EBDVF 2017: Future directions to Data-Driven Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, with the scope "Trusted AI in Smart Industry", ended in Versailles with the participation of over 800 participants on average per day (1200 registrations for 3 days).
Challenges and future directions in data-driven & artificial intelligence research and innovation have been discussed and analysed among key players and stakeholders of the Big Data Value Ecosystem. Key technological and societal aspects of trust and transparency for human-centred data-driven innovation were addressed.

Big Data in China: insights and lessons

Thomas Hahn, Vice President of BDVA, has participated last January 31st 2018 in a round table organized in Brussels by ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), about the impact of Big Data in the China economy, the challenges in realising value from Big Data, and opportunities around that, and during which the ICAEW report Big Data in Chinese Businesses was presented (https://www.icaew.com/-/media/corporate/files/technical/information-tech...).

4th-7th June 2017, Global IoT Summit (GIoTS-2018): Call for papers!

Organised by Mandat International, IEEE IoT TsC, the IoT Forum and IPv6 Forum (collocated with the IoT Week), The Global IT Summit’18 will take place from the 4th to 7th June in Bilbao, Spain. 

More detailed information about the event and registration is available here

The 2018 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. 

The Organising Committee launched a call for papers concerning paper submissions and publications, special session and workshop proposal submissions and industry forum panel session submissions. 

All the information about the call for papers is available here.

Public consultations for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

In the context of evaluations of existing EU financial programmes and the future proposal of the next long-term budget for the EU covering several policy areas, the European Commission has launched public consultations on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and Single Market. Such consultations follow the objective to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget and make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework in May.

EU Citizens are invited to give feedbacks on how the current EU policies and programmes support innovation and investments in strategic digital infrastructures, and how work could further be improved in terms of performance, simplification or opportunities for synergies between funds.

BDVA Activity Group Meeting, Brussels, 31st Jan - 1st Feb.

On the 1st of February, BDVA Members will meet in Brussels for the 24th Activity Group Meeting. Some Task Forces/Subgroups sessions will take place on January 31st in the afternoon. 

All BDVA Members are invited to join the discussion and presenting their expression of interest in pitching. 
Additional information concerning the topics of discussion and the agenda can be found in the intranet (access available just for BDVA Members).