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Programme

The provisional programme of the conference is now online.

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08:00-09:00

Registration & Coffee

  Conference Room 1

09:00-09:20

Welcome EDF2015

Moderator: Camille Ney

Gabriel Crean, CEO, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) – Conference host

09:20-10:10

Future Data Vision Session

Stefan Rohringer, Vice President, Development Center Graz & Deputy CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Data challenges and opportunities for the European traditional industry-ways towards Industry 4.0

Norbert Gaus, Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Technology Center, Siemens AG

Smart Data – THE driving force for industrial applications

10:10-10:40

EDF2015 Opening

Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

 

10:40-11:10 Coffee Break

11:10-11:40

Future Data Vision Panel

Moderator: Camille Ney

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

Jean-Paul Zens, First Government Counsellor, Media and Communications Department, Ministry of State, Luxembourg

Norbert Gaus, Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Technology Center, Siemens AG

Christian Reimsbach-Kounatze, Internet economist and policy analyst, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI)

Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, HERE Deutschland GmbH and Nokia Technology GmbH

 

11:40-13:00

Session 1: Industrial Challenges & Applications 1

Moderators: Norbert Koppenhagen, SAP SE & Jens Lehmann, University of Leipzig

Stefan Auerbach, CEO, Lufthansa Systems

Data Perspectives in the Airline Industry

Elena Alfaro, CEO, BBVA Data & Analytics

Creating new value with financial data

Karim Michel Sabbagh, President & CEO, SES SA

Big Data: Satellites are a Key Piece of the Digital Highway

Christian Reimsbach-Kounatze, Internet economist and policy analyst, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI)

Data-Driven Innovation for Growth and Well-Being: How ready are European countries?

13:00

EDF2015 Poster Session

November 16, 2015 at 13:00 - November 17, 2015 at 16:00

13:00-14:20

Lunch

 

Conference Room 1

Conference Room C

14:20-15:40

Session 2 : Industrial Challenges & Applications 2

Moderators: Norbert Koppenhagen, SAP SE & Jens Lehmann, University of Leipzig

Session 3: Big and Open Data. The contribution/role of public institutions

Moderator: Eva Benova, Director-General (acting), Publications Office of the European Union

Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, HERE Deutschland GmbH and Nokia Technology GmbH

Data ownership in mobility

Wendy Carrara, Director and EU policy advisor, Capgemini Consulting

The European Data Portal: reaping the benefits of Open Data

Jorge Sanz, Director, National University of Singapore Business Analytics Center

Business analytics

Norbert Hohn & Marc Küster, Publications Office of the European Union

The EU as a provider of linked and open data

 

Panel: Industrial Challenges & Applications in the European Data Economy

Moderator: Stefanie Lindstaedt, Graz University of  Technology

Stefan Auerbach , CEO, Lufthansa Systems

Elena Alfaro, CEO, BBVA Data & Analytics

Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, HERE Deutschland GmbH and Nokia Technology GmbH

Jorge Sanz, Director, National University of Singapore Business Analytics Center

Mariana Kotzeva, Deputy Director-General, Eurostat

New frontiers for official statistics

 

Ivar Østhassel, Assistant Director ICT, Statsbygg

The State of Estate: An open data based reporting service for the state-owned properties in Norway

 

15:40-16:10

Coffee Break & Poster Session

 

Conference Room 1

16:10-16:50

Scientific Keynote

Introduced by: Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University, London

Smart Video Data

 

Conference Room 1

Conference Room C

16:50-18:10

Session 4: Newest Trends in Big Data Technology

Moderator: Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Session 5: Open data is open for business: European success stories

Session introduced by Elena Simperl, University of Southampton

Building an open data incubator: the story so far

Frédérique Segond, Research Director, Viseo, France

The truth of the data pudding is in the integrating

Itay Reiner, Big Data Product Manager, NICE Customer Engagement Analytics Solution, NICE Systems, Israel

Leveraging Big Data to Optimize Customer Experience

Mohamed Boukhebouze, CETIC Research Centre

Towards an On-board Personal Data Mining Framework For P4 Medicine

Tomas Pariente Lobo, Atos SA

Veracity: The 4th Challenge of Big Data

Stefano M. Esposito, Founder & CEO, Rethink

InSymbio - Fostering the transition to a Circular Economy model thanks to Open Data

Victor Gross, CommoPrices

How Customs Open Data improves & democratizes Commodities Market Intelligence

Ian Makgill, SpendNetwork

Tackling deficits using data

Martin Kaltenböck, Semantic Web Company & Clemens Wass, OpenLaws

OpenLaws: Improving access to justice with open data and semantic tools

18:10-18:30

Closing Day 1 of EDF2015

 

 

