Future Events

Oct
14
Mon
European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) @ SCANDIC MARINA CONGRESS CENTER
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the main event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community. In 2017 the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT) joined forces to create this event fusion of the former EDF (European Data Forum) and the BDVA Summit.

This year EBDVF2019 is by BDVA, in collaboration of the European Commission and VTT as the main local organizer. The European Big Data Value Forum 2019 aims to continue the success of previous editions, where on average every year around 700 industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policymakers coming from 40 different countries attended the event. It will be organised in October and we expect 600 participants. The organiser committee of this event includes, in addition to BDVA, the EC and VTT, multiple Finnish industrial, Innovation and Research players as well as international companies and other research institutions.

BDVA is an Industry-driven and fully self-financed an international non–for-profit organisation under Belgian law. BDVA has almost 200 members all over Europe with a well-balanced composition of large and small and medium-sized industries (over 30% of SMEs), as well as research and user organizations. The full list of members can be found here.

Oct
16
Wed
Next Generation Internet of Things Workshop @ CENTRE DE CONFÉRENCES ALBERT BORSCHETTE
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Next Generation Internet of Things Workshop @ CENTRE DE CONFÉRENCES ALBERT BORSCHETTE | Etterbeek | Bruxelles | Belgium

Workshop on research priorities for the Next Generation of Internet of Things

The participants of the workshop “Next Generation Internet of Things” organized by the European Commission will discuss research and innovation actions as well as possible policy measures to be taken at EU level. The workshop addresses researchers, industry, application developers and start-ups.

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications are bringing fundamental changes to all sectors of society and economy and constitute an essential element of the Next Generation Internet (NGI). IoT technologies and applications are changing the way users, services and applications interact with the real world environment in a trusted way. The European Commission supports the future research and innovation of IoT technologies and applications, and therefore intends to discuss:

  • technologies
  • market drivers
  • main challenges in the area

These factors are bringing fundamental changes to all sectors of society and economy and constitute an essential element of the NGI.

About the workshop

The workshop should discuss novel IoT concepts and solutions to underpin the NGI vision and make provision for predicting future events, trigger actions and moving decisions to the point of interest in order to better serve the end-user. Participants should think of possible use cases with advanced needs in areas such as:

  • wearables
  • transportation
  • agriculture
  • homes
  • health
  • energy
  • manufacturing

The workshop should reflect on key elements for drafting a roadmap for next generation IoT, which is supported by the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) NGIoT.

The European Commission will support a first set of projects under the NGI umbrella through the call ICT-56-2020 Next Generation Internet of Things. This call has been opened on 9 July 2019 and it will close on 16 January 2020. During the afternoon, a special session will give an opportunity to the participants to present their possible ideas. One session will be also organised by the IDEALIST in order to support match-making of the consortia.

Download the agenda here.


The participants of the workshop will be given opportunity to present 5 minutes pitches covering the topic. As these presentations will be strictly time limited they should be composed of maximum 5 slides. Please address you pitch presentations to  by 14th October. The presentations will be then made available in the meeting room on the day of the event. 

Luiss Debates – Ethics in the Digital Age @ Luiss LOFT
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Luiss Debates are created to foster interaction between scholars and the business community, national and international institutions, and different social actors. Thus, by producing relevant and insightful knowledge that positively impacts the world, they promote social sciences as actionable disciplines that can translate theories into social and economic progress. Over the past months, Luiss Debates have been held on topics such as leadership, artificial intelligence and innovation and sustainability.
In today’s debate, Paolo Benanti, Luciano Floridi and Giuseppe Italiano will share the stage to engage in a discussion on the ethical implications of technology in the digital age.

Paolo Benanti is a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular from 1999. He has experience in the technical field with studies in Engineering and in the field of ethics with philosophical and theological studies. The doctoral research he has undertaken is meant to synthesize the competences acquired, providing an original contribution to biomedical ethics. He works in academics as Professor in Moral Theology, Bioethics and Neuroethics. At the same time he provides consulting in pastoral of healthcare and teaches refresher courses in bioethics for the training of parish workers.

Luciano Floridi is OII‘s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, and Professorial Fellow of Exeter College. He is Turing Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and Chair of its Data Ethics Group, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Senior Member of the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. His research concerns primarily Digital Ethics (aka Information and Computer Ethics), the Philosophy of Information, and the Philosophy of Technology.

Giuseppe F. Italiano is Professor of Computer science at Luiss University.  His background, which includes also a five-year experience in industrial research, puts him in a unique position to carry out work that combines basic research with strong focus on applications. In 2016 Giuseppe was nominated EATCS Fellow for his “fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms for solving theoretical and applied problems in graphs and massive data sets, and for his role in establishing the field of algorithm engineering”.

Welcome address by Professor Alessandro Zattoni Dean of the Luiss Department of Business and Management.

Oct
22
Tue
UNLEASH WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO 2019 @ PARIS CONVENTION CENTRE
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

UNLEASH World Conference & Expo is the world’s largest show on the Future of Work and Workforce Technology. The event is a unique opportunity for all HR leaders and decision makers to network with industry peers, meet influencers and UNLEASH speakers, explore the latest of next-gen technologies and come away with actionable business intelligence. By attending UNLEASH World, you are putting yourself at the epicenter of the workforce revolution.

Join the UNLEASH family and take the lead in helping your organization accelerate sustained performance!

To find out more, download our brochure, or get your ticket here.

Oct
23
Wed
INFO SESSION ICT-54-2020 @ WEB-STREAMED | TIME CET
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

INFO SESSION BLOCKCHAIN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION INTERNET ICT-54-2020 | 1st info webinar

Tuesday, October 23, 2019
11:30 am  |  (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris  |  1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 166 905 917
Meeting password: ICT54-webinar1 (42854093 from phones)

JOIN
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Each RIA in the three sub-topics above, through an agile and flexible process, will support third party projects from outstanding academic research groups, hi-tech startups, SMEs and other multidisciplinary actors, so that multiple third parties will be funded in parallel contributing to the research and innovation area. As the primary purpose of the action is to support and mobilise internet innovators, a minimum of 70% of the total requested EU contribution should be allocated to financial support to the third parties

For more details  https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/ict-54-2020


ICT-54-2020 info

Types of action: Research and Innovation action
Status: Open
Deadline date: 16 January 2020 17:00:00 CET

Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) will be called for in the following three sub-topics. Proposals should address only one of these sub-topics.

  1. Advancing research on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  2. Fostering trust in internet information exchange and content with blockchain
  3. Bringing forward the emergence of collective intelligence on the internet

The webinar will cover the three sub-topics of the call and will give participants the possibility of presenting their project ideas and pose their questions.

This call is one of the last in the H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Programme.

Nov
5
Tue
Our Data Our Future @ La Centrale Lavazza
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day

DECODE is gearing up for its final event: Our Data Our Future: Technologies for a democratic digital society taking place in Torino on 5-6 November 2019. DECODE is brining together an incredible line up of speakers and its set to be a great two days of panels, keynotes and workshops showcasing the DECODE project’s work over the last 3 years. The Symposium will discuss the policy agenda that could help realize the radical democratic potential of decentralized digital technologies. After reviewing the most promising of such technologies on Day One, the Day Two programme will discuss how such projects could fit into the broader context of Europe’s efforts to restore the economic and technological sovereignty of its citizens.

SPREAD THE WORD

Help us with a concerted effort to spread the word about the event. We’ve prepared some tweets for you to share here. We’d really appreciate your support in sharing.

REGISTER YOUR PLACE ASAP

We’d love for as many consortium members to come, but please note that spaces are likely to go very quickly, so please book your tickets before the end of the week to avoid disappointment. You can choose to attend the whole event or select one of the two days.

ARRANGE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

It will be a busy week in Torino with a series of interesting events including the Festival of Technology so we strongly recommend booking your travel and accommodation asap. Below some important information:

  • Date: Tuesday 5 – Wednesday 6th November
  • Location: La Centrale Lavazza, Via Ancona, 10152, Torino

Nov
7
Thu
NGI @ WEB SUMMIT 2019 @ Altice Arena & Fil
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Next-Generation Internet – technology deep-dive

Next-Generation Internet (NGI) is a forward-looking initiative launched in 2018 by the European Commission to fund top-level internet innovators in shaping the human-centric internet of the future. Developers will present the most powerful and promising technologies developed under the 1st year of the program,  in the field of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET), Search and Discovery, Decentralized Data Governance and Blockchain. Moreover, current and future funding opportunities will be presented.

