Opening of DIGIT, Aarhus University Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics

The digital revolution is already radically impacting our societies, industries and businesses.

2017.08.29 | Peter Gorm Larsen

Date Wed 27 Sep
Time 14:30 16:30
Location Aarhus University, Peter Bøgh Auditorium, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N

Opening of Aarhus University Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics (DIGIT)

The digital revolution is already radically impacting our societies, industries and businesses

The last 50 years’ achievements within electronic hardware, computer processing improvements and software algorithms and tools have substantially transformed global society. In a somewhat populist term, this is being called “The Forth Industrial Revolution” or “Industry 4.0.” It has only just started but will accelerate in pace in the decades to come.

A number of digital disciplines and technologies are globally associated and interconnected to this technological revolution, primarily cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, 5G, cloud computing, block-chain, machine and information learning, big data analytics, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, drones, robots, nano-satellites and autonomous systems in general.

DIGIT will integrate world class fundamental and applied research activities within these digital disciplines across Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. In order to succeed, AU DIGIT has a strong commitment to closely cooperate with relevant industrial partners.

DIGIT will bring Aarhus University into the global elite within research in digital technologies. You are invited to participate in the opening of this exciting venture. We look forward to seeing you.


Programme

14:30 Welcome and official opening of DIGIT
Niels Chr. Nielsen, Dean, Aarhus University

14:45 The Importance of Digitalisation for the Future
Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus Kommune
Steen M. Lynenskjold, Executive VP & COO, Terma A/S
Marianne Kjeldgaard Knudsen, Senior Director , GRUNDFOS Holding A/S
Brian Gottorp Jeppesen, CEO, Mjølner Informatics A/S

15:45 Introduction to DIGIT. Vision and plans for the new research centre

Peter Gorm Larsen, Professor, DIGIT Centre Leader, Aarhus University

16.15 Reception and demonstrations in the Nygaard Foyer
Learn more about current research activities and projects within digital technologies and network with the strong team of researchers from DIGIT

 

 

Ceremony / opening