BDVA and Digital for Planet start a collaboration for sustainable digital transformation

BDVA is thrilled to announce its partnership with Digital for Planet, which will ensure that digital transformation and sustainability go hand in hand while also maximizing the impact of this collaborative effort.

BDVA and Digital for Planet (D4P) have joined forces to address the complex challenges associated with Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) transformation.

Thomas Hahn, BDVA President, and Dr Monique Calisti, Founder and President of Digital for Planet, signed a memorandum of collaboration to formalise this milestone on November 23, 2022, on the renowned stage of the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) in Prague, Czech Republic.

“Each of us sees the challenges for our planet. Digital transformation and sustainability are essential! Industrial AI will be an enabler to drive this in an economic way. But no company, research institute, country, region or association can do it alone. Collaboration is the key”, stated BDVA’s Thomas Hahn. “I am personally happy and proud that Digital for Planet and the BDVA are joining forces to tackle these challenges together!”

“We are running out of time to save our planet. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that ICT communities and relevant stakeholders come together to bridge the gap between digital transformation and sustainability. Therefore, Digital for Planet and BDVA are joining forces to help our society and economy move forward in a sustainable way”, said Dr Monique Calisti.

About the partnership

This collaboration between Digital for Planet and the Big Data Value Association represents a significant step forward for both organisations, which are dedicated to advancing the development and deployment of open, inclusive, and sustainable digital technologies and solutions to empower individuals and organisations in addressing the world’s major climate emergency and environmental challenges.

BDVA brings its community and expertise to this partnership, particularly in the areas of big data and AI technologies and services and will participate in Digital for Planet activities and Working Groups. Digital for Planet will help raise awareness about green digital initiatives, policies, and funding opportunities throughout the BDVA ecosystem. Both organisations will actively support each other and their members to ensure our society and economy undergo a green digital transformation.

About the Digital for Planet

Digital for Planet (D4P) is a non-profit organisation that works towards research, innovation, development, and adoption of sustainable technologies. D4P drives and promotes the adoption of green digital transformation across a variety of domains to help businesses, public institutions, communities, and cities to develop sustainably, in line with the European Green Deal objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to build and grow a strong network of private, public, and research institutions that advance the adoption of green digital technologies via its core topics: Green Cloud-Edge-IoT computing; Climate-neutral and sustainable smart cities; Sustainable next generation Internet; Zero-pollution communication networks.