GAIA-X, the user perspective: Invitation to the users-only infosession by Beltug and its sister associations Cigref, Voice and CIO Platform Nederland (Users only)

Location:virtual meeting


What is GAIA-X, and what does it mean for European CIOs and CDOs? Cigref (France), Voice (Germany), Beltug (Belgium) and CIO Platform Nederland (The Netherlands), are jointly organising an infosession to share information and experiences on GAIA-X, from a CIO/CDO perspective.


The GAIA-X project for the next-generation data infrastructure for Europe, aims towards a secure, federated, open and transparent digital ecosystem. One where data and services can be made available, collated and shared in an environment of trust. Representatives from the politics, business and science domains of seven European countries are currently involved. European partners are invited to join the project and to contribute to its development.


In the webinar, expert speakers and members of Cigref and Voice will elaborate on the scope, technology and user perspective. We’ll explore GAIA-X from a political and technological perspective, learn the value for CIOs and CDOs, find out the next steps, and discover how CIOs, CODs and associations can join.




This webinar will be held as a virtual meeting, in Teams. The link will be provided a few days in advance of the event.





16:00 Welcome


Introduction to the four associations, their collaboration, and the GAIA-X project.


Marine du Sury, project mananger, Cigref; Joachim J. Reichel, board member, Voice


16:05 GAIA-X in a nutshell: the hows, whys and wheres

Peter Krämer, Acatech


16:15 GAIA-X from the CIO perspective


Peter Krämer, Acatech; Gerd Hoppe, member of the management board of Beckhoff Automation GmbH


16:30 GAIA-X from the CIO perspective @EDF


EDF (French electricity company) is a member of Cigref, and a founding member of the GAIA-X foundation.


Vincent Niebel, CIO EDF

16:45 Q&A


Your questions (via chat).


16:55 Wrap-up & follow-up


Do we need more sessions on this topic?


Marine du Sury, project manager, Cigref