Task Force 7: Application


The main objective of this task force is to identify applications in which big data technologies can create the biggest impact in Europe. This TF will facilitate value creation (economic and societal benefits) in Europe by supporting selected industrial sectors and other areas of interest with big data technologies. The key focus of this group should be to identify and act on the needs (technology, skills, etc.) of different industrial sectors as well as the areas of interest applicable to different industrial sectors such as language technologies, HPC, etc. The industrial sectors will include healthcare, telecom, content/media, energy, manufacturing, finance, supply chain, etc. Several sub-task forces have been already created to address sectors in which BDVA has a critical mass of members and in which big data applications will create the biggest impact. An additional goal of this TF is to identify and address synergies across application areas.


  • TF7.SG2 Telecom
  • TF7.SG3 Healthcare 
  • TF7.SG4 Media 
  • TF7.SG5 Earth Observation & Geospatial 
  • TF7.SG6 Smart Manufacturing Industry: During 2020, the main key topics that will be under discussion in the Smart Manufacturing Industry group, are: (i) Artificial Intelligence for the Manufacturing domain, where thanks to the interaction with a number of projects funded by the European Commission it will be possible to analyze the topic under very different perspectives; (ii) Data Spaces and Platforms, which reference architecture to follow and how they enable functional and business benefits; (iii) Secure computation infrastructures, for trusted and secure interaction of smart and distributed systems such as edge-cloud-HPC; (iv) Digital Innovation Hubs and Digital Transformation, with a special focus on SMEs and how Big Data Technologies can be properly customized and instantiated.
  • TF7.SG7 Mobility and logistics 
  • TF7.SG8 Smart Governance and Smart Cities 
  • TF7.SG9 Agriculture 
  • TF7.SG10 Finance 


TF7: Lead - Milan Petkovic (Philips), milan.petkovic(at)philips.com

  • TF7.SG2 Telecom (Lead: Robert Seidl, Nokia)
  • TF7.SG3 Healthcare (Lead: Tiblets Demewez, Philips)  
  • TF7.SG4 Media (Lead: Luk Overmeire, VRT) (acting)
  • TF7.SG5 Earth Observation & Geospatial (Lead: Florin Serban, Terrasigna)
  • TF7.SG6 Smart Manufacturing Industry (Lead: Davide Dalle Carbonare, Engineering. Co-Lead: Sergio Gusmeroli, Polimi)
  • TF7.SG7 Mobility and logistics (Lead: Vivian Kiousi, Intrasoft Intl.)
  • TF7.SG8 Smart Governance and Smart Cities (Lead: Roberto Di Bernardo, Engineering; Co-lead: Vega Rodrigálvarez, ITA Innova)
  • TF7.SG9 Agriculture (Lead: Nuria de Lama Sánchez, ATOS)
  • TF7.SG10 Finance (Lead: Vittorio Monferrino, GFT Italy)