The rapidly growing data economy presents an enormous opportunity for Europe to increase productivity and competitiveness. Public sector institutions alone could save more than €100 billion annually from increased use of data. Moreover, data-driven innovation will likely play a key role in addressing a wide array of the most important challenges facing Europe, from supporting an ageing population to improving domestic security to combating human trafficking.
While the data revolution is poised to unlock enormous economic value, create new opportunities for scientific discovery, and improve quality of life for hundreds of millions of Europeans, these advancements will only be possible if Europe embraces policies to support innovation in the data economy. In some areas, such as public commitments to building smart cities and adoption of open data policies, European nations are in the vanguard. However, other areas need more work.
Join the Center for Data Innovation at the inaugural event for its Brussels office where it will host a thoughtful discussion about the future of data policy in Europe, including opportunities to build and expand on successes to increase the use of data throughout the public and private sector. The event will be followed by a reception.
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- Event date:Monday, 29 February, 2016Place:International Press Center, Polak Room, Résidence Palace, 155 Rue de la Loi, Blok C 1040 Brussels
The rapidly growing data economy presents an enormous opportunity for Europe to increase productivity and competitiveness. Public sector institutions alone could save more than €100 billion annually from increased use of data. Moreover, data-driven innovation will likely play a key role in addressing a wide array of the most important challenges facing Europe, from supporting an ageing population to improving domestic security to combating human trafficking.Event type:
- Event date:Thursday, 14 January, 2016 to Friday, 15 January, 2016Place:Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels
The two days event will focus on the call for proposals H2020-ICT-2016-2017 addressing the following topics:
ICT-14: Big Data PPP: Cross-sectorial and cross-lingual data integration and experimentation
ICT-15: Big Data PPP: Large Scale Pilot actions in sectors best benefitting from data-driven innovation
ICT-17: Big data PPP: Support, industrial skills, benchmarking and evaluation
ICT-18: Big data PPP: Privacy-preserving big data technologies
Registration link: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/big-data-information-and-net...
The registration will close on 4th January 2016 (or earlier, if the maximum number of participants is reached).
After the confirmed registration you will have the possibility to upload a presentation for the networking and partner finding sessions taking place on the second day of the event. You can also ask a specific question on the above mentioned calls for proposals which will be answered during the event and published together with the answer on the event website.
Please note that bilateral meetings with EC Project Officers to discuss proposal ideas (proposal clinics) will *not* be possible, in compliance with H2020 rules.
- Event date:Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 to Wednesday, 9 December, 2015Place:Brussels
- Event date:Tuesday, 8 December, 2015Place:European Parliament, Brussels
In cooperation with ESA and hosted by Cora van Nieuwenhuizen MEP
According to a recent study, 80% of CEOs think that data mining and analyses are strategically important to their company. Digitalization and the use of big data are essential to the development of precision farming, urban planning or water management. Digital services such as cloud computing, big data (including data-driven science and geo-spatial data) and thematic platforms are driving this transformation process.
The latest generation of European satellites, from the Copernicus programme to ESA’s research programme , represent a unique asset for Europe in this challenge. They provide an unprecedented wealth of digital data, sometimes with unique features - free of charge. As an example, by way of modern apps technology, the world’s most accurate observations of the Earth gravity field by ESA’s GOCE satellite are used in each and every smartphone today.
The rich network of Earth observation ground facilities in Europe coupled with EO exploitation platforms, dubbed “EO innovation Europe”, provides an innovation-friendly ecosystem through a series of open exploitation platforms coupled with business innovation centres. It would also naturally contribute to a European research and innovation cloud, bringing cutting-edge technologies to the market. It provides the basis for ‘Earth labs’ where critical parameters of our home planet are being continuously monitored to better understand the earth system, better predict and respond to climate change and sustainably use our natural resources.
Registration Link: http://www.knowledge4innovation.eu/7th-european-innovation-summit-regist...
- Event date:Tuesday, 1 December, 2015Place:Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels
A special Information and Networking Day dedicated to H2020's ICT-15 'Big Data PPP: Large Scale Pilot actions in sectors best benefitting from data-driven innovation' (also known as Lighthouse Projects) will be organised by DG Connect - Data Value Chain Unit, on 1st December 2015 in Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels.
