EXALEAD takes part in the European Data Forum 2013

The European Data forum 2013 (EDF 2013) is, for the second consecutive year, THE annual meeting place for industry, researchers, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of (Big) Data in Europe.

The EDF series is a joint activity of the EC FP7 projects BIG, LOD2, PlanetData, and TELEIOS, and is supported by the European Commission. As a stakeholder of the LOD2 program , it’s naturally that EXALEAD Dassault Systèmes takes part in this event.

The next edition of the EDF will be held in Dublin, Ireland on April 9-10, 2013.

Since Vice-President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani recently launched the European Entrepreneurship Action Plan, access to Open Data and Big Data has been designated as a must, stating that “investing in digital technologies is no longer a choice.” After the commitments of EC commissioner Neelie Kroess (for example, with Open Data) and others, this is again a clear “Go” signal for the European Data Economy.

Supported by the European Commission, the EDF will consist of presentations and networking sessions by industry leaders, academics, policy makers, and community organisers on a diverse range of topics, including research and technology development, training and knowledge transfer, and commercialization. The presentations will vary in format and focus depending on the main expected audience and their contributors. They will be reviewed by the Organization Committee of the European Data Forum according to their relevance to the scope and purpose of the event and the specific topics we foresee to target, which are listed in the following:

Is the European economy ready for Big Data? From novel innovation and business models for open and Linked Data, to platforms and marketplaces, policies. What are specifically European challenges and opportunities in this space?
Are we reaching out to relevant stakeholders? Application scenarios and specific technical and non-technical requirements of Big Data providers and consumers in sectors such as Smart Cities, Environmental Research, Geo-Spatial Information, eScience, social media, etc.
What does Europe provide in terms of innovative Business Intelligence solutions? SMEs and other technology providers offering tools to make use of Big Data, taking into account issues such as heterogeneity, quality, reliability, etc. and what is or should be its competitive advantage in this domain


Further Information about the European Data Forum:
Where: Croke Park Conference Centre, in Dublin, Ireland
When: April 9 to 10, 2013
More information: http://2013.data-forum.eu/
Registration (EDF2013 is free of charge): http://2013.data-forum.eu/registration
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EUDataForum, Hashtag: #EDF2013
Press Area: http://2013.data-forum.eu/about/press-area