The COVID 19 pandemic has shown the vulnerability of global value chains. It has shown how essential the digital transformation and cyber security are for the resilience of the industry. Trust and “Trustworthiness-profile”, as developed by the Plattform Industrie 4.0, are key components for securing national and international Industrie 4.0 value creating networks. On a European level the data infrastructure project GAIA-X is gaining momentum and international support. The conference will bring global discussion forward on Trustworthiness, Interoperability and Digital Sovereignty.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany and the Plattform Industrie 4.0 are inviting to the
Online conference:
„Shaping a globally secure Industrie 4.0 Ecosystem – Enabling international interoperable security policies”
27. – 29. January 2021

The conference focuses on three main questions:
1. What progress has been made since prior conference?
2. What are major challenges for cyber security and how we can achieve interoperability to international security policies?
3. The conference will provide firsthand practical insights

The days will be structured as follows:
Day 1:
Trustworthiness and the way towards interoperability
27th from 11:00 a.m. – 03.15 p.m., CET (10:00 a.m. – 02:15 p.m., UTC)

Day 2:
Policy approaches, digital sovereignty and the role of GAIA-X
28th from 11:00 a.m. – 02.45 p.m., CET (10:00 a.m. – 01:45 p.m., UTC)

Day 3:
Paper session and transfer to SMEs via demonstrators
29th from 11:00 a.m. – 02.45 p.m., CET (10:00 a.m. – 01:45 p.m., UTC)

A detailed agenda with further updates is attached here. All registered participants will receive notifications about updates and the access codes to join the conference call.

Please register in order to participate via this link:

We would be delighted to invited you to the online conference. Please forward this invitation to any interested stakeholder. The language regime of the online conference will be English.

If you have further questions, please contact the Plattform Industrie 4.0:

The Plattform Industrie 4.0 develops concepts and supports the digital transformation of industries. As a network from Germany, founded and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Plattform drives the technical foundation to develop global viable Industrie 4.0 solutions with international partners further.