BDVA Task Forces


Big Data Artificial Intelligence Skills

Focus and activities

Aim: promoting the creation of skilled people on Big Data and AI in Europe.

The Task Force Skills focuses on the growing pervasiveness of data in business and society that has made a central need for data scientists to help organisations extract knowledge from their data. Filling this skills gap in Europe is a challenging task that has many facets, such as: 

  • Educators (from academy to any organisation offering courses) need to know the needs and fills the gaps for different levels of expertise (professional/theoretical, formal/non-formal); 
  • Employers needs to hire/retrain personnel with the proper skills, depending on the kind of organisation (SME/large industry) different approaches are possible; 
  • Employees and students need to get their skills recognised;


Ernestina Menasalvas
Task Force Lead
Brendan Rowan