Highlights from EBDVF 2020!

The 2020 edition of the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF2020) will go down in the history as exceptional for many reasons. 

As the first entirely online EBDVF edition (due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid19 pandemic), it achieved a record number of participants, speakers, sponsors and sessions organised.

More than 2000 participants joined the online sessions, during which intervened over 320 speakers and which were organised with the support of 40 sponsors, from cutting edge organisations and research projects. In total, EBDVF programme included over 50 sessions amongst plenary sessions, parallel sessions and sponsors talks. A considerable amount of material from the sessions as well as many sessions recording are available through the online event platform and will be accessible for several months after the event.

The event was also rich in terms of networking and exchange opportunities. Participants exchanged more than 3500 private messages through the online and phon event apps and organised around 25 meet-ups, publicly or privately, which were attended by over 270 members of the community

Furthermore, sponsors had the chance to set up individual online exhibitors booths which attracted hundreds of visitors. The sponsored sessions were also very successful in terms of number of participants and audience feedback. 

The satisfaction survey shared with participants at the end of the event confirmed the positive impression given by the numbers as EBDVF obtained a solid 4,5 out of five score concerning the overall quality of the programme, organisation and platform. 

BDVA sincerely thanks all organisations, sponsors and speakers who contributed to the success of EBDVF 2020 and looks foward to organising the next edition!