23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting,13th-14th December - Brussels

The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels. 

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain. 

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018. 

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.

BDVA media partner of Computers, Privacy, Data Protection 2018

BDVA is media partner of the International Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2018 (CPDP), which will be in Brussels on 24, 25 and 26 January 2018. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference, CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. More info at: http://www.cpdpconferences.org/

BDVA becomes part of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

The European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is a multi-stakeholder partnership involving Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and educational establishments, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's digital society and economy. 
BDVA has officially become a member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as per December 1st, 2017. 

FED4SAE open call: up to €60K funding, technical and business coaching available to support European companies to develop smart applications

FED4SAE project launched the 1st open call for application experiments. Up to 60K euros funding, technical and business coaching are available to support European Companies to develop smart applications. 

Updates in the BDVA management team

The Big Data Value Association celebrated its 12th General Assembly on November 23rd in Versailles during the European Big Data Value Forum 2017. Among other important topics, the BDVA members were called to elect some of the members of its Board of Directors, and to re-elect one of the Vice Presidents. 

We very much welcome Almudena Sanchez (GMV) and Walter Weigel (Huawei) as new appointed Directors of BDVA and we are glad to confirm the renewal of a 2-year mandate for Nozha Boujema (Inria) and Florin Serban (Terrasigna) as BDVA Directors. 
Find the full list of BDVA Directors here

We are also happy to announce that Milan Petkovic (Philips) was re-elected BDVA Vice-president for a renewed period of 2 more years.

K-Plex project presents results in two scientific conferences

On Thursday, 30th November, Dr. Georgina Nugent Folan will present the paper "Data, Metadata, Narrative. Barriers to the Reuse of Cultural Sources" at the Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, Tallinn, Estonia (http://www.mtsr-conf.org/). MTSR is an annual international inter-disciplinary conference which brings together academics, researchers and practitioners in the specialized fields of metadata, ontologies and semantics research.

BDVA welcomes 12 new Members!

The BDVA General Assembly held in Versailles during the European Big Data Value Forum on November 23rd officially admitted 12 new members: 

  • 5 Full members (1 Large Enterprise, 2 SME, 2 Research/Academia)
  • 7 Associate members (1 Large Enterprise, 4 SME, 1 Research/Academia, 1 Association)
  • In total 2 Large Enterprises, 6 SMEs, 3 Research/Academia, 1 Association
  • Members from 8 different countries: France (2), Germany (1), Italy (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), UK (1), NL (2), Greece (1) 

BDVA officially welcomes to the Association the following members: