The Big Data Value Association organizes its first Summit

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) organized last June its first Summit. The event, that took place in Madrid from the 17th to the 19th, gathered almost 400 representatives from several sectors, from industry, academy and research envirnoments. RETHINK Big project representatives joined the event.

The aim of the BDVA Summit was to inform about the BDVA activities, present the main expected funding opportunities in the field of Big Data and to set-up dialogues to discuss opportunities and challenges offered by Big Data among the European Big Data Community.

The Big Data Value Association AISBL is a fully self-financed non–for-profit organisation under Belgian law. It contains members from large and SME industry and research. The BDVA presents an industry-led ontractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Big Data Value PPP cPPP. A basic principle is openness, transparency and inclusiveness. The objectives of the Association are to boost European big data value research, development and innovation and to foster a positive perception of big data value.

Please, find more information by following the hashtag #bdvasummit on Twitter or by accessing the BDVA website. A dedicated Flickr album with pictures from the event has also been created.