The 13th GIO Roundtable

9:00-13:00(CET) , February 27, 2024
Barcelona, Spain | Beijing, China
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Events Introduction

The 13th GIO Roundtable, co-hosted by the Global Industry Organizations Roundtable (GIO) ,ERTICO-ITS Europe and IDSA, was held on February 27 to discuss topics related to the value of data in different industries. This event was simultaneously hosted in Barcelona and Beijing. We discussed typical industry-specific application scenarios of data, for manufacturing, health, transportation, and more, as well as analyzed and discussed the challenges we currently face in data sharing. We also released the GIO White Paper on Industry-specific Ecosystems V3.0 which distills the GIO’s current findings from our ongoing research of digital platform ecosystems.


Moderators: Martin Creaner, Luis Jorge Romero(Barcelona)
09:00 – 09:05
Introducing new faces
Martin CreanerWBBA
09:05 – 09:15
Opening remarks
William Xu
Joost Vantomme
Thorsten Huelsmann
GIO Chair

GIO Co-Chairs
High-value data application scenarios
09:15 – 09:35
Unlocking the value of data elements
Xiaohui YuAII
09:35 – 09:50
From data tracing to value creation in first industrial applications
Juergen GrotepassZVEI
09:50 – 10:05
Data elements and digital healthcare
Jiao LiChinese Academy of Medical Sciences
10:05 – 10:20
Smart transport and mobility: enhanced service delivery through the data sharing economy
Joost VantommeERTICO-ITS Europe
10:20 – 11:05
Open Discussion 1: Comments on the trends above and other future key industry trends
Moderator: Martin Creaner
Coffee Break
11:05 – 11:20
Coffee Break
Data standardization and industry development
11:20 – 11:35
Data sharing: Establishing data sharing standards to promote global data industry development
Thorsten HuelsmannIDSA
11:35 – 11:50
Data definition: EU industry policies and the global application of digital product passports
Thorsten DikmannCatena-X
11:50 – 12:05
Digital platform ecosystem: GIO White Paper on Industry-specific Ecosystems V3.0 release
David MohallyTM Forum Ecosystem Modelling Team
12:05 – 12:50
Open Discussion 2: Major obstacles and difficulties in data sharing Potential coordinated solutions and responses from industry organizations
Moderator: Luis Jorge Romero
12:50 – 13:00
Recap and closing remarks
Martin CreanerWBBA

Expert View

William Xu
GIO Chair
AI development has been explosive over the last few years. This proves that the establishment of GIO in 2018 was the right move. GIO has since served as an important platform where we can discuss the pace, framework, standards, interconnection, and interoperability of digital transformation. Digital transformation, and in particular AI enablement for industries, has created tremendous momentum for the digital economy. Over the next couple of years, we will see AI foundation models adopted in more and more industries, driving industries’ digital transformation even further. However, industry-specific foundation models will need open, secure, and trustworthy data. AI foundation models will combine industry know-how with AI to translate experience into science and enable numerous industries. Because of this, today’s GIO roundtable will set a key milestone in the digitalization journeys of industries.
Martin Creaner
Director General of WBBA,Special Advisor of GIO
GIO was set up in 2018, as an opportunity to pull together the industry organizations from around the world to talk about digital transformation of their industries. During the last 6 years, apart from 2 roundtables each year, GIO has held over 20 workshops and seminars and released some important white papers on how different industries are transforming. In the next few years, GIO will keep doing what it’s doing with more cooperation, more joint projects and more sharing of information.
Joost Vantomme
The 13th GIO Roundtable comes very timely. Vehicles are no more standing alone mobility instruments. They are interconnected with a broader ecosystem such as the connectivity industry, the energy sector, the urban mobility ecosystem and many more. Software defined vehicles truly connect the dots across the ecosystem. The potential of data sharing is no theory anymore. Data availability and accessibility from vehicles and infrastructure contribute to the sustainability agenda with a new impetus for enhanced safety, comfort, productivity and efficiency overall.
Xiaohui Yu
President, AII
In China, we look at data and data drivers from the perspectives of production functions and factors, as well as the far-reaching significance of data for digital transformation. To unleash the value of data elements, we believe a golden triangle of systems, markets, and technology assurance needs to be built so that data can benefit humanity and promote sustainable economic and social development.
Juergen Grotepass
Chairman of Working Group “AI in Automation”, ZVEI
The product carbon footprint (PCF) has become a new “currency” to deal with when creating value in data spaces. The digital product passport (DPP4.0) is evolving as core building block for data tracing along value chains in case of highly integrated products and manufacturing skills offered as services in new marketplaces. Manufacturing as a Service (MAAS) applications are very attractive for small and medium enterprises as they open the world for flexible production generating new market opportunities.
Jiao Li
Director, CAMS
The pace of the “Data Element X” development in China coincidentally matches the World Health Organization’s agenda. Building an ecosystem that harnesses digital technologies for people’s health is critical to realizing the One Digital Health vision. The WHO has proposed four key actions that will improve the quality and availability of health data: national coordination, enhanced monitoring, data sharing, and creating a data-driven culture.
Thorsten Huelsmann
Trustful data sharing takes place in data spaces, where participants share one common trust framework. The key to data spaces is the data connector. We are now working on bringing the data space protocol 1.0 via ISO into the global standard. With more contributors, the protocol and its open source implementations will improve. I hope you’ll join us in this journey as a data space pioneer.
Thorsten Dikmann
Chairman of the Working Group “DDP”, Catena-X
The digital product passport is crucial and it fulfils regulatory compliance, maximizes product transparency and enable circular economy. The magic behind accurate data exchange lies in the shared infrastructure of data spaces. One infrastructure means we all share the same components, but we exchange data only between two parties. You’re more than welcome to join it and work on these components.
David Mohally
Co-Chair, TM Forum Ecosystem Modeling Team
While most enterprises have recognized the need to work within wider business ecosystems, they can lack the skills to select, develop and govern these ecosystems in a profitable fashion. The TM Forum has created an Ecosystem Modelling framework to tackle these challenges for the Telco industry. This created an industry platform that provides a blueprint to accelerate and de-risk the innovation stages of concept to design for new business opportunities.