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U.S.-German Standards Panel to Cover U.S. and European Standards Strategies, Tech and Climate Issues, and More

3/08/2023

Join discussions about digital transformation and smart standards, climate change, artificial intelligence, and the U.S. and European standards strategies during the bilateral U.S.-German Standards Panel on April 4-5, 2023. The agenda, with speakers and session topics, is available online. REGISTER HERE.

Hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), together with the U.S. National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), and the German Commission for Electrotechnical, Electronic, and Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE), the event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, with virtual participation also available.

Sessions are supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and will include the following topics:

Day 1: April 4, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET

  • Welcome remarks, Joe Bhatia (ANSI), Christopher Winterhalter (DIN), Michael Teigeler (DKE)
  • Presentation of U.S.-German Standards Panel Agenda, Joe Tretler (ANSI)

Panel 1 (hybrid) on European Standardization Strategy and the U.S. Standardization Strategy:

  • Welcome and introduction, moderated by Joe Tretler (ANSI)
  • Introduction of the U.S. Standardization Strategy, Mary Saunders (ANSI)
  • Introduction of the European Standardization Strategy and German plans for its implementation, Gerhild Roth (BMWK)
  • Panel discussion, featuring Dr. Thomas Zielke (BMWK), Mr. Michael O’ Donovan (USTR, NN—German industry representative), Dr. Ajit Jillavenkatesa (ANSI)
  • Q&A and summary of discussion

Panel 2 (hybrid) on Digital transformation of standards development and smart standards:

  • Welcome and introduction, moderated by Florian Spiteller (DKE)
  • Keynote speech, Matthias Marzinko (Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA)
  • Panel discussion, featuring Christoph Winterhalter (DIN), Matthias Marzinko (NN—German industry), Stuart Radcliffe (ASTM International), George Borlase (UL Standards & Engagement), Muhammad Ali (Hewlett-Packard)
  • Q&A and summary of discussion

Day 1 discussions (face-to-face only at the National Press Club) will also include:

Discussion Round 1 on Artificial Intelligence:

  • Welcome and introduction, Dr. Wael William Diab (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Chair), Sebastian Hallensleben (VDE)
  • Keynote Speaker, Dr. Elham Tabassi (NIST)
  • General Discussion
  • Summary and proposals for possible U.S.-German cooperative efforts

Discussion Round 2 on Climate Change Standardization:

  • Welcome and introduction, moderators Ryan Colker (ICC), Anna Trawnitschek (DIN)
  • Keynote Speaker, Christian Schiller (cirplus GmbH)
  • General Discussion
  • Summary and proposals for possible U.S.-German cooperative efforts

 

A reception will be held at the National Press Club following the Day 1 sessions, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET.

 

Day 2: April 5, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. ET

Panel 1 (hybrid) on Artificial Intelligence:

  • Report of Discussion Round 1, moderators Dr. Wael William Diab (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC42 Chair), Sebastian Hallensleben (VDE)
  • Discussion on possible U.S.-German cooperative efforts

Panel 2 (hybrid) on Climate Change:

  • Report of Discussion Round 2, moderators Ryan Colker (ICC), Anna Trawnitschek (DIN)
  • Discussion on possible U.S.-German cooperative efforts
  • Summary of event and conclusions, moderator Joe Tretler (ANSI)
  • Closing remarks, Joe Bhatia (ANSI), Christoph Winterhalter (DIN), Michael Teigeler (DKE)
  • Farewell lunch

 

Register for the U.S.-German Standards Panel.

CONTACT

Jana Zabinski

Director, Communications and Public Relations

Phone:
212.642.8901

Email:
jzabinski@ansi.org

Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist

Phone:
212.642.4956

Email:
bgoodbaum@ansi.org

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