On sunny Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Milan hosted an NGI gathering named “Let’s Speak… NGI – Next Generation Internet – Business, Career & Funding Opportunities, while developing a human-centric internet”. Aleš Černivec, XLAB’s security officer, participated in the workshop presenting interoperability and open data solutions.
The representatives from business, academia, and regulators discussed social changes appearing as a consequence of new technologies being adopted and concepts being developed with the use of the new services. Moreover, technical aspects of calls related to NGI initiative from the EU Commission have been discussed with the ECP (EU Champions Panel). The ECP has been established within the project SpeakNGI. NGI is a long-term goal, with opportunities already being available now, including European-funded calls with an April 2018 and March 2019 deadline (ICT-24, ICT-31).
Aleš Černivec attended the workshop as a member of the EU Champions Panel where he contributed to the discussion about NGI Success Stories & Sustainable Paths. The panel consisted of Michael Drescher (MTRL Ireland & NGI ECP), Alessandro Bassi (IoT Italy & NGI ECP), and Ralf Neudel (IRT & New EU Media, Germany). Aleš presented interoperability and open data solutions provided by XLAB in cooperation with the Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration.