Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall

Head of the Digitization and Industry 4.0, BMWi

Ernst Stöckl-Pukall Head of Unit Digitisation and Industrie 4.0, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy As Head of Unit “Digitisation and "Industrie 4.0" in the Department for Industrial Policy in the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall focuses on topics regarding a successful digitisation of the manufacturing sector in Germany. In that role he is also responsible for the "Plattform Industrie 4.0" and he takes care of Germany’s various bilateral and multilateral cooperation activities in the field of Industrie 4.0 e. g. with China and Japan. The Plattform Industrie 4.0 is headed by the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Minister for Education and Research. The platform is a central player in the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector in Germany and includes all relevant stakeholders such as industry, academia, trade unions and politics. It also initiated the project GAIA-X which aims at building a sovereign data infrastructure in Europe. Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall is also in charge of various research and support funding schemes addressing in particular the automotive sector and topics like autonomous driving and the digital transformation of the sector. Before his current post Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall was in charge of the maritime sector after having returned from his post at the German Embassy of New Delhi where he served as economic and commercial counsellor. He graduated in Economics at Ludwig Maximilans-University in Munich.

Ernst is speaking at

Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
November 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



During this session, we will explore potential and existing models of collaboration/federation in cross-border initiatives that can be applied in a practical / realistic way to foster data driven innovation at European level, and make this innovation available and accessible to all actors in the European data landscape, in particular SMEs and Start-ups, as it is aimed in the project EUHubs4Data. Starting from a general view on needs, benefits and models of a federation, we will focus on specific and concrete aspects such as governance and structure, a federated catalogue / offer (including data sources, data governance, delivery of joint services and a common training programme), potential legal or organisational barriers, etc. We will also count with the experience of actors involved in existing and different types of federation and networks.
The expected outcome from this workshop aims to be a set of recommendations about the best options for each of the aspects considered, that could contribute, in the scope of EUHubs4Data project, to the establishment of federated network of data-driven experimentation facilities in Europe (with special focus on AI and Data service innovation development and experimentation), find synergies, share knowledge and assets, and let small and medium size actors on each region to benefit from latest European advances on those fields.

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