Prof. Ray Walshe

Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University

Asst Professor Ray Walshe, Director of European Observatory for ICT Standards (EUOS) Ray is Senior Researcher in the ADAPT Research Centre in Dublin City University (DCU), IRELAND. He began his career in industry as a software engineer, software consultant and project manager with LM Ericsson, Software and Systems Engineering Limited and Siemens. Joining the School of Computing DCU in 1995 he delivers AI, IoT and Data Governance modules on Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Programmes and is current (2021) Chair of the Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies. Ray is Chair of Big Data Value Association Standards Task Force, Chair of Network Development @ Gender Responsive Standards at the United Nations Economic Committee for Europe, Chair of the External Advisory Board of StandICT.eu, Research Partner in StandICT2023.eu and Co-Lead on ELITE-S Fellowship Programme for Emerging Technologies Standardization (Elite-Fellowships.eu). Ray has been a Digital Leader with World Economic Forum since 2016 and was appointed to the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) on ICT in 2019 as AI WG Lead for IEEE EPPC. Ray was also appointed in 2020 to the OECD Network of Experts (ONE AI).

Prof. is speaking at

Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
November 3, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Speakers

  • Philipp Slusallek (Chair) Scientific Director & Professor, DFKI, Saarland University & Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Prof. Ray Walshe (Chair) Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University
  • Freek Bomhof (Chair) senior consultant, TNO
  • Katharina Morik (Speaker) Professor, TU Dortmund
  • Fredrik Heintz (Speaker) Associate Professor, ICT-48 TAILOR Network
  • Wolfgang Wahlster (Speaker) Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Founding director and CEA of DFKI, the German Research Center for AI, DFKI
  • Cecile Huet (Speaker) Deputy Head of Unit, Robotics & AI, European Commission , DG CONNECT
  • Ricardo Chavarriaga (Moderator) Research Associate - Head of the CLAIRE Office Zurich, ZHAW School of Engineering - CLAIRE Office Zurich

Description

Trustworthy AI – from national initiatives to European perspectives

AI technology connects increasing amounts of data and becomes more and more interconnected with other digital systems. To unlock its economic potential and use it to the benefit of our society however, people need to trust AI-based systems and applications. Trust in this context comprises different perspectives, like compliance to data protection rules and policies as well as ethical values and standards, or that an AI system reliably behaves correctly even in highly complex or rare situations. Accordingly, this track will present different activities and projects on the national and European level which deal with this fundamental aspect of trust in AI, and discuss some promising approaches to achieve it, ranging from standardization and certification to research topics like explainability and integrity by design.

Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speakers

  • Prof. Ray Walshe (Speaker) Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University
  • Pat McCarthy (Speaker) VP Strategy and Business Planning, Huawei Ireland Research Center
  • Silvana Muscella (Speaker) CEO, Trust-IT
  • Rob Brennan (Speaker) Assistant Professor, ADAPT, Dublin City University
  • Sonja Zillner (Speaker) Lead Trustworthy AI , Siemens
  • Lindsay Frost (Speaker) Chief Standardisation Eng., NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Ashok Ganesh (Speaker) Director Market Perspectives & Innovation, CEN-CENELEC

Description

AI standards work is ongoing at ISO and IEEE primarily focusing on standards to improve market efficiency and address ethical concerns. Further policy objectives, like responsible deployment and use of safety specifications in fundamental research are absent and leading AI research organizations that have concerns about such policy objectives are not involved in ongoing standardization efforts. The panel will discuss Standards and the link with international strategies and policies.

Application Track 5 - Smart society
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Speakers

Description

After 3 years of research and innovation, BigDataStack project finally deployed a software able to analyse data in a holistic fashion across multiple data stores and from several sources, handling analytics on both data in flight and at rest.

A complete suite for big data analytics, real-time, cross-stream processing, predictive algorithms and process mining, tested on 3 real cases scenarios in retail, shipping and insurance.

Its final event: “A BigDataStack for Industry - a focus on retail, shipping and insurance: is Big Data the real future of emerging business?” is taking place inside the colourful framework of the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF), with the purpose of putting the stress on adopting a bid data culture among industries.

The event will bring together gurus from the project in the retail, shipping and insurance domains, and Big Data experts opening a panel of discussion with the wide audience.

Being at the end of this exciting journey in research and ready to start another inside business, the event will open a discussion on possible applications of Big Data analytics to everyday life, on how similar solutions will ease the life of data analysts and optimise user experience and business performances. In 2020, data is definitely among the most exploited products in the market but we still have a long way to go to fully understand its value, integrate it inside companies and get the most out of it.

The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organised by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CONNECT).

With a focus on “AI and Big Data Transforming Business and Society” and more than 90 speakers coming from the public sector, innovative companies, leading research bodies and exciting start-ups, the EBDVF 2020 edition aims to spread the data culture among industries, bringing all the benefits of cutting edge, big data technologies into small to large enterprises.

With a shared vision about the future of data, the natural match between the two events will find a place on the 5th November, both online, at https://www.european-big-data-value-forum.eu/ and physically, in Berlin.

Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
November 5, 2020
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Speakers

  • Prof. Ray Walshe (Speaker) Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University
  • Thomas Hahn (Speaker) Chief Expert Software, Siemens AG Germany
  • Márta Dr. Nagy-Rothengass (Speaker) Head of Unit Data and matadata services, standards, European Commission - Eurostat - Unit B5
  • Fergal Finn (Speaker) Standards Manager - Innovation, Policy and Business Development, National Standards Authority of Ireland
  • Stefan Weisgerber (Speaker) Head of Digital Platforms, DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.
  • Martin Brynskov (Speaker) Chair, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) / Aarhus University

Description

This Expert Panel Session will discuss the priority standards of the Digital Single Market and will explore future and ongoing technology standards initiatives. The objective is to identify industry, academic and societal priorities for standards development by discussing with international experts and to promote Standards Engagement.

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