A Big Data platform for the future: Technical insights into the BigDataEurope Project (Webinar)

The Big Data Europe (BDE) Project is designed to enable European companies to build innovative multilingual products and services based on semantically interoperable, large-scale, multilingual data assets and knowledge, which are currently available in various licenses and business models. In this context, BDE aims to collect ICT infrastructure requirements from data-intensive science practitioners, in order to tackle the wide range of societal challenges that arise in the seven areas of Climate, Energy, Food, Health, Transport, Security and Social Sciences

BDVA Deliver Big Data Training to NCP in ICT

BDVA Vice-President Dr Edward Curry praticipated as a trainer on the topics of Big Data for National Contact Points (NCPs) in ICT.

Dr Curry’s presentation, entitled “Big Data: Beyond the Hype, Delivering Value” explained Big Data technology and how it is transforming industry and society to members of the IDEAL-IST project.

IDEAL-IST is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) network, with more than 65 ICT national partners from EU and Non-EU Countries. It assists ICT companies and research organizations worldwide wishing to find project partners for a participation in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.

The Idealist 2018 technical seminar was held in Paris on the 28th and 29th of January 2015.

BDVA & EU-H2020 Information day Evening Reception Invitation (14th Jan)

The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is organizing an open evening Reception and extended networking event at Concert-Noble (Brussels) at the end of the first day of the “EU-H2020 Big Data Information and Networking Day” on 14th January 2016 at 18:00 onwards.

Although sponsored and subsidised by the BDVA both members and non-members are invited and of course we hope the latter will go on to join our association! See further information here and register on-line. Cost 25€ including full walking dinner and evening drinks. Registration is mandatory – first come first served. STOP PRESS - Registration extended 25 further tickets available only.

Data economy online survey available – European Commission

The European Commission would like to draw your attention to a public online survey which will be closing on 30th December 2015.

The public online survey, available on 30th December 2015, will give a unique chance to have your voice heard on a range of topics with a direct impact on the future of EU's actions in the field of the data economy.

The issues under consultation ranges from the social and economic role of online platforms to the legal arrangements used in assigning rights to data.

Please note that you do not need to answer all the questions: except for the introductory stage, you are free to focus on the thematic block of your choice.

We would particularly encourage you to fill-in the part of the questionnaire on 'data and cloud in digital ecosystems'.

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The overall data market will get to 111 billion in 2020 - first results of the European Data Market study have been released

First interim report of European Data Market study prepared by IDC & Open Evidence is ready and you can download it here.
“Digital innovation, driven by the combination of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile Technologies and Social Media, is one of the most powerful drivers of change and the best opportunity for Europe to move back to a growth path. The indicators measured by the European Data Market monitoring tool reveal that the European Data Economy is already a reality, but that additional efforts are to be undertaken to consolidate this process over the next few years.

EU Data Landscape (beta) released for public comments - help us improve it!

IDC together with Open Evidence is pleased announced the release of the beta version of EU Data Landscape map for public consultation. The EU Data Landscape aims to provide a summary representation of the main players in the EU data market, while at the same time defining better what is the EU data market, where are its boundaries and what services does it provide.

ICT Standards Priority Plan: public consultation sought

Public consultation for 'Standards in the Digital Single Market: setting priorities and ensuring delivery' is now open!
With this consultation, the Commission seeks input from stakeholders to achieve broad convergence around a set of priority standards in key technology areas sufficiently mature and critical to achieving the Digital Sigle Market (DSM) and time-tables for their development, which are sufficiently mature and critical to achieving the DSM.

Views are sought from national, regional and local authorities, European Standards Organisations and other standards development organisations, national regulators, industry associations, fora and consortia, corporations, SMEs and micro companies, civil society organisations, academia and citizens.

BDVA@ICT2015 Daily Digest 21.10.2015

1. Cyber Physical Big Data Systems Session

The networking session on Cyber Physical Big Data Systems: Coming Together of Game-Changing Trends attracted over 100 participants. The session was jointly organized with the NESSI ETP and ARTEMIS-IA. It featured position presentations from each of the involved organizations and a lively panel discussion, during which panellists responded to stimulating questions from the audience. Presentations were given by ARTEMIS-IA Vice President Laila Gide from THALES, BDVA Vice President Ed Curry from INSIGHT, and NESSI Steering Committee Chair Colin Upstill (IT Innovation, University of Southampton).

BDVA@ICT2015 Daily Digest 20.10.2015

Today we had a very insightful and playful session titled “Playing the Big Bata Game: competition and collaboration in ecosystems”. In this session, we played a game that was designed based on TNO research into the development of various Data Driven Innovations. A simplified version of reality was translated into a board game with cards, coins, a playing board, etcetera.

Three players (including two distinguished members of the BDVA) developed assets, identified data-driven innovations, collaborated and competed. In the meantime, it was explained to the audience what were the ideas behind the game, what was going on, and why the players behaved the way they did. All this added to the understanding of big data ecosystems. Unfortunately, there was no clear winner… this was also due to the fact that the session had to end because of time restrictions.

20.10.2015 Lisbon, Portugal