Digital Hub Denmark is now launched
Digital Hub Denmark is now officially established as a public-private partnership between the government, The Confederation of Danish Industry, The Danish Chamber of Commerce and Finance Denmark. The partnership aims to make Denmark one of the main European tech-hubs within artificial intelligence, internet of things and big data. The chairman of Digital Hub Denmark is Per Kogut, CEO, NNIT.
New digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data, are evolving quickly, and many countries across Europe and Asia are investing heavily in the development of digital innovation and in attracting talent and investments to make this happen. In order for Denmark and Danish companies to remain competitive internationally, Denmark has adopted an ambitious approach of seizing the commercial opportunities deriving from digitalization.
Digital Hub Denmark is part of the Danish government’s Strategy for Denmark’s Digital Growth. The Digital Hub will improve companies’ access to talent, and facilitate collaboration on digital business models between larger companies, start-ups and universities. It will brand Denmark as a leading tech-hub in order to attract foreign talent, knowledge and investments.
Minister for Industry, Business & Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen:
”The future of our economic growth and prosperity depend on our ability to realize the potential of digitalization and new technology to create high productivity jobs and digital innovation. That is why Denmark has to be a digital frontrunner when it comes to new technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet of things and big data. Digital Hub Denmark will outline a strategic direction for the tech environment and act as a connecting tissue for the myriad of innovative initiatives and existing success stories”.
Chairman for Digital Hub Denmark, Per Kogut:
“Today, data is the most important natural resource, and Denmark has to be among the pioneers within technologies such as artificial intelligence, which will become essential for the prosperity of our country. Digital Hub Denmark will integrate critical competences within this area to mature our digital tech environment. We will have to act in concert, and I am looking forward to being part of it.”
The Board of Directors in Digital Hub Denmark consists of the following board members:
- Per Kogut, CEO, NNIT (Chairman)
- Michael Dithmer, Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry, Business & Financial Affairs (Vice Chairman)
- Lars Frelle-Petersen, Director, Confederation of Danish Industry
- Henrik Bodskov, CEO, IBM Denmark
- Kathrine Stampe Andersen
- Ulrik Nødgaard, CEO, Finance Denmark
- Susanne Hyldelund, State Secretary for Trade, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
- Hanne Meldgaard, Deputy Permanent Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Contact: Jesper Ingemann, Press Adviser, Ministry of Industry, Business & Financial Affairs. Phone: +45 91 39 94 14, e-mail: