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Tuesday, November 3
09:30 - 09:45 9:30 am - 9:45 am 9:30 am 09:30
General track
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  • Thomas Hahn (Speaker) Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG
  • Frank Melzer (Speaker) Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management, Festo AG & Co. KG and Head of the Steering Committee Plattform Industrie 4.0, Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Karl-Heinz Streibich (Speaker) Chair of the Plattform Lernende Systeme and President of acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering, Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Reinhard Karger (Moderator) Corporate Spokesman, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI
Welcome and introduction to the Europen Big Data Value Forum from BDVA's President Thomas Hahn.
09:45 - 10:15 9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 am 09:45
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  • Anja Karliczek (Speaker) Federal Minister of Education and Research and Chair of Plattform Lernende Systeme, German government
  • Khalil Rouhana (Speaker) Deputy Director-General DG CNET, European Commission
  • Thomas Jarzombek (Speaker) Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, German government
10:15 - 10:35 10:15 am - 10:35 am 10:15 am 10:15
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  • Volker Markl (Speaker) Chief Scientist at DFKI, Full Professor, Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) Group at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), DFKI
  • Reinhard Karger (Moderator) Corporate Spokesman, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI
10:35 - 23:35 10:35 am - 11:35 pm 10:35 am 10:35
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  • Hanna Hennig (Speaker) Chief Information Officer, Siemens
  • Henning Kagermann (Speaker) Professor, former CEO of SAP, Acatech
  • Wolfgang Wahlster (Speaker) Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Founding director and CEA of DFKI, the German Research Center for AI, DFKI
  • Rasmus Rothe (Speaker) Founder, Merantix
  • Ina Schieferdecker (Speaker) Director-General for Research for Technological Sovereignty and Innovation, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Thomas Hahn (Session chair) Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG
11:35 - 12:05 11:35 am - 12:05 pm 11:35 am 11:35
General track
  • Laure Bars (Speaker) Research project director, SAP
  • Daniel Alonso Roman (Speaker) ITI - Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnerships Driver, BDVA i-Spaces group chair / EUHubs4Data coordinator
12:05 - 12:15 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm 12:05 pm 12:05
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  • Thomas Hahn (Speaker) Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG
  • Reinhard Karger (Speaker) Corporate Spokesman, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI
  • Siim Sikkut (Speaker) Government CIO, Estonian government
13:30 - 15:00 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm 13:30
Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
  • Lars Nagel (Chair) CEO, International Data Spaces Association
  • Simon Scerri (Chair) Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer IAIS
  • Ed Curry (Chair) Vice President, BDVA / Insight / NUI Galway
  • Yvo Volman (Speaker) Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Dario Avallone (Speaker) R&D Director, Engineering
  • Maria-Esther Vidal (Speaker) Head of the Scientific Data Management Group and Professor, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Jon Ander Gomez (Speaker) Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València/DeepHealth project
  • Pierre Bitard (Speaker) Director Innovation & foresight projects, ANRT - Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie
  • Douwe Lycklama (Speaker) Owner and founder, Innopay
  • Elena Poughia (Speaker) CEO, Dataconomy Media GmbH
  • Yann Lechelle (Speaker) CEO, Scaleway
  • Klaus Ottradovetz (Speaker) Distinguished Expert, Member of the Atos Scientific community, Atos International Germany GmbH
Data Governance, Data Usage, Federation of Data Spaces, Scale AI in Europe

This track will bring together leading initiatives that are paving the way for what could become functional implementations of European-governed data sharin...

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14:00 - 15:00 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
  • Toni Staykova (Speaker) Co-Founder and Vice President, UKeMED
  • Alon Rozen (Speaker) Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dean, Ecole des Ponts Business School
  • Richard McCreadie (Speaker) Lecturer in Information Retrieval and Data Systems, University of Glasgow
  • Despina Kopanaki (Parallel session chair) Project Manager, I-BiDaaS
  • Jenny Rainbird (Parallel session chair) Senior Research Project Manager, Inlecom Systems
  • Marieke Willems (Parallel session chair) Project Manager, Policy Cloud

The Big Data research projects Track and Know (Big Data for Mobility Tracking Knowledge Extraction in Urban Areas), BigDataStack (High performance data-centric stack for Big Data applications and operations) and I-BiDaaS (Industrial-Driven Big Dat...

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14:00 - 15:00 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Application Track 1 - Manufacturing
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  • Sergio Gusmeroli (Parallel session chair) Research Coordinator, Project Manager of the AI REGIO project, Politecnico di Milano
  • Oscar Lazaro (Parallel session chair) Managing Director, Innovalia
  • Alessandro Canepa (Speaker) Research manager, Fratelli Piacenza S.p.A.
  • Sebastian Enzberg (Speaker) Group Manager Production Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design
  • Fabiana Fournier (Speaker) researcher, IBM
  • Carmen Polcaro (Speaker) Project Manager, INNOVALIA
  • Paulo Soeiro (Speaker) RIA STONE
  • Bas Tijsma (Speaker) Sr. Manufacturing IT Engineer, Philips

The debate about Data Sharing Spaces in Manufacturing was originated in the Industrial Data Space German national project (2014-2017), where the first reference architecture and implementations were developed. The EU Data Package in 2018 and the g...

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14:00 - 15:00 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Application Track 5 - Smart society
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The objective of this session to present the Big Data and AI Techniques for Earth Observation pioneered by the H2020 project “ExtremeEarth: From Copernicus Big Data to Extreme Earth Analytics” (http://earthanalytics.eu/).

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15:00 - 15:30 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm 15:00
Sponsored talk
  • Oscar Corcho (Sponsor speaker) Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

In this talk we will discuss how NLP, text mining and knowledge graphs can be combined in the context of applications related to Health, and more specifically in the analysis of scientific literature. We will show how these challenges are tackled ...

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15:30 - 17:00 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 3:30 pm 15:30
Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
  • Philipp Slusallek (Chair) Scientific Director & Professor, DFKI, Saarland University & Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Ray Walshe (Chair) Dublin City University (DCU)
  • Freek Bomhof (Chair) senior consultant, TNO
  • Katharina Morik (Speaker) Professor, TU Dortmund
  • Fredrik Heintz (Speaker) Associate Professor, ICT-48 TAILOR Network
  • Wolfgang Wahlster (Speaker) Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Founding director and CEA of DFKI, the German Research Center for AI, DFKI
  • Cecile Huet (Speaker) Deputy Head of Unit, Robotics & AI, European Commission , DG CONNECT
  • Ricardo Chavarriaga (Moderator) Research Associate - Head of the CLAIRE Office Zurich, ZHAW School of Engineering - CLAIRE Office Zurich
Trustworthy AI – from national initiatives to European perspectives

AI technology connects increasing amounts of data and becomes more and more interconnected with other digital systems. To unlock its economic potential and u...

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15:30 - 17:00 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 3:30 pm 15:30
Application Track 5 - Smart society

The session showcases examples of Circular Economy initiatives across Europe that integrate AI and Big Data solutions. The examples are drawn both from an urban and rural context.

Objectives:

  • Give examples on how a correct information flow is an e...
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15:30 - 17:30 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm 15:30
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
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The Data-driven Innovation (DDI) Workshop is based on the (DDI) Framework addressing the challenges of identifying and exploring data-driven innovation in an efficient manner. It guides entrepreneurs in scoping promising data-driven business oppor...

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15:30 - 16:30 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm 15:30
Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces

This session will present  the successful journey and services created by using Cross-CPP integrated data marketplace and the Volkswagen Business Case within the Cross-CPP project.

Furthermore, the session will focus on the challenges faced i...

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16:30 - 17:00 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 4:30 pm 16:30
Sponsored talk
  • Marios PhD (Sponsor speaker) Senior Research and Innovation Manager, INTRASOFT International
This session aims at presenting the Track and Know project platform and at sharing and showcasing a robust and scalable platform for mobility data. It will consist in a 20 min presentation with screen shots/demo of the track and know big data...
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17:00 - 17:30 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 5:00 pm 17:00
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice Sponsored talk
  • Tor Björn Minde (Sponsor speaker) Director, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Jeanette Nilsson (Speaker) AI Ecosystem Driver, Research Institutes of Sweden AB (RISE)
This sponsor talk will be divided in two parts.

The first part  will focus on the topic of the 5G network edge. 

5G will bring us higher downlink and uplink speeds, robust connectivity and much more. But it will also bring us low late...
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Wednesday, November 4
09:00 - 10:00 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am 09:00
General track
  • Seiler, Charlotte (Session chair) AI Innovation Manager, Berlin Partner
  • Juri Stobbe (Speaker) Managing Partner Germany, Taival.com
  • Ella Kadas (Speaker) Managing Director, Nocturne GmbH
  • Rasmus Rothe (Speaker) Founder, Merantix
  • Thomas Wiegand (Speaker) Professor / Executive Director, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute

The objective of this session is to showcase Berlin vibrant Artificial Intelligent community. 

Berlin has a diverse AI ecosystem constituted of companies, startups, investors and community initiatives. It is also the leading hub for AI-Startup...

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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
  • Daniel Alonso Roman (Chair) ITI - Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnerships Driver, BDVA i-Spaces group chair / EUHubs4Data coordinator
  • Guido Reimann (Chair) Expert Software and Digitalization and Coordinator Artificial Intelligence Competence Network of VDMA, VDMA e.V.
  • Michael Beigl (Speaker) Professor, KIT / SDIL
  • Elena Simperl (Speaker) Professor of computer science, King's College London
  • Maria Christina Bienek (Speaker) General Manager, Smart Electronic Factory e.V.
  • Sandro D’Elia (Speaker) Programme Officer - Unit A2: Technology and Systems for Digitalising Industry, European Commission - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Contents and Technology
  • Philippe CALVEZ (Speaker) Head of ENGIE LAB CSAI, Platoon
  • Charlotte Andersdotter (Speaker) Head of Brussels Office, RISE
  • Stelian BRAD (Speaker) Full Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Innovation, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Javier Valero (Speaker) Digital Innovation Hubs Advisor - "AIR4S" DIH Manager, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM
The main objective of this track is to make accessible by European industry and society the last advances and tools in Europe on Big Data and AI, to foster the adoption of these tools and services, and to facilitate their market uptake. To accompl...
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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust

Modern AI applications crucially depend on large volumes of real-world data, including data about natural persons. However, the use of personal data is associated with data protection challenges. Privacy-preserving technologies are being developed...

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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
  • Natalie Bertels (Speaker) Valorisation Manager - Senior legal researcher, IMEC / KU Leuven / Big Data Value Association
  • Stefano Modafferi (Speaker) Senior Researcher, University of Southampton
  • Gash Bhullar (Speaker) Chief Executive Officer / Chairman, European Factory Foundation (EFF)
  • Nuria Oliver (Speaker) Co-founder and Vicepresident; Chief Data Scientist, ELLIS - The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems and Data-Pop Alliance
  • Paul Lukowicz (Speaker) DFKI
  • Gabriella Cattaneo (Speaker) IDC
  • Clara Neppel (Speaker) Senior Director, IEEE
This panel will explore the utilization of data and AI for the benefit of society in the context of the present COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will explore the practical dimensions and challenges of finding a delicate balance between urgently i...
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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
The session will illustrate what facilities and tools are made available by the European Commission – in particular through Public Open Data infrastructure under the Connecting Europe Facilities programme  – to support European ci...
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10:00 - 13:30 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
For many years companies have been running technical benchmarks to compare the performance of different technologies and systems. This benchmarking process provides very valuable information but in many cases, it is not correlated with the impact ...
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11:30 - 12:00 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am 11:30
Sponsored talk
Hundreds of different European seaports collaborate with each other, exchanging different digital data from several data sources. However, to achieve efficient collaboration and benefit from AI-based technology, a new integrating environment is ne...
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12:00 - 13:30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Application Track 1 - Manufacturing
  • Daniel Senff (Chair) Deputy Secretary General, Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Davide Dalle Carbonare (Chair) Senior Researcher / BDVA Board of Directors member, Engineering
  • Sergio Gusmeroli (Speaker) Research Coordinator, Project Manager of the AI REGIO project, Politecnico di Milano
  • Massimo Ippolito (Speaker) Head of Digital Innovation & Infrastructure, Comau
  • Peter Post (Speaker) Vice President, Festo
  • Michael Jochem (Speaker) Director Business Chief Digital Office Industry, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Klaus Ottradovetz (Speaker) Distinguished Expert, Member of the Atos Scientific community, Atos International Germany GmbH
  • Matthias Kuom (Speaker) Policy Officer, European Commission - DG CNECT - Unit A2: Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry
The digital transformation phenomena started years ago to turn industry in a smart sector. Smart Manufacturing, as one of the most important pillars for European economy, is deeply impacted as well. This transformation is driven by new forms of ec...
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12:00 - 13:30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
  • Ray Walshe (Speaker) Dublin City University (DCU)
  • Pat McCarthy (Speaker) VP Strategy and Business Planning, Huawei Ireland Research Center
  • Silvana Muscella (Speaker) CEO, Trust-IT
  • Rob Brennan (Speaker) Assistant Professor, ADAPT, Dublin City University
  • Sonja Zillner (Speaker) Lead Trustworthy AI , Siemens
  • Lindsay Frost (Speaker) Chief Standardisation Eng., NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Ashok Ganesh (Speaker) Director Market Perspectives & Innovation, CEN-CENELEC
AI standards work is ongoing at ISO and IEEE primarily focusing on standards to improve market efficiency and address ethical concerns. Further policy objectives, like responsible deployment and use of safety specifications in fundamental research...
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12:00 - 13:30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Application Track 2 - Health
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This session gives a high level view of AI in Healthcare whitepaper written by Healthcare subgroup, Application Task Force of BDVA. The whitepaper gives a viewpoint of European stakeholders on AI in healthcare. It documents the outcome of a litera...
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12:00 - 13:00 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Application Track 5 - Smart society
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In this session, we present a novel software ecosystem, developed within the European-funded project ELASTIC, capable of exploiting the distributed computing capabilities of the compute continuum of the smart city, while guaranteeing additional pr...
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13:30 - 14:00 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm 13:30
Sponsored talk
  • Martin Serrano (Sponsor speaker) Senior Research Fellow - UIoT Research Unit Director, i3-MARKET

Digital Single Market is a central part of the European Commission strategy, which aims to make the EU's markets diversity converge into a single market fit for the digital age – Digital Single Market has the challenge of tearing down regula...

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13:30 - 14:00 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm 13:30
Sponsored talk

This sponsor talk aims at presenting the EU-funded H2020 project PLATOON.

PLATOON aims to digitalise the energy sector, enabling thus higher levels of operational excellence with the adoption of disrupting technologies. PLATOON will develop a COSMA...

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14:00 - 15:30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
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  • Aljoscha Burchardt (Chair) Senior Researcher, DFKI
  • Natalie Bertels (Chair) Valorisation Manager - Senior legal researcher, IMEC / KU Leuven / Big Data Value Association
  • Freek Bomhof (Chair) senior consultant, TNO
  • Sabine Ammon (Speaker) Professor, TU Berlin
  • Joanna Bryson (Speaker) Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School
  • Raja Chatila (Speaker) Professor emeritus, Université Sorbonne
  • Andrea Renda (Speaker) Senior Research Fellow, Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and Digital Economy, CEPS; Part-time Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI., CEPS and EUI
The fast and far-reaching introduction of Data and AI technologies in all sectors has a big impact on our personal lives and on our society as a whole. The opportunities to bring new solutions to societal problems are paramount. We should however ...
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14:00 - 15:30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
Concept:
During this session, we will explore potential and existing models of collaboration/federation in cross-border initiatives that can be applied in a practical / realistic way to foster data driven innovation at European level, and make thi...
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14:00 - 15:30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
  • Gabriel Gonzalez-Castane (Parallel session chair) Senior Research Coordinator, Insight-Centre for Data Analytics, University College of Cork
  • Michela Milano (Speaker) Head of the Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence ALMA-AI, University of Bologna
  • Urszula Sobek (Speaker) Project Manager, FundingBox
  • Joachim Koehler (Speaker) Director of Business Unit Content Technologies and Services, Fraunhofer IAIS
  • Arnaud Gotlieb (Speaker) Senior Research Scientist, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Dusica Marijan (Speaker) Senior Research Scientist, SIMULA Research Laboratory
  • Prof. Dr. Alexandre Dolgui (Speaker) IMT Atlantique, Head of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences Department

The main objective of this session is to give to the audience an overview on the AI4EU project and ecosystem, from the Networks of Excellence (NoEs) to those that linked to its ecosystem – Services and AI for Manufacturing, for example.

