About the Transatlantic Dialogue Initiative

Big Data & Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence - Talking about the topics of the future


The recent and dramatic developments in the fields of Big Data, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are already fundamentally impacting societies, industries and individuals. The sheer scale of the consequences, challenges and changes which these recent developments will pose are difficult to fully understand yet. This is why we see the necessity to build a line of communication, where both countries – Canada and Germany – can share their experiences, views, opinions or solutions.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy together with the Canadian German Chamber of Industry & Commerce have therefore called into life the 'Transatlantic Dialogue – Together into the Future' initiative in order to strengthen the cooperation between Canada and Germany on the field of Big Data, Cybersecurity and AI. The goal of this initiative is to facilitate the exchange of best practices, concepts and new ideas between both countries, thereby creating a platform which fosters innovation. Innovation means progress, and only through progress can we create the future.

This six conferences long series will take place at different locations across Canada and Germany. Each of the conferences will have three panel discussions about sub-topics within the field of Big Data, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. We will hereby organize a delegation with experts from both countries to vividly discuss the topics of interest at each conference. 

Upcoming Conferences

Big Data & Cybersecurity - Ottawa, Canada

When: 22 February 2018

Where:  Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5 

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence - Montreal, Canada

When: 19 April 2018

Where:  SAP Labs Canada - 111 boul. Robert-Bourassa, Montreal, QC, H3C 2M1 

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence - Karlsruhe, Germany

When: 21 June 2018

Where: Schlosshotel Karlsruhe, Bahnhofsplatz 2, 76137 Karlsruhe, Deutschland 

Time: 8.00 AM - 1.00 PM

Artificial Intelligence - Toronto, Canada

When: 6 September 2018

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Artificial Intelligence - Berlin, Germany

When: 18 October 2018

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Big Data & Cybersecurity - Dortmund, Germany

When: 6 December 2018

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