At the internationally recognized Hungarian event, which featured the richest portfolio of info-communications, digitization and innovation were the main topics, where the Zala ZONE Proving Ground was mentioned in several presentations as one of the cornerstones of the implementation of innovation activities in Hungary.
The Connected and Automated Mobility Cluster of Zala was also represented at the T-System Hungary’s all-day conference, Symposium, held for the seventh time this year. Digitization and innovation were the main topics at the event, which featured the richest portfolio of info-communications, where the Zala ZONE Proving Ground was mentioned in several presentations as one of the cornerstones of the implementation of innovation activities in Hungary, 5G, smart technology, In addition to IoT, Cloud and BigData solutions.
In his opening speech, Zoltán Kaszás, CEO of T-Systems Hungary, emphasized the importance of preparing for change and managing the speed of technological change. In his opinion, the role of the Zala Self-Driving Vehicle Cluster in this technological and economic environment is to create new, non-standard, interconnected opportunities between several actors in innovative, revolutionary areas that play a major role in the “NOW” economy. “These types of connections will shape the economy of now and in the future.” In his presentation, Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, also mentioned special importance to the creation of urban “Smart City” solutions next to the Zalaegerszeg test track and to the research zone to be established at the Zala ZONE Proving Ground. Srini Gopalan, Member of the Board responsible for the European segment of Deutsche Telekom AG, illustrated the positive social and economic effects of cooperation between government, research institutes and companies through the examples of several countries (such as South Korea, China, Finland, Estonia, Israel).
Although he said that it took almost two years to successfully pronounce the name of the settlement, he considers Zalaegerszeg and the Proving Ground being built there to be an important center of Hungarian innovation and digitization activities. In his speech, he emphasized that Hungary is one of Deutsche Telekom’s most important markets and that, in cooperation with the government, they want to continue to be participants and supporters of innovation development and digitalisation in Hungary.
The official website of the event: http://symposium2018.hu/