AIOTI Signature IoT driving Europe’s technology sovereignty and leadership

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme FOKUS

Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31

10589 Berlin


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Join the debate on cutting-edge technologies with Europe’s leading IoT organization. Hear our vision of how IoT drives European leadership

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08:00 Registration

09:00 Welcome

Prof. dr. Manfred Hauswirth, Executive Director, Fraunhofer FOKUS

Jürgen Sturm, Chairman of the AIOTI Management Board

09:30 Keynote address

Khalil Rouhana, deputy Director General, European Commission, DG Connect

10:30 Break and networking

11:00 Corporate sponsor presentation

11:30 Session 1: Data sovereignty and the role of IoT

12:30 Lunch

14:30 Session 2: Beyond 5G and application in cross-vertical industry domains

15:30 Break and networking

16:00 Presentation of IoT DIH Network, Pierre-Yves Danet, Orange

16:30 Session 3: IoT research priorities in Horizon Europe, sustainability, climate change

17:30 Wrap up and announcing the AIOTI Signature Event 2021

18:00 Cocktails and dinner until 20:00

Session 1: Data Sovereignty and the role of IoT

This session includes a panel discussion focused on:

Technology: how IoT applications and use cases will be affected by data sovereignty developments; addressing the scalability, replicability and interoperability of IoT applications; and how IoT can support data sovereignty and privacy e.g. the IoT-enabled data marketplaces, data lakes etc.

Governance: for platforms facilitating sharing services; use cases and domain examples; will data sovereignty developments like GAIA-X project and IDS require modifications in EU governance, rules and regulations, and what are the differences with US and Chinese solutions?

Standards: can existing IoT standards accommodate the data sovereignty developments or are modifications needed in areas such as of data ontologies and platform interoperability, especially considering developments such as GAIA-X as a federated and open data infrastructure platform?

Panel structure:


Introductory speech

Alban Schmutz, Chairman CISPE

Friedrich Gröteke, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

AIOTI representative

Session 2: Beyond 5G and applications in cross-vertical industry domains

The session includes a panel discussion focused on:

Technology: how will converging tech including 5G, IoT/IIoT, AI, robotics, automation and cloud support vertical and cross-vertical applications?

Research: how research in the context of the Horizon Europe SNS (Smart Networks and Service) partnership and Horizon Europe programme contribute to this technology convergence.

Governance: does this converged world require changes in EU governance, rules and regulations?

Standards: can existing IoT standards accommodate using these converged approaches in vertical and cross-vertical applications?

Panel structure:

Moderator: Colin Wilcock, 5G IA Chairman

Introductory speech: Alexander Bentkus, 5G ACIA

Representative of verticals (ZVEI)

Peter Stuckman, Head of Unit Future Connectivity Systems, European Commission, DG Connect

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Willner, Director Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Center, Fraunhofer FOKUS

Session 3: IoT/IIoT Research priorities in the Horizon Europe programme and the relation to Climate Change

This session covers European autonomy in IoT-related technology sectors, research priorities, new EU partnership, European Commission vision, and a Q&A.

The discussion will explore areas including:• Policies and priorities.

• How IoT technologies can contribute.

• What can and should be done to:

o Help secure Europe’s digital sovereignty.

o Boost research and innovation.

o Retain Europe’s global leadership in next generation intelligent connectivity.

o Achieve the United Nations SDGs.

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Introductory speech: Nikolaos Isaris, European Commission, DG Connect, IoT Unit

Dušan Chrenek, Principal Advisor, European Commission, DG Climate Action

Werner Mohr, 5G IA

AIOTI representative

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