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26/06 - Pre-conference workshops – limited capacity onsite

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee and registration

HALL 100

Discover our workshop on ‘Linked Data Event Streams: From Pilots to Standards,’ where we unveil the latest addition to the SEMIC inventory: LDES. Join us to explore new use cases and implementations of LDES, witness its potential as a publication standard in data spaces, and stay updated on its evolving usage from inception to present. Tailored for professionals across the public sector, academia, and industry with an interest in innovative publication technologies grounded in semantics, this workshop offers a prime opportunity to engage with the LDES community. Whether you’re keen to  participate in pilots or simply wish to familiarize yourself with Linked Data Event Streams, this workshop  will provide a comprehensive overview, inviting you to be part of the conversation.

Moderators:

  • Anastasia Sofou, Semantic Interoperability, External Service Provider, European Commission
  • Pieter Colpaert, University of Ghent
Simon Steuer

Simon
Steuer

Head of Sector

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Tim Thomassen

Tim
Thomassen

Software Developer

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam | Netherlands

Matthias Palmér

Matthias
Palmér

CTO and Co-founder

MetaSolutions AB

Stockholm | Sweden

Julián Rojas

Julián
Rojas

Postdoc Researcher

Ghent University - imec

Ghent | Belgium

Marc Portier

Marc
Portier

Open Science Team Lead

VLIZ vzw

Oostende | Belgium

Aguado Marina

Aguado
Marina

Project Officer

European Union Agency for Railways

Valenciennes | France

Sander Van Dooren

Sander
Van dooren

Solution architect

Digitaal Vlaanderen

Leuven | Belgium

Pieter Colpaert

Pieter
Colpaert

Professor

UGent - IDlab

Gent | Belgium

Ulrika Domellöf Mattsson

Ulrika
Domellöf mattsson

Data specialist

Digg

Stockholm | Sweden

Thimo Thoeye

Thimo
Thoeye

Technology Advisor

OASC

Gent | Belgium

Join us for an engaging and informative workshop session on 'AI for Interoperability'. In this session, experts from the public sector, academia, and industry will share real-life use cases, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities in this innovative field. We will explore how AI supports interoperability in public services through technologies such as machine translation and document summarization. Additionally, we will delve into the synergy between knowledge graphs and Large Language Models. Our panel of experts will also discuss topics like AI and ML model discovery and reusability, as well as the interoperability of chatbots.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry experts and engage in thought-provoking discussions on AI for interoperability and semantics.

Moderators:

  • Razvan Radu - Portal and web service, Publications office
  • Hans Arents - Professor, UGent
  • Florian Barthélemy - Semantic and data consultant, PwC
Antti Helin

Antti
Helin

Ministerial Adviser

Ministry of Finance

Helsinki | Finland

Alberto Abella

Alberto
Abella

Data Modelling Expert

FIWARE foundation

Madrid | Spain

Jeremy RAVENEL

Jeremy
Ravenel

CEO

NaasAI, Inc.

Clichy | France

Razvan-Petru Radu

Razvan-petru
Radu

Deputy HoU

Publications Office

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Emilien Caudron

Emilien
Caudron

AI and semantic developer

PwC Belgium

Brussel | Belgium

Anna-Mari Wallenberg

Anna-mari
Wallenberg

Senior specialist

Ministry of Finance, Finland

Helsi | Finland

Willem van Gemert

Willem
Van gemert

Deputy Head of Unit Data and Format Standardisation Services

Publications Office of the EU

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Arthur Schiltz

Arthur
Schiltz

AI and semantic developer

PwC

Antwerpen | Belgium

Emidio Stani

Emidio
Stani

Consultant

PWC

Saint-Sebastien-Sur-Loire | France

Michał Bukowski

Michał
Bukowski

enterprise architect

Ministry of Digital Aff􏰀airs

Warszawa | Poland

In this workshop, we will explore the forefront of digital government and interoperability research at our workshop dedicated to early-career researchers. Co-organized by the Belgian Presidency, Digital Flanders, the Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s FreshMind initiative, and the Interoperable Europe Academy, this workshop offers a platform for PhD candidates and early post-docs to showcase their research, receive valuable feedback, and engage in discussions with leading experts and peers.

