French-German cooperation to accelerate the digital transformation of Economy

In light of an increasing digitalization and the resulting requirements, European industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Without a doubt, the digital transformation of industry demands cooperation at all levels: between companies, industries and institutions, across national borders and across the respective emerging digital platforms. The cooperation with top universities worldwide is also essential.

In line with this, the advances of the industry-driven European R&D public private partnerships, such as the European Factory of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and euRobotics and also platforms such as Alliance Industrie du Futur and Plattform Industrie 4.0, are proving being very fruitful.

The 2nd “Conférence Numérique franco-allemande/ Deutsch-Französiche Digitalkonferenz” was held on December 13th in Berlin, with high level participants from politics, workers-unions, companies, research institutes and industry associations. Kanzler Merkel, Président Hollande, minister Sapin and minister Gabriel gave key-note speeches.

Different workshops were conducted and high-level BVDA members’ representatives were involved. Laure Le Bars (SAP) was participating at the workshop “Towards a data driven economy” and Thomas Hahn (Siemens) at the workshop “Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Alliance Industrie du Futur”, and Tanja Rückert (SAP) opened the panel “Future of European industry in digital transformation age”.

Thomas Hahn and Laurent Filliaudeau (CERMEX) have given a short presentation about an production with improved efficiency to Kanzler Merkel, Président Hollande, minister Sapin and minister Gabriel.

Thomas Hahn, BDVA Vice-President and Chief Software Expert SIEMENS AG
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