Big Data Public Private Partnership Signature
The signature of the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership (BDV PPP) took place on 13 October 2014 at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont in Brussels, by the European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes and the then President of the Big Data Value Association Jan Sundelin, TIE Kinetix.
The BDV PPP signature was the first step towards building a thriving data community in the EU. Already in November 2013 in Vilnius Vice President Neelie Kroes called for the creation of a European Public Partner Partnership for Big Data. Vice President Kroes highlighted that Big Data is becoming the fuel for innovation, powering and energizing European economy.
This signature marks the commitment by the European Commission, industry and academia partners to build a data-driven economy across Europe, mastering the generation of value from Big Data and creating a significant competitive advantage for European industry, boosting economic growth and jobs.
The BDV PPP will commence in 2015 start with first projects in 2016 and will run until 2020. Covering the multidimensional character of Big Data, the PPP activities will address technology and applications development, business model discovery, ecosystem validation, skills profiling, regulatory and IPR environment and social aspects.
The BDV PPP will lead to a comprehensive innovation ecosystem for achieving and sustaining European leadership on Big Data, and for delivering maximum economic and societal benefit to Europe – its business and its citizens.
The Big Data Value Association partnering with the European Commission is an non-for-profit industry-led organization that has members from across Europe and comprises large and small industry and research entities. The BDVA will provide strategic oversight, advice and community engagement.
BDVA founding members include AnswareTech s.l., ATC, Atos SE, CINI Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'lnfofmatica, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, IBM Israel – Science and technology Ltd, INDRA Sistemas S.A, Insight National University of Ireland Galway, Intel Research and Innovation Ireland Ltd, IT Innovation Center, ITI Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, National University of Ireland Galway, Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Orange SA, SAP SE, Siemens AG, Software AG, Stiftelsen SINTEF, THALES Communications and Security S.A.S, TIE Kinetix N.V, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universität Duisburg Essen and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
In November the Big Data Value Association announced the election of Jürgen Muller, Head of Strategic Research, SAP SE, as President of BDVA. Jan Sundelin, CEO, TIE Kinetix, and Jose Maria Cavanillas, Director of Research & innovation, ATOS were elected as his Vice-Presidents.
Stuart Campbell, CTO at TIE Kinetix, was appointed as Secretary-General of the BDVA. He is responsible for the day-to-day administrative management of the Association. Tonny Velin, Managing Director, Answare, was appointed as Treasurer.