Participants will explore topics such as cross-border interoperability, digital governance, data-driven policymaking, and emerging technologies in the public sector.

The event includes expert panel discussions, and interactive sessions aimed at advancing interoperable public services and digital-ready administrations.

Moderators:

  • Reinhard Laroy, Digital Vlaanderen
  • Alina Maria BREBENEL, Programme Manager, Interoperability and Digital Government, DIGIT, EC
  • JRC
    • Paula Rodriguez Mueller - Scientific project officer, Digital economy JRC, European Commission
    • Sven Schade - Scientific project leader, Digital economy, Digital economy JRC, European Commission
Yves Vanderbeken

Yves
Vanderbeken

PhD Candidate

Open Universiteit Nederland

Stekene | Belgium

Alessandro Paciaroni

Alessandro
Paciaroni

Research Associate

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness asbl

Tallinn | Estonia

Eric Jackson

Eric
Jackson

PhD Candidate

TalTech University

Tallinn | Estonia

Gloria Marinsanti Rwakihembo

Gloria
Marinsanti rwakihembo

PhD Scholar

Roma Tre University

Rome | Italy

Eveline Vlassenroot

Eveline
Vlassenroot

Product Owner

Digitaal Vlaanderen

Gent | Belgium

Michiel Fierens

Michiel
Fierens

Doctoral Researcher

Centre for IT & IP Law KU Leuven

Leuven | Belgium

Giorgia Lodi

Giorgia
Lodi

Technologist

Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTC)

Rome | Italy

Eleonora Bonel

Eleonora
Bonel

Blue Book Trainee

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Štěpán Stenchlák

Štěpán
Stenchlák

PhD Scholar

Charles University

Prague | Czech Republic

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

Discover our workshop on ‘Linked Data Event Streams: From Pilots to Standards,’ where we unveil the latest addition to the SEMIC inventory: LDES. Join us to explore new use cases and implementations of LDES, witness its potential as a publication standard in data spaces, and stay updated on its evolving usage from inception to present. Tailored for professionals across the public sector, academia, and industry with an interest in innovative publication technologies grounded in semantics, this workshop offers a prime opportunity to engage with the LDES community. Whether you’re keen to  participate in pilots or simply wish to familiarize yourself with Linked Data Event Streams, this workshop  will provide a comprehensive overview, inviting you to be part of the conversation.

Moderators:

  • Anastasia Sofou, Semantic Interoperability, External Service Provider, European Commission
  • Pieter Colpaert, University of Ghent
Simon Steuer

Simon
Steuer

Head of Sector

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Tim Thomassen

Tim
Thomassen

Software Developer

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam | Netherlands

Matthias Palmér

Matthias
Palmér

CTO and Co-founder

MetaSolutions AB

Stockholm | Sweden

Julián Rojas

Julián
Rojas

Postdoc Researcher

Ghent University - imec

Ghent | Belgium

Marc Portier

Marc
Portier

Open Science Team Lead

VLIZ vzw

Oostende | Belgium

Aguado Marina

Aguado
Marina

Project Officer

European Union Agency for Railways

Valenciennes | France

Sander Van Dooren

Sander
Van dooren

Solution architect

Digitaal Vlaanderen

Leuven | Belgium

Pieter Colpaert

Pieter
Colpaert

Professor

UGent - IDlab

Gent | Belgium

Ulrika Domellöf Mattsson

Ulrika
Domellöf mattsson

Data specialist

Digg

Stockholm | Sweden

Thimo Thoeye

Thimo
Thoeye

Technology Advisor

OASC

Gent | Belgium

Join us for an engaging and informative workshop session on 'AI for Interoperability'. In this session, experts from the public sector, academia, and industry will share real-life use cases, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities in this innovative field. We will explore how AI supports interoperability in public services through technologies such as machine translation and document summarization. Additionally, we will delve into the synergy between knowledge graphs and Large Language Models. Our panel of experts will also discuss topics like AI and ML model discovery and reusability, as well as the interoperability of chatbots.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry experts and engage in thought-provoking discussions on AI for interoperability and semantics.

