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Summit 2023 Agenda

Please take into account that the Summit 2023 Agenda will be updated regularly. Stay tuned for the latest updates!

Follow each icon to discover how we tangibly embody the objectives throughout our Summit programme.

  • 🔄 Demonstrate Market Adoption
  • âś… Build Transparency & Trust with the GXDCH (Gaia-X Digital Clearing House)
  • 📢 Showcase Political Commitment from Europe & EU

Day 1 – 9 November

Summit Moderators

  • Alejandra Artero Muñoz, Director of Communication, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Digital and AI, Government of Spain
  • Alberto Gago Fernandez, International & EU digital affairs Advisor, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Digital and AI, Government of Spain

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee 

Welcome & Future Strategy 🔄

Morning sessions from 09:00 – 10:30

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome

  • AndrĂ©s PerellĂł, Ambassador and General Director, Casa Mediterráneo
  • Nadia Calviño SantamarĂ­a, First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalization (Recorded Video)
  • Daniel Sáez Domingo, President, Gaia-X Hub Spain

09:30 – 10:15

The Gaia-X Journey & Strategy 2025

  • Catherine Jestin, Gaia-X BoD Chairwoman; Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management, Airbus
  • Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X CEO
  • Oliver Ganser, Catena-X CEO
  • SĂ©bastien Picardat, Agdatahub CEO

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote: How can digital technologies impact the economy in the decades to come?

  • Carlo Ratti, Professor, MIT Senseable City Lab

10:30 – 11:30

Networking Coffee & Expo Area

  • Guided Tours to the Expo Area

Creating value through GXDCH (Gaia-X Digital Clearing House) âś…

Morning sessions from 11:30 – 13:00

11:30 – 12:00

Gaia-X Framework Enabling your Data Driven Value Chain through Trust & Interoperability

  • Roland Fadrany, Gaia-X COO
  • Pierre Gronlier, Gaia-X CTO

12:00 – 12:30

GXDCH in Execution. Ready to Onboard your Projects

  • Roland Fadrany, Gaia-X COO
  • Pierre Gronlier, Gaia-X CTO

12:30 – 13:00

Gaia-X Catalogues Up & Running – from PaaS to Data Space as a Service

  • Roland Fadrany, Gaia-X COO
  • Pierre Gronlier, Gaia-X CTO

13:00 – 14:30

Networking Lunch & Expo Area

  • Guided Tours to the Expo Area

Engage with the Projects 🔄

Afternoon sessions from 14:30 – 17:30

Tech Theatre

14:30 – 15:30

How to Scale Industry Ecosystems Globally

Moderator: Ana GarcĂ­a Robles, BDVA, Secretary General

Participants:

  • Catherine Jestin, Gaia-X BoD Chairwoman; Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management, Airbus
  • Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X CEO
  • Thomas Hahn, Siemens AG Germany, Chief Expert Software
  • Jean-Pascal Riss, Schneider Electric, Industrial Automation Influence Leader
  • Laurent Lafaye, Dawex CO-CEO
  • Kazuo Nakashima, RRI, General Manager, Industrial IoT
  • Douglas Ramsey, Axial Global Advisors, Managing Partner

14:30 – 16:00 Gaia-X for Beginners

Learn how Gaia-X works at a high level and where you can get started with Gaia-X Basic Conformity.

15:30- 16:30

Gaia-X Lighthouses talk about their Go Live plans

Moderator: Petra Makovec, Gaia-X Operation Manager in the COO Team.

Participants:

  • SĂ©bastien Picardat, Agdatahub
  • David Krieff, Eona-X
  • Christian Bölling, EUProGigant
  • Maximilian Staebler, Gaia-X 4 Future Mobility Project Family
  • Norbert Baumert, Mobility Data Space
  • Javier Valiño, Omega-X
  • Klaus Ottradovetz, Structura-X
  • Matthias De Bièvre, Prometheus-X

16:00 – 17:30 Technical Deep Dive on GXDCH

How the Clearing house fits in the Gaia-X building blocks for a dataspace, where to find the available clearing houses and how to use them.

16:30- 17:30

Your Opportunity. Gaia-X Global Strategy

Moderator: Roland Fadrany, Gaia-X COO

Participants: 

  • Eric Ballnath, Principal Architect Google Cloud Data Economy and Ecosystems
  • Peter Koen, Principal Cloud Standards Architect, Microsoft
  • Alfredo Nulli, TIM Enterprise, Cloud Portfolio and CoE
  • Nassima Auvray, Orange, Chief Trust Officer
  • Sven Löffler, T-Systems, Tribe & Chapter Head

17:30

Networking Reception

You’re invited to our Networking Reception, co-hosted by the Gaia-X Spanish Hub, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience authentic Spanish food, sample the flavours of various wines, and enjoy great music. A big pot of Paella will be cooked right in front of you!

Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network or unwind after a long day, this event is the perfect opportunity to do so. Come and join us for an evening of good food, great wine, and good company.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Expo Area

  • The Expo Area is open during all Networking Breaks & the Networking Reception.
  • Join one of the organised Guided Tours to Gaia-X Booth, GXDCH & Communities.
  • Registration will be available on-site at the reception area.

