Dario Avallone

R&D Director, Engineering

Born in 1962, he got his University Degree in Computer Science in April 1987. Since July 1987 he has been working in the R&D Laboratory of Engineering S.p.A where he held different positions. In particular, since 1995 he is responsible of the European Research Unit, since December 1998, also in charge for the identification of new business opportunities at European level and, since 2000 he has become Director of the R&I division with the mission to push innovation into business. In addition, since 2007 he has got several additional duties: • ETP NESSI: SC Chairman and Board Vice-Chairman • Italian Technological District DhiTech: member the Board • Italian GMES: member of the Steering Committee, • member of the European high level expert group for Digital Trust Riseptis, • EOS (European Organization for Security): member of the Board of Directors • PPP BVDA: member of the Board of Directors • PPP Future Internet: member of the Board of Directors • KIC EIT-Digital: member of the Supervisory Board • PPP ECSO: member of the Board of Directors • FIWARE FUNDATION Chair of the Board of Director • International Data Space Association (IDSA): member of the Board

Dario is speaking at

Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
November 3, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Lars Nagel (Chair) CEO, International Data Spaces Association
  • Simon Scerri (Chair) Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer IAIS
  • Ed Curry (Chair) Vice President, BDVA / Insight / NUI Galway
  • Yvo Volman (Speaker) Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Dario Avallone (Speaker) R&D Director, Engineering
  • Maria-Esther Vidal (Speaker) Head of the Scientific Data Management Group and Professor, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Jon Ander Gomez (Speaker) Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València/DeepHealth project
  • Pierre Bitard (Speaker) Director Innovation & foresight projects, ANRT - Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie
  • Douwe Lycklama (Speaker) Owner and founder, Innopay
  • Elena Poughia (Speaker) CEO, Dataconomy Media GmbH
  • Yann Lechelle (Speaker) CEO, Scaleway
  • Klaus Ottradovetz (Speaker) Distinguished Expert, Member of the Atos Scientific community, Atos International Germany GmbH


Data Governance, Data Usage, Federation of Data Spaces, Scale AI in Europe

This track will bring together leading initiatives that are paving the way for what could become functional implementations of European-governed data sharing spaces. For Europe to compete at an international level, its smaller but highly diversified data producers need to join forces. The European Data Strategy outlines a roadmap to enable and realise data sharing spaces as a means to power up AI in Europe by increasing access to data. The longterm vision is for an initial number of sector-based data sharing spaces to interoperate. The need to comply with European values, ethics and legislation when handling data should not be considered restrictive, but as a safeguard for risk-free data sharing that encourage increased participation. In this track, we want to move beyond the ‘What’ and consider ‘How’ all this can be achieved through convergence and standardization efforts by projects, organisations and other entities possessing the right technical know-how, experiences and commitment.

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