Speakers

  • Olivier Bringer: Head of Unit – Next-Generation Internet, DG CNECT
  • Stefano Foglietta: Program Officer – Next-Generation Internet, DG CNECT
  • Aleksandar Jevremovic and Nuno Garcia: CASPER project – PET, AI, Child Protection
  • Dominik Beron: Decentralize Messaging project – PET, Decentralized Data Governance, SSI
  • Daniel Kastl: CONSENTO project – PET, Password Distributed Management

What is Web Summit?

We’re a company from Dublin, Ireland that holds events across the world: Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in Toronto, RISE in Hong Kong and MoneyConf in Dublin.

Forbes has said we run “the best technology conference on the planet”;
The Atlantic that Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”;
The New York Times that we assemble “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests.”

At a time of great uncertainty for industry upon industry and the world itself, we gather the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next?

Nov
11
Mon
Convergence – The Global Blockchain Congress @ Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

The first edition of the “Convergence” congress brings together the worldwide community of technology start-ups, corporations, regulators and policy makers, researchers and venture capital firms for a 3-day event. The congress gives attendees a chance to develop new networks, hear from experts, and learn how to meet the challenges of blockchain to business and society head on. Join the event and shape the global blockchain debate!

An event all about Convergence

Convergence is the first truly global blockchain conference, bringing together the worldwide blockchain community for an intense dialog with regulators, policy makers, industry influencers and members of the social impact community.

Attendees will enjoy a number of unique opportunities not available at any other blockchain gathering. These include:

  1. A chance to shape the industry through direct dialogue with regulators and policy makers.
    Convergence offers participants a chance to take part in direct discussion with the movers and shapers of the blockchain industry, and in particular regulators, and so help shape not just the future of blockchain but the next generation Internet and digital economy.
  2. An opportunity to help set blockchain priorities for the coming year.
    Participants will take part in conference-wide discussions on priorities for blockchain, with the aim of catalyzing the industry efforts to solve potential hurdles and enable innovation.
  3. A global exposure and a vision of the blockchain “big picture”.
    The conference will have a broad remit, exploring the convergence of blockchain with other technologies, with business, with the legal and regulatory landscape, and with society in general and the social good.

 

Nov
19
Tue
INFO SESSION ICT-54-2020 @ WEB-STREAMED | TIME CET
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

INFO SESSION BLOCKCHAIN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION INTERNET ICT-54-2020 | 2nd info webinar

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:30 am  |  (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris  |  1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 162 043 644
Meeting password: ICT54-webinar2 (42854093 from phones)

JOIN
https://ecwacs.webex.com/ecwacs/j.php?MTID=m2cd73d99541a6a69dc0b21d1172ec76c

Join from a video system or application
Dial
You can also dial 62.109.219.4 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
022008147 Belgium Toll
Global call-in numbers

Each RIA in the three sub-topics above, through an agile and flexible process, will support third party projects from outstanding academic research groups, hi-tech startups, SMEs and other multidisciplinary actors, so that multiple third parties will be funded in parallel contributing to the research and innovation area. As the primary purpose of the action is to support and mobilise internet innovators, a minimum of 70% of the total requested EU contribution should be allocated to financial support to the third parties

For more details  https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/ict-54-2020


ICT-54-2020 info

Types of action: Research and Innovation action
Status: Open
Deadline date: 16 January 2020 17:00:00 CET

Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) will be called for in the following three sub-topics. Proposals should address only one of these sub-topics.

  1. Advancing research on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  2. Fostering trust in internet information exchange and content with blockchain
  3. Bringing forward the emergence of collective intelligence on the internet

The webinar will cover the three sub-topics of the call and will give participants the possibility of presenting their project ideas and pose their questions.

This call is one of the last in the H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Programme.

Nov
21
Thu
SLUSH Helsinki 2019 @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Center
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day
SLUSH Helsinki 2019 @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Center | Helsinki | Finland

Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement with the mission to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs.

THE MOST FOUNDER-FOCUSED EVENT ON EARTH.

Whether your startup is looking for investors, customers, talent, media or advisors, we’ve got them all lined up in Slush Helsinki.

Startup Europe is matchmaking startups and investors at Slush. Startup Europe, together with Business Finland and Slush will also organise a workshop on accelerating Digital Innovation and Ecosystems. Read more here.