BDVA at Meta-Forum 2020

Meta-Forum is an international conference series on powerful and innovative Language Technologies for the multilingual information society. This year edition (Meta-Forum 2020) will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of December online and is free of charge. 

BDVA Vice-President, Laure Le Bars (SAP), has been invited to the forum as guest speaker during the second day of the event. She will intervene during Session 5: European AI Initiatives and Language-centric AI Initiatives.

If you are interested in this session or the event in general, register through this link. More information on the event and the programme can be found here.

Second Edition of the Best Big Data Value Success Stories (BSS Award)

The winners of the second edition of the Best Big Data Value Success Stories (BSS 2020) were officially announced on the last day of the European Big Data Value Forum 2020 (EBDVF 2020).

The winners of the contest were: 1) Data Pitch for the project/large company category; 2) Orbem for the SME category; and 3) Ubiwhere for the best video category.

Congratulations to the BSS 2020 winners and a warm thank you to the contest participants and the organising team!

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.

Beside being the first EBDVF edition organised entirely online, it obtained impressive numbers in terms of participants, sponsors and speakers.

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

Release of the second version of the BDVA position paper "Towards a European-governed Data Sharing Space"

The second version of the BDVA position paper "Towards a European-governed Data Sharing Space - Enabling data exchange and unlocking AI potential" has been officially released today. It will be presented officially during the European Big Data Value Forum 2020 and particularly during Focus Track 1: European Data Spaces - Main session and more detail during the parallel session on The good, the bad and the ugly: the reality of shaping data sharing policies and strategies. Find the full paper here

This new release of the position paper focuses on revisiting the opportunities and challenges which were identified in the first release and adding a concrete call for actions aimed at specific stakeholder who have a pivotal role to play in the realisation of a European Data Space. 

Release of the BDVA Whitepaper on AI in Healthcare

The BDVA Task Force 7 - Sub-group on Healthcare is proud to release the first BDVA Whitepaper on AI in Healthcare. This publication aims to feed policy makers with the information that is needed for realising the full potential of AI in healthcare.

The document will be officially presented during the European Big Data Value Forum 2020 and particularly during the parallel session on AI in Healthcare which takes place on the 4th of November 2020.

The full document is available here. For any question on the work of this Task Force or on the paper do not hesitate to contact BDVA office at

BDVA at the ITU Global Innovation Forum 2020 - Regional Forum for Europe (RFE)

On the 29th of October, BDVA President Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will participate as a panelist in the ITU Global Innovation Forum 2020 - Regional Forum for Europe event. BDVA President will contribute to the panel on a European regional digital innovation ecosystem which will take place between 13.15h and 14.15h (Brussels time).

For more information on the event and to register please check ITU website here.

If you have question on BDVA participation in the event do not hesitate to contact us at

Outcomes of BDVA Activity Group meeting 39 on the work of BDVA Task Forces and the upcoming Horizon Europe programme

On the 23rd of October BDVA organised a one day Activity Group meeting (AG39) which took place entirely online and gathered more than 100 participants.

The agenda of the day included a plenary morning session dedicated to the presentation of several outcomes stemming from the work of the association and the Task Forces, followed by two parallel sessions on different topics and a plenary in the afternoon focusing on the upcoming Horizon Europe programme. Attendees also had the chance to participate in a online matchmaking exercise and flag their interest for particular areas of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022. 

For more information on this event or if your are interested in hearing more about Activity Group Meetings please contact BVDA:

The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership presented by the German press

On the 16th of October, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel released an article presenting the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership based on an interview of BDVA President, Thomas Hahn - Siemens.

Find the full article (in German) here.

For more information on the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, visit the website or contact BDVA office at