The Advisory Board of the BDVe project arranged their first face to face meeting during the European Big Data Value Forum 2017, at Inria headquarter, in Versailles.

The agenda of the meeting proposed to review the four pillars of the project (impact, ecosystem, skills and marketing). Members of the board provided useful insights and fruitful advices about the general aspects of the strategy and proposed some alternative ways to explore. Among them, it is worth pointing out the opportunity window for BDV PPP to shine worldwide establishing relationships between EU, US but also Asia to propose a complementary innovation and governance model to the one established by the GAFA based on their customers’ dataset.

Finally, it was highlighted the role of the board as ambassadors and advocates of the initiatives engaged by the BDVe, but also of the whole ecosystem around the BDV PPP.

The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels.

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain.

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018.

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.