Small Big Data Value Association Summit

Big Data Value Association The Hague BDV Small Big Data Summit 2nd - 3rd (+4th) March 2016

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The Small Big Data Summit took place in The Hague, The Netherlands on March 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The central theme of the Small Summit was the Societal Impact of Big Data. Agenda and details are all given below. Presentations and video will be available soon.
The Small BDVA Summit is an Associated Event of the Dutch EU Presidency

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Why To drive forward the Big Data Value ecosystem and its Digital Agenda for the benefit of Europe, its Companies and Citizens; and to engage in the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership, its Programme and Opportunities. To provide final network and proposal/consortium activities for up-coming calls.
Who Fully open to BDVA Members and Non-Members, Big Data Value stakeholders and any entity interested in the field of Big Data regardless of membership. From Large organisations to SMEs, from Universities to Policy Makers or User Organisations, from Business professionals to Technology implementers.
Day 1 started early at 9:am with several BDVA members-only meetings, followed by a high-level panel discussion and speakers mid-afternoon open to all summit participants on the Societal aspects of Big Data. The panel was composed of thought-leaders on Big Data and ethics, privacy, etc…
  • Diner ‘The Hague meets the Big Data PPP walking diner with BDVA members, EU Commission, and other stakeholders
Day 2 was organized around multiple working parallel sessions where existing and dynamically established working groups covering a specific Big Data topic  met and debated to drive the ecosystem and their business or research forward with each delivering output from their group.
  • Keynote: COMMIT2Data, the Dutch Public Private Research and Innovation program on data science, stewardship and technology across top sectors; powered by dutch digital delta (
Day 3 offered the opportunity (first come, first served basis) for BDVA members only to make use of meeting rooms in the vicinity of the Small Summit location for consortium and taskforce meetings. 
When From Wednesday 9:00 on March 2nd until 17:00 on March 4th
Where NH Hotel, Prinses Margrietplantsoen 100, 2595 BR The Hague, The Netherlands NB: Amsterdam airport to the Hague is 30 minutes by train.
Themes Projects, Working Groups and Events that met can include.
Innovation Spaces Innovation & Entrepreneurship through Big Data Emerging Research Themes in Big Data Big Data for Peace, Humanity & Justice
Data protection and implications of Legal developments Precision Marketing Big Data Strategic Research agenda Data Analytics & Language processing
Policy & Legal implications of Big Data Precision Agriculture Data Visualization and User Experience Big Data & Gender, Skills and Education
Workprogramme 2018+ BPrecision Medicine BDVA for Beginners BYTE & Big Data Europe



  • Sessions marked *** are private sessions for those who are formal individual members of that group/body.
Tuesday 1st March
19:00 Pre-Summit Board of Directors diner***
Wednesday 2nd March
9:00 BDVA Board of Directors & BDV PPP Partnership Board***
13:00 Lunch***
14:00 BDVA General Assembly***
16:00 Welcome by Henk Jan Vink - Director Network Information TNO Welcome by Ingrid van Engelshoven - The Hague Deputy Mayor Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education
16:15 Panel discussion: The societal impact of Big Data Seeking the balance between innovation and human values Moderated by the Foundation for the Information Society Panel members: Lambert van Nistelrooij; Member of the European Parliament Anna Donovan, Research Analyst, Trilateral Research & Consulting Jeroen van den Hoven, Professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology Linda Kool; Senior Researcher Technology Assessment, Rathenau Instituut Dr. Ulrich Mans; Research Futures, at Centre for Innovation, Leiden University Rob Nijman, Director Government Sector, IBM Mauro Barbieri, Senior Scientist, Philips Research
18:00 The Hague meets the Big Data PPP Diner
Welcome by Stuart Campbell- Secretary General, BDVA
Thursday 3rd March
  Societal Future of Big Data Precision Industries Technical Challenges BDVA Related Initiatives
9:00 Innovation and Enterpreneurship through Big Data Emerging Research Themes in Big Data Precision Agriculture Big Data: Protection and implications of Legal Developments - Implementing Privacy by design
Innovation Spaces (SDIL, Teralab, etc.)
10.30 Coffee break
10:45 Plenary with Keynote
Strengthening ICT in the Netherlands: COMMIT2DATA, the new Dutch public-private partnership for big data analysis and applications; powered by the dutch digital delta (
Room: Washington
11:30 Big Data for Peace, Humanity and Justice Big Data Strategic Research Innovation Agenda Precision Medicine Data Analytics & Language Processing BYTE & BIGDATA-
disciplinary Aspects of Big Data
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Big Data and Gender, Skills and Education Workprogram 2018+ preparation Precision Manufacturing Challenging Topics in Data Analytics BDVA for Beginners
16:00 CLOSING HIGHLIGHT: "Future of Big Data"
Erik Fledderus, Chairman of the DG CONNECT Advisory Forum & SURF CEO
17:30 End of Day 2
18:30 - 20:00 BDVA Taskforce lead meeting***
Friday 4th March
9:00 Open Program: meeting rooms can be reserved by BDVA members in the vicinity of the Summit for consortium and taskforce meetings, on a first-come, first-served basis.
17:00 End of Day 3