Moderators:

  • Razvan Radu - Portal and web service, Publications office
  • Hans Arents - Professor, UGent
  • Florian Barthélemy - Semantic and data consultant, PwC
Antti Helin

Antti
Helin

Ministerial Adviser

Ministry of Finance

Helsinki | Finland

Alberto Abella

Alberto
Abella

Data Modelling Expert

FIWARE foundation

Madrid | Spain

Jeremy RAVENEL

Jeremy
Ravenel

CEO

NaasAI, Inc.

Clichy | France

Razvan-Petru Radu

Razvan-petru
Radu

Deputy HoU

Publications Office

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Emilien Caudron

Emilien
Caudron

AI and semantic developer

PwC Belgium

Brussel | Belgium

Anna-Mari Wallenberg

Anna-mari
Wallenberg

Senior specialist

Ministry of Finance, Finland

Helsi | Finland

Willem van Gemert

Willem
Van gemert

Deputy Head of Unit Data and Format Standardisation Services

Publications Office of the EU

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Arthur Schiltz

Arthur
Schiltz

AI and semantic developer

PwC

Antwerpen | Belgium

Emidio Stani

Emidio
Stani

Consultant

PWC

Saint-Sebastien-Sur-Loire | France

Michał Bukowski

Michał
Bukowski

enterprise architect

Ministry of Digital Aff􏰀airs

Warszawa | Poland

In this workshop, we will explore the forefront of digital government and interoperability research at our workshop dedicated to early-career researchers. Co-organized by the Belgian Presidency, Digital Flanders, the Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s FreshMind initiative, and the Interoperable Europe Academy, this workshop offers a platform for PhD candidates and early post-docs to showcase their research, receive valuable feedback, and engage in discussions with leading experts and peers.

Participants will explore topics such as cross-border interoperability, digital governance, data-driven policymaking, and emerging technologies in the public sector.

The event includes expert panel discussions, and interactive sessions aimed at advancing interoperable public services and digital-ready administrations.

Moderators:

  • Reinhard Laroy, Digital Vlaanderen
  • Alina Maria BREBENEL, Programme Manager, Interoperability and Digital Government, DIGIT, EC
  • JRC
    • Paula Rodriguez Mueller - Scientific project officer, Digital economy JRC, European Commission
    • Sven Schade - Scientific project leader, Digital economy, Digital economy JRC, European Commission
Yves Vanderbeken

Yves
Vanderbeken

PhD Candidate

Open Universiteit Nederland

Stekene | Belgium

Alessandro Paciaroni

Alessandro
Paciaroni

Research Associate

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness asbl

Tallinn | Estonia

Eric Jackson

Eric
Jackson

PhD Candidate

TalTech University

Tallinn | Estonia

Gloria Marinsanti Rwakihembo

Gloria
Marinsanti rwakihembo

PhD Scholar

Roma Tre University

Rome | Italy

Eveline Vlassenroot

Eveline
Vlassenroot

Product Owner

Digitaal Vlaanderen

Gent | Belgium

Eleonora Bonel

Eleonora
Bonel

Blue Book Trainee

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Štěpán Stenchlák

Štěpán
Stenchlák

PhD Scholar

Charles University

Prague | Czech Republic

Michiel Fierens

Michiel
Fierens

Doctoral Researcher

Centre for IT & IP Law KU Leuven

Leuven | Belgium

Giorgia Lodi

Giorgia
Lodi

Technologist

Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTC)

Rome | Italy

13:00 - 14:00

Break - Sandwich lunch will be provided

Hall 100

The narrative of the workshop is:

  • Interoperability in data spaces from vision to reality/from inception to implementation
  • how interoperability is achieved in the different data spaces and/or between data spaces
  • what are the main challenge challenges in achieving interoperability?
  • which assets meaning semantic tools oral models are used for this purpose?