Lighthouse projects are large scale Innovation Actions aiming to practically demonstrate how big data technologies can be transformative for data intensive industrial domains. Lighthouse projects are expected to deliver commercial and technological impact. Possible industrial domains of applications include (but are not limited to) health, energy, environment, earth observation, geospatial, transport, manufacturing, finance, media.
BDVA will be present in the event Introducing the networking sessions: Industrial Challenges in PPP.
Agenda can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?action=display&doc_id=11049
Registration open since 12th october here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/events/cf/big-data-value-ppp-lightho...
- Event date:Thursday, 26 November, 2015
How innovative are European businesses with big data? Key statistics on the demand side 2014 - 2020. Join the next European Data Market study webinar on The EU Data Market demand-side: types of data-based innovations and the way towards fostering data users presence.
The First Report of the EU Data Market Study estimates that the number of data users will reach more than 1,3 million in 2020 while the overall data market may reach 111 billion under high growth conditions. The upcoming webinar will discuss the study’s results from the demand-side perspective:
- Who are the data users in Europe? How many they are and where they are?
- What are the different types of strategic uses of data sets and innovative technologies?
- How can we strengthen data users’ preference in Europe?
The webinar will take place next 26th November from 15:30pm to 16:30pm CET.
More information at: http://datalandscape.eu/blog/how-innovative-are-european-businesses-big-...
- Event date:Friday, 20 November, 2015Place:Brussels
The workshop will explore how Europe and European research initiatives, could support generic efforts to physical and mental health which are key to a productive and joyful life, as well as economic growth and prosperity. The workshop will gather high level international stakeholders.
The aims of this workshop are to:
- Discuss and identify opportunities and challenges of bringing together different research communities, public and governmental agencies, and enterprises and industries to successfully and efficiently acquire, analyse and exploit large longitudinal multi-national and multidimensional population based data sets.
- Match-making with appropriate e-infrastructure and service provisions supporting multidisciplinary research, and public and commercial stakeholder communities.
- Explore issues related to ethics, coordination, standardization, resource allocation, education and training and safeguarding private, public and commercial interests and intellectual property.
- Identify required human and physical resources, and discuss the optimizing of existing and the development of new and innovative data acquisition, registration, quality, management, privacy and safety, sharing, integration, mining and exploitation infrastructures, technologies and strategies.
- Event date:Wednesday, 18 November, 2015 to Thursday, 19 November, 2015Place:Paris, La Plaine Saint Denis
Presenter: Stefano Scamuzzo - SpagoBI - Engineering Group
Title: BDVA: the booster of European Big Data Value research, development and innovation
"This presentation will describe the objectives and activities of the Big Data Value Association, a fully self-financed non-for-profit organization acting as an industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Big Data Value PPP (Public-Private-Partnership). Basic principles of BDVA are openness, transparency and inclusiveness. We present the organizational structure of BDVA and describe the current and scheduled activities, particularly the Strategic and Research Agenda (SRIA), which defines the overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities and the roadmap for the European cPPP on Big Data Value"
- Event date:Wednesday, 18 November, 2015Place:Luxembourg
This is a public workshop with an opportunity to learn about and to influence the update and consolidation of the current Big Data Value strategic research agenda (SRIA).
This is a co-located event with the European Data Forum (EDF) 2015, http://2015.data-forum.eu/
In the context of the SRIA Update Process, the BDVA SRIA Update workshop in Luxembourg on November 18th is organised in order to consolidate the work and results of the ongoing survey and input gathering process that is relevant for the SRIA update.
Please read the current BDVA SRIA document and consider to provide input to the BDVA SRIA online survey before the workshop, at the BDVA webpage: http://www.bdva.eu/
The workshop will present and discuss the currently identified updates as follows:
1. Overview of the BDVA SRIA Document and Update process, Sonja Zillner, Siemens
2. Overview of the SRIA Technical priority areas and Data Architecture, Arne J. Berre, SINTEF
3. Data Management, Dumitru Roman, SINTEF
4. Data Analytics, Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll, DTU
5. Security and Privacy, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM
6. Data Visualisation, Carlos A. Iglesias, UPM
7. Overview of SRIA Non-Technical Topics, N.N.
8. Next steps in the BDVA SRIA Consolidation, Sonja Zillner, Siemens
Please register to the workshop here
Please find also the file describing the details of the SRIA update process.