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14:00 - 15:30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Startup activities
  • Alberto Sierra (Parallel session chair) Data Market Services Coordinator - (H2020ICT), ZABALA Innovation Consulting
  • Sara Mateo (Parallel session chair) Zabala Innovation Consulting
  • Maria Anguiano (Parallel session chair) R&D Consultant, Project Manager, DMS Accelerator
  • Diego López de Ipiña (Speaker) Associate Professor, European Data Incubator
During this session the selected startups from the EDI (5) and DMS (5) programme will have the opportunity to virtually pitch in front of an audience which can ask questions after the pitches.

There is a strong need to develop vital ecosystems to ...
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15:30 - 16:00 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 3:30 pm 15:30
Sponsored talk

Lots of specific approaches exist to design and implement responsible AI systems. Integration is a challenge. The session aims to give a taste of how the different concepts could be put together.

The objective is to stimulate the debate on how &ls...

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15:30 - 16:30 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm 15:30
Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
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  • Ed Curry (Parallel session chair) Vice President, BDVA / Insight / NUI Galway
  • Ernestina Menasalvas (Parallel session chair) Profesor, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
  • Artur Romão (Speaker) Director, Innovation and Development, DECSIS
  • Rocco Defina (Speaker) Managing Partner, OXYS Computing
  • Silvia Merisio (Speaker) Policy Officer at DG Connect European Commission, European Commission
  • Niels Linden (Speaker) Senior Director, Capgemini Invent
  • Mary Cleary (Speaker) Secretary General, Irish Computer Society, Irish Computer Society

The rise of Big Data has caused a huge demand of data analysts, data scientists, data engineers and data-savvy business executives. As AI becomes transformational across end-markets from enterprise to consumer platforms, from cybersecurity to robo...

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16:00 - 17:30 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 4:00 pm 16:00
Application Track 4 - Autonomous systems
  • Frank Kirchner (Chair) Executive Director DFKI/Professor, DFKI/University of Bremen/Platform Lernende Systeme
  • Anibal Ollero (Chair) Full Professor, Universidad de Sevilla/euRobotics
  • Wolfram Burgard (Speaker) Toyota Autonomous Driving chair & University Freiburg
  • Isabel Pozo (Speaker) VP Head of Airspace Management, Airbus
  • Feiyu Xu (Speaker) Global Head of Artificial Intelligence, SAP, SAP
  • Kean Liu (Speaker) General Manager, CRRC Zhuzhou Institute
  • Sigang He (Speaker) Europe Chief Adviser, CRRC Zhuzhou Institute
This track addresses the current challenges that arise at the interface between Big Data and autonomous systems for industry and the development of autonomous systems. Especially the interface between data infrastructures, data access and data sha...
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16:00 - 17:30 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 4:00 pm 16:00
Application Track 2 - Health
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  • Paolo Giudici (Speaker) Professor of Statistics and Data Science at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia
  • Martina Barbero (Speaker) Operations Manager, Big Data Value Association
  • Anna Cattani-Scholz (Speaker) Delegate for Key Technologies - Brussels office, Helmholtz Association
  • Andrew Emerson (Speaker) Application specialist, CINECA
  • Saila Rinne (Speaker) Head of Sector - EU policies, DG CONNECT, Unit "eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing", European Commission
  • Ralf Heyder (Speaker) Head of Administrative Office for External Networking and Strategic Partnerships - Coordinator of the National Research Network of University Medicine on Covid-19, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Most research programmes and projects which were launched at the very beginning of the COVID19 crisis are today in full speed and starting to produce results. The European Commission and national governments reacted fast in establishing specific c...
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16:00 - 17:30 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 4:00 pm 16:00
Application Track 3 - Data Driven AI solutions
  • Anca Costea (Parallel session chair) Manager, Policies, Strategies and International Cooperation, Terrasigna
  • Codrina Ilie (Parallel session chair) GIS/RS Specialist, Terrasigna
  • Florin Serban (Parallel session chair) Managing Director, Terrasigna
  • Francesco Barbato (Speaker) Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Manolis Koubarakis (Speaker) ExtremeEarth
  • Sergio Albani (Speaker) Head of RTDI Unit, European Union Satellite Centre
  • Emmanuel Pajot (Speaker) Secretary General, EARSC
  • María Ballester (Speaker) Senior Project Manager, GMV Aerospace and Defence
  • Ana Sebastian (Speaker) Business Development Manager for EO Applications -, GMV
  • Alessandro Donati (Speaker) Artificial Intelligence & Operations Innovation Manager, ESA
Scrutinizing the European progress, ongoing and planned initiatives, it  is safe to say that Europe has all the necessary building blocks prepared to assume leadership in the development of a robust AI ecosystem, with a high emphasis on the w...
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16:30 - 17:30 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm 16:30
Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
  • Stefan Göllner (Parallel session chair) Innovation manager, Stifterverband / AI Campus
  • Jan Smith (Speaker) Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden
  • Amy Loutfi (Speaker) Professor, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Artificial Intelligence, Department of Science and Technology, Örebro University
  • Florian Rampelt (Speaker) Managing Director , AI Campus / KI-Campus
  • Natalie Cernecka (Speaker) IMT
  • Ville Valtonen (Speaker) Reaktor Education

