About us

The Big Data Value Association – BDVA, (from 2021, DAIRO - Data, AI and Robotics aisbl), is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with more than 230 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small, and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organizations.

BDVA/DAIRO focuses on enabling the digital transformation of the economy and society through Data and Artificial Intelligence by advancing in areas such as big data and AI technologies and services, data platforms and data spaces, Industrial AI, data-driven value creation, standardisation, and skills. BDVA/DAIRO has been the private side of the H2020 partnership Big Data Value cPPP, it is a private member of the EuroHPC JU and is also one of the founding members of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership. BDVA/DAIRO is an open and inclusive community and is always eager to accept new members who share these ambitious objectives.

The mission of the BDVA is to develop the Innovation Ecosystem that will enable the data and AI-driven digital transformation in Europe delivering maximum economic and societal benefit, and, achieving and sustaining Europe’s leadership on Big Data Value creation and Artificial Intelligence.

BDVA is open to new members to further enrich the data value ecosystem and play an active role. These include Data Users, Data Providers, Data Technology Providers and Researchers. BDVA enables existing regional multi-partner cooperation, to collaborate at European level through the provision of tools and knowhow to support the co-creation, development and experimentation of pan-European data-driven applications and services, and know-how exchange.


BDVA Governance structure


The General Assembly (GA) is conformed by all the BDVA members (only Full members have voting rights). BDVA GA approves the general policy of the Association on the basis of proposals of the Board of Directors and gives recommendations to the Board of Directors for its application.

The Board of Directors (BoD) is selected by the General Assembly (2-year mandate). The Board of Directors is in charge of reaching the objectives of the Association. It follows the resolutions, instructions and recommendations adopted by the General Assembly. The GA also elects the President, Vice President(s) and Treasurer.

The Secretary General (SG) is responsible for the day-to-day administrative management of the Association with the support of the BDVA Secretariat and Office Staff.


BDVA Operational structure


Task Forces (TFs) are the main instrument to develop BDVA activities and are established to take care of specific matters within the ‘Objectives’ of the Association under the authority of the BoD. TFs may focus on sector-specific or cross- disciplinary issues related to BDV. Find more about BDVA Task Forces here.