Connecting with the Association of the European Big Data community (Corporates, SMEs and Research)
The BDVA summit 30 November 2016, Valencia – Big Data driving business. The event attracted over 300 attendees from Industry, Academia, Public Administration, data owners and users.
The summit provided the occasion to meet and engage with Big Data players in Europe, and to influence the development of the European Big Data Ecosystem. By means of a three-day programme; new input was gathered for the Big Data Value ecosystem, by numerous presentations and workshops from data users and providers. Followed by two days of pitches and matchmaking activities to start up the consortium building for H2020 calls in 2017. In the afternoon of the second day of the Summit, the input of BDVA to the Work Programme 2018_2020 was presented by Roberto Martínez, Deputy Director European R&I Office UPM. The event concluded with an overview of the opportunities for Big Data Activities beyond the PPP.
ARTEMIS Industry Association was invited to join the panel session on “Collaboration with other PPPs/initiatives”. The four panel guests in this session were; Jean-Marie Spaus (IPCEI initiative on High Performance Computing and Big Data enabled Applications, Ministry of Economy Luxembourg), Marcin Ostasz (ETP4HPC) Martina Sindelar (COPERNICUS User Uptake Unit, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth, European Commission) and Ad ten Berg (ARTEMIS-IA, Office Director). The panel was moderated by Nuria de Lama of ATOS and Vice-Secretary General of BDVA.
The key topic was to identify concrete collaboration opportunities. In a lively debate, ARTEMIS provided a clear insight of the established collaboration network within the ARTEMIS community, based on the three focus areas; Embedded Cyber Physical Systems, IoT and Digital Platforms.
The ARTEMIS cross-domain approach provides the building blocks to share commonalities and synergies to overcome fragmentation. It also creates critical mass for the R&I investments and to embrace the technology challenges. The most important cross-cutting topics are Safety & Security (including privacy) and Interoperability, standardisation. To support this Digital Transformation in Europe, the ARTEMIS community published the ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda 2016, which describes in more detail the important relations with other technology areas.