In order to realize the tremendous potentials that Artificial Intelligence and BIG DATA technologies are expected to have as a main driver for economical, technological and societal innovation, joint efforts are needed across Europe to improve AI ...

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Thursday, November 5
09:00 - 10:00 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am 09:00
General track
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BDVe project and BDVA have organized  this year the second edition of the Best Success Story (BSS) contest. The objective of this activity is threefold: 1) to promote and give visibility to the results produced by PPP projects or BDVA SMEs, 2...
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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Application Track 2 - Health
  • Klemens Budde (Chair) Charité Universitatsmedizin Berlin/Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Milan Petkovic (Chair) AI & Data Science Department Head, Philips
  • Thomas Wiegand (Speaker) Professor / Executive Director, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute
  • Ioana-Maria Gligor (Speaker) Head of Unit European Reference Networks and Digital Health, European Commission - DG SANTE
  • Catherine Collin (Speaker) MD, Senior Executive Consultant, University of Copenhagen - EU-STANDS4PM
  • Jan Baumbach (Speaker) Professor and scientific coordinator, Technical University Munich - Feature Cloud
  • Edwin Morley-Fletcher (Speaker) President - Project coordinator, Lynkeus
  • Christos Xenakis (Speaker) Professor - Project coordinator, University of Piraeus - CUREX
  • Maria-Esther Vidal (Speaker) Head of the Scientific Data Management Group and Professor, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Veronika von Messling (Speaker) Director General, Life Sciences Division, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
When innovation learns from the best data available, health outcomes for patients improve. This is why, in the age of artificial intelligence, digitized data has become the key driver for innovation in healthcare. Furthermore, availability of heal...
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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces

When it comes to shaping Europe´s digital future, European member states and regions struggle to design and implement data sharing policies and strategies.

It is the European Data Strategy, with its vision to make the EU a leader in a data-d...
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10:00 - 11:30 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:00 am 10:00
Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
  • Daniel Alonso Roman (Speaker) ITI - Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnerships Driver, BDVA i-Spaces group chair / EUHubs4Data coordinator
  • Diego López de Ipiña (Speaker) Associate Professor, European Data Incubator
  • Juan Cadavid (Speaker) EU Affairs Manager, CEA /REACH project
  • Maria Anguiano (Speaker) R&D Consultant, Project Manager, DMS Accelerator
  • Alexandra Garatzogianni (Speaker) Head of Knowledge &Technology Transfer, Coordinator of H2020 MediaFutures & TRUSTS , Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology (TIB), Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)
  • Kimmo Rossi (Speaker) Head of Sector "Research and Innovation Execution", European Commission - DG CNECT - Unit G1
  • Elena Simperl (Speaker) Professor of computer science, King's College London

The goal of this session is to bring together European Data incubators to find complementarities, synergies and to identify ways of collaboration towards the future. This session brings together all the past, ongoing and new data incubators part o...

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10:00 - 11:00 10:00 am - 11:00 am 10:00 am 10:00
Application Track 1 - Manufacturing
  • Sergio Gusmeroli (Parallel session chair) Research Coordinator, Project Manager of the AI REGIO project, Politecnico di Milano
  • Sabine Hafner-Zimmermann (Parallel session chair) Senior Project Manager, AI REGIO (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum)
  • Giovanna Galasso (Speaker) Director, Pwc
  • Angelo Marguglio (Speaker) Research Area Manager and Head of the "Smart Industry and Agrifood" Unit, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa
  • Helena Rodrigues (Speaker) Programme Officer, European Commission

In the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 of the EC, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the three main technological pillars of the Digital Europe Program (see the AI Data and Robotics Partnership website). In the Spirit of D...

