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EAI Industry of Things and Future Technologies Conference

November 22–24, 2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia

22. 11. 2016

Technical session and presentation of papers

23.  11. 2016

09:00 – 10.30 Keynote speakers

An overview of the current situation within smart cities and how the automotive industry is one of the key elements to focus

on in the area of “SMART”

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Panel discussion - Automotive Industry in Slovakia (current situation)

• Slovakia- world’s largest producer of cars per capita, ‘Tatra Tiger´ in the automotive industry

• Automotive Industry in Slovakia – challenges and opportunities

• Talent acquisition, acquisition of local suppliers, improving quality, increasing labour cost

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Panel discussion - Future Outlook on the automotive industry in Europe

• Shift from manufacturing to software and services: Technology and innovation needs to be aligned with excellent customer


• Self-driven cars, connected cars, enhanced driver support and other innovative transportation systems

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30 Alternative energy sources

• Solar panels and wind power and their use in transportation and for smart cities

• Environment- friendly transportation

• Cost effective solutions for individuals and municipalities and smart cities

16.30 – 18.00 Educational system and the automotive industry

• Comparison of educational systems in Europe, challenges and opportunities

• Reform of secondary and higher educational systems in Slovakia is needed in order to secure development of the automotive

industry in the region- successful educational practices in Europe and the CEE region

• Focus on cooperation among industry, universities and researchers

24. 11. 2016

09:00 – 09.30 Keynote speakers

09.30 – 10.30 Success stories

Connected cars, smart solutions, electric cars

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Technology forecast

Smart City and automotive experts and professionals have put their heads together in the Technology forecast session to figure

out what the future of Smart cities will look like.

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Birds of a Feather (round tables discussions)

Discuss with experts the pressing issues in smart city and automotive sector

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30 Panel discussion - BIG DATA: Opportunities and threats

• How to use BIG DATA effectively

• Data security, Data protection and data breaches