EBDVF 2023: Shaping Europe’s Data-driven Innovation Ecosystem
Valencia, Spain, 30 October 2023 — The entire European data-driven AI research and innovation community met in Valencia from 25-27 October to share knowledge, establish collaborations and celebrate achievements during the European Big Data Value Forum 2023. EBDVF is BDVA’s flagship event, organised in collaboration with the European Commission and local partners, under the auspices of the Spanish European Council presidency.The EBDVF 2023 was organised in collaboration with ITI (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática), a private technological centre of reference in ICT, INCLIVA VLC (Biomedical Research Institute), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), alongside the European Commission (DG CNECT).
The fast progression of data, digital spaces and the adoption of AI technologies are set to initiate substantial changes in both our businesses and our daily lives. Technological advancements prove their impact over the longer period of time. New business prospects will be ushered in by the upcoming technologies, presenting novel digital product features and advanced services. Collaboration stands as the fundamental pillar of achieving success and the sharing of knowledge plays a crucial role in nurturing industries, sparking world-class research and enhancing competitiveness. These objectives are integral to the mission of the BDVA. In this critical juncture in history, it becomes imperative to respond to the swiftly evolving technological landscape by bringing together stakeholders to establish regulatory and technological frameworks that are in line with European values and serve the interests of all.
BDVA has rapidly become Europe’s go-to place for the future of data and AI, evolving into a central hub for collaboration between industry, academia and policy making. With a focus on technology’s positive impact on business, policy making and society and its tangible outcomes, we must all keep pace with AI and data’s dynamic changes.
The European Big Data Value Forum serves as the nexus where experts hailing from research, industry, associations and government converge to deliberate on these changes and shape the future of data, data spaces and AI by taking part in relevant sessions and workshops.
Over 200 top speakers presented the latest developments in their field during over 50 sessions. Carme Artigas, the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence of the Spanish Government was one of EBDVF’s keynote speakers, as well as Roberto Viola – Director General of European Commission’s DG Connect, Siemens’ Chief Expert Software Thomas Hahn, Alberto Palomo – Chief Data Officer for the Government of Spain and José Bernabeu, Scientific Director of ITI, alongside other officials from the European Commission and elite representatives of the data and AI companies in Europe.
EBDVF’s theme, ”Data and AI in action: Sustainable impact and future realities” aimed at promoting policy initiatives and fostering collaborative efforts, through discussions revolving around what is necessary, potential impact and what can be accomplished collectively. EBDVF’s Organising Committee approached the programme with a broad perspective, considering the impact on various European economic sectors and not overlooking the societal implications of rapidly advancing technologies. We all have to prepare for the future, as new initiatives will soon start dealing with relevant topics such as the integration of virtual realities in our business and lives.
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The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is an industry-driven organisation with a mission to develop an innovation ecosystem that enables the data-driven digital transformation of the economy and society in Europe. BDVA has over 230 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organisations. We focus on advancing in areas such as big data technologies and services, data platforms and data spaces, Industrial AI, data-driven value creation, standardisation and skills. BDVA 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.
The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community. The meeting brings together industry professionals, business developers, researchers and policymakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the big data sector. EBDVF takes place in the context of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, changing location from one edition to the other.