FIA session IX: Scenarios for FI Business

FIA Ghent Session

Scenarios for Future Internet Business

17 December 2010, 08.30 – 10.00 Hour

There was a clear consensus from the debate at the FIA Valencia Enterprise session that the opportunities of the Future Internet for enterprise are immense, both indirect and direct. Specifically, FI gives Europe a significant opportunity to maximise value for businesses. However, there was a wide spectrum of views on the kinds of business values and business models which would be promising for European businesses and how FI technologies could support and enable them, while acknowledging that combinations of FI technologies are needed to deliver value.

The objective of this session is to debate the potential and merits (and possible drawback) of a wide spectrum of scenarios for the future of businesses on the Internet, taking into account specific enabling FI technologies, in order to help pin-point:

  • The more promising FI technologies and their application for specific businesses
  • How those technologies meet and possibly transform business needs (existing, emerging, blue sky thinking)
  • Paradigms of improvements to existing business as well as radical business transformation
  • Gaps if any between FI priorities and business priorities and expectations and how those gaps may be bridged

The session is organised by Man-Sze Li (Session Responsible), FInES Cluster Co-Chair, IC Focus; Stefano De Panfilis, Engineering, NESSI and EFII; Sergio Gusmeroli, TXT; John Kennedy, Intel; Jean-Dominique Meunier, Technicolor and NEM; and in collaboration with the Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) Cluster of DG INFSO and all interested parties.

Draft Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Keynote: An industry view of Future Internet Businesses – Jose Maria Cavanillas, R&D & Innovation Director, Atos Research & Innovation
  • “Realising the Digital Opportunity: Redesigning Labour Intensive Business Processes leads to a New Future Internet Based Product and Business Model”, paper by Keith Popplewell, Coventry University, and Jennifer Harding , Loughborough University (paper selected under Open Call)  
  • “Scenarios for Future Internet Business @ Energy”, paper by Hannes Suttner and Josef Weber, Siemens AG Österreich (paper selected under Open Call)  
  • Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) in FIA Research Roadmapping - Nick Wainwright, HP, Leader of FIA Research Roadmap activity, and Michele Missikoff, CNR, Rapporteur of FInES Research Roadmap
  • FInES Position Paper on Orientations for FP8 – Man-Sze Li, Co-Chair of DG INFSO FInES Cluster
  • Discussion
    • Summing up

The full description of the session, including an Open Call for Contribution to the session (with speaking and publishing opportunity, deadline: 15 November 2010), is available at the FIA Enterprise Wiki:

Additional links and communication channels

FIA Ghent webpage

FIA Enterprise Blog

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