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e-IRG Open Workshop in December brings together top e-infrastructure experts in Helsinki

Connected to Finland's EU presidency and its policy priorities, CSC hosts in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture an Open e-IRG Workshop on December 4-5 at the House of Science and Letters in Helsinki.

The mission of e-IRG (e-Infrastructure Reflection Group) is to support both coherent, innovative and strategic European e-Infrastructure policymaking and the development of convergent and sustainable e-Infrastructure services. The workshops bring together e-infrastructure experts, funders and state representatives from all over Europe. The event focuses on the EU Skills Agenda and lifelong learning, EU cyber security activities, AI as well as the EuroHPC initiative.

The event is free of charge, see full programme and register here! The event will be held in English.

Programme highlights:

Cyber security in the e-infrastructure context

EU Cyber security activities
Anni Hellman, European Commission Deputy Head of Unit, Media Convergence and Social Media, DG CNECT

Quantum encryption: "OPENQKD" Project (Quantum Key Distribution testbed)
Florian Fröwis, R&D Collaboration Manager at ID Quantique SA

EuroHPC in the context of European competence development

Sami Niinimäki, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Daniela Galetti, CINECA

National AI strategies and activities

Introduction to EU AI strategy and activities
Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Chair EU HLEG on AI

Finland: Ethical information policy in the era of AI
Olli-Pekka Rissanen, Senior advisor, Ministry of Finance

National AI strategy of the Netherlands
Erik Fledderus, CEO, SURF

EU Skills Agenda

Michael Horgan, European Commission, Skills, DG EMPL
Jonna Korhonen, Counsellor, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

Lifelong learning activities in different countries

Stina Westman, Director Services for Education, CSC
Sandra Kucina Softic, Assistant Director for Education and User Support, University Computing Centre (SRCE) and Head of the E-learning Centre at SRCE