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AI4EU is the European Union’s landmark Artificial Intelligence project, which seeks to develop a European AI ecosystem, bringing together the knowledge, algorithms, tools and resources available, making it a compelling solution for users. It will facilitate collective work in AI research, innovation and business in Europe. By sharing AI expertise, knowledge and tools with the Platform, AI4EU will make AI available to all.

Join AI4EU in Athens at the upcoming AI Ecosystem Development Forum and meet numerous Artificial Intelligence experts for the upcoming two-day event, on 21 – 22 November, in Athens, Greece.

The event held in Athens is part of a series of public AI4EU events scheduled to take place across Europe. During the event participants will find out about innovative applications of AI in a wide range of research and business areas.

Please note: This is a free-access event however registration is mandatory for organisational purposes.

Event dates: 21 – 22 November 2019
Venue: Royal Olympic Hotel in the center of Athens, Greece
Contact us with your queries:

Please complete the Event Registration Form and join us at the event!
(Registration for the event is now closed. If you have a query please contact us on the above email) 

Should you require accommodation at the conference venue please click the link through which you can benefit from conference prices.

If you would like to join the AI4EU community on social media, use #AI4EU

Delegates can use the application throughout the event to pose questions to the speakers and actively participate in the dialogue. You can either download the app to your mobile or use it online. It is free and no registration is required. Please use the hashtag #AI4EU so as to join the appropriate event.


DAY 1 – 21 November 2019

09.00 – 17.00 | Kalliroe Hall
09.00 – 09.30 Arrival & Coffee
09.30 – 09.45 Opening Costas Spyropoulos, Hellenic AI Society, NCSR Demokritos (AI4EU)
Patrick Gatellier, Thales (AI4EU Coordinator)
09.45 – 10.30 Keynote Speech & Discussion
Micro and Macro Challenges and Opportunities for AI
Theodoros Evgeniou, INSEAD
10.30 – 10.50 European Commission Session:
AI made in Europe
Irene Sardellitti, Robotics & AI, Digital Innovation Hubs, DG Connect, European Commission
(presentation available)
10.50 – 11.00 Q&A Session
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break & Networking

AI assets and platform on demand

11.30 – 11.50 Demonstration: AI4EU Platform features and functionalities Violette Lepercq, Thales (AI4EU)
Joachim Köhler, Fraunhofer IAIS (AI4EU)
11.50 – 12.05 Co-creation Session: Catalyzing participation in the European AI community Moderator: George Giannakopoulos, NCSR Demokritos (AI4EU)

Open interaction on how to facilitate participation in the AI4EU community

12.05 – 13.00 Panel Discussion: Current panorama of AI in Europe Moderator: Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos (AI4EU)

Patrick Gatellier, Thales (AI4EU Coordinator)
Arnaud Gotlieb, Simula (AI4EU)

Theodoros Evgeniou, INSEAD
Thomas Hahn, BDVA

13.00 – 14.00 Light Lunch & Networking | Hotel Roof Garden
14.00 – 16.00 World Café: Human-Centric AI Topics: Philosophy & Ethics, Education & Training, Law & Policy, Workforce, Humanities
(click here for the World Cafe questions)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break & Networking
16.30 – 17.00 World Café reporting of results Moderators & Rapporteurs


DAY 1 – 21 November 2019

19.00 – 23.00 | Evening session (by invitation only) | Panorama Hall
19.00 – 21.00 Panel Discussion: European & National AI Policies Welcome: Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos (AI4EU)

Moderator: Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH (AI4EU)

Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, General Secretary, Ministry for Digital Governance

Patrick Gatellier, Thales (AI4EU Coordinator)

Irene Sardellitti, Robotics & AI, Digital Innovation Hubs, DG Connect, European Commission

Thomas Hahn, BDVA

21.00 – 23.00 Cocktail Reception & Networking | Roof Garden  


DAY 2 – 22 November 2019

09.00 – 16.00 | Kalliroe Hall
09.00 – 09.30 Arrival & Coffee
09.30 – 10.00 Previous day revisited Arnaud Gotlieb, Simula (AI4EU)
10.00 – 11.00 Panel Discussion:
Empowering Industry through AI
Moderator: Dimitris Tzovaras, CERTH (AI4EU)

Takis Varelas, Danaos
Vasilis Nikolopoulos, Mytilineos
Fokion Tasoulas, Titan
George Drosos, General Secretariat for Industry

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break & Networking
11.30 – 12.15 Panel Discussion:
The European AI Research & Innovation Agenda and its impact on technology companies
Moderator: Ioannis Vlahavas, AUTH (AI4EU)

Dimitris Zissis, University of the Aegean, Marine Traffic
Nikos Sarris, ATC
Theocharis Moysiadis, Future Intelligence
Athanasios Poulakidas, Intrasoft
Vasileios Gongolidis, General Secretariat
for Research & Technology

12.15 – 13.00 Panel Discussion:
AI opportunities for Startups
Moderator: Manolis Koubarakis, Univ. of Athens (AI4EU)

Roi Rodríguez, Funding Box (AI4EU)
Evangelos Angelopoulos, Fuelics

Spyros Magiatis, Workable
Michalis Vafopoulos, Linked Business
Sissie Mamai, General Secretariat for Digital Governance & Simplification of Procedures

13.00 – 14.00 Light Lunch & Networking | Roof Garden  
14.00 – 14.45 Panel Discussion:
Applying AI at a global scale
Moderator: Paul Lukowicz, DFKI (AI4EU)

Johann Goettler, Siemens Greece
John Pournaras, IBM Hellas
Nektaria Kalogeropoulou, Nokia Hellas
Vangelis Morfis, Microsoft Hellas, Cyprus, Malta

14.45 – 15.30 Co-creation Session:
Opportunities and entry barriers
Moderator: Philippe Fournand, Wavestone  (AI4EU)
15.30 – 16.00 Conclusions & Closing Costas Spyropoulos, Hellenic AI Society, NCSR Demokritos (AI4EU)
Patrick Gatellier, Thales (AI4EU Coordinator)


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