19:30-23:30

Gala Dinner – ECCL Lobby

Moderators: Jens Lehmann, University of Leipzig & Stefanie Lindstaedt, Graz University of  Technology

20:35-21:15

Marc Schiltz, Executive Head – Secretary General, Luxembourg National Research Fund

Research with impact

eccenca European Data Innovator Award

Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Hans-Christian Brockmann, CEO, eccenca GmbH

Percussion pieces by Ensemble de Percussion du Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg

08:00-09:15

Reception & Coffee

09:15-10:00

EDF2015 Opening Day 2

Moderator: Camille Ney

Marc Hansen, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg 

Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner of the European Commission for Digital Economy and Society

10:00-10:40

Innovation Keynote

Dr. Tanja Rueckert, Executive Vice President, IoT & Customer Innovation, SAP SE

Innovation in Digital Economy

10:40-11:10

Coffee Break

11:10-11:40

Introduced by: Camille Ney

Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director Media & Data, Directorate General Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

Setting the framework conditions for the data economy: The Digital Single Market initiative and the infrastructural needs of a thriving data economy

 

Conference Room 1

Conference Room C

11:40-13:00

Session 6: Educating Data Scientists & Data Skills

Moderator: John Domingue, The Knowledge Media Institute

Session 7: Multilingual Big Data for eCommerce and e-Services

Moderator: Márta Nagy-Rothengass, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Session introduced by Paul Rübig, Member of the European Parliament

Language Technologies (video message)

Panelists:

Carlos Romero Dexeus, Director of Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, SEGITTUR, Spain

Opportunities for Language Technologies in the Tourism Sector

Jochen Hummel, Chairman LT-Innovate, and CEO ESTeam, Germany

Multilingual Digital Single Market

Tatjana Gornostaja, TILDE, Latvia

Coupling Language and Knowledge via e-Service Ecosystem

Carsten Kraus, CEO, Omikron, Germany

Semantic Search

Gabriella Cattaneo, Associate Vice President, IDC's European Government Consulting unit

Towards the Data-Driven Economy

Frank Bensberg, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Gandalf Buscher, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig

The Impact of Big Data on the Job Market – Results from a Job Mining Study

Elena Simperl, University of Southampton

The EDSA data skills dashboard

Orlando Machado, Chief Data Scientist, MoneySuperMarket.com

Data Science: Bridging the skills gap

Sergio Gusmeroli, IT Research Manager, TXT e-Solutions SpA, Italy

Implementing Factories of the Future and Industry 4.0 paradigms: the role of data-driven skills and blue collar workers' education

13:00-14:30

Lunch

 

Conference Room 1

Conference Room C

14.30-16:00

Session 8: Innovation Panel

Moderator: Stefanie Lindstaedt, Graz University of  Technology

Stefan Rohringer, Vice President, Development Center Graz & Deputy CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Klaas Wilhelm Bollhöfer, CIO, The Unbelievable Machine Company

Anat Elhalal, Lead Technologist - Data, Digital Catapult Centre

The Data Catalyser: Collaborative Proprietary Data Innovation

Alexandre Marty, CASD, Kamel Gadouche, CASD, Franck Cotton, INSEE and Nawres Guedria, CASD, France

CASD-TeraLab, Secure Access to Big Data

Volker MarklAsterios Katsifodimos and Christoph Boden, TU Berlin

Apache Flink: A fast, scalable, and declarative open-source platform for Big Data Analytics

Session 9: Industrial Challenges & Applications 3

Moderator: Muriel Foulonneau, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Alexander Duisberg, Bird & Bird LLP, Munich

Christian Winkler, mgm technology partners GmbH

Automated driving – Data security, data privacy and liability questions in real life use cases

Arild Waaler & Jarl S. Magnusson, University of Oslo

Taking Ontology-Based Data Access out of the Laboratory: experiences from a use case deployment at Statoil

Carl Per Magnus Wicén, CEO, KISEA AB

KIRUNA CITYLAB: What is it, why do it, what is the challenge, what are the benefits and how to do it

Rob Koper, Professor of Learning Sciences & Learning Technologies, CELSTEC, Open University of the Netherlands

Smart Cities: Towards Smart Citizens

Mark J Forster, Team Leader Chemical Indexing Unit, Syngenta R&D and Chair of ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

Open Innovation in the Agri-food industry: the utility and importance of public data in life science R&D

Piek Vossen, VU Amsterdam

The NewsReader vision

 

Conference Room 1

16:00-16.40

Closing Keynote

Lauren Sager Weinstein, Head of Analytics, Transport for London

Innovations in London’s transport: Big Data for a better customer experience

16.40-17.00

Closing EDF2015

Muriel Foulonneau, Researcher, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Closing EDF2015

John Domingue, Director, The Knowledge Media Institute

Presentation of EDF 2016 location and chairs