With the motto “Data as the engine for mobility 4.0,” the 2nd mFUND Conference, organized by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) took place in Berlin on October 16 and 17, 2018. Having worked as a partner on the research accompanying mFund 2018, iRights.Lab was given the opportunity to moderate the conference.
The conference’s goal was to act as a platform for the ation of project results and the discussion of innovations and prospective is in connection with the overarching research initiative. A total of more than 30 forums and workshops were offered.
The approximately 500 participantsincluded a broad audience of experts with backgrounds in politics, science, and business, representing associations, municipalities, transport companies and a large number of start-ups, all of whom participated actively in the talks and discussions.
Speakers on the stage included Parliamentary State Secretary Steffen Bilger, MdB, as well as iRights.Lab director Philipp Otto, whose talk emphasized the importance of the efficient and secure handling of data in business, administration and civil society. At the same time, he presented some results from the accompanying research conducted by iRights.Lab for mFUND and referred, among other things, to the second Data Governance Report, which was published at the conference and which you can download here.
After opening the conference, iRights.Lab organized several workshops on topics including “The basic features of data protection and the relevance of privacy,” and discussed, among other things, the implementation of and compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the need tointernalize the principles of data protection. The Data Governance Forum, also hosted by iRights.Lab, focussed on empowering governments and businesses to create their own rules and structures for handling the data they manage and use, while ensuring its protection and security.
A detailed report on the conference can be found on the BMVI website.
Impressions of the conference can be found in our Flickr Gallery.