|Salle Raymond Aron, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL|
In the context of European strategy for data announced by the EU in 2020, the Data Act (DA) has been adopted in June 2023, and the Data Governance Act (DGA) will enter into force in September. There is widespread interest among stakeholders involved in data-sharing ecosystems in understanding the impact of and strategies for implementing this new regulatory framework.
Indeed, the DGA is initiating a regime of opt-in provisions for data intermediaries, and the DA obligations are subject to significant margins of legal interpretation, while no European Data regulator is created to oversee the implementation. The industry, in cooperation with public authorities, is therefore developing, experimenting, and scaling up governance solutions such as automated compliance tools, trust and labelling frameworks, clearing houses, aimed at facilitating the development of efficient, fair and secured data sharing spaces or data markets. The way value is created and distributed through data sharing, and the way costs are shared, are also essential dimensions of the arrangements governing digital ecosystems, with significant impacts on value creation by the models, as well as their sustainability, and the competitivity of the involved stakeholders.
The Gaia-X Institute* together with the Governance and Regulation Chair are organizing one-day hybrid-conference to be held at the University Paris-Dauphine to discuss among key stakeholder groups, including policy makers, industry representatives, and researchers, the alternative implementation strategies for DGA and DA, their promises, and risks.
9.00am : Welcoming words
- Eric Brousseau, Professor of Economics and Management, Scientific Director of the Governance and Regulation Chair, Paris Dauphine-PSL University
- Jakob Rehof, Professor of Computer Science TU Dortmund University and director of Research Strategy Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering
9.10am - 9.30am : Introductory keynotes : Two keynotes will introduce the conference, once by Jean-Noël Barrot, Minister Delegate for Digital Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, France, the other by Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany.
9.30am - 10.00am : Implementing data sharing in Europe : The cases of DGA and DA
- Bert Verdonck, Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg National Data Service
- Hubert Tardieu, Independent Director, Gaia-X
- Joelle Toledano, Professor Emeritus, associated with the Governance and Regulation Chair, member of the French National Digital Council (CNNUM)
- Jakob Rehof
10.00am - 10.15am : Questions and answers moderated by Hubert Tardieu
10.15am - 10.45am : Break
10.45am - 11.05am : Keynote "Implementation of the European Data Strategy – where do we stand?" by Yvo Volman, Director of the Data directorate in the Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
11.30am - 11.50am : Keynote by representatives of research organisations by Boris Otto, Professor for Industrial Information Management, TU Dortmund University and Executive Director, Fraunhofer ISST
11.50am - 12.10pm : Keynote from Industry by Amal Taleb, Director of EU Government Affairs, European Cloud provider SAP
12.10pm - 12.30pm : Open discussion and questions and answers with keynote participants, moderated by Jakob Rehof
12.30pm - 2.00pm : Lunchbreak
2.00pm - 2.45pm : Questionnaire on Industry stakeholder perspective
2.45pm - 3.15pm : Keynote Automated Compliance to help implementing regulation, by Jakob Rehof
3.15pm - 3.45pm : Break
3.45pm - 5.00pm : Pitches on stakeholder perspectives - legal, governance, business, technology, ethical
- Martine Gouriet, Director digital uses, EDF, and Director of Gaia-X
- Oliver Ganser, CEO Catena-X Association and Industry Consortium
- Véronique Lacour, Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Transformation and Operational Effectiveness, EDF
- Pascal Belmin, Vice President, Head of EU Aviation and Regulatory Affairs, Airbus
- Oscar Lazaro, CEO, Innovalia & Data Space 4.0 coordinator
- David Krieff, Director of Information Systems, ADP Group
- Sebastien Picardat, CEO, Agdatahub
5.00pm - 5.45pm : Open discussion moderated by Hubert Tardieu
Registrations are closed. You can follow the conference online on Teams.
*The Gaia-X Institute is an independent think tank under the auspices of Gaia-X AISBL devoted to strategic research on data exchange and the data economy. Its scope includes aspects of technology, economy, law and regulation, and civic and human rights.