The workshop will not be a panel discussion but a series of presentations and demos, followed by questions after each presentation as well as at the end.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  • The first part will have the following presentations:
    1. High Value Datasets
    2. Inspire Directive
    3. SIMPL
  • The second part will have the following presentations:
    1. Health Data Space
    2. Language Data Space
    3. Procurement Data Space
    4. Smart Cities

Moderators:

  • Pavlina Fragkou, Project Manager
  • Justine Ottevaer, Ecosystem Manager - Smart Data

 

Penny Labropoulou

Penny
Labropoulou

Researcher

Athena RC

Athens | Greece

Mélodie BERNAUX

Mélodie
Bernaux

Policy Officer

European Commission DG SANTE

Brussels | Belgium

Alexander Kotsev

Alexander
Kotsev

Team leader

EC JRC

Ispra | Italy

Simon Steuer

Simon
Steuer

Head of Sector

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Pascal Derycke

Pascal
Derycke

Data engineer

Sciensano

Brussels | Belgium

Thimo Thoeye

Thimo
Thoeye

Technology Advisor

OASC

Gent | Belgium

Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta

Leire
Orue-echevarria arrieta

Policy Officer

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Jose Pedro Revenga Arias

Jose pedro
Revenga arias

Technical lead

NTT Data

Santander | Spain

Dominique Roelants

Dominique
Roelants

Project Owner

DG CONNECT

Brussels | Belgium

Marc Christopher SCHMIDT

Marc christopher
Schmidt

Policy Officer and Team Leader eProcurement

European Commission

Leuven | Belgium

Natalia Zylinska Puta

Natalia
Zylinska puta

IT Portfolio Manager

DG SANTE IT Unit

Brussels | Belgium

Coen Janssen

Coen
Janssen

Policy Officer

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Jean-Michel Guilmot

Jean-michel
Guilmot

Programme Manager

Sovereign-X

Zaventem | Belgium

Martin Brynskov

Martin
Brynskov

Director

Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC)

Copenhagen | Denmark

Florian Barthélemy

Florian
Barthélemy

Manager

PwC

Brussels | Belgium

The workshop explores the various stages of the data model lifecycle. We'll discuss what resources are currently available for reuse and delve into the authoring of new models while avoiding common quality pitfalls. Additionally, we'll examine the role of automation and AI in this process. Once models are developed, we'll consider how they can be made discoverable and accessible for future reuse. Given that these models serve a variety of user profiles, we'll also cover strategies for documenting them in an accessible manner for all beneficiaries. Finally, we will address the practical application of these models in the operational setting of a data space.
Throughout the session, industry experts will share their insights, detailing the processes they employ and the tools they develop and use to facilitate their work.

Moderators:

  • Claudio Baldassarre, Semantic Architect, External Service provider - European Commission
  • Sander Van Dooren, Solution Architect, External Service provider - Digital Flanders
Claudia Pollina

Claudia
Pollina

Service Designer

Dipartimento per la trasformazione digitale - Presidenza del consiglio dei ministri

Milano | Italy

Stefan Hoppe

Stefan
Hoppe

President & CEO

OPC Foundation

Verl | Germany

Edward Curry

Edward
Curry

Director

University of Galway Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Galway | Ireland

Marc Portier

Marc
Portier

Open Science Team Lead

VLIZ vzw

Oostende | Belgium

Johannes Theissen-Lipp

Johannes
Theissen-lipp

Deputy Team Lead

Fraunhofer FIT

Aachen | Germany

Raf Buyle

Raf
Buyle

Data & Innovation

athumi,Flemish Data Utility Company

Brussels | Belgium

Matteo Fortini

Matteo
Fortini

Expert

Dipartimento per la Trasformazione Digitale

Cento | Italy

Giorgia Lodi

Giorgia
Lodi

Technologist

Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTC)

Rome | Italy

María Poveda-Villalón

María
Poveda-villalón

Associate Professor

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Torrejón de Ardoz | Spain

The workshop will provide you insights on approaches taken to support digital-ready policymaking and the importance of semantics in these approaches. The first part of the workshop will shed the light on national and international initiatives to implement digital-ready considerations at various stages of the policymaking cycle. The second part of the workshop will follow-up on last year's focus on regulatory reporting, as well as presenting innovative approaches for the reduction of administrative burden.
The workshop is targeted to policymakers, academia, and providers of policy-making support systems interested in identifying the role that semantics and AI technologies can play in these processes.

Moderators:

  • Zsofia Sziranyi, Team leader - Digital-ready policymaking, European Commission
  • Cecile Guasch, Business architect enthusiast - European Commission, Interoperability and Digital Government unit
  • Alessio Nardin, Legal semantics enthusiast - European Commission, Interoperability and Digital Government unit
Felicitas Löffler

Felicitas
Löffler

Referentin

Thuringian Ministry of Finance, Germany, Erfurt

Erfurt | Germany

Agustin Villar Iglesias

Agustin
Villar iglesias

Deputy director

Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía

Sevilla | Spain

Marianne Mauch

Marianne
Mauch

Research Scientist

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Jena | Germany

Monica Palmirani

Monica
Palmirani

Full professor

University of Bologna

Bologna | Italy

Benedikt Liebig

Benedikt
Liebig

Product Manager

German government’s DigitalService

Berlin | Germany

Ashwin Ittoo

Ashwin
Ittoo

Professor

ULiege

Liège | Belgium

Rebecca King

Rebecca
King

Policy Analyst

Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development

Paris | France

Albérica García Rodríguez

Albérica
García rodríguez

Coordinator of Data Access and Statistical Quality

Canarian Institute of Statistics (ISTAC)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Spain

Jorge Velasco

Jorge
Velasco

Deputy Assistant Director

INE

Madrid | Spain

Michal  Kuban

Michal
Kuban

Policy Officer

European Commission - DG CNECT

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

The narrative of the workshop is:

  • Interoperability in data spaces from vision to reality/from inception to implementation
  • how interoperability is achieved in the different data spaces and/or between data spaces
  • what are the main challenge challenges in achieving interoperability?
  • which assets meaning semantic tools oral models are used for this purpose?

The workshop will not be a panel discussion but a series of presentations and demos, followed by questions after each presentation as well as at the end.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  • The first part will have the following presentations:
    1. High Value Datasets
    2. Inspire Directive
    3. SIMPL
  • The second part will have the following presentations:
    1. Health Data Space
    2. Language Data Space
    3. Procurement Data Space
    4. Smart Cities

Moderators:

  • Pavlina Fragkou, Project Manager
  • Justine Ottevaer, Ecosystem Manager - Smart Data
Penny Labropoulou

Penny
Labropoulou

Researcher

Athena RC

Athens | Greece

Mélodie BERNAUX

Mélodie
Bernaux

Policy Officer

European Commission DG SANTE

Brussels | Belgium

Alexander Kotsev

Alexander
Kotsev

Team leader

EC JRC

Ispra | Italy

Simon Steuer

Simon
Steuer

Head of Sector

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Pascal Derycke

Pascal
Derycke

Data engineer

Sciensano

Brussels | Belgium

Thimo Thoeye

Thimo
Thoeye

Technology Advisor

OASC

Gent | Belgium

Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta

Leire
Orue-echevarria arrieta

Policy Officer

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Jose Pedro Revenga Arias

Jose pedro
Revenga arias

Technical lead

NTT Data

Santander | Spain

Dominique Roelants

Dominique
Roelants

Project Owner

DG CONNECT

Brussels | Belgium

Marc Christopher SCHMIDT

Marc christopher
Schmidt

Policy Officer and Team Leader eProcurement

European Commission

Leuven | Belgium

Natalia Zylinska Puta

Natalia
Zylinska puta

IT Portfolio Manager

DG SANTE IT Unit

Brussels | Belgium

Coen Janssen

Coen
Janssen

Policy Officer

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Martin Brynskov

Martin
Brynskov

Director

Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC)

Copenhagen | Denmark

Florian Barthélemy

Florian
Barthélemy

Manager

PwC

Brussels | Belgium

The workshop explores the various stages of the data model lifecycle. We'll discuss what resources are currently available for reuse and delve into the authoring of new models while avoiding common quality pitfalls. Additionally, we'll examine the role of automation and AI in this process. Once models are developed, we'll consider how they can be made discoverable and accessible for future reuse. Given that these models serve a variety of user profiles, we'll also cover strategies for documenting them in an accessible manner for all beneficiaries. Finally, we will address the practical application of these models in the operational setting of a data space.
Throughout the session, industry experts will share their insights, detailing the processes they employ and the tools they develop and use to facilitate their work.

