On 20th March 2014, the the second day of the European Data Forum 2014 in Athens, together with our partner NESSI we co-organized a networking session: “Towards a BIG Data Public Private Partnership”.
Building an industrial community around Big Data in Europe is the priority of the BIG: Big Data Public Private Forum project. In this workshop we will present the work of the project including analysis of foundational Big Data research technologies, technology and strategy roadmaps to enable business to understand the potential of Big Data technologies, and the necessary collaboration and dissemination infrastructure to link technology suppliers, integrators and leading user organizations. BIG is working towards the definition and implementation of a clear strategy that tackles the necessary efforts in terms of Big Data research and innovation, while also providing a major boost for technology adoption and supporting actions for the successful implementation of the Big Data economy.
Contributions to the session:
After Session Chair Edward Curry from NUIG and BIG Project opened the session with a brief introduction it was Harald Schöning, Head of Research Software AG and Member of the NESSI Board, to talked about
“A Big Data Value Innovation Ecosystem for Europe - a Business Perspective”. This was followed by a intervention by Nuria De Lama from Atos, NESSI and Big project introducing the process “Towards a Big Data Public Private Forum”.
After this Marta Nagy-Rothengass, Head of Unit Data Value Chain, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology officially announces the Consultation process of the European Public Private Partnership on Big Data and invites everyone to participate! The Consultation process will be launched in the next weeks at http://bigdatavalue.eu/index.php/news/55-public-consultation-on-the-big-... - stay tuned!
The session was continued with a presentation by Edward Curry, from NUIG and Big Project outlining “the Big Data Value Chain” and introducing the findings and white papers developed by the Big Project so far. Helen Lippell from Press Association and Big Project presented an overview on “Big Data Transformations of Sectors”.
The presentation were followed by a Questions & Answers session with extensive contributions from the audience. The session was also recorded, watch the video here.