Keynotes


 

PLENARY KEYNOTES

 

Tuesday 27th June 2017



MIGUEL ALBUQUERQUE, President of Madeira Gonvernment

Welcome and Opening address

CARLOS MOEDAS, EC Commissioner for Research and Innovation

The European perspective on Technology, Engineering and Innovation


 

GSantucci.jpg GÉRALD SANTUCCI (Adviser for "Cross-cutting Policy / Research Issues" in DG CONNECT at European Commission)


 BIOGérald Santucci was appointed in July 2016 as Advisor for Cross-cutting Policy and Research Issues at the  European  Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT).   He supports knowledge sharing within the Research & Innovation Family under the H2020 Programme, promotes the     development of an innovative in-house knowledge management system of core know-how for European  Commission     officials, and coordinates DG CONNECT's work on 'data   for policy'. Previously, Gérald was head of the unit Knowledge Sharing, promoting an organisational culture where everyone can know what goes on around them, where learning is constant and ideas flow in all directions, where there are systematic linkages between policy, regulation and research, and where insights and judgements as well as documents and facts are shared with a view to continuously adding value. He supported the Directorate-General in the implementation of the new Better Regulation package adopted in May 2015. 

Between March 2007 and June 2012, Gérald was head of the unit Networked Enterprise & Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that managed a portfolio of some 50 Research and Innovation projects grouped around two clusters – Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) and Internet of Things (IERC). Under his leadership, the European Commission adopted a communication on RFID (March 2007), a recommendation on the implementation of privacy and data protection principles in RFID-enabled applications (May 2009), and a communication on the Internet of Things (June 2009). 

Gérald is an economist by profession. He holds a master’s degree from 'Sciences Po' Paris (1979), i.e. the Institute for Political Studies, and a PhD in microeconomics from the University of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne (1982). He joined the European Commission as an ICT expert in 1986 and became an official in 1988.


PRESENTATION

TITLE"Research and Innovation in Industry beyond H2020: A First Glimpse"

ABSTRACT: Over the past thirty years, industry has always been a focus of EU Framework Research Programmes. This focus was less strong at the turn of the 20th century to the 21st century (5th Framework Programme: FP5) when specific attention was given to « information society » applications, in particular those of public interest. When it became clear that due to a series of factors, including the insufficient and too slow implementation of the European Commission’s recommended national-level reforms, the EU competitiveness was weakening, EU Framework Programmes (FP6, then FP7, and now H2020) took their part in the effort to correct this situation by reorienting resources and impact on industry and enterprise. H2020 made a further step iforward by putting under the same legal basis « research » and « innovation ».

As we are gradually moving from H2020 to the future 9th Framework Programme (FP9), and as the Internet and digital technologies in general are bringing about major changes in design, development, production, trade, delivery, and business modeling, it is time to explore what is at stake today for the EU industry. what are the key scenarios to « Enterprise 2030 », and what are the main strengths and weaknesses of EU industry compared to its world rivals. 

At the same time, we must keep in mind that we are currently on the crest of a wave of disruptive change - everything is changing, and in particular science and technology are undergoing a kind of ‘acceleration’ of change. Our understanding of « everything » is changing as well, and therefore we must get ready to « innovate innovation » by acknowledging that if we are no longer able to take ownership of the undergoing changes, we can still improve our resilience and capability to work and thrive under great uncertainty and instability. Industry is engaged in a new journey along which it must acknowledge that the change is not just new technologies, new applications, new services and new business models, but also the very human beings that we are and societies that we form.

 
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Arian.jpg ARIAN ZWEGERS (Directorate General for Communications  Networks, Content & Technology, unit “Technologies &  Systems for Digitising Industry”)


 BIO: Arian Zwegers is a Programme Officer at the European Commission, Directorate General for Communications  Networks, Content & Technology, unit “Technologies & Systems for Digitising Industry”. He received a Ph.D. from the  Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands for his contribution to the system architecting field, which        focused on reference architectures, shop floor control architectures, and modular software design. After his Ph.D., he  worked for the Philips Electronics’ Centre for Manufacturing Technology, Baan Development, and PlatteConsult. In the Commission, he used to be responsible for a cluster of projects around Enterprise Interoperability before changing units and dealing with projects about Service Engineering. Later he worked with the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership and now on the Digitising European Industry initiative.

PRESENTATION

TITLE: "The role of the Horizon 2020 programme in implementing the Digitising European Industry imitative"

ABSTRACT: In April 2016, the European Commission published its Communication on Digitising European Industry. This initiative starts from the observation that digital technologies are bringing a step change in the way we design, produce, commercialise, and create value from all types of goods and relevant services. Digitisation of all sectors of the economy is needed for the EU to reinforce its competitiveness, build a strong industrial base and manage the transition to a smart economy. To achieve this, a number of actions are being executed. This presentation will highlight some of these actions and the role of H2020 funding in their implementation. In particular, Digital Innovation Hubs and Digital Industrial Platforms and the role of the Factories of the Future Public-Private Partnership will be highlighted.

Furthermore, an outlook will be given on future research actions in the domain, both in the near future and beyond 2020.


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GuyD.jpg GUY DOUMEINGTS (Emeritus Professor at Bordeuax University, France)

 General Manager of INTEROP-VLAB, International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability

 BIOGuy DOUMEINGTS is Emeritus Professor of Bordeaux University in which he has developed his career after an  initial period as Engineer in Aerospace industry. He belongs to the Laboratory IMS. He is specialist in Enterprise          Modelling, Enterprise Interoperability, Enterprise Systems Applications, Performance Indicators Systems and one of the  authors of the GRAI Methodology. He is the former President of the Technical Committee N°5 "Information Technology
 Applications" of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and the creator of the Working Group 5.8  “Enterprise Interoperability”. He published more than 300 papers in his competence domains and managed more than 30 research and industrial projects.

Presently, Guy Doumeingts is General Manager of INTEROP-VLAB aisbl, the International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability with 56 partners and 200 researchers and Engineers located in 11 countries in Europe and in China.

PRESENTATION

TITLE"Enterprise Interoperability evolution and beyond H2020"
 

ABSTRACT: Considering the evolution towards a global economy, Enterprise Interoperability (EI) is one of the most important topics supporting the development of enterprises in collaborative environments. Although this topic is discussed since decades, enterprises still require EI solutions due to the intensity of cooperation and multiplicity of exchanges, particularly in the value chains which include heterogeneous actors. Two main approaches, potentially capable of resolving the EI problematic, can be mentioned; Standardisation and Enterprise Applications and Software based on Model Driven approach.

In the year 2000, following the need of the industry to decrease the cost of the Software Application development due to the non-interoperability of Enterprise Systems, the European Commission launched a program to bring industrials and researchers together to improve the situation. Several projects were selected among which INTEROP-Noe. This project is at the origin of the European Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability (INTEROP-VLab).

In this paper, the evolution of EI will be discussed both for standardisation and software development. Several key results such as Enterprise Interoperability Framework (EIF), Model Driven Interoperability (MDI) and Model Driven Service Engineering Architecture (MDSEA), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data  and Standards will be presented with industrial applications in manufacturing, aeronautics and transport domains.
 

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Wednesday, 28th June 2017 - Plenary Panel



CHRIS DECUBBER, EFFRA - European Factories of the Future Research Association (Belgium)

MEIKE REIMANN, Steinbeis 2i GmbH (Germany)


RICHARD STEVENS, Government Consulting Unit in International Data Cooperation, IDC (Italy)

ALBERTO SANNA, San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Italy)

LUIS FLORES, Introsys - Global Control Systems Designers (Portugal)

KARINA MARCUS, COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (Belgium)

BRUNO CHENARD, CEN/CENELEC- European Committee for Standardization (Belgium)

ARIAN ZWEGERS, EC DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (European Commission)

VIVIAN KIOUSI, Intrasoft International, Transport and Social Network Lab (Greece)
 
 
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Thursday, 29th June 2017


Afonso.jpg AFONSO FERREIRA (Director for Research at CNRS, France)

 Seconded to the European Commission as expert in cybersecurity, future and emerging technologies, and foresight.

 BIOAfonso Ferreira, PhD, is Directeur de Recherche with the French CNRS and currently working at the Institut de  Recherche en  Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) in the area of Cybersecurity. He has over thirty years of experience in  the areas of Communication  Networks, High Performance Computing, and Algorithms, having published more than 100  papers in the forefront of scientific  research. He has been member of more than 60 Technical Program Committees for  international events and is an editorial board  member for international scientific journals. Dr Ferreira has also been member of Technical Committees of international  organisations, was at the origin of several European projects since FP3, and was once attached with the French INRIA.

From 2011 until 2017, Dr Ferreira was seconded to the European Commission as an expert in the areas of cybersecurity, future and emerging technologies, and foresight. While dealing with policy making and operations, his main achievements were manifold. In particular, in 2015-2017 he designed, negotiated, procured, and implemented the EU Connecting Europe Facility programme in the area of cybersecurity. Prior to that he managed the stakeholders' platform Secure ICT: Research and Innovation (120 experts) and coordinated their establishment of the European Strategic Agenda for Research and Innovation in cybersecurity, released late 2015. He also assisted in the management of the evaluation and renewal of the mandate of the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) to be proposed in 2017. And he helped to design and coordinate foresight in the area of Digital Societies and participated in and facilitated scenarios construction to guide policy-making cycles, starting with the Juncker Commission and spanning to the definition of the current European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020 – and of the next one.


From 2007 to 2010 Dr Ferreira acted as the Head of Science Operations at the Brussels office of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), an intergovernmental funding initiative spanning 37 countries. In this post, he managed all the operations and budget of the more than 200 pan-European projects funded by COST.

PRESENTATION

TITLE"Cybersecurity and data protection in the wake of AI and Big-Data: When to hide and where to run"

ABSTRACT: In February 2016 one of the largest heists in history was attempted against a Bangladesh bank. Gangsters tried to rob almost 1 US$ Billion and disappear in the Philippines. At the time of this writing 81 US$ Million are still unaccounted for and seemingly unrecoverable. This was a crime committed exclusively in cyberspace until electronic orders were transformed in cash. The current state of investigations points to the facts that the computer hackers only had to tamper with two bytes – twice – in the bank software in order to get away with the money and that they couldn’t rob all the money just because they didn’t know how to write English correctly.

A little more than a year later, in April 2017, the NSA was again accused of illicit operations over cyberspace, this time by supposedly having infiltrated financial infrastructures around the world in order to monitor any and every transaction deemed “suspect”. While proponents of “war on terror by all means” applaud, champions of equal rights and justice fret.

It is clear that cybersecurity is an ever-growing challenge for companies, states, and individuals, as digital technologies become more widely used in economic, social, and governance matters.  With the convergence of the cyber and the physical spaces, risks and threats in the cyberspace may increasingly affect physical space and individuals’ livelihoods.  Cyber incidents and attacks can disrupt the supply of essential services for our societies, since digital technologies are complex and underpin other systems and services, like finance, health, energy, transport. More and more the protection of information-related fundamental human rights, like privacy, but also freedom of expression and others, also depend on cybersecurity.

In addition, cybersecurity is often conflated in public discussion with other concepts such as information sharing, intelligence gathering, and surveillance. Good cybersecurity can help protect privacy in an electronic environment, but information that is shared to assist in security efforts, including cybersecurity, might sometimes contain personal information that at least some observers would regard as private. Cybersecurity can be a means of protecting against undesired surveillance of and gathering of intelligence from an information system. 

However, when aimed at potential sources of criminality, such activities can also be useful to help effect (cyber) security. In addition, surveillance in the form of monitoring of information flow within a system can be an important component of (cyber) security, eg in the fight against terrorism.

In this talk I’ll argue that the state of play in cybersecurity is currently confuse and confusing because not all questions being asked are correct and not all correct questions are being asked, mainly because of the multitude of “owners” of the call to secure cyberspace. It seems evident to me that agents in national security, markets, innovation, citizens’ rights and interests, and police cannot, without some help, approach this issue with converging perspectives. Each of these groups and the sub-groups therein have different – and valid – purpose and objectives and they aim at different outputs (cf the fight around encryption).

In my view, the academic community can be of great help in this conversation de sourds, namely by helping identify why each of those groups wants cybersecurity, what is their own meaning of this issue, who are their different stakeholders, which objectives are they targeting, and what they need as output, knowing that objectives and output come in tangible and intangible forms.

To ground such an enlightening conversation, we need to consider the exponential pace of digital transformation, best exemplified nowadays by the power of Artificial Intelligence (think of the recent DARPA’s AI-only capture the flag challenge and IBM’s Watson’s SOC) and big-data, in a context of IoT, Industry 4.0, and data as the new currency. I note that it may well be the case that there are so many agents and that the system and the context are so complex and distributed that only markets forces may be effective. For instance, one way forward may be the creation of conditions for an insurance market to grow, which would need certification, measurement, auditing, and liability across the board, among other initiatives. A look at the credit cards market illuminates the advantages of such a stance.

I’m confident that the several years I have spent in the European Commission working in cybersecurity policy will help me steward this conversation in order to collect the good questions to ask and to clarify the map for such a rugged territory.

 
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FDuarte.jpg FRANCISCO DUARTE (Coordinator of Industry 4.0 for Bosch entities in Spain and Portugal - ‎Bosch Group Spain and Portugal)


 BIOFrancisco Duarte holds a PhD degree from U. Minho in Software Engineering/Information Systems, and a DEng  and a MSc in Informatics, also from U.Minho.
 
