The Cockpit – Deloitte’s EU Digital Studio goes online

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The Cockpit - Deloitte’s EU Digital Studio is a physical space created to inspire, demonstrate and ideate about the future. It is located at the heart of Brussels’ EU Quarter - a stone’s throw from the European Institutions. Our Cockpit’s maiden voyage was originally planned in April to coincide with the scheduled opening of the space; unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak our ‘flights’ are currently grounded. This means that for now, we’ll be going digital.

DL1009 - DESTINATION: Enterprise Architecture – flying between business and IT

Thursday, 10 September 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Many organisations experience difficulties in aligning business and IT, taking into account regulations, strategic goals and drivers, existing technology landscapes, etc. This often results in a broad portfolio of projects that may be incoherent and without clear prioritisation. Therefore, it is difficult for the people steering the organisation to decide where to invest their money first. Deloitte has supported many organisations in setting up enterprise architecture as a vehicle to tackle these concerns. Join us on a virtual flight with the Belgian public sector technology leader Wesley Bille and his team to explore the possibilities of enterprise architecture and how it has been used in the context of the Single Digital Gateway in Belgium.

10 September

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DL1709 - DESTINATION: Green transition of cities and regions and urban resilience. Extremely necessary, but how to make it smart?

Thursday, 17 September 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Urbanisation, climate change, poor air quality, poor water retention or COVID-19 impacts are only some of our cities’ most pressing problems. Solutions and mechanisms to tackle the issues are in place, but using the vehicles wisely is sometimes a challenge. Our session will present the view, vision and approach to greening urban and regional policies using the example of the Polish 44MPA climate change adaptation project. This is a unique project on EU and global scale involving top-down coordination at national level and bottom-up approach regarding the individual urban plans. Our common goal is to ensure that stakeholders are well prepared to use the available support mechanisms, based on a strategic approach and we are ready to help in this process.

Join us on a virtual flight with the representatives from the Polish Ministry of Climate and Irena Pichola, our global leader on sustainability for Deloitte’s Smart City network and leader of the Sustainability Consulting practice in Central Europe, to explore and debate.

17 September

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Past flights

DL3004 - DESTINATION: Virtual work is here to stay

Thursday, 30 April 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

COVID-19 is taking the world by surprise, and virtual work has become the new normal. Organisations that are able to adapt themselves quickly to the new normal will come out stronger. Leaders that take rational decisions with a human heart, that stay loyal to their core values, and don’t destroy their future business model while managing the crisis, will shape the foundations of the future success of their purpose-driven organizations. Join us on a virtual flight with Nathalie Vandaele, Deloitte’s Human Capital and EU HR Centre of Excellence Leader and Tom Verstraete, Deloitte’s Human Capital Specialist Leader on the pilot seats, to explore our work and debate.

DL0705 - DESTINATION: Designing organisations for adaptability

Thursday, 7 May 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

The Adaptable Organisation is a fundamental shift in operating and management philosophy that enables large-scale global organisations to operate with a start-up mindset and drive modern people practices that enable enterprise agility through empowered networks of teams. Join us on a virtual flight with Yves Van Durme, Deloitte’s Global Organisation Transformation Leader on the pilot seat, to explore and debate.

DL1405 - DESTINATION: Plan for securing your platforms: Formalise your security plans according to DG DIGIT’s ITSRM2 methodology

Thursday, 14 May 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Join us on a virtual flight with Deloitte EU Services Cyber experts Thor Henningsson and Ahmed Maaloul on the pilot seats, to explore and debate.


DL2805 - DESTINATION: Crisis response through (smart) cities

Thursday, 28 May 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Tackling crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic is a task that requires coordination of different levels of government, regional and international cooperation. Deloitte has been working and collaborating with public authorities, including cities in different EU Member States offering different solutions such as CitySynergy that improves the response in the local level. Join us on a virtual flight with Miguel Eiras Antunes, our Global & EU Smart Cities leader on the pilot seat, to explore how cities tackle COVID-19 and debate.

DL0406 - DESTINATION: Cloud native: Pushing agile delivery of innovative solutions

Thursday, 4 June 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Join us on a virtual flight with Bram De Schouwer, our EU Cloud Engineering leader on the pilot seat, to explore and debate.

DL1106 - DESTINATION: GLAT - Going live apart, but together

Thursday, 11 June 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Join us on a virtual flight with Guy Bulteel, leader in our SAP Process Excellence
team on the pilot seat, to explore and debate.


DL1806 - DESTINATION: RegExplorer - a Future of Regulation Asset

Thursday, 18 June 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Join us on a virtual flight with our RegExplorer leader for the EU, Hans Verheggen and his team on the pilot seat, to explore and debate.

DL2506 - DESTINATION: Demonstrating the value of Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission

Thursday, 25 June 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

In a world where tremendous amounts of data are generated every
millisecond, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a global priority topic.
The European Commission has re-emphasized its goal to promote the development and uptake of trustworthy AI across the EU. In this context, this virtual Cockpit aims to showcasing some recent achievements in various DG’s and agencies of the Commission in using AI as well as typical approaches to guide the Commission in leveraging AI.

 Join us on a virtual flight with Andrew Pease, our lead in advanced analytics and data science and his team on the pilot seats, to explore and debate.

DL0207 - DESTINATION: Europe needs designers. Here's why

Thursday, 2 July 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 (CEST)

Greece recently appointed a country chief creative officer; the UK Ministry of Justice has a dedicated team of 30 service designers. What's going on here? As designers leave the artist's studio to find themselves in surprising places, we want to show you the benefits of embedding design thinking in your organisation, to solve your most complex and pressing problems. We'll showcase how we've helped the European Commission improve its online dispute case-management system, design its Citizen Portal, and more -and
how this methodology can in turn help you.

Join us on a virtual flight with Philippe  Delhez, leader in our Customer Strategy & Applied Design practice and his team on the pilot seats, to explore and debate.

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