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

BDVA @ ICT2015, (Lisbon – 20-22 October)

BDVA will participate in ICT event to be held in Lisbon from 20th to 22nd of October 2015. BDVA will be very active in Exhibition area and Networking sessions. A booth (PPPs4) in the EC Village in the Ground floor will be assisted by BDVA representatives to meet people willing to learn about BDVA or BDV PPP activities. Members will be able to organize some meetings on Big Data in the booth.
A Networking session will be organised to explain what is the Big Data Value PPP and the Big Data Value Association, how to join, which are the main instruments that will be used to implement the programme, which companies are already investing in Big Data, how to contribute to the process of updating the European Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda

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

IDC together with Open Evidence is pleased to announce 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.

Help us create the best picture of European Data Market by adding your comments directly on the map!
Are all the key players represented? Are they placed in the right segment?
EU Data Landscape Map

BDVA @ Big Data Lighthouse Infoday (Brussels 1st December)

BDVA will be present at the Infoday related to Big Data Large Scale Pilots. This is 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) 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.

BDVA @ EDF2015 (16-17 November - Luxembourg)

BDVA collaborates in the EDF 2015 event to be held in Luxembourg from 16th to 17th of November 2015. This event is organised by Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Security and Trust (SNT), Publications Office and the National Agency for Innovation and Research (LUXINNOVATION) and supported by the European Commission and configures as a meeting for industry professionals, researchers, policymakers and members of community initiatives to discuss the challenges of Big Data and the emerging Data Economy and to develop suitable action plans for addressing these challenges.

BDVA will be very active in Exhibition area and Speech Sessions. More info coming soon. Save the date!!

BDVA and the European Data Market study cooperate on European data economy seminars

22nd September, 14:00 CEST - Webinar: The Big Data Value PPP: state of the art and next steps.

The Big Data Value Association and the European Data Market study are collaborating in dissemination activities around the European data economy. One of the first actions was a webinar where Stuart Campbell, the BDVA Secretary General, presented (see below) the current status of Big Data Value PPP, the next steps, and how to be involved.

A community survey for monitoring the BDV SRIA is open!

The objective of this survey is to engage with the wider BDVA community to ensure a comprehensive perspective concerning the technical and business impact of the SRIA technical and non-technical priorities as well as to identify emerging priorities with high impact for the European big data economy. 

The questionnaire refers to the five technical priorities ( 1) Data Management 2) Data Processing Architectures 3) Deep Analytics 4) Data Protection and Pseudonymisation Mechanism 5) Data Visualisation and User Experience) , to associated non-technical priorities, as well as the set-up of the BDV projects. 

Find the survey here: