The annual GATE Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Forum (BDAIF) aims to bring together the GATE Ecosystem, to attract new collaborators and stakeholders, to promote the centre’s results and to raise awareness, and to bring forward new opportunities. The first edition of the BDAIS is going to take place on the 10th of December 2020 and it is organized in collaboration between the GATE Institute, Bulgaria and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
The BDAIF2020 is focused on how Big Data and AI can help to tackle emerging societal challenges in the context of the GATE application themes: Future Cities, Digital Health and Intelligent Government. Furthermore, the programme includes special showcases dedicated to the European Big Data Centres of Excellence and start-ups pitches, presenting research and innovation excellence in Big Data and AI.
BDAIF2020 programme is split in the following panels:
- Big Data and AI;
- City Digital Twins: Achievements and Digital chances;
- Opportunities and prospects in Digital Health;
- Disinformation research and policy responses in the Balkans;
Each of the programme panels of GATE BDAIF2020 will start with a talk from a leading keynote speaker. The panels are jointly organised by a representative of the GATE Institute and a representative of Chalmers University or Chalmers Industriteknik to show the partnership co-operation and value created. With this approach, the event aims at having a great local and European impact and leveraging the potential of the innovative Bulgarian ecosystem.
GATE BDAIF2020 offers interesting virtual sponsoring options for companies, research institutions and Big Data and AI initiatives, with a lot of interaction possibilities outreaching a wide audience. This will allow many players in Bulgaria to position themselves in the European Big Data and AI ecosystem.
10:00 - 10:15 EET
Sylvia Ilieva, GATE Institute
Peter Dröll, European Commission, Director for Prosperity, DG Research and Innovation
Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Republic of Bulgaria
10:15 - 11:15 EET
Moderator: Edward Curry, Big Data Value Association (BDVA)
Keynote speaker: “How Dataspaces will power AI in Europe”, Edward Curry, Big Data Value Association (BDVA)
Ivica Crnkovic, CHAIR, Chalmers University, Sweden
Torsten Huelsmann, International Data Spaces Association
Georgi Ganev, Country Leader at IBM Bulgaria
11:20 - 11:25 EET
CoE showcase: Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics
11:25 - 11:30 EET
Start-up pitch: IRIS.AI
11:40 - 12:40 EET
Moderator: Graham Kemp, Chalmers University
Keynote speaker: Jarmo Suomisto, Helsinki Municipality, Finland
Anders Logg, DTCC, Chalmers University, Sweden
Dessislava Petrova-Antonova, GATE Institute, Bulgaria
Sisi Zlatanova, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Mila Koeva, University of Twente, The Netherlands
12:50 - 12:55 EET
CoE showcase: CeADAR, Ireland's national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI.
12:55 - 13:00 EET
Start-up pitch: Myxrobotics, Yavor Mihailov, Co-Founder & CEO
13:00 - 14:00 EET
14:00 - 15:00 EET
Moderator: Dean Palejev, GATE Institute
Keynote speaker: Milan Petkovic, Big Data Value Association (BDVA)
Rosen Dimitrov, Digital Health and Innovation Cluster Bulgaria
Fredrik Johansson, Chalmers University, Sweden
Todor Kunchev, University hospital "SOFIAMED", Bulgaria
15:10 - 15:15 EET
CoE showcase: i2CAT Foundation
15:15 - 15:20 EET
Start-up pitch: Kelvin
15:30 - 16:30
Moderator: Kalina Bontcheva, GATE Institute
Keynote speaker: Alberto Rabbachin, European commission, Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT)
Nikoleta Corbu, College of Communication and Public Relations, SNSPA, Romania
Zlatina Marinova, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Denis Teyssou, Agency France Press (AFP), France
Todor Galev, Center for Study of the Democracy (CSD), Bulgaria
16:40 - 16:45
- Who can participate in the event?
Any citizen who has a professional or amateur interest in the topics of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), without restriction on gender, age, etc.
- Is participation in the event paid?
Participation in our annual event is free and aims to promote the free exchange of opinions and good practices between scientists and professionals in the field of Big Data and AI.
- Will I be able to see a recording of the event?
All sessions will be recorded, and the recordings will be available to anyone who has registered for the event.
- Will you use the registration information for anything other than
the purpose of the specific event?
No, we strictly comply with the requirements of the GDPR, and anyone who wants to contact or work with us on topics of common interest can do so through the contact form on our website - https://gate-ai.eu/bg/контакти/