"In today’s globalised world, the transition to a digital economy is essential for Europe competitive edge, economic growth and jobs. The digital revolution is not a dream for the future, it is happening now, transforming economy and society. The key challenge for Europe is to fully capture the opportunity and value of digitization." Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Müller, BDVA President

"New developments such as the cloud, the Internet of Things and big data can thrive in Europe and that citizens, innovative web entrepreneurs and other businesses can take full advantage of their potential."
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

"The efficient management of big data offers unprecedented business opportunities to enterprises that react fast enough to take advantage of them."
Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG

"Data is the world's great new natural resource. What steam power was to the 18th century, electromagnetism to the 19th and fossil fuels to the 20th… data will be to the 21st."
Ginni Rometty, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM

“As part of its growth strategy, Europe must boost digital, data-driven innovation across all sectors of the economy.”
European Council conclusions 24/25 October 2013

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BDVA at ICT proposers day 2016 in Bratislava

BDVA and BDVA members will have strong presence and participation at ICT proposers day 2016 in Bratislava (Sep 26-27) to support the dissemination of the Big Data Value PPP and to facilitate the engagement in this initiative of industry, academia and user organisations interested in big data and data-driven economy.

Visit us at the Big Data PPP booth (booth 3.1) anytime during the event
Join the Big Data PPP session on Monday 26 at 13h

Roundtable on "Digitising European Industry" with Commissioner Oetinger, September 20th, 2016

BDVA Vice President, Dr. Edward Curry, is attending a Roundtable organised by Commissioner Oettinger together with Commissioners Bieńkowska and Moedas on "Digitising European Industry" in Brussels on September 20th. 


 The main objective of this Roundtable is to start the process of establishing a "European platform of national initiatives" and the overall governance of the Digitising European Industry initiative.

Welcome to Ana Garcia, new BDVA Secretary General

BDVA has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Ana Garcia as Secretary General, starting the 1st of September. 

Ana joins BDVA with an extensive experience in ICT industry, innovation centres, and international associations. She was previously working at ENoLL as Director. 

Ana comes from Spain, worked around the globe, and is now based in Brussels at the iMinds-SMIT offices. 

She will be present at the Activity Group meeting next week (September 7th) 

Welcome Ana !

Community Survey for monitoring BDV SRIA, now open!

The BDVA (Big Data Value Association) is launching its yearly community survey for monitoring the BDV Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The objective of the community survey is to engage with the wider community to ensure a comprehensive perspective concerning the technical and business impact of the SRIA technical and non-technical priorities as well as to identify emerging priorities with high impact for the European big data economy. The results of the community survey will be used as input for the regular SRIA update.

If you are an expert, interested or working in the European big data economy, we invite you to share your opinion by answering the short questionnaire on http://bdva.sirap.sgizmo.com/s3/.
The survey should not take longer than 10 minutes and is open until 30. September 2016.

Industrial Technologies 2016

Industrial Technologies 2016 is the largest networking conference in the field of new production technologies, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and digitization in Europe. Industrial Technologies 2016 is a three days conference with a wide variety of plenary and interactive sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, case studies, eye-opening site visits and numerous opportunities to get in contact with new business partners. More information on the website: http://www.industrialtechnologies2016.eu/



EC Workshop 'Interoperability and Standards in the European Data Economy'

The European Commission's Data Value Chain Unit (G.3) at DG CONNECT organised a workshop on "Interoperability and Standards in the European Data Economy" on 14th March 2016, held at the EUROFORUM Building in Luxembourg from 9:00 until 17:00.

The aim of the workshop was to identify cross-cutting issues in the standardisation landscape of the European data economy.

The workshop was intended to give the attendants the opportunity to provide input to European policy discussions on data interoperability and standards, and to exchange views and network with other stakeholders of the European data ecosystem.

The workshop aimed at sharing and discussing issues related with interoperability and standards in the European Data Economy, under an informal and open approach intended to explore key topics and action aspects that should be taken into consideration for current and future policy activities.

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