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10:00 - 13:30 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 10:00 am 10:00
Application Track 5 - Smart society
After 3 years of research and innovation, BigDataStack project finally deployed a software able to analyse data in a holistic fashion across multiple data stores and from several sources, handling analytics on both data in flight and at rest.

A co...
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11:00 - 12:00 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am 11:00
Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
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  • Spyros Evangelatos (Speaker) Senior Research & Innovation Specialist, INTRASOFT International
  • Daniel Calvo Alonso (Speaker) Head of AI, Data & Robotic unit, ATOS Research and Innovation
  • Jürgen Neises (Speaker) R&I Subsidies Program Manager, Fujitsu
  • Mariza Konidi (Parallel session chair) Research & Innovation Communication and Project Management Specialist, INTRASOFT International
This session will serve to familiarize the audience with the SecureIoT solution and how data analytics and machine learning can assist in enhancing cybersecurity.

The objectives of this session are:
  • To reveal the power of data in terms of predicti...
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11:30 - 12:00 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am 11:30
Sponsored talk
The current Covid-caused crisis has not stopped the concept of the intelligent city (“Smart City”), but rather accelerated it. Bringing digitization directly to the individual citizen is a must, but for cities and the public sector, it...
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12:00 - 13:30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Application Track 3 - Data Driven AI solutions
  • Christoph Peylo (Chair) Global Head of Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bosch Center of Artificial Intelligence/Platform Lernende Systeme
  • Vivian Kiousi (Chair) Senior Business Innovation Manager / Head of Transport Lab, INTRASOFT International SA / Big Data Value Association
  • Axel Hahn (Speaker) Member of the Board; Chair Executive Board of Division Transportation, OFFIS – Institut für Informatik e.V. and Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Rudolf Felix (Speaker) Managing Director, PSI FLS Fuzzy Logik & Neuro Systeme GmbH, Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Anatoly Sherman (Speaker) Sick GmbH and Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Yannis Theodoridis (Speaker) Professor, University of Piraeus
  • Tobias Jacobs (Speaker) Senior Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe
  • Panos Georgakis (Speaker) Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton

Currently the transformation of the multimodal transportation ecosystem is happening now – changes are rapid and involve all modes of transportation. New players use the power of real-time data to offer personalized door-to-door travel and ...

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12:00 - 13:30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
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Recently the EC has issued a consultation in which the need for AI regulation played an important role.  There were 1200 contributions, so 50% more than the Data Strategy consultation. Some 350 companies (the same as data sharing), 400 from c...
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12:00 - 13:00 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
Cloud technologies are key enablers to unleash the potential of the European data economy and ensure its industrial competitiveness, providing secure data storage and sharing, as well as empowering applications and solutions ranging from artificia...
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12:00 - 13:00 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00
Application Track 2 - Health
Currently hospitals store and grow massive collections of 3D data that are not accessible by researchers, professionals and companies. About 2.7 petabytes a year are stored in the EU26. In parallel to the advances made in the health sector, new 3D...
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13:30 - 14:00 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm 13:30
Sponsored talk
  • Loretta TIOIELA (Sponsor speaker) AI Industry and Ecosystem Strategy Advisor, Huawei
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13:45 - 15:30 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 1:45 pm 13:45
Application Track 3 - Data Driven AI solutions
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Availability of data for financial services is key to unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence technologies: the INFINITECH project, lighthouse EU H2020 project, approaches application deployment by leveraging on testbeds and sandboxes. Th...
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14:00 - 15:30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Application Track 5 - Smart society
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  • Seiler, Charlotte (Chair) AI Innovation Manager, Berlin Partner
  • Roberto Di Bernardo (Chair) Head of Open Government group (R&D Laboratory), Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA / BDVA
  • Vega Rodrigálvarez (Chair) Project Manager, ITAINNOVA / Big Data Value Association
  • Tonia Sapia (Speaker) Marketing and Project Manager, FIWARE Foundation
  • Davor Meersman (Speaker) CEO, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)
  • Stefan Höffken (Speaker) Head of Urban Data & Platform, Tegel Projekt GmbH
  • Kaisa Sibelius (Speaker) Project manager and coordinator of AI4Cities project, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • Benjamin Seibel (Speaker) Director CityLAB, Technologiestiftung Berlin
The term ‘Smart Society’ encompasses several areas including smart city, smart governance, smart mobility and smart environment. All these perspectives are central to developing societies that are both sustainable and connected in a sm...
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14:00 - 15:30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Application Track 3 - Data Driven AI solutions
  • Nuria Lama (Parallel session chair) European Programmes Manager, Member of the Board of Directors of BDVA, Atos Research and Innovation
  • Ana Antunes (Speaker) Agronomist, SmartRural S.L
  • Giorgio Micheletti (Speaker) Consulting Director, IDC
  • Arne Berre (Speaker) SINTEF and NorwAI
  • Ioanna Roussaki (Speaker) Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens
  • Panos Ilias (Speaker) IT Business Analyst - DjustConnect, ILVO
  • Sander Jenssen (Speaker) Team Lead, Wageningen Environmental Research, Team Earth informatics
  • Luisa Volpe (Speaker) Head of Policy Development, World Farmers Organisation
  • Rita Gentili (Speaker) Coldiretti
The agrifood sector is one of the most important in Europe, not only because of its contribution to the economy, but also because of its relevance for rural areas, preservation of the environment or impact on citizens’ health. As many other ...
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14:00 - 15:00 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 14:00
Application Track 2 - Health
  • Alexandra Muñoz (Parallel session chair) Science communicator, INCLIVA
  • Wiebke Düttmann-Rehnolt (Speaker) M.D., Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Dimitrios Vogiatzis (Speaker) Research Associate & Co-ordinator of the MS in Data Science at ACG, Deree, NCSR "Demokritos" & The American College of Greece, Deree
  • Georg Langs (Speaker) Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, contextflow
The BigMedilytics (Big Data for Medical Analytics) project is one of the largest EU-funded “Lighthouse” initiatives to transform the region’s healthcare sector by using state-of-the-art big data technologies to achieve breakthrou...
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15:45 - 16:45 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm 15:45
General track

