BDV Meetup Sofia 2018 report


The first Big Data Value Meetup, a 3 days event organized in Sofia (Bulgaria) in May 2018 by the Big Data Value Association, BDVe project and Mozaika, gathered the European Big Data community to discuss and exchange thoughts, ideas and insights about the present and the future of the data driven economy.

 With more than 100 attendants, 15 workshops, 5 keynotes, 20 speakers, 3 panels and 10 exhibitors, the event has been an excellent opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between the different stakeholders within the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership, but also to contact and engage new relevant actors in Central & East Europe and, more specifically, in Bulgaria. The complete agenda of the event and further information can be found at

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society of the EC, welcomed the participants in a video message, encouraging and showing her support to the development of Big Data and AI in Europe. The video is available online here and the English translation of the speech can be found here.

The pictures of the event are available online in the Flickr group of the BDVA.