Day 2 – 10 November

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Engaging Europe: Press & Public Dialogue ✅ 📢

Morning sessions from 09:00 – 10:00

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome Day 2

Moderators Summit 2023

  • Alejandra Artero Muñoz, Director of Communication, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Digital and AI, Government of Spain
  • Alberto Gago Fernandez, International & EU digital affairs Advisor, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Digital and AI, Government of Spain

09:15 – 09:45

Press & Audience Q&A

  • Catherine Jestin, Gaia-X BoD Chairwoman; Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management, Airbus
  • Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X CEO
  • Roland Fadrany, Gaia-X COO
  • Pierre Gronlier, Gaia-X CTO
  • Daniel Sáez Domingo, President, Gaia-X Hub Spain

Commitment in Europe 📢

Morning sessions from 10:00 – 12:00

Tech Theatre

10:00 – 10:30

Implementing the Data Governance Act and the Data Act: The Challenges Ahead

  • Moderator: Hubert Tardieu, Gaia-X, Independent Board Member

Participants:

  • Bert Verdonck, CEO, Luxembourg National Data Service (LNDS)
  • Martine Gouriet, Director of Digital Uses, EDF Group
  • Jakob Rehof, Chair, Software Engineering, Technical University Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Coffee & Expo Area

11:00 – 12:00

Member State’s Priorities: from RRF, to DGA and DA implementation, in view of the AI Act – will the EU lead the Data Economy in the end?

Moderator: Alberto Gago Fernandez, International & EU digital affairs Advisor, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Digital and AI, Government of Spain

Participants:

  • Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany
  • Jean-NoĂ«l Barrot, Minister Delegate for Digital, French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty
  • Mario Campolargo, Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative Modernisation – Government of Portugal
  • Valentino Valentini, Deputy Minister Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy
  • Alberto Palomo, Governmental Advisory Board of Gaia-X, State Secretariat for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence/CDO Spanish Government

11:00 – 12:30 Release: from Tagus to Loire

Learn what has been delivered in the Tagus release and what the upcoming features are in the next release – Loire.

Voice of the Market & Interoperability 🔄

Afternoon sessions from 12:00 – 14:00

12:00 – 12:45

Accelerating Data Economy Adoption based on Gaia-X in Spain

  • Moderator: Alberto Palomo, Governmental Advisory Board of Gaia-X, State Secretariat for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence/CDO Spanish Government
  • Participants:
    • Spain’s geopolitical positioning and Data Strategy – Raquel Jorge, Technology and Global Affairs, Policy Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano.
    • Network of experimentation/labs to accelerate the data economy and Gaia-X technologies – Daniel Sáez, Technology Transfer Director ITI, BoD Gaia-X AISBL.
    • SIMPLE LOGISTICS project – Javier GarcĂ­a Fortea, Business deputy director in Logistics Services, ADIF
    • Maturity of Spanish Hub for accelerating Gaia-X adoption – Txetxu SantamarĂ­a, Technology Director / DIGITAL, Tecnalia.

12:45 – 13:20

DSBA, DSSC & Gaia-X Unite, Innovate and Adopt a Joined Framework for Data Spaces

Moderator: Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X ,CEO

Participants:

  • Ana GarcĂ­a Robles, BDVA, Secretary General
  • Cristina Brandtstetter, FIWARE Foundation, CMO
  • Lars Nagel, IDSA, CEO
  • Boris Otto, TU Dortmund University, Professor for Industrial Information Management; Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, Director

13:20 – 13:40

Delivering on the European Data Strategy: The contribution of Gaia-X

  • Pearse O’Donohue, Director of the Future Network Directorate of DG Connect at the European Commission

13:40 – 14:00

Conclusions & Closing Remarks 

  • Carme Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Government of Spain
  • Catherine Jestin, Gaia-X BoD Chairwoman; Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management, Airbus
  • Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X CEO

14:00 – 15:00

Networking Lunch & Expo Area

Expo Area

  • The Expo Area is open during all Networking Breaks.
  • No Guided Tours are provided on Day 2. Enjoy Networking!

15:00 – Gaia-X Hub Spain: Technical & Cultural visit of Alicante

  • Gaia-X Hub Spain invites you to discover the technological environment offered by the town of Alicante and visit the Digital District in the port!
  • TECNOLOGICAL VISIT: 1hour 30 minutes
    In a walking distance of 10 minutes from the Venue of the Summit (Casa Mediterránea), we find one of the technical poles of Alicante: Distrito Digital. Here we are going to visit several enterprises of digitalization, data economy and Artificial Intelligence and we are going to know their use cases and challenges, with enterprises like Aire Network or Accenture.
  • CULTURAL VISIT: 1 hour
    After the technical visit, we invite you to follow us on a fun gymkhana tour into the Alicante downtown, where you can learn about the Cathedral, Townhall, the House of witches, main squares, etc.
  • Find out more here.
  • Register here!