The collection and evaluation of the largest possible volumes of data is going ahead in more and more areas of life: the idea of “Big Data” seems to be on everyone’s lips. While sceptics predict the end of privacy, Big Data has opened up many previously unforseen possibilities for improving the lives of everyone.
Scientists, states and businesses are working on new mobility concepts and technologies. The self-driving car is no longer a pipe dream; and neither is smart real-time control of traffic. Taking smart mobility as one concrete example, the opportunities and risks of Big Data shall be discussed:
What data are all these sensors collecting that allow for a connected mobility?
Who is using this data and what information are they deriving from it?
What rules does society need to impose on the use of mobility data?
These questions and more were discussed by prominent experts in Stuttgart on 25 June 2015.
17.30 – Welcoming Remarks
Philipp Otto, project leader “Does Germany Need a Digital Codex?”, founder and executive director of the iRights.Lab
17:35 – Welcome and introduction
Matthias Kammer, director of the German Institute for Internet Confidentiality and Security (DIVSI)
17:40 – Opening Remarks
Winfried Hermann, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure for Baden-Württemberg
17.50 – Keynote: “What Does the Future Hold for Mobility?”
Norbert Barthle, MdB, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the German Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure,
18.10 – Keynote: “Smart Machines and the Mobile Person – What Is to Be Done?”
Alexander Mankowsky, fFuturologist for the Daimler AG
18.30 – Keynote: “What Does the Digital Revolution Mean for Individual Transport in the Future?”
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz University Hanover
18.50 – Panel discussion: “Mobile World: Who is Helped by Big Data?”
Ulrich Chiellino, lead transport advocate at the ADAC e.V.
Jörg Klingbeil, Data Protection Commissioner of Baden-Württemberg
Ivo Körner, cirector of customer services at IBM Germany GmbH
Alexander Mankowsky, futurologist for the Daimler AG
19.30 – Questions From the Floor
19.50 – Summing-up
The event was hosted by Lena-Sophie Müller, manager of the Initiative D21 e.V., and Matthias Kammer.
This event was part of the project “Does Germany Need a Digital Codex?” which the iRights.Lab carried out on behalf of the German Institute for Internet Confidentiality and Security (Deutsches Institut für Vertrauen und Sicherheit im Internet, DIVSI). After the first part of the project raised the question of whether a digital codex could establish the social norms which were lacking in the internet, the second section took a concrete look at the topic of “Big Data”. The project leader was Philipp Otto, Founder and Executive Director of the iRights.Lab.