One of today’s most urgent challenges for research, industry and public institutions is the need for European Digital Sovereignty. There have already been numerous activities and publications in different fields to address this issue including, for example, the “European Public Sphere. Towards Digital Sovereignty for Europe” by Acatech – National academy of Science and Engineering, Germany, and “Digital Sovereignty for Europe” by the European Parliament, however public perception remains insufficient. Additionally, there are so far not enough concrete, concentrated and specific projects to ensure successfully meeting this challenge in the future.
- Bring together relevant experts from society, academia and industry
- Rise consciousness on the topic of European Digital Sovereignty
- Generate concrete solutions on future education, research, governance
The registration will soon be opened.
11 May 2022:
- Welcoming speech by Thomas F. Hofmann, president of Technical University of Munich
- Let the young people speak! – pitch sessions and experts panel discussions on three relevant questions
- Apply now for our call for ideas!
- Discussions with experts from society, academia and industry to collect challenges and needs
- Confirmed experts (i.a.):
- Catharina van Delden, CEO and Co-Founder of innosabi
- Peter Mehrle, CEO at AKKA Technologies Germany
- Christian Djeffal, Assistant Professor for Law, Science and Technology at TUM
- Alexander Pretschner, Professor for Software and Systems Engineering at TUM and member of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt)
- Monika Menz, Attorney at law, Salary partner and Co-Head Digital Business Unit at Reuschlaw Legal Consultants, Lecturer in IT Law at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Attorney specialising in Information Technology Law
- Networking, exchange, open discussions
12 May 2022:
- Keynotes and panel discussions on European Digital Sovereignty in society, academia and industry
- Confirmed experts (i.a.):
- Ulrich Wilhelm, former director or Bayerischer Rundfunk
- Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digitalization
- Corinne Pereira, French General Consule in Munich
- Sophie Proust, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Atos
- Markus Haas, CEO at Telefónica Germany
- Urs Gasser, Dean of TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
- Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Professor of computer science at Sorbonne University
- Press conference: action item list to advance European Digital Sovereignty
*The program may be subject to change at short notice. The event is designed as “2G plus” (vaccinated or recovered and tested with official PoC antigen test certificate not older than 24 hours, proof to be shown at admission). Depending on changes in the current situation, it may be necessary to adapt the measures. As the number of participants is limited, the GFA reserves the right to inform you of organizational changes at short notice in case of new sanitary measures. Registration is mandatory for participation.