Pierre Bitard

Director Innovation & foresight projects, ANRT - Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie

Pierre (PhD in economics, spe. innovation) joined ANRT in 2007. Since then, he has been contributing to FutuRIS and Europe Departments, piloting numerous committees, designing and writing the resulting innovation policy and strategy reports, and presenting them at companies and government. At the Renault Technocentre, from 1998 to 2000, he participated in the Socio-Economics Research Group @ R&D DG. Before joining the ANRT, he notably designed and coordinated the quantitative part of the international comparison of national innovation systems (5 European countries, 5 Asian countries) at the Innovation Division of the University of Lund (Sweden) *. He has also worked as a consultant in the evaluation of public research and innovation policies. He lectured in Economics up till advanced levels (PhDs and MBAs), regularly gives speeches and keynotes at conferences (and has organised many of them). * National Systems of Innovation in a Globalising, Knowledge-based Economy: A Comparative Study of Small Countries in Europe and Asia, London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers (2011)

Pierre 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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