keynote: “Last year I promised if its members invested in LU-CIX, then so would the government. They kept their promise, and now I am delighted to demonstrate that I will keep mine too by signing today an agreement with LU-CIX asbl.”.
The agreement takes the form of a financial support over a period of six years in return for a commitment on quality of service to be supplied by LU-CIX. More specifically, LU-CIX has committed to offer its services to Internet service providers using the national Internet exchange infrastructure, which has become strategic for the national economy.
Prime Minister Bettel also highlighted the close fit between the government’s Digital Lëtzebuerg initiative, the LU-CIX 2.0 100 Gbps ultra-high speed backbone and the industry leading promotional and business development capabilities of LU-CIX 3.0’s datacenters-in-europe.com and “The Winning Future” underlining that “without doubt these initiatives significantly enhance the global presence of Luxembourg as an ultra- high speed ultra-low latency Internet exchange and ICT hub”
The conference covered two of the hottest ICT topics of the year: The Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain, with a series of 22 presentations and 6 round table discussions ranging from specialist skill shortage to the future of Blockchain. This year’s keynote speakers were Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Minister for Labour, Employment, Social Economy and Economic Solidarity, Nicolas Schmit and Carlo Thelen as well as some of the most influential ICT experts and entrepreneurs from 9 countries on both sides of the Atlantic including Candi Carrera, Microsoft Country Manager for Luxembourg, Reinhard Posch, Austrian Government CIO, Éireann Leverett, founder and CEO of Concinnity Risks, Chris Marcilla, founder and CEO of the Fintech Virtual Currencies and Working Group in Luxembourg, John McLEAN, VP Global Blockchain Labs engagement at IBM and Joe LUBIN, founder of Consensys.
Another highlight: Luxinnovation conducted two days of workshops dedicated to start-up companies or individuals with a sound business idea seeking expert guidance about how to commercialise these ideas. Open to everyone, this format has proven highly successful and resulted in a constructive exchange of views and experience.
The 2016 edition of Luxembourg Internet Days has broken all records, be it with regards to announcements, content, exhibitors or attendees. LU-CIX would like to thank each and every person involved for their support, and hopes to continue building a strong relationship. The 4th Luxembourg Internet Days will take place on 14 & 15 November 2017.
For further information about the event itself or LU-CIX 3.0, datacenters-in-europe.com or “The Winning Future”, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.lu-cix.lu or datacenters-in-europe.com