This session is for all those who have built the Big Data community of the Big Data Value Association and the Big Data Value Public Privare Partnership during these years. Before entering into a new adventure, let’s share the best memories a...

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15:45 - 16:45 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm 15:45
Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
  • Ray Walshe (Speaker) Dublin City University (DCU)
  • Thomas Hahn (Speaker) Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG
  • Márta Dr. Nagy-Rothengass (Speaker) Head of Unit Data and matadata services, standards, European Commission - Eurostat - Unit B5
  • Fergal Finn (Speaker) Standards Manager - Innovation, Policy and Business Development, National Standards Authority of Ireland
  • Stefan Weisgerber (Speaker) Head of Digital Platforms, DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.
  • Martin Brynskov (Speaker) Chair, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) / Aarhus University

This Expert Panel Session will discuss the priority standards of the Digital Single Market and will explore future and ongoing technology standards initiatives. The objective is to identify industry, academic and societal priorities for standards ...

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15:45 - 16:45 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm 15:45
Application Track 1 - Manufacturing
  • Sergio Gusmeroli (Parallel session chair) Research Coordinator, Project Manager of the AI REGIO project, Politecnico di Milano
  • Kosmas Alexopoulos (Parallel session chair) Market 4.0 (Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, LMS)
  • Gerhard Goldbeck (Speaker) Managing Director, Goldbeck Consulting Ltd
  • Maria BELTRAN (Speaker) WeldGalaxy Project, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) - LifeSTech
  • Dimitrios Liparas (Speaker) Research & Innovation Manager, Intrasoft International

Data Marketplaces are the main vehicles driving EU society and industry “Towards a European Data Sharing Space” (see BDVA position paper). According to this report “Data Marketplaces are built on Data Spaces and Data Platforms wh...

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15:45 - 16:45 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm 15:45
Application Track 5 - Smart society
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Concept:
The session showcases examples of Smart Government initiatives across Europe that integrate AI, Digital Twins and Big Data solutions. A focus lies on co-creating services with the use of the 3 aforementioned technologies.

Objectives:
  • Id...
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17:00 - 17:30 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 5:00 pm 17:00
General track
  • Thomas Hahn (Speaker) Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG
  • Jack Thoms (Speaker) Deputy Site Director DFKI Berlin, DFKI
  • Hodan Omaar (Speaker) Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
  • Alexander Wong (Speaker) Co-founder, Chief Scientist / Canada Research Chair, DarwinAI / University of Waterloo
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