- Event date:Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 to Wednesday, 4 November, 2015Place:Imagine Auditorium, Barcelona.(Spain)
It is the reference conference about Big Data in Catalonia. It is a place to meet trends and the state of the art about Big Data Technology, to share experiences and to generate a networking environment between all attendees.
Conference webpage: http://www.bigdatabcn.com/en/big-data-congress/
- Event date:Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 to Friday, 30 October, 2015Place:Bucharest, Romania
The Tenth Conference on Image Information Mining will be held at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania from 28 to 30 October 2015. Earth Observation, geosciences, multimedia location awareness, tagging, spatial context analysis and related fields share similar challenges to search, discover and understand the content of huge open access spatial data sets. The past decade has experienced an outbreak of new concepts and methodologies to capture, analyze and understand the geospatial information thus allowing the end users applications to evolve to a next generation of joint Earth Observation - Multimedia information retrieval systems. This year's IIM Conference aims to bring together specialists/contributions from these ever evolving domains and to bridge the gap between EO and Multimedia, to the common benefit of both communities.
The details are available on the conference web site:
- Event date:Wednesday, 28 October, 2015Place:Brussels, Belgium
Activity Group meeting to work on Task Forces.
- Event date:Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 to Thursday, 22 October, 2015Place:Lisbon (Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL))
This event is organised by the European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and configures the main meeting point for all ICT related topics in Horizon 2020. Policy sessions carried out by the Commission, jointly with Work Programme 2016/2017 thematic sessions will present the main opportunities for Research and Innovation in ICT in the following years.
Connections will be established among participants in the networking sessions or in the exhibition zone, where collaboration agreements for projects will be initiated, and startups and SMEs will be supported to start, grow and scale up their business throughout Europe and globally in the Startup Europe Forum.
- Event date:Thursday, 15 October, 2015 to Saturday, 17 October, 2015Place:Madrid, Spain
Talk Title/ Activity: TBD
Audience Type: TBD
Contact Url: TBD
- Event date:Wednesday, 14 October, 2015Place:Dublin, Ireland
The BYTE project is exploring scientific and industrial organizations in Europe to gain a greater understanding of the positive and negative externalities associated with Big Data. This month the BYTE project will host a worksop on “Exploring the Positive and Negative Impacts of Big Data Across Sectors”. In this workshop the results of this research will be presented including:
- A series of case studies and focus groups on Big Data in various sectors such Smart cities (Siemens) and Energy (Statoil).
- The results of a horizontal analysis to identify the positive and negative impacts, practices, barriers or outcomes of Big Data projects that are shared across different case study sectors
- Evaluation of societal impacts as evidenced within the different disciplines using the case studies and the horizontal analysis as a backdrop
The workshop will be held in Dublin, Ireland on 14 October 2014 from 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM at the following venue:
NDRC, The Digital Exchange,
Dublin 8, Ireland
More information: http://byte-project.eu/byte-workshops/
- Event date:Wednesday, 7 October, 2015Place:Milan, Italy - EXPO 2015
In the EU Pavilion of the Milan Expo 2015, EIT Digital brought together students, startups, business developers, researchers, thought leaders and industrial partners for a seminar on the shift towards a Data economy and how EIT Digital anticipates the challenges and accelerates the opportunities.
- Event date:Sunday, 27 September, 2015Place:Milan, Italy - EXPO 2015
The goal of the event is to socialize the activities carried out in the area of Privacy, Security & Trust by the EIT Digital and promote the Data Economy, which is of ever-increasing importance in the era of digitalisation and pervasive usage of computing machines and smart devices in the cyberspace, for business, public administration and customers. Indeed, a growing availability of appropriately leveraged open data is bringing us into the Data Economy, a fil rouge for all the EIT Digital activities.
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/the-data-economy-in-privacy-security-trust-r...
- Event date:Tuesday, 22 September, 2015Place:Online
In the context of the EU Data Market study, the BDVA Secretary General Stuart Campbell will present the current status of Big Data Value PPP, the next steps, and how you can be involved.
An open question and answer session is foreseen.
IDC will provide a general introduction on the study and Europe´s data market size, growth and its ecosystem.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7873039086115660802