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About Big-Data.AI Summit Partners

See you at the Big-Data.AI Summit on 21 & 22 April 2021! 

The Big-Data.AI Summit is Europe’s leading conference on the practical applications of smart data in business. The #BAS21 will be held as an online conference on 21 & 22 April. At the virtual event we will welcome several thousand attendees keen on going beyond the hype and diving into the depths of the big data and AI revolution. Over the course of two days, the participants and attendees can look forward to a broad and carefully selected programme that combines best practice presentations and workshops by leading specialists.

BAS Topics - Trends x Industry x Society

The programme is curated by the Council of Experts


Big data and AI are cross-sector enabling technologies that empower several industries: From retail and logistics to health to smart manufacturing. Their disruptive nature shapes businesses. Their socioeconomic impact is felt throughout society. Keeping this in mind, #BAS21 primarily seeks to address four audiences:

  • Executive leaders entrusted with implementing big data and AI strategies tailored to their business needs
  • Experts keen on exploring new possibilities of applying big data and AI in their field of work
  • Policy-makers, professionals and social commentators working on a sustainable ethical framework for big data and AI
  • Scientists – especially from research institutes for applied sciences – seeking a fruitful dialogue with the industry


Summit Organisation

The #BAS21 is a Bitkom events. Bitkom is the German association of the ICT industry. Bitkom represents more than 2,700 companies in the digital economy, including 2,000 direct members. Through IT- and communication services alone, our members generate a domestic annual turnover of 190 billion Euros. Our member companies employ over two million people in Germany. They develop a wide-range of software applications, IT-services, and telecommunications. They produce hardware and consumer electronics. They shape the digital media sector. Bitkom champions innovative economic policies, the modernization of the educational system and a future-oriented digital infrastructure. Bitkom’s working groups Artificial Intelligence as well as Big Data and Advance Analytics.


Sessions will focus on

Big Picture

New strategies, technologies & innovations.

In this cluster we cover a number of important macro topics, from AI and big data business strategies to new machine learning methods to the role science fiction plays in opening up new frontiers. We look at practical use-cases where companies have embedded conversational AI solutions into their ecosystems. We quantify the advantages of intelligent automation. We address the challenges that face companies while they execute theoretically sound AI strategies. 



Applications in leading industries.

This cluster is devoted to best-practice solutions that demonstrate how AI and big data are transforming industry branches. We dive into the intricacies of applying smart data algorithms in the financial sector. We showcase AI-based applications that are enabling radiologists to make better diagnoses. We take on the challenges of predictive maintenance and showcase how AI empowers smart factories.



Ethical and political challenges.

This cluster addresses the ethical challenges as well as the economic and social dimensions of the AI revolution. In thought-provoking sessions we ask how much decision-making freedom should be given to algorithms in important areas, such as health, education, and personal finances. We debate the role state regulations should play so to define a sustainable and ethical AI framework. We tackle everyday challenges facing companies in the area of data protection.