The European Commission launched a call for feedback to research and innovation stakeholders for collecting views on different aspects of future research and innovation missions. The results will feed into the preparatory work for the post-2020 EU R&I programme and its implementation.
The upcoming BDVA Activity Group Meeting will take place on the 15th of March in Brussels with some parallel sessions taking place already on the 14th of March co-located with the Board of Directors meeting. This activity group meeting will address several topics through different workshops in areas such as transparency in algorithms, data benchmarking, state beyond of the art in all Big Data technical priorities, IoT-Big Data technology integration, Data Spaces Smart Manufacturing Industries and AI.
The Big Data Value Education Hub is now accessible on line as part of the BDV PPP portal. The hub is a searchable online repository for knowing about European educational programmes targeted at and relevant to data scientists and data engineers. The Education Hub features key information about European Master programmes on Big Data and currently lists 165 courses across Europe.
“Masters of Digital 2018” took place in Brussels on the 20th of February 2018. It is the annual flagship event of DIGITALEUROPE, the leading trade association which represents the digital technology industry in Brussels and across Europe since 1999.
The 1st ITU Workshop on Data processing and Management for IoT and Smart Cities and Communities took place on the 19th of February 2018, in Brussels.
A new Working Group on Future Partnerships has been launched under the Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative with the aim of reinforcing the role for the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as coordinators of EU-wide Research and Innovation efforts, national initiatives and industrial strategies. The goal is to explore how improving the synchronisation between public-private partnerships and national programmes to increase the impact of European Research and Innovation (R&I).
The Steering Committee of the BDV PPP met last 8th February, hosted by ATOS Brussels, and with the presence of the European Commission, the PPP projects and the BDVA.
The Blockchain Observatory and Forum, launched by the European Commission with the support of the European Parliament, will have the role of highlighting key developments of the blockchain technology, promoting European actors and reinforcing European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities.
Thomas Hahn, Vice President of BDVA, has participated last January 31st 2018 in a round table organized in Brussels by ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), about the impact of Big Data in the China economy, the challenges in realising value from Big Data, and opportunities around that, and during which the ICAEW report Big Data in Chinese Businesses was presented (https://www.icaew.com/-/media/corporate/files/technical/information-tech...).