Moderators:

  • Claudio Baldassarre, Semantic Architect, External Service provider - European Commission
  • Sander Van Dooren, Solution Architect, External Service provider - Digital Flanders
Claudia Pollina

Claudia
Pollina

Service Designer

Dipartimento per la trasformazione digitale - Presidenza del consiglio dei ministri

Milano | Italy

Stefan Hoppe

Stefan
Hoppe

President & CEO

OPC Foundation

Verl | Germany

Edward Curry

Edward
Curry

Director

University of Galway Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Galway | Ireland

Marc Portier

Marc
Portier

Open Science Team Lead

VLIZ vzw

Oostende | Belgium

Johannes Theissen-Lipp

Johannes
Theissen-lipp

Deputy Team Lead

Fraunhofer FIT

Aachen | Germany

Raf Buyle

Raf
Buyle

Data & Innovation

athumi,Flemish Data Utility Company

Brussels | Belgium

Matteo Fortini

Matteo
Fortini

Expert

Dipartimento per la Trasformazione Digitale

Cento | Italy

Giorgia Lodi

Giorgia
Lodi

Technologist

Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTC)

Rome | Italy

María Poveda-Villalón

María
Poveda-villalón

Associate Professor

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Torrejón de Ardoz | Spain

The workshop will provide you insights on approaches taken to support digital-ready policymaking and the importance of semantics in these approaches. The first part of the workshop will shed the light on national and international initiatives to implement digital-ready considerations at various stages of the policymaking cycle. The second part of the workshop will follow-up on last year's focus on regulatory reporting, as well as presenting innovative approaches for the reduction of administrative burden.
The workshop is targeted to policymakers, academia, and providers of policy-making support systems interested in identifying the role that semantics and AI technologies can play in these processes.

Moderators:

  • Zsofia Sziranyi, Team leader - Digital-ready policymaking, European Commission
  • Cecile Guasch, Business architect enthusiast - European Commission, Interoperability and Digital Government unit
  • Alessio Nardin, Legal semantics enthusiast - European Commission, Interoperability and Digital Government unit
Felicitas Löffler

Felicitas
Löffler

Referentin

Thuringian Ministry of Finance, Germany, Erfurt

Erfurt | Germany

Agustin Villar Iglesias

Agustin
Villar iglesias

Deputy director

Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía

Sevilla | Spain

Marianne Mauch

Marianne
Mauch

Research Scientist

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Jena | Germany

Monica Palmirani

Monica
Palmirani

Full professor

University of Bologna

Bologna | Italy

Benedikt Liebig

Benedikt
Liebig

Product Manager

German government’s DigitalService

Berlin | Germany

Ashwin Ittoo

Ashwin
Ittoo

Professor

ULiege

Liège | Belgium

Rebecca King

Rebecca
King

Policy Analyst

Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development

Paris | France

Albérica García Rodríguez

Albérica
García rodríguez

Coordinator of Data Access and Statistical Quality

Canarian Institute of Statistics (ISTAC)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Spain

Jorge Velasco

Jorge
Velasco

Deputy Assistant Director

INE

Madrid | Spain

Michal  Kuban

Michal
Kuban

Policy Officer

European Commission - DG CNECT

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

27/06 - SEMIC 2024 conference

08:00 - 09:00

Registration, coffee and exhibitions

REGISTRATION HALL / SILVER,MAGRITTE & DELVAUX FOYERS

Veronica Gaffey

Veronica
Gaffey

Director-General

European Commission - Directorate General for Digital Services

Brussels | Belgium

Jan Jambon

Jan
Jambon

Minister-president of Flanders

Flemish Government

Brussels | Belgium

Set the scene to discuss the technological, societal and policy implications of present and upcoming developments in view of the implementation of the Interoperable Europe Act

Petra De Sutter

Petra
De sutter

Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Public Enterprises, Public Administration, Telecommunication and Postal Services

Belgian government

Gent | Belgium

This high-level panel will discuss the vision for cross-border interopearbility of digital public services underlining the Interoperable Europe Act and the pillars needed to make the vision a reality. The speakers will share with the audience their vision on what success would like in 5 years' time and how this could pave the way towards an ‘Interoperable Europe’.

