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About the Event

The EU data economy as a whole will be worth over €550 billion by 2025, representing 4 % of the overall EU GDP. The European Commission has identified High Performance Computing (HPC) as a strategic investment priority that will underpin its entire digital strategy, from big data analytics and artificial intelligence to cloud technologies and cybersecurity.

As a result, the EU has decided to significantly increase its investments in HPC in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027). It is expected that over €8 billion will be invested over the seven year time frame, thus strengthening HPC innovation capabilities and building supercomputing capacity in the bloc. At the same time, it is an opportunity to develop a federation of supercomputing services across the EU’s Common European Data Spaces and federated cloud infrastructures, which are a key pillar of the Commission’s European Data Strategy.

HPC is already playing a key role in Europe’s efforts to quell the pandemic, for example being deployed to find treatments for COVID-19. HPC will play an even more important role in the economic recovery, as data and connectivity are at the forefront of the EU’s digital sovereignty agenda, encompassing industrial, technological and scientific challenges.

In this context, Forum Europe and HPE are organising a high-level roundtable discussing the role of HPC in Europe’s economic growth. The event will focus on the EU data economy and data sovereignty objectives. It is also an opportunity to assess concrete use cases and to analyse future trends. The discussion will bring together HPC Competence Centre representatives and allow policymakers to exchange views with stakeholders and to obtain evidence-based insights from industry and researchers on the most important elements to be considered when designing and developing Europe’s HPC ecosystem.

Speakers

Philippe Notton

Philippe Notton

Founder and CEO

SiPearl

Anders Jensen

Anders Dam Jensen

Executive Director

EuropHPC JU

Gilles Thiebaut

Gilles Thiebaut

SVP and Managing Director
North-Western Europe

HPE

gustav kalbe

Gustav Kalbe

Deputy Director of Directorate C & Head of Unit, High Performance Computing and Quantum Technology

DG CNECT, European Commission

Utz Uwe Haus

Utz-Uwe Haus

Head of HPE HPC/AI EMEA Research Lab

HPE

Kimmo Koski

Kimmo Koski

Managing Director

CSC - The Finnish IT Center for Science

Michael Resch

Prof. Dr. Michael Resch

Director of the HLRS

HPC Centre Stuttgart

Irena Bednarich

Moderator: Irena Bednarich

Director, Corporate Affairs, EMEA

HPE

Agenda

29 June | 10:00 - 12:00 CET

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome Remarks

Irena Bednarich

Irena Bednarich
EMEA Director, Corporate Affairs, HPE

10:05 – 10:35

Keynote Session

Gilles Thiebaut

Gilles Thiebaut
SVP and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, HPE

Philippe Notton

Philippe Notton
Founder and CEO, SiPearl

10:35- 11:35

Panel Discussion

Irena Bednarich

Irena Bednarich
EMEA Director, Corporate Affairs, HPE

gustav kalbe

Gustav Kalbe
Deputy Director of Directorate C & Head of Unit, High Performance Computing and Quantum Technology, DG CNECT, European Commission

Anders Jensen

Anders Dam Jensen
Executive Director, EuroHPC JU

Michael Resch

Prof. Dr. Michael Resch
Director of the HLRS, HPC Centre Stuttgart

Kimmo Koski

Kimmo Koski
Managing Director, CSC – The Finnish IT Center for Science

Utz Uwe Haus

Utz-Uwe Haus
Head of HPE HPC/AI EMEA Research Lab, HPE

11:35- 12:00

Audience Q&A

Partners

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Event Platform

This event will take place using Forum Europe’s virtual solutionFor more details on our virtual solution, please visit forum-europe.com.

Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact the team.

James Wilmott
Partner & Managing Director
Forum Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 020