New advisory board Digital Minds for Belgium launched
In a move to further develop Belgium’s digital technology sector, federal minister Alexander De Croo has founded a new advisory board made up of the country’s top experts in the field
The action plan should be ready by this spring, according to Datanews. The group includes internet entrepreneurs, CEOs of technology companies, academics, venture capitalists and opinion makers.
Members include Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy; lecturer Peter Hinssen, who is connected to the London Business School; technology journalist Robin Wauters and digital entrepreneur Geert Houben of Limburg start-up Cubigo. It is hoped that the mix of different profiles will stimulate creative thinking during brainstorming sessions.
Issues on the agenda are, among others, the provision of wireless internet, the development of the e-commerce sector, fiscal legislation for start-up companies and a judicial statute for peer-to-peer initiatives, like taxi service Uber.
photo: Alexander De Croo (seventh from right) and the advisory board Digital Minds for Belgium