The 9th GIO Roundtable

Beijing, China / Barcelona, Spain
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Events Introduction

The 9th GIO Roundtable during MWC22, was held on March 1st, 2022 in Beijing/Barcelona, with other participants from around the world joining online. It was co-hosted by the Global Industry Organizations Roundtable (GIO) and British Standards Institution (BSI). At the roundtable, we shared the main conclusions from Digital Health Workshop on February 27 and Industry Data Value Workshop on February 28, focusing on the analysis of collaboration of ecosystems across digital platforms so as to accelerate digital transformation of vertical industries. In addition, GIO White Paper: Industry-Specific Ecosystem was officially released. Topics such as how to shape the industry environment and the topics frame of industry digital transformation was also discussed.


9:00 – 9:20
Guest introduction
New faces
9:20 – 9:30
Opening remarks
William Xu Harold PradalGIO Chair GIO Co-chair
Industry consensus
9:30 – 9:50
Main conclusions of Digital Health Workshop
Giorgio Cangioli HL7 Europe
9:50 – 10:10
Main conclusions of Industry Data Value Workshop
Juergen GrotepassGerman Platform Industrie 4.0
White paper on industry specific ecosystem release — Introduce the main conclusions and follow-up actions of the White Paper — White Paper launching and photo time
Martin CreanerGIO Secretariat
Coffee break
10:30 – 10:40
Shape the industry environment
10:40 – 10:55
Contributions to EU and German digital economy policy
Oliver BlankZVEI
10:55 – 11:10
The role industry organizations play in digital economy governance
Peter WilliamsonGlobal Issues Dialogue Centre
Development of GIO
11:10 – 11:30
Industry digital transformation topics frame
Haiping CheGIO Secretariat
Open Discussion
All Participants
12:25 – 12:30
Main outputs and follow-up actions
Martin Creane Haiping CheModerators

Expert View

William Xu
GIO Chair
The core of GIO is to provide valuable topics, expose common phenomenon among industries and provide industry organizations with fruitful insights. We have marched in this direction for 4 years. The 9th GIO focused on the release GIO white paper on industry-specific ecosystems and examined the generic framework of digital transformation in different industries and now we pay more attention to the challenges and expectations from diverse industries.
Martin Creaner
GIO Special Advisor
Martin Creaner, Special Advisor of GIO, accepted the partner interview by Mobile World Live during MWC 2022. In the interview, he reviewed the development of GIO since its foundation, pointed out the industry value of the white paper GIO recently released, and introduced GIO’s future goals and development plan. (Click the button to watch the full video)
Harold Pradal
Co-chair of the 9th GIO Roundtable; Group Commercial Director, BSI
The interactions on digital technologies implementation within the manufacturing sector are not yet as effective as they need to be. So we must support the various players in the industry to evolve towards a situation where the ecosystem is built on trust, hence more agile and efficient. Moreover, co-creating good practice in data sharing will enable manufacturers to collaborate and share data with confidence. The adoption of good practice in business innovation, collaboration, and technology integration will underpin innovation in the Industrial Products & Services sector, leading to a more vibrant IP&S ecosystem. Ultimately, better data sharing and innovative approaches will lead to digital investments that will accelerate the transition to net zero.
Giorgio Cangioli
Technical Lead, HL7 Europe
HL7 FHIR can play a key role in the sharing of health data. EU/China and global collaboration on adoption and development HL7 FHIR artefacts for consumer devices is hoped. Quality labeling, beyond medical device regulations, is a mean to achieve trust. A multi-stakeholder discussion on the hybrid usage of regulated and unregulated health and wellbeing devices should be facilitated.
Juergen Grotepass
Expert, German Platform Industrie 4.0
Data movement and sharing maximizes data value, enabling data driven services across industries. It is a new production paradigm of incremental executable knowledge as a service.
Peter Williamson
Chair, Global Issues Dialogue Centre
A much wider range of industry verticals, each with different value chains, will be involved in 5G, B5G than before. Current geopolitical trends, meanwhile, have raised the risk of moves toward protectionism, nationalism and the abandonment of international cooperation that would result in the fragmentation of digital industries, communications and the Internet. The potential costs in terms of slower innovation, reduced productivity growth, increased costs and prices and lost economic welfare need to be identified and estimated. Mechanisms to avoid and mitigate this potential drag on progress and prosperity need to be developed and implemented.
Oliver Blank
Director of European & China Affairs, ZVEI
In order to create a better global understanding of the digital transformation challenges and opportunities, it is important is to build eco-systems and platforms for exchange – at industry and government levels. Let all the people sitting together, talking together, include EU decision maker and stakeholders, and let big company and SMEs share their business experiences, market knowledge and questions.
Nobuyuki OGURA
Convener of Reference Architecture Task Force, IVI
There are various solutions and approaches to industry data value in Europe, China and Japan. No one-size-fits-all solution exists. The meaning of GIO lies in its ability to explore the common ground and difference of all areas.
Ku Wen
Vice President and Secretary General, CCSA
The success of digital transformation depends on whether an appropriate ecosystem can be developed among specific industries. Technical provider and vertical industries could understand and co-work with each other well in such an ecosystem so as to create more value for vertical industries. As a practical and actionable solution, we should start from mature industries such as smart manufacturing and healthcare, build up successful use case and then replicate the mode in other industries.
Jianbo Hu
Secretary General, AII
Seize the strategic opportunity of digital transformation, actively explore the application of industrial Internet in the dual-carbon field and drive the green development of industries. Data owners should build trust with each other to ensure that the data is correctly used so that the value of the data can be continuously released. There is an urgent need to speed up the exploration of application scenarios for trusted data space and promote the formation of business models.