Panel Discussion

Wednesday 16th

11:00h - 12:30h

Delivering AI-driven industrial applications requires an integrated view across a wide range of horizontal technologies, ranging from IoT to High-Performance Computing (HPC), AI, Data and Robotics, Cybersecurity, Smart networks and Electronic components and systems.

This session will explore the major issues of commonalities and the potential for technological advancement. The discussion will illuminate research priorities to amplify synergies across the areas of Data, Robotics and AI, IoT and HPC, Cyber Security, Smart networks and Electronic components and systems.

Several Speaker representing related associations, such as ETP4HPC, AIOTI, Big Data Value, euRobotics, ECSO, 5G and ECSEL or euRobotics, as well as industry and research institutes/academia will share technical visions, thought-provoking thoughts and insights on emerging trends.

The session is expected to be highly interactive with short presentations to set the scene at the beginning and be complemented with a panel discussion and moderated Q&A dialogue.

The session will be organized by BDVA, EuRobotics and AI4EU.

Session chairs

Sonja Zillner (Siemens, SRIA-Lead BDVA, AI4EU)

David Bisset David (iTechnic, Executive Director euRobotics)

Michela Milano (University of Bologna, SRIA-Lead AI4EU, Vice-President of EurAI, AI4EU)


Sonja Zillner (Siemens, Lead SRIA-Lead BDVA, AI4EU)

Short Inspiring Talks

Perspective from European Commission
Kimmo Rossi (Head of Sector, Data Policy and Innovation Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission)

Vision of AI4EU Project
Michela Milano (SRIA-Lead AI4EU)

The way towards an AI PPP and its horizontal partnerships
David Bisset / Sonja Zillner

Panel Speaker

Michael Malms (Editor in Chief of SRA ETP4HPC)

Natalie Samovich (Chair of the Steering Board)

EU Robotics
Reinhard Lafrenz (SG G euRobotics AISBL)

Thomas Hahn (President of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA)/Siemens AG)

ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation)
Alexey Kirichenko (Co-chair of the ECSO SWG6.1, F-Secure)

Smart Networks / 5G
Alexandros Kaloxylos (5G IA’s Executive Director)

Jan Lohstroh (Director General of the Artemis IA)


How to establish synergies between the horizontal partnerships?

• What are emerging technical trends related to industrial AI application?

• Where are clear synergies between partnerships?

• What are future collaborative research areas?

Expected Outcome

Identification of synergies and collaborative research areas

Establishing a foundation to boost European global leadership in industrial AI