CONFERENCE INVITATION : GAIA-X : EU’s most important digital aspiration in a generation – 12 October 2020

Dear Madam,

Dear Sir,

Dear Members,

Cloud Community Europe Luxembourg (CCEL), FEDIL, the Voice of the Luxembourg’s industry and ICTluxembourg, jointly invite you to attend the conference “GAIA-X : EU’s most important digital aspiration in a generation” to be held on Monday, 12th October 2020.

GAIA-X is a strategic project initiated by Europe for Europe. GAIA-X aims at developing common requirements for a federated trustworthy and secured Data Infrastructure for Europe in order to assert Europe’s data sovereignty. With GAIA-X, Europe is building the launch pad for the « Airbus of Artificial Intelligence ».

This conference will be the opportunity to give you an overview of the GAIA-X project, its goals and the added value it will bring to the Luxembourg ecosystem and Europe as a single market for the fundation of a powerful european data economy.

Please, find below the agenda. You can discover the speakers over their brief bio for your reference HERE

We look forward to virtually welcoming you.

Sincerely yours,

Yves Reding,      Vincent Lekens,

Chairman,           Vice-Chairman,

CCEL                  CCEL


15h30   Welcome of online attendees

16h00   Welcome words

              Yves Reding, Chairman, CCEL

16h05   Opening speech

              Franz Fayot, Minister of the Economy, Government of Luxembourg

16h10   GAIA-X, a Federated Data Infrastructure for Europe

Andreas Weiss, Director of EuroCloud Deutschland, Director of Digital Business Models division at ECO - Association of the Internet Industry

16h45   Opportunities and Challenges of the Data Economy 

Federico Milani, Deputy Head of Unit of the Data Policies and Innovation Unit, European Commission

17h00   Economy of Things – GAIA-X enables new business

Nik Scharmann, Project Director « Economy of Things », Robert Bosch GmbH

17h25   Round table discussion

Moderated by Charlotte Boutelier, Head of Marketing, Farvest

Mario Grotz, Ministry of the Economy

Andreas Weiss,
EuroCloud Deutschland

Nick Scharmann, Robert Bosch GmbH

Federico Milani, DG Connect, European Commission

              Fabrice Hansen, Paul Wurth

Paul Timmers, University of Oxford

Yves Reding, CCEL


17h55   Conclusion and closing words

              Yves Reding, Chairman CCEL, Vice-Chairman ICTLuxembourg


Please register HERE before 9 October 2020.


The conference will be held 100% online. The link to join the conference from your computer, tablet or smartphone will be sent to you after your registration in the confirmation email a few days before the event.