European Big Data Value Forum, 21-23 Nov 2017

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, jointly organised by the Big Data Value Association and the European Commission, will be held in Versailles, France (Palais des Congrès) from 21st to 23rd November 2017 . Keynotes and presentations will range from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area. The program of the event, venue and the sponsorship opportunities can be found at the event website:

5th International Workshop on Big Data Standardisation

Following the activities held last June in Brussels, on August 14th, ISO/IEC JTC 1 WG 9, that has as objective to set the foundational standards for Big Data, the Ireland's official standards body NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) and BDVA co-organise a workshop in Dublin City University to engage with other standardisation communities as an important step to create the roadmap for Big Data Standards harmonisation and discuss about Standards reciprocity.

Professorship on Data Management ( Graz University of Technology)

The faculty of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology is seeking applications for a professorship on Data Management. Deadline is August 21st, 2017!!!!

Please find the description of the position in the following link:

We are seeking candidates with demonstrated scientific excellence to represent the area of (Big) Data Management in both research and teaching and who will complement our existing team. A strong interest in applied research is advantageous.

BDVA i-Space labelling: Call 2017 open now!

European Innovation Spaces (BDVA i-Spaces) are cross-organizational and cross-sectorial environments allowing Big Data challenges to be addressed in an interdisciplinary way and serving as European hubs for research and innovation activities. They are one of the four pillars of the BDVA Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda. The Big Data Value Association grants a label for European Innovation Spaces to help drive forward Big Data adoption across all domains within European industry. The i-Space label is well recognized as a quality label on European level. It benchmarks the different initiatives through five selective categories. The label which is always granted on large European Big Data events creates visibility to the national efforts around Big Data.

BDVA at the DSM conference on the free movement of data

BDVA representatives joined last July 17th the Digital Single Market conference on the free movement of data. The conference, held in Tallinn, was one of the official events of the Estonian EU Presidency.
The priorities of the Estonian Presidency are actively focused on creating a digital single market within the EU. The digital single market cannot be built without a special emphasis on the free movement of data among member states. The free movement of data provides a visionary framework for accessing, sharing and (re)using data not only between public authorities and private companies but across all member states’ borders.With the conference, Estonia takes on the complex challenge of steering and providing a platform for this highly important discussion that will shape the future of the EU.

Launch of the new EDSA Dashboard

The European Data Science Academy (EDSA) launched a brand new dashboard that allows users to explore the current demand and supply with regard to data science skills. In particular, the new dashboard enables users to:

  • View the current demand for data science jobs across Europe.
  • Filter demand by required skills and region.
  • View trends and statistics regarding data science jobs and skills for a given timeframe.
  • Explore the current supply of courses and learning materials that will help them acquire certain skills.
  • Build personalised learning pathways towards acquiring certain skills.

Big Data - HPC workshop in Bologna (July 4th)

In the light of a closer cooperation between the two associations, ETP4HPC and BDVA co-organised a technical exchange meeting on July 4th as part of an EXDCI technical workshop. The focus was on paving the way for a better understanding of the intersections in scope, research directions and priorities of both platforms. In former meetings, the difficulty was finding a common technical language and perspective on common subjects as compute infrastructure and requirements for its next generation.