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About Big-Data.AI Summit 2020

Big-Data-AI Summit 2020

The Big-Data.AI Summit 2020 (#BAS20) is Europe’s leading conference on the practical applications of smart data in business. As part of the business festival, both events will welcome 10,000 attendees keen ongoing beyond the hype and diving into the depths of the big data and AI revolution. Over the course of two days, our participants and attendees can look forward to a broad and carefully selected a programme that combines 45 hours of best practice presentations and workshops by over 200 leading specialists.


BAS Topics - Trends x Industry x Society

Sessions will focus on

Big picture

New strategies, technologies & innovations.

In this cluster we cover several important macro topics, from AI and big data business strategies to the 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. 



  • Digital Health, Medical Research, Diagnostics and Therapy
  • Data-Driven Financial Services
  • Industrial Internet (Industry 4.0)
  • Information Security
  • Intelligent Mobility
  • Retail and Logistics
  • Utility 4.0 and Smart Energy



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.  



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, #BAS20 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

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Between Science and Fiction

Andreas Dengel

Summit Organisation and #BAS20 are Bitkom events. Bitkom is the German association of the ICT industry. It represents more than 2,500 companies of the digital economy. 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.