Panel discussion on digital responsibility and Gaia-X

24 February 2022 – At the occasion of the publication of the Digital Responsibility Goals, Identity Valley and eco Association of the Internet Industry e.V. hosted a virtual panel discussion. In addition to the presentation of a strategy paper on the Digital Responsibility Goals, a first analysis of the European digital project Gaia-X was presented on the basis of the Digital Responsibility Goals.

The presentation of the strategy paper on Identity Valley’s Digital Responsibility Goals took place on 22 February 2022 online and streamed live from the eco studio in Cologne. Participants from politics, business, science and civil society were invited.

Member of the Executive Board and Lead for Digital Business Models at eco, Andreas Weiss, welcomed the publication of the Digital Responsibility Goals: “Digital responsibility is a complex topic and we at eco are pleased that Identity Valley wants to take on the challenge and make digital responsibility measurable.” With regard to Gaia -X, Weiss noted: “Gaia-X is on the right track and already addresses important elements of digital responsibility, but there is also still room for improvement.”

Jutta Juliane Meier, Managing Director of Identity Valley, thanked Andreas Weiss: “We are pleased that we were able to publish our strategy paper with the support of eco. Our trusting cooperation provides a great basis for presenting our goals to a broad public”.

High-profile participants

The event started with a welcome speech by Andreas Weiss from eco and the presentation of the Digital Responsibility Goals and the Gaia-X analysis by Identity Valley Managing Director Jutta Juliane Meier and Co-Managing Director Kai Michael Hermsen. Afterwards, Francesco Bonfiglio, CEO of Gaia-X, kicked off the following panel discussion with a keynote speech on Gaia-X and the role digital responsibility plays in the project’s work.

The panellists Andrea Martin, Head of the IBM Watson Center, Ilsabe von Campenhausen, Executive BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Harald Wagener, Group Leader Cloud at the Center for Digital Health at the Berlin Institute for Health Research at the Charité and Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition had a lively exchange afterwards.

A recording of the event is also available here.

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