Moderator: Natalia Aristimuno, Director - Director Digital Services, Digital Enablers & Innovation, DG DIGIT, European Commission

Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Emilija
Stojmenova duh

Minister of Digital Transformation

Ministry of Digital Transformation

Ljubljana | Slovenia

Veronica Gaffey

Veronica
Gaffey

Director-General

European Commission - Directorate General for Digital Services

Brussels | Belgium

Jan Smedts

Jan
Smedts

CEO

Digitaal Vlaanderen

Brussels | Belgium

Markus Richter

Markus
Richter

State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community

Berlin | Germany

Markus Richter

Markus
Richter

State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community

Berlin | Germany

11:20 - 11:45

Coffee break & Exhibition

SILVER,MAGRITTE & DELVAUX FOYERS

This parallel session will focus on digital-ready policymaking as an enabler of digital government and how it could minimize compliance costs for administrations under the Interoperable Europe Act. It will present the current approaches taken by the European Commission and some Member States to implement innovative policymaking practices in the legislative process to enable digital government.


The session is targeted at professionals from the public sector, academia, and industry who are involved in digital government, policy design, and interoperability policy.

Moderation: Sven Schade, Scientific project leader, Digital economy, Digital economy JRC, European Commission

Peter Kustor

Peter
Kustor

Director

Federal Chancellery

Vienna | Austria

Franck NOEL

Franck
Noel

Director

Publications Office of the European Union

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Frank Leyman

Frank
Leyman

Head International Relations

BOSA - Administrative Simplification & Digital Transformation

Brussel | Belgium

Zsofia Sziranyi

Zsofia
Sziranyi

Team leader - Digital-ready policymaking

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

This session examines the shift from cloud to edge computing, driven by the rise of AI and concerns about sustainability and privacy. As cloud computing peaks, edge computing emerges, offering data processing and storage closer to data sources and consumers. Granting smart devices the capability to process data at the source independently greatly advances data sovereignty and privacy, where the user has full and individual control over personal data. We will explore how edge computing can democratise data, empowering users and communities in line with the AI and Data Act, and discuss its implications across various domains.

Moderation: Raf Buyle, Digitaal Vlaanderen & Athumi

Viivi Lähteenoja

Viivi
Lähteenoja

Senior advisor

MyData Global

Helsinki | Finland

Cesc Guim

Cesc
Guim

CEO

OpenChip

barcelona | Spain

Steven Latre

Steven
Latre

VP R&D Machine Learning & AI

IMEC

Lokeren | Belgium

This session will discuss how governments are seeking to increasingly automate public services, so that they require as little interaction from users and service providers as possible. It implies a capacity to anticipate societal and economic developments, as well as users’ needs, by capturing real-time information and applying it to re-design services. Panellists will also discuss what interoperability solutions are needed to support the development of these next generation digital public services that are (close to) fully automated and proactive.

Moderation: Andrea Halmos, Deputy Head of Unit, Interoperability and Digital Government, DG DIGIT, European Commission

Mikko Mattinen

Mikko
Mattinen

Director

Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV)

Helsinki | Finland

Pedro Viana

Pedro
Viana

Advisor

Justice Secretary of State Cabinet

Lisboa | Portugal

David Blanchard

David
Blanchard

Deputy Head of Unit

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Tony Shannon

Tony
Shannon

Head of Digital Services

Office of Government CUI, Government of Ireland

Dublin | Ireland

Mark Boris Andrijanic

Mark boris
Andrijanic

Governing Board Member

European Institute for Innovation & Technology

Ljubljana | Slovenia

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Exhibition

SILVER, MAGRITTE & DELVAUX FOYERS

In this panel, the high-level representatives of EU public services will discuss the potential of sharing and reusing IT solutions, and the role of open source, as drivers and technical pillars of the IEA and its implementation.

