Wednesday, 25th October 2023
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center, Athens
The workshop will take place on 25 October 2023 at the Foundation of the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (254 Pireos St., Athens).
As Greece is undergoing extensive digital transformation across sectors and verticals, emerging disruptive technologies (EDTs) such as 5G/6G, XR, VR, AI/ML are expected to have a major impact on the public sector, businesses, and society.
In line with the above, the European Digital Innovation Hub for Digital Governance (GR digiGOV-innoHUB) and the p-NET Competence Center, are organizing a focused workshop, involving the main stakeholders of Government, Research, Business and Society, to highlight the main opportunities and untapped potential from such technologies.
This event aims to build a bridge between government officials and technology experts from business and academia. It will spotlight the accelerating technology trends most relevant to the Greek Government, the potentials they create and pave the way towards the definition of practical interventions to accelerate testing, deployment and adoption of emerging technologies.
It proposes the establishment of nation-wide support measures for the creation of a set of Testbeds / Sandboxes for conducting pilot projects leading to Innovation challenges and solutions of emerging technologies in the following sectors:
- Education / Culture / Tourism
- Smart Ports / Industry 4.0
- Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR)
- Smart City / Smart Island – Digital Twins / Metaverse
DATE & VENUE
Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
Foundation of the Hellenic World
254 Pireos St., Athens
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE
Relevant Ministries of the Greek Government
Research centers and academics interested in the above domains
Experts from Greece and abroad
Industry and business leaders interested in projects in these domains
Investment fund organizations
The event is co-organized by the European Digital Innovation Hub for Digital Governance (GR digiGOV-innoHUB), an innovation hub for digital governance, and p-NET Emerging Networks and Services, a R&I driven Competence Center.
The European Digital Innovation Hub for Digital Governance (GR digiGOV-innoHUB) supports the development of a new generation of public services based on advanced digital technologies (AI, ML, IoT, Blockchain, HPC), with open source, open data and open standards. The Innovation Hub aims to develop an ecosystem of digital transformation actors by promoting innovation in Public Administration through the National Digital Portal for Public Services gov.gr.
GR digiGOV-innoHUB is led by the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET) and is supported by the country’s leading Academic and Research Institutions specializing in AI, HPC and digiGOV. The Hub is also supported by an array of business, regional authorities and civil society organizations that have expressed their willingness to participate.
p-NET Emerging Networks & Services is a Competence Center in the field of -5G smart networks and services. It aims to support businesses with an emphasis on strengthening vertical value chains and sustainability and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. p-NET develops technological and innovative solutions leading to exportable products and services of high added value, while capitalizing on the strengths and potential of the Greek ICT ecosystem. p-NET has 21 partners representing industrial and business sectors, research and academia, public authorities, consulting and entrepreneurship companies.
The morning session of the 5G and GovTech event is open to the public, while the afternoon session is by invitation only as invited members will participate in focused Working Groups.
|9:30 – 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 – 10:15||Welcome & Introductory Note on Objectives||Yiannis Giannarakis, GR digiGOV-innoHUB coordinator, GRNET (presentation pdf)|
Marios Nicolaou, Business Development Director, p-NET Emerging Networks & Applications (presentation pdf)
|10:15 – 10:35||Opening Remarks||Manolis St. Koutoulakis, Secretary General of the Aegean and Island Policy, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy|
Dimitris Varoutas, Vice President for the electronic communications sector, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission
|10:35 – 10:45||XR Cultural Experience (presentation pdf)||Dimitris Efraimoglou, Managing Director, Foundation of the Hellenic World|
|10:45 – 11:00||Building your Connected Future (presentation pdf)||Fotis Karonis, Executive Vice President | Capgemini Group Leader 5G & Edge|
|11:00 – 11:15||Private 5G: a Game Changer for Enterprise Connectivity (presentation pdf)||Slawomir Pietrzyk, CEO, IS Wireless|
|11:15 – 11:30||Establishing Sustainable Mobile Government, a How-to-Note form WorldBank’s GovTech Global Partnership (remote) (presentation pdf)||João Ricardo Vasconcelos Senior Governance Specialist, GovTech – Governance Global Practice, WorldBank Mobile Government Working Group|
Khuram Farooq, Senior Financial Management Specialist, WorldBank
|11:30 – 11:45||Smart City Applications & Solutions (presentation pdf)||Dimitrios Lalos, CEO, Marquee Wireless|
|11:45 – 12:15||Coffee break|
12:15 – 12:25
|Athanasios Raptis, Director, National Centre for Public Administration & Local Government|
|12:25 – 12:35||CCEF Connecting Europe Facility funding tools (presentation pdf)||Vassiliki Pahi, Programme Officer – Unit E – Coordination and Monitoring of Mechanisms and other Funds, Min Economy and Finance|
|12:35 – 12:45||6G IA Vision & Smart Networks and Services, Research and Innovation (presentation pdf)||Kostas Trichias, Senior Researcher, 6G IA|
|12:45 – 13:00||Present and Future of Digital Maritime (presentation pdf)||Dr. Gregory S. Yovanof, Managing Director, Strategis Maritime Center of Excellence|
|13:00 – 13:15||5G/6G Testbeds Contribution to the National Digitization Process (presentation pdf)||Dr. Ioannis Markopoulos, Head, EU & International Business, NOVA|
|13:15 – 13:30||5G-Enabled Smart Ports: Experiences and Prospects (presentation pdf)||Dr. Konstantinos Katsaros, Senior Researcher / Team Leader – Intelligent Networks & Services Team, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS)|
|13:30 – 13:45||XR Activities and Vision (presentation pdf)||Angeliki Eleftheriou, Head of Marketing & Business Growth, Moptil|
|13:45 – 14:00||5G for Mission Critical Communications (presentation pdf)||Konstantinos Chatzimihail, Pre-Sales Lead, Networks & Managed Services, Ericsson|
|14:00 – 15:00||Lunch|
Afternoon Session – By Invitation Only
|15:00 – 17:00||Working Groups Education / Culture / Tourism Smart Ports / Industry 4.0 PPDR: Public Protection and Disaster Relief Smart City / Smart Island – Digital Twins|
|17:00 – 18:00||Presentation of Working Group Results|
|18:00 – 19:00||Cocktail|