The BDVA organized its second Summit in The Hague from March 2 to 4, 2016 – an event that was centred on Societal Impact of Big Data. More than 200 attendees from all around Europe, showing the consolidation and maturity of Big Data Value Association. Keynote speeches, one interesting panel session with 7 panellists, and 15 working sessions showed the results of BDVA Task Forces and addressed the future needs for the European Big Data Community.
It is a fact that the re-use of Open Data can generate diverse benefits, ranging from increased performance at the public administration level and economic growth in the private sector, to the improvement of the social welfare. According to this study on Creating Value through Open Data, the “direct market size of Open Data is 55,3 bn EUR for 2016 and expected to grow by 36,9% by 2020 in the EU 28+”.
The Big Data Europe (BDE) Project is designed to enable European companies to build innovative multilingual products and services based on semantically interoperable, large-scale, multilingual data assets and knowledge, which are currently available in various licenses and business models. In this context, BDE aims to collect ICT infrastructure requirements from data-intensive science practitioners, in order to tackle the wide range of societal challenges that arise in the seven areas of Climate, Energy, Food, Health, Transport, Security and Social Sciences
BDVA Vice-President Dr Edward Curry praticipated as a trainer on the topics of Big Data for National Contact Points (NCPs) in ICT.
Dr Curry’s presentation, entitled “Big Data: Beyond the Hype, Delivering Value” explained Big Data technology and how it is transforming industry and society to members of the IDEAL-IST project.
IDEAL-IST is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) network, with more than 65 ICT national partners from EU and Non-EU Countries. It assists ICT companies and research organizations worldwide wishing to find project partners for a participation in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.
The Idealist 2018 technical seminar was held in Paris on the 28th and 29th of January 2015.
STOP PRESS! European Commission to launch 2018+ Big Data Work Programme Consultation at BDVA Summit.
The Small Big Data Summit took place in The Hague, The Netherlands on March 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The central theme of the Small Summit was the Societal Impact of Big Data. Agenda and details are all given bellow. Presentations and video will be available soon.
First interim report of European Data Market study prepared by IDC & Open Evidence is ready and you can download it here.
“Digital innovation, driven by the combination of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile Technologies and Social Media, is one of the most powerful drivers of change and the best opportunity for Europe to move back to a growth path. The indicators measured by the European Data Market monitoring tool reveal that the European Data Economy is already a reality, but that additional efforts are to be undertaken to consolidate this process over the next few years.