The Big Data Value Ecosystem Project (BDVe) participated in one of the most relevant technology events in the world: the South Summit. The event happened in Madrid, Spain, from 2nd to 4th of October and attracted over 20,000 participants. The South Summit is the major event in Southern Europe focused on business opportunities and disruptive trends, gathering together the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The BDVe project shared a booth with DataPitch and the European Data Incubator, two other H2020 projects focusing on Big Data and Data Driven economy. It resulted to be an excellent opportunity to engage with many visitors and to disseminate the value proposition of the Big Data Value ecosystem, as well as explaining how the ecosystem can bring research and business opportunities to all types of European entities. This year´s participation also resulted in meetings with potential investors focused on the data-driven economy. A close follow up will be carried out to bring together investors and startups from DataPitch, EDI and other incubators.

As part of the event, Prof. Dr. Sonja Zillner from SIEMENS, Chief Editor of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, was invited to join the panel “What scope of AI is most interesting for businesses?”. In the panel a discussion took place around how customers are using AI, what are the existing barriers, and what should be done to increase the usage of AI in businesses. The stage was shared with other fantastic speakers, such as Parker Crock from Onfido, Jasper Masemann from HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Susana del pozo from IBM.