Program Details 2024

October 16, 2024: Conference Day

09:00 - Arrival and Networking

10:00 - Welcome Speech & Political Greetings from Berlin & Paris

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10:30 - Panel Discussion "European AI Way – Deep Talk: Franco-German Paths in Europe"

The panel discussion "European AI Way – Deep Talk: Franco-German Paths in Europe" offers a comprehensive exploration of the strategies and initiatives driving AI development in the European context, with a particular focus on collaboration between France and Germany. Participants will delve into the unique perspectives, challenges, and opportunities that arise from the Franco-German partnership, aiming to pave the way for a cohesive European approach to AI innovation. Expect insightful discussions on policy frameworks, research initiatives, and industry collaborations that are shaping the European AI landscape.

•  Luisa Bomke, AI reporter & editor,  Handelsblatt
•  Giulia Carsaniga, Policy Officer | DG CNECT - AI & chips, Europen Commission
•  Prof. Dr. Tobias Kämpf, Researcher, ISF Institute for Social Science Research Munich
•  Olga Mordvinova, CEO, GmbH (INCTEC)
•  Dr. Daniel Vonderau, Vice Department Manager Cybersecurity and Law und Data Protection Officer, FZI Research Center for Information Technology

11:30 - Coffee Break

12:00 - Breakout Sessions

Navigating the EU AI Act:  From Regulation to Application               

Diving into the complexities of AI regulation, the session "Navigating the EU AI Act: From Regulation to Application" explores the delicate balance between innovation and risk management. Focusing on diversity, trustworthiness, and beyond, the discussion delves into how European perspectives are reshaping AI governance. By addressing key questions such as how to implement innovations amidst regulatory frameworks and the importance of diversity in data and perspective inclusion, the session offers insights into the evolving landscape of AI governance in the European Union.                                                     


  • Vlad Flamind (Zühlke) & Ibrahim Halfaoui (TÜV Süd) 
  • Alireza Zamanian (Fraunhofer IKS)                                                    

Exploring Edge AI and Robotics Integration to improve industrial processes

The session "Exploring Edge AI and Robotics Integration to Improve Industrial Processes" delves into the dynamic intersection of edge AI and robotics to enhance efficiency in industrial settings. Through showcasing diverse use cases ranging from optimizing material flows to streamlining packaging logistics, participants will gain valuable insights into the transformative potential of these technologies. This technical session offers a platform for exploring innovative approaches to integrating edge AI and robotics, paving the way for more agile and responsive industrial processes.                        


  • Saskia Bluhm (dmTECH GmbH) & Jonas Reiling (Ubica Robotics GmbH)
  • French Company (More information coming soon..)

Value Generating with AI: Strategies for Successful Deployment

In the session "Value Generating with AI: Strategies for Successful Deployment," attendees will explore methods for implementing AI to achieve long-term operational success and return on investment (ROI). This session addresses key questions about the practical application of AI and its ability to generate tangible benefits. Through examining use cases of small and large companies, participants will uncover insights into identifying AI's utility and starting points for implementation. The session serves as guideline for navigating the complexities of AI deployment and increasing its value across business landscapes.


  • Frederic Cheviron (De Dietrich Process Systems) & Philippe Robin (Alysophil)
  • Florian Leser (Kaufmännische Krankenkasse KKH Hannover)

13:00 - Lunch

14:30 - Keynote

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15:15 - Political Greetings from Grand Est and Baden-Württemberg

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15:45 - Breakout Sessions

Resource Efficiency through AI: practical applications to save time, money and energy

The session "Resource Efficiency through AI: Practical Applications to Save Time, Money, and Energy" dives into the technical intricacies of leveraging AI to optimize resource consumption. Through practical demonstrations, participants will explore how energy can be conserved during AI training, offering insights into sustainable practices at a technical level. Additionally, the session presents specific fields of application and use cases, showcasing real-world examples of how AI can enhance resource efficiency in various contexts, from continuous operation to AI training. Attendees will gain valuable insights into harnessing AI to drive tangible savings in time, money, and energy across diverse industries.  


