Time: 11:00 - 21:30

Location: phaeno Wolfsburg - WNT Wolfsburg



Whether cloud, IoT, AI or machine learning: open source is the central innovation driver of digitalization. Stadtwerke Wolfsburg, WOBCOM and FIWARE Foundation bring together experts from business, research and politics at a congress to discuss and network current trends, developments and innovative approaches in the field of open source.
Take part in the virtual congress comfortably from home or office via live streaming and become part of the open source community!

To promote international exchange, Stadtwerke Wolfsburg AG and WOBCOM GmbH have founded the ASTRID iHub – one of 25 so-called Innovation Hubs (iHub) of the FIWARE Foundation worldwide, which brings together the opportunities of digitalization with the needs of citizens.

The official opening of the ASTRID iHub will take place on Wednesday, October 06, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. in the presence of Stefan Muhle, State Secretary at the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs. You can expect other high-profile speakers, visionaries and guests from business, politics and IT, as well as live demonstrations of practical use cases in the areas of mobility, healthcare, construction and smart city.

The language of the lectures is predominantly German.
The link to the Livestream will be published a few days before the event.


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// 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐘 / 11-11.45
𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫, City of Wolfsburg

𝐃𝐫. 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐊𝐚𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫, Member of the Executive Board of Stadtwerke Wolfsburg AG & Managing Director WOBCOM GmbH

𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐮𝐡𝐥𝐞, State Secretary, Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labor, Transport and Digitalization
“𝘎𝘈𝘐𝘈 𝘟 – 𝘋𝘢𝘵𝘢 𝘚𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦”.
𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐬𝐬, Head of Digital Business Models – Member of the executive team and Gaia-X / eco – Association of the Internet Industry e.V.

“𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘺”
𝐄𝐫𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐥-𝐏𝐮𝐤𝐚𝐥𝐥, Head of Unit, BMWi Department IV A 5 – Digitization, Industry 4.0.

“𝘐𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺”
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟. 𝐃𝐫. 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐊𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫, Founding Director Institute for AI Security of the DLR

“𝘐𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯”
𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐀. 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚, CEO DE-CIX Group AG

“𝘐𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘙𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘏𝘜𝘉”
Keynote: “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘢𝘵𝘢 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮”
𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐨 𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐨, Chief Executive Officer at GAIA-X AISBL

Keynote: “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘐 𝘐𝘴 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐨𝐮𝐧, AI City Director EMEA NVIDIA

“𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥”
𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭, Founder and CEO

𝐃𝐫. 𝐒𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐚 𝐇𝐞𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧, Head of Department for Digitalization and Economy, City of Wolfsburg

“𝘞𝘰𝘭𝘧𝘴𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘨.𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭: 𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮”
𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐮𝐭𝐡, DevOps Project Manager WOBCOM

“5𝘎 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘓𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳 𝘉𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨 𝘞𝘰𝘭𝘧𝘴𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘨”
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐠, Project Manager DLR

“𝘔𝘖𝘝𝘌𝘐𝘋 – 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘝𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘭𝘦 𝘐𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴”
𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐜𝐡, Product Owner DLT Mobility, Robert Bosch

“𝘛𝘌𝘓𝘓𝘜𝘚 – 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴-𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘟𝘗𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴”
𝐃𝐫. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐡 𝐃𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐳𝐞𝐥, Head of Global Products & Research DE-CIX

“𝘪4𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘐𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘏𝘶𝘣𝘴”
𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐒𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐚, FIWARE Foundation.

For questions about the program or the ASTRID iHUB, please contact project manager Giovanni Coppa

FIWARE Cybersecurity DAY

About this Event

The new digital realm is rewriting the rules of businesses where innovative technologies have a prominent role in overall value creation. Data-related activities are not only a central feature of the production process but a key aspect of economic activity. There is not any doubt that the digital era is creating numerous new opportunities for the economy and society but, at the same time, introducing new challenges.

According to the 2021 World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, cyber risks continue ranking among global risks. Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological adoption, it has also exposed cyber vulnerabilities, the lack of agile solutions to dire problems, as well as exacerbating the tech inequalities within and between societies.

However, good news is on the horizon. Thanks to the introduction of new architectures and patterns, the ICT industry is bringing more agility in the creation and management of new products and digital services that can easily be combined together to create more complex business chains. Their growing complexity and multi-domain nature make these systems even more vulnerable to security breaches and cyber-attacks.

To discuss the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity, FIWARE, supported by the GUARD Project and Cyberwatching.eu, is bringing together cybersecurity experts to review innovative, integrated, and holistic approaches for a secure and trusted Digital Single Market, outlining the principles that are guiding the EU action in this domain.


14:00 – 14:10 — Welcome and Introduction by Moderator Vito Morreale (Director of the Industry & Security R&D Lab, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica)

14:10 – 14:30 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Keynote Speech “Challenges in research, innovation and capability building for cyber security – from a ECSO perspective” by Fabio Martinelli (Research Director, National Research Council of Italy and Vice-chairman, ECSO Board)

14:30 – 14:50 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Keynote Speech: “Automatic Cyber Threat Investigation” by Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal (Head, IBM Cyber Center of Excellence & Ben-Gurion Univ. and Head, IBM Innovation Ventures, Israel)

14:50 – 15:15 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Expert Session: “The European observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy”, Cyberwatching

  • 14:50 – 15:00 — “Democratising cybersecurity for all” by Nick Ferguson (Senior Project Manager, Trust-IT Services)
  • 15:00 – 15:10 — “Understanding the Cybersecurity research and Innovation landscape” by Prof. David Wallom (Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford)

15:15 – 15:30 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Expert Session: “Emerging challenges in cyber risk assessment and management” by Paolo Roccetti (Senior Researcher, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica)

15:30 – 15:45 (including 5-min. Q&A) — Expert Session: “Application of GUARD in the emerging ICT market sectors” by Paolo Secondo Crosta (Innovation Manager, R&D Manager, R&D&I Project Funding Manager, Italtel Group)

15:45 – 16:10 (including 5-min. Q&A) — GUARD Project Use Cases

  • 15:45 – 15:55 — Mobility Use Case: “Adding an ‘S’ to IoT” by Cornelio Hopmann (Technical Lead, Wobcom GmbH)
  • 15:55 – 16:05 — eHealth Use Case: “Enhancing security and privacy in eHealth sector” by Armend Duzha (Senior R&D Project Manager, Gruppo Maggioli)

16:10 – 16:15 — Closing Remarks by Stefano de Panfilis (COO, FIWARE Foundation)