Big Data as a growth opportunity for the European economy and society was emphasized in a speech of Ms. Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda given in November 2013 during the ICT conference in Vilnius. In her speech, she stressed that policy makers should support this process in several ways and called for a European Public Partner Partnership.
"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