Big Data Value Association

The Big Data Value Association AISBL is a fully self-financed non–for-profit organisation under Belgian law. Currently there are 24 founding members from large and SME industry and research. The BDVA shall present an industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Big Data Value PPP cPPP. A basic principle is openness, transparency and inclusiveness.

BDVA and the European Data Market study cooperate on European data economy seminars

22nd September, 14:00 CEST - Webinar: The Big Data Value PPP: state of the art and next steps.

The Big Data Value Association and the European Data Market study are collaborating in dissemination activities around the European data economy. One of the first actions was a webinar where Stuart Campbell, the BDVA Secretary General, presented (see below) the current status of Big Data Value PPP, the next steps, and how to be involved.

A community survey for monitoring the BDV SRIA is open!

The objective of this survey is to engage with the wider BDVA community to ensure a comprehensive perspective concerning the technical and business impact of the SRIA technical and non-technical priorities as well as to identify emerging priorities with high impact for the European big data economy. 

The questionnaire refers to the five technical priorities ( 1) Data Management 2) Data Processing Architectures 3) Deep Analytics 4) Data Protection and Pseudonymisation Mechanism 5) Data Visualisation and User Experience) , to associated non-technical priorities, as well as the set-up of the BDV projects. 

Find the survey here:

BDVA at the SME event “wissensoffensive 2015”

On 10th August 2015, Dr. Andreas Metzger (paluno) represented the BDVA at the SME event "wissensoffensive 2015". In the opening panel on "Digitization and Big Data", Dr. Metzger discussed opportunities and risks of Big Data jointly with Brigitte Zypries (Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy) and Mirja-Hannele Ahokas (German Representation of the European Commission). 

BDVA and EIT Digital are joining forces to advance European Big Data Economy

EIT Digital and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) signed on June 17 a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to join forces to support the advancement of European Big Data Economy. The signing, in the context of the first Summit of the Big Data Value Association in Madrid (June 17-19), was done in Madrid via video links to Berlin and Brussels by Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital and Jürgen Müller, Head of SAP Innovation Center Network and BDVA president. All in the presence of Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director of Media & Content Directorate, DG Connect, European Commission. 

Smart Data event - Germany and Europe on the Way to a digital data economy

On the 22nd April 2015 Laure Le Bars (SAP) represented BDVA in the panel discussion titled 'Datadriven innovation - European Opportunities and Challenges'. Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, opened the conference entitled "Smart Data - Germany and Europe on the way to a digital data economy" in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy the 22nd of April. The event also featured Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Gesche Joost, Germany's Digital Ambassador.