 Currently, he is the coordinator for Industry 4.0 at Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal (Braga) and also for all Bosch entities  in Portugal and Spain. He is the representative of Bosch in the strategic committee of “Indústria 4.0” initiative by the  Portuguese government. He is a member of the directive board of the PhD programme in Advanced Engineering
Systems for Industry. Since 12 years, he is an invited professor at U. Minho with teaching responsibilities in software development and software development processes.

In the past, he was responsible for information systems management, software development, automotive customer assistance, warranty laboratories, audits, project management, and lean manufacturing

PRESENTATION

TITLE"Industry 4.0 Challenges in Manufacturing Organizations: the Connected World"

ABSTRACT: The digitalization of organizations, related with Industry 4.0, presents challenges in the ontologies, approaches, technologies, and in the relation of humans with computer-based systems. Several new driving forces, some of them based on old technologies, are emerging and must be clearly managed by manufacturing organizations, e.g. sensors and actuators, big collections of data, cloud and fog computing, or artificial intelligence. The business landscape is becoming highly connected, pushing organizations to be fully digitalized, both internally, and, mainly, horizontally in the relations with their business partners.
This presentation discusses the proper contents of Industry 4.0 initiatives and proposes some solutions to overcome the challenges presented to manufacturing organizations on an highly connected digital world, including the approaches and tools implemented by Bosch
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JCaldeira.jpg JOSÉ CARLOS CALDEIRA (President of ANI - National Innovation Agency)

 MANUFUTURE High Level Group, Board of the EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association

 BIOJosé Carlos Caldeira is President of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação - the Portuguese National Innovation  Agency. He is  member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology  Platforms Group. He is also  member of the Board of the EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research  Association (as observer). He is national delegate to  the NMP+B Programme Committee of the HORIZON 2020 and, since 2012, RIS3 expert of DG REGION.


PRESENTATION

TITLE"Engineering and Tecnhology and Innovation: Vision Beyond 2020 in Europe"
 
ABSTRACT: Today’s continuous effort to gain or maintain competitiveness calls for massive investments in research, innovation and qualification, both from the public and private side.

The key to success rests in both the capability to gather stakeholders in large scale projects and initiatives, necessary to ensure the critical mass (and resources) to tackle European or global challenges, particularly in R&D, with the flexibility and speed to detect and explore the multiple and different valorization opportunities and paths resulting from that investments in knowledge creation, leading to successful innovation, typical of smaller consortia or individual companies (namely SME’s and start-up’s).  

Themes like funding models for Innovation cycle coverage, cross fertilization, synergies between European and national/regional policies, programmes and funding instruments, open innovation, etc. are becoming increasingly important in this context. In HORIZON 2020 several steps were made towards these objectives but much more needs to be done in the future.

Engineering in general and digitalization in particular are, probably, some of the best domains to address these dynamics. Few examples will be used to illustrate the advantages and also some of the main existing barriers.
 

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Thursday, 29th June 2017 - Banquet & Awards Ceremony


 

Condry.jpg MICHAEL CONDRY (President of Technology and Engineering Management Society - TEMS, USA

 Former Chief Technical Officer for Intel Corporation, Global Ecosystem Division, USA

 BIOMichael was the Chief Technical Officer for Intel Corporation, Global Ecosystem Division. His career has a mixture  of academic and industry positions, mostly in industry. Holding teaching and research positions at Princeton and  University of Illinois, at Illinois he lead an internet application research team contributing findings to the US Internet  committee. His industry roles included AT&T Bell-Labs, Sun Microsystems, and Intel. At Bell Labs he was a co-architect for the Bellmac-32 processor and co-designed the System V Inode File System whose successors are used today. At Sun he led standards for the Solaris/UNIX team founding the Open Group to enable these standards. Michael came to Intel to head up Networking Applications research in Intel Labs. Michael’s CTO role drove on customer innovation, design cost reduction, and other technologies and leading technical staff development. Efforts in technical staff development at Intel awarded him and his team the prestigious Intel Quality Award in 2015. His background includes projects in computer architecture, software, firmware, operating systems, networking, IoT, internet applications, standards, and computer security.  Michael retired from Intel in June 2015.
 
Michael is the President of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS).  Michael is a senior board member for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), he created and chairs the IEEE Industry Forum series that has successfully engaged industry in over 14 conferences.  Michael is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society for over 27 years.

PRESENTATION

TITLE"Technology and Engineering Management: The Past. the Present and the Future towards Innovation"
 

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