NGIOT Community Events: EV charging – A case for the edge?

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NGIOT Community Events: EV charging – A case for the edge?

April 29 @ 09:30 - 11:30


Electric vehicles represent the future and the present of transport across Europe; in 2021, EV sales were at 18.0% of total car registrations, up from a 10.5% share in 2020. This ever-growing market will bring changes and shifts in how the energy grids can leverage EV vehicles as a grid component through contextual IoT applications and edge-based AI solutions, one of the many cases for the NGIoT at the edge.

Over the next few years, it is estimated that 80% of data will be processed at the edge, compared to 20% today and the NGIoT initiative is leading this area in providing the necessary architectures, systems and use cases to bring artificial intelligence closer to the human leveraging the power of federation and swarm computing.

With the direction away from a cloud-centric model becoming a reality, what implications does this have for the businesses involved? Where does the real value exist and is it enough to invest in a federated and novel edge? This event focuses on a specific application to highlight the technical differences between edge and cloud approaches and brings together industry experts to debate the opportunities and barriers that will arise. Ultimately asking, is it worth it?

The application will centre on the Smart Energy Grid Active Monitoring/Control Living Lab from the IoT-NGIN project. The EV charging pilot is based in the municipality of Terni Italy with the goal of enabling driver-friendly dispatchable EV charging, based on energy demand-response due to renewable energy sources along with human-centred smart micro-contracts and micro-payments.


9:30 – 9:45 Welcome

  • Tanya Suárez, CEO BluSpecs, Board Member AIOTI, Founder IoT Tribe
  • Dolores Odoñez, CEO Anysolution, Co-Chair AIOTI Energy

9:45 – 10:05 Application break down

Balancing the grid with EV charging – modelling consumers and demand

  • Francesco Bellesini, EV use case lead – IoT NGIN Energy Living Lab, Emotion

10:05 – 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:10 Is the edge worth it?

Moderated debate on the value to be derived and the barriers to adopting a large-scale edge investment from cloud

  • Michael Metzger, Principal Engineer, Smart Energy Systems, Siemens
  • Damian Bevan, Cloud Architecture Lead, Gemserv
  • Laurent Schmitt, Head of Utilities & European Developments dcbel, President Digital4Grids
  • Tanya Suárez, CEO BluSpecs, EU-IoT
  • 2xTBC

11:10 – 11:30 Closing comments

  • Natalie Samovich, Co-founder Resilient Group, Chair AIOTI Energy
  • 1xTBC


About the organisers

This event is co-organised between the NGIoT Initiative and the AIOTI Energy Working Group. The Next Generation Internet of Things (NGIoT) Initiative is a growing community of projects and related initiatives at work to maximise the power of IoT made in Europe. NGIoT works to lower the barrier for adoption and development of next-gen solutions at the convergence of the cloud-edge-IoT continuum, by supporting business models, innovation and skills, sharing best practices and building a growing and on-the-move “network of networks” for knowledge and technology transfer, at the intersection of different research and innovation communities and industrial-driven initiatives.

AIOTI is the industrial association for Internet of Things (IoT) players in Europe, It drives on behalf of its 200 members business, policy, research and innovation development in the IoT & Edge Computing and other converging technologies across the Digital Value Chain to support digitization in Europe, and competitiveness of Europe.


April 29
09:30 - 11:30
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