Free Webinar: Getting started with Apache Flink using the BDE platform

The BigDataEurope project's upcoming Webinar is featuring one of Apache Flink’s biggest committers, Kostas Tzoumas, CEO of dataArtisans. Apache Flink is an open source framework for distributed stream and batch data processing that provides an execution environment for transforming unbounded data sets where the time dimension is critical. That makes it ideal for working in areas like transport and Internet of Things where data comes as streams from sensors and where the value of that data is highly time-dependent.

During this (free) Webinar you’ll discover:

Community Survey for monitoring Big Data Value SRIA extended until October 10th!

The BDVA (Big Data Value Association) launched its yearly community survey for monitoring the Big Data Value Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The objective of the community survey is to engage with the wider Big Data 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 results of the community survey will be used as input for the regular SRIA update.

If you are an expert, interested or working in the European big data economy, we invite you to share your opinion by answering the short questionnaire on

The survey should not take longer than 10 minutes.

We extended the deadline until 10 October 2016.

Strengthening Big Data Value PPP and HPC PPP collaboration

Following on from the joint position paper recently approved by BDVA (Big Data Value Association and ETP4HPC (European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing), BDVA had an important participation at the last EXDCI’s (European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative) workshop in Barcelona. The objective of the workshop was to coordinate the development and implementation of a common strategy for the European HPC Ecosystem. 

BDVA at ICT proposers day 2016 in Bratislava

BDVA and BDVA members will have strong presence and participation at ICT proposers day 2016 in Bratislava (Sep 26-27) to support the dissemination of the Big Data Value PPP and to facilitate the engagement in this initiative of industry, academia and user organisations interested in big data and data-driven economy.

Visit us at the Big Data PPP booth (booth 3.1) anytime during the event
Join the Big Data PPP session on Monday 26 at 13h

Roundtable on "Digitising European Industry" with Commissioner Oettinger, September 20th, 2016

BDVA Vice President, Dr. Edward Curry, is attending a Roundtable organised by Commissioner Oettinger together with Commissioners Bieńkowska and Moedas on "Digitising European Industry" in Brussels on September 20th. 

 The main objective of this Roundtable is to start the process of establishing a "European platform of national initiatives" and the overall governance of the Digitising European Industry initiative.

Welcome to Ana Garcia, new BDVA Secretary General

BDVA has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Ana Garcia as Secretary General, starting the 1st of September. 

Ana joins BDVA with an extensive experience in ICT industry, innovation centres, and international associations. She was previously working at ENoLL as Director. 

Ana comes from Spain, worked around the globe, and is now based in Brussels at the iMinds-SMIT offices. 

She will be present at the Activity Group meeting next week (September 7th) 

Welcome Ana !