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GenAI@work from hype to “how is it going practically in my company” 

The session "GenAI @ work: From Hype to Practical Implementation" addresses the transition from AI hype to real-world application within companies. It focuses on implementing AI in a manner that is conducive to employee engagement and productivity, considering various factors for successful integration. Through the presentation of use cases, participants will explore strategies for deploying AI in ways that resonate with employees and meet their needs effectively. Additionally, the session examines the challenges behind the limited effective use of AI in companies, shedding light on potential barriers and solutions to drive broader adoption and success. Attendees will gain valuable insights into navigating the practical realities of AI implementation within their organizations.


  • Marion Moliner (Hager Group)
  • Tilmann Münch (Schulz FLEXGROUP GmbH))

AI as User Interface and User Interface for AI: do’s & don’ts             

In the session "AI as User Interface and User Interface for AI: Do's & Don'ts," the focus is on exploring the impact of AI on human-machine interaction. Participants will delve into the nuances of when AI serves as the user interface itself and when it functions as the interface for AI systems. Through discussing best practices and potential pitfalls, attendees will gain insights into optimizing user experiences in AI-driven environments. This session offers valuable guidance on navigating the evolving landscape of human-AI interaction.


  • Vivien Silvert (ARTE)
  • Bernd Vermaaten (solute GmbH/

16:45 - Coffee Break

17:15 - Panel Discussion "Data – Cloud - AI: Crafting a Synergistic Future for Germany, France & Europe"

The panel discussion "Data – Cloud - AI: Crafting a Synergistic Future for Germany, France & Europe" delves into the interplay between data, cloud technology, and AI to shape the future landscape of Europe. With a focus on data management and the evolution of data centers, participants will explore the pivotal role these elements play in driving innovation and economic growth. Moreover, the discussion will highlight the challenges posed by the EU AI Act and cybersecurity regulations, featuring insights from industry leaders. Attendees can expect a deep dive into the complexities of navigating regulatory frameworks while fostering collaboration and synergy across borders in the pursuit of a technologically advanced future for Europe.


•  Efrem Gherbu (EnBW) 
•  Yann Lechelle (probabl) 
•  Dr. Till Riedel (KIT)
•  Linda Splitt (Cloud&Heat)

18:00 - Startup Pitches: AI Ideas of the future

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18:30 - Networking

October 17, 2024: Workshop Day

Dive into one of our hands-on workshops on day 2 of AIxiA to receive insights on various AI topics.

The workshops will take place at our partners' venues all near and reachable by foot or public transport to the Smart Production Park. 

All workshops take place in parallel

Fraunhofer IOSB; Hochschule Karlsruhe - HKA

The legislative process of the European AI Act was accompanied by a controversial discussion about its effect on innovation and acceptance of AI systems. Now, meanwhile adopted, the question is how to deal with it in a constructive way, also in the context of the related EU Data Act and the Data Governance Act. In this workshop the AI Act will be discussed with respect to its consequences on AI Systems Engineering. Which are the guidelines to follow by AI System engineers, providers and users?

KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW)

Explore the practical application of reinforcement learning and AutoML! In this workshop, the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and the ZSW (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg) will present how the IT framework FRAMESS and tool KI-Lab.EE can be used to solve problems directly from practice with automated AI. Both tools were developed in-house at the institutes. KI-Lab.EE is freely available, while FRAMESS is not freely accessible but can be adapted to specific system requirements in customer projects. You will first receive an introduction to the respective tools and then solve typical problems independently with our support.

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

In this dynamic session, we'll showcase cutting-edge innovations in mobility, autonomous driving, and logistics, driven by advancements in AI and cybersecurity technologies. Participants will do an immersive tour in the FZI House of Living Labs, getting to know sustainable and inclusive demonstrators and will engage in lively discussions and collaborative brainstorming sessions using participatory formats to explore emerging trends and co-create ideas to shape the future of mobility. This workshop is an opportunity to be at the forefront of transformative change in the mobility landscape.

CyberForum e.V.

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TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe (TRK)

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Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

This workshop will take place in hybrid. You can either participate on-site or online. More information will follow soon.

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