"New developments such as the cloud, the Internet of Things and big data can thrive in Europe and that citizens, innovative web entrepreneurs and other businesses can take full advantage of their potential."
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

"The efficient management of big data offers unprecedented business opportunities to enterprises that react fast enough to take advantage of them."
Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG

"Data is the world's great new natural resource. What steam power was to the 18th century, electromagnetism to the 19th and fossil fuels to the 20th… data will be to the 21st."
Ginni Rometty, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM

“As part of its growth strategy, Europe must boost digital, data-driven innovation across all sectors of the economy.”
European Council conclusions 24/25 October 2013

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PICASSO EU-US Expert Group Meeting on Big Data

More than 50 EU and US experts from Big Data, 5G Networks, Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Systems and the Policy field met at the first PICASSO Expert Groups meeting, hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the Department of Commerce at Washington, D.C., USA, on the 20th of May 2016. The Expert Groups exchanged ways to enhance transatlantic collaboration, priorities, and the next steps. BDVA was represented in the PICASSO Big Data Expert Group by Prof. Dr. Sören Auer from the University of Bonn, Dr. Andreas Metzger from paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), and Nikos Sarris from ATC, who is also acting as Expert Group chair. Slides presented at the expert group meeting can be downloaded from http://www.picasso-project.eu/newsevents/first-picasso-eu-us-expert-grou...

Fostering the BDVA in the Small Big Data Value Association Summit in The Hague

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.

A Big Data platform for the future: Technical insights into the BigDataEurope Project (Webinar)

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 Deliver Big Data Training to NCP in ICT

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.

The overall data market will get to 111 billion in 2020 - first results of the European Data Market study have been released

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.

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