Moderation:

  • Miguel Diez, Team Lead Interoperability Enablers, Interoperability and Digital Government, DG DIGIT, European Commission
  • Monika Sowinska, Project Officer - EC Open Source Observatory (OSOR), Interoperability and Digital Government, DG DIGIT, European Commission
Kaili Tamm

Kaili
Tamm

Chief Digital Officer

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia

Tallinn | Estonia

Emanuel Darmanin

Emanuel
Darmanin

CEO

MITA

Blata l-Bajda | Malta

Stéphanie Schaer

Stéphanie
Schaer

Digital interministerial director

French Interministerial Digital Directorate (DIMUN)

Paris | France

Marcel Kolaja

Marcel
Kolaja

Member of the European Parliament

European Parliament

Brussels | Belgium

Illia Rodin

Illia
Rodin

Chief Solutions Architect and Head of Software Development

SE DIIA

Kyiv | Ukraine

Making data sharing between heterogeneous stakeholders possible - supporting building sectoral and cross-sectoral cross-border digital public services and policies with a holistic view

Moderation:

Stefan Hoppe

Stefan
Hoppe

President & CEO

OPC Foundation

Verl | Germany

Dimitrios Gkatzoflias

Dimitrios
Gkatzoflias

Policy Officer

DG MOVE - European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta

Leire
Orue-echevarria arrieta

Policy Officer

European Commission

Brussels | Belgium

Alberto Abella

Alberto
Abella

Data Modelling Expert

FIWARE foundation

Madrid | Spain

Michał Bukowski

Michał
Bukowski

enterprise architect

Ministry of Digital Aff􏰀airs

Warszawa | Poland

Federico Milani

Federico
Milani

Deputy Head of Unit

European Commission

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Pillar of the IEA , supporting the development of next generation digital public services and innovative solutions for cross-border interoperability

Moderator:

  • Luca Tangi, Scientific project officer, Digital economy JRC, European Commission
  • Stefanos Kotoglou, Interoperability and Digital Government, DG DIGIT, European Commission
Ibon Arechalde

Ibon
Arechalde

CEO

ASIMOB

Bilbao | Spain

Florian HAUSER

Florian
Hauser

Deputy Head of Unit

European Commission, DG REFORM

Brussels | Belgium

Andre Lapa

Andre
Lapa

Head of Digital Service Delivery & Content

Agência para a Modernização Administrativa (AMA, IP)

Lisbon | Portugal

Lucia Velasco

Lucia
Velasco

AI Policy Lead

United Nations - Office Secretary General's Envoy on Technology

Madrid | Spain

Jet Klaver

Jet
Klaver

Programmanager

Digicampus/Stichting ICTU

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | Netherlands

Ivy Yang

Ivy
Yang

EU AI/Digital Policy Specialist/Project Manager

Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC)

Brussels | Belgium

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break & Exhibition

SILVER,MAGRITTE & DELVAUX FOYERS

Discussing challenges and solutions, including building skills, to make IEA Vision a reality - from the level of cities and regions, EU, EC, linking with the global vision of interoperable public services.

Moderation:

  • Leontina Sandu, Head of Unit, Interoperability and Digital Government, DG DIGIT, European Commission
Saskia  Van Uffelen

Saskia
Van uffelen

Belgian Digital Skills Lead - Manager Digital

Agoria

Brussels | Belgium

Hilde Hardeman

Hilde
Hardeman

Director-General

Publications Office of the european union

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Natalia Aristimuno

Natalia
Aristimuno

Director

European Commission, Directorate general Digital Services

Luxembourg | Luxembourg

Jack  Hamande

Jack
Hamande

Director General

FPS BOSA

Brussels | Belgium

Martin Brynskov

Martin
Brynskov

Director

Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC)

Copenhagen | Denmark

Lessons on transformation from an Apple and Amazon executive turned Italian digital leader.

Leonardo  Quattrucci

Leonardo
Quattrucci

Senior Advisor

Apolitical

Diego Piacentini

Diego
Piacentini

Former Extraordinary Commissioner for the Digital Transformation of the Italian Government, former Amazon and Apple senior executive

  • Mathieu Michel, Secretary of State for Digitalisation, in charge of Administrative Simplification, Protection of Privacy and the Buildings Agency, attached to the Prime Minister, Belgium
18:00 - 19:00

Cocktail reception & Exhibition

SILVER, MAGRITTE & DELVAUX FOYERS

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