Thank you for being part of the French-German conference on the application of AI 2021!
On November 18th and 19th 2021 AIxIA took place for the third time – the second time completely digital due to COVID-19. It attracted more than 200 participants from 8 countries and hosted top-class keynotes, workshops and networking sessions.
We especially want to thank our Keynote speakers Eran Kravitz, CTO and Co-Founder of Shopic and Cameron Schuler, Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Canadian Vector Institute.
We hope you enjoyed the two days filled with use cases, keynotes, political impulses and networking – all around the topic of „Artificial Intelligence of Things“!
See below for more information on the program and speakers.
You call it AIoT – Artificial Intelligence of Things – when Artificial Intelligence meets the Internet of Things. Combining these two technologies opens a wide range of opportunities for companies to innovate and digitize their existing systems. While IoT provides an enormous amount of data from connected devices, AI quickly extracts real-time insights from this data. This allows companies to make informed decisions without human interference. According to Gartner, more than 80% of enterprise IoT projects will include an AI component by 2022. Today, only 10% use the combination of IoT and AI.
In 2021, AIxIA brings this topic closer to you and provides you with impulses on how to combine the two technologies to have a positive impact on your business.
Data is an essential resource in the 21st century. It is not only important for economic growth, competitiveness, and innovation, but also for society since it can for example improve health care or create safer and cleaner transport systems. For this reason, the European Commission created a data strategy. On top, other initiatives such as the International Data Spaces got formed. They aim to create a secure data space that supports enterprises of different industries and sizes.
The implementation of AI in cybersecurity is both a help and a hindrance. By using machine learning algorithms AI detects threats automatically and fights them without the involvement of humans. Supporting handling huge quantities of security data or identifying threats in the system are just some of the advantages. But it can also open new doors for security vulnerabilities. For this reason, it is essential to work with experts when it comes to cybersecurity.
Edge AI is the combination of edge computing and AI. It is a concept where AI algorithms are installed on a local device that has edge computing capacity. With edge AI, users can process data in real-time since it does not require systems to connect to others. Therefore it is also used for high sensible data. Typical application fields are autonomous cars, surveillance and monitoring, and the Industrial IoT.
You want to know what is possible with AI, how you can implement AI and what you need to use it successfully? At AIxIA you will get inspiration, tips and learn everything about the latest AI trends.
Take the opportunity to talk about your ideas and challenges with AI experts from Germany and France. The next cooperation might wait around the corner!
In a total of four workshops, which will be supervised by French and German organizations, we want to dive deeper into the topic of this year’s AIxIA, AI of Things – in a very practical way. Hands-on is the keyword, participants will be involved, can contribute their specific questions and problems and get direct feedback from experts. The workshops will take place in parallel breakout sessions. Sufficient time is given to get to know each other and to deepen the topics. Finally, there will be enough time to present the most important findings, to meet – at least virtually – and to launch potential cross-border collaborations.
Exciting insights into innovative uses of technologies in a wide range of areas, direct exchange and collaboration with experts, and the opportunity to contribute your own questions and problems.
You should have a basic technical understanding of the topic in question and be keen to participate in a workshop in a small group.
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Born with a true passion for technology, Eran started programming when he was just 9 years old, teaching himself with books and online resources. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland at the age of 19 (summa cum laude), and then joined the technological unit of the Israeli Intelligence Corps (8200). During his service he completed his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University.
Before co-founding Shopic in 2015, Eran led large teams of developers in C4-Security (acquired by Elbit Systems).
Cameron Schuler is the Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Vector Institute. He is the former Executive Director of Amii (amii.ca), where, for 8 years, he led one of the top-ranked Machine Learning and AI groups in the world. Cameron’s multifaceted career has covered finance, business & product development, consumer products, IT and general management from start-ups to mature companies. His industry experience includes Alternative Energy, Banking, Consumer Products, Information Technology (Consumer and Enterprise), Investment Sales and Trading, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, and Oil & Gas Services. Roles have included COO, CFO, President and CEO and he was COO & CFO of a food manufacturer whose products lead to sales of over 250 million units.
He has founded numerous start-up companies (including medical devices as well as computer software & hardware). Cameron is Chair & Co-founder of PFM Scheduling Services, was Managing Director & Co-Founder of Schuler Law Group, a boutique tax planning law firm and spent 8 years in investment sales & trading. He attained an MBA from Queen’s University and completed numerous investment management programs.
Gaëlle Pinson is General Manager at Hub France IA and as such fully aligned with the Hub’s ambition to develop a European AI model for business and society. She started her career in the Prime Ministers administration DATAR dedicated to spatial planning dealing with clusters and innovation policies. She was then responsible for the digital project of the new metro Grand Paris Express, with Minister Christian Blanc when the law was drafted, later in the implementation phase at Société du Grand Paris, where she initiated the data project. She also created a start-up on long time digital archiving based on glass. She is always keen in strongly promoting European projects, including French-German ones.
Gennadi Schermann is running the department of Innovation and Digital Ecosystems at CyberForum e.V. as well as the Digital Innovation Center – a joint venture of CyberForum, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik and KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Digital Innovation Center (DIZ) is a statewide contact point for digitalization, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. The Digital Hub applied AI/de:hub Karlsruhe ist coordinated by the DIZ. Mr. Schermann studied industrial & business engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. He gained his international experience during his professional stations at the South East Research Center in Thessaloniki (Greece), at the Deutsche Postbank in Bonn (Germany) and CAS Software AG in Karlsruhe (Germany) as well as at the Lenovo Technology Co. in Shanghai (China).
has been Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg since May 2011. He cultivates a new style of politics and has set himself the target of implementing a process of ecological and social renewal in the State. Politically active since his time as a student, Kretschmann and other like-minded associates founded The Green Party in Baden-Württemberg in 1979. One year later, Winfried Kretschmann became a member of the first parliamentary group of The Green Party to be elected to the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. In 1986, he was appointed by Hessen’s Minister of the Environment Joschka Fischer as a policy advisor to the first Green Party Ministry of the Environment. After two years in Wiesbaden, he returned to the Baden-Wurttemberg State Parliament in 1988, where he has remained ever since with only one period out of office. In 2002, Kretschmann was elected Chairman of the Green Party in parliament which he remained until 2011. On May 12, 2021, Winfried Kretschmann was elected for the third time as Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg in the State Parliament.
Greeting: Winfried Kretschmann (pdf)
Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg.