eu-LISA hosted its most recent
industry roundtable event, ‘A single search portal and shared BMS for Europe:
Moving forward with concrete implementation’ at the Sofitel Strasbourg on June
8th. Some 60 participants convened at the event to discuss the
various concepts of interoperability introduced by the European Commission in
2016, considered by the High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and
Interoperability for the past year and currently being studied by the Agency
and its stakeholders with a view to implementation in the coming years.
During the morning session,
eu-LISA, EASO and the EC DG HOME provided presentations on the state of play of
current planning around interoperability, the Agency study on a common ABIS and
the potential benefits of interoperability for the end user community. Industry
participants responded to the challenges laid down when providing presentations
and discussing matters afterwards. Accenture, SAP, Guardtime, Augmentiq and SAS
all provided interesting input in their presentations, recounting experiences
related to implementation of interoperability elsewhere, considering the
potential architectures for interoperable systems including Blockchain
technology and considering questions of data quality and analytics.
It is evident that industry will have to support the Agency in its
efforts on interoperability planned for the coming months and years. The event
provided an initial impetus to such interaction and represented another effort
by the Agency to engage this important sector in a fair and transparent manner.
We are grateful to the large number of interested staff who participated,
supported discussions and contributed to the successful delivery of this event.