Task Force 7: Application

The main objective of this task force is to identify applications in which big data technologies can create the biggest impact in Europe. This TF will facilitate value creation (economic and societal benefits) in Europe by supporting selected industrial sectors and other areas of interest with big data technologies. The key focus of this group should be to identify and act on the needs (technology, skills, etc.) of different industrial sectors as well as the areas of interest applicable to different industrial sectors such as language technologies, HPC, etc. The industrial sectors will include healthcare, telecom, content/media, energy, manufacturing, finance, supply chain, etc. Several sub-task forces have been already created to address sectors in which BDVA has a critical mass of members and in which big data applications will create the biggest impact. An additional goal of this TF is to identify and address synergies across application areas.


TF Lead: Milan Petrovic (Philips) Contact: milan.petkovic@philips.com



  • TF7.SG2 Telecom (Lead: Robert Seidl, Nokia) 
  • TF7.SG3 Healthcare (Lead: Marija Despenic, Philips)  
  • TF7.SG4 Media (Lead: Mike Matton, VRT)
  • TF7.SG5 Earth Observation & Geospatial (Lead: Florin Serban, Terrasigna)
  • TF7.SG6 Smart Manufacturing Industry (Lead: Davide Dalle Carbonare, Engineering. Co-Lead: Sergio Gusmeroli, Polimi)
  • TF7.SG7 Mobility and logistics (Lead: Vivian Kiousi, Intrasoft Intl.)
  • TF7.SG8 Smart Governance and Smart Cities (Lead: Lanfranco Marasso, Engineering)
  • TF7.SG9 Agriculture (Lead: Nuria de Lama Sanchez, ATOS)




Whitepaper Big Data technologies in Healthcare (January 2017)  (TF7.SG2)

Whitepaper Big Data in Earth Observation (November 2017) (TF7.SG5)