Big Data technologies in Healthcare – New whitepaper released by BDVA

BDVA has just released a whitepaper on Big Data technologies in Healthcare focused on the needs, opportunities and challenges in the adoption of Big Data technologies in this particular field. The paper, result of the collaborative work of members of the BDVA Task Force 7 (Big data applications domains) Healthcare subgroup and led by Philips, demonstrates that Big Data Technologies have the potential to unlock vast productivity bottlenecks and radically improve the quality and accessibility of the healthcare system and discuss steps that need to be taken towards this goal.

You can find the white paper here

French-German cooperation to accelerate the digital transformation of Economy


In light of an increasing digitalization and the resulting requirements, European industry is facing unprecedented challenges.

Without a doubt, the digital transformation of industry demands cooperation at all levels: between companies, industries and institutions, across national borders and across the respective emerging digital platforms. The cooperation with top universities worldwide is also essential.

The Big Data Value European community convened in Spain: BDVA Valencia Summit 2016



After two successful editions in Madrid (June 2015) and The Hague (March 2016), the Big Data Value Association organised its 3rd Summit in Valencia from November 30th to December 2nd 2016. More than 350 experts from Industry, Academia, Public Administration, data owners and users from all Europe participated in that summit. With 19 keynotes, 2 expert panels, 35 parallel sessions, and 1 info-day session, those three days gave the opportunity to:

The Network of Big Data Centers of Excellence in Europe is up and running



BDVA Valencia Summit held a new meeting of the Network of Big Data Centers of Excellence in Europe.

The main focus of the Center of Excellence (CoE) Network will be research topics, and how they can be transferred into relevant industries.

The initiators of this bold initiative already decided on the next steps: collect best practices and key achievements of each center, define big challenges, meet on regular basis, and align with other European initiatives.

EuDEco Workshop in BDVA Valencia Summit

EuDEco organised an interesting workshop on 1 December 2016 in Valencia, in the frame of the BDVA Summit, entitled Making the best of big data – How do data economy actors adapt their strategies to changing framework conditions in Europe.

In the introductory presentations, the representatives of two companies, working with big data, explained how they had to adapt their strategies to changing framework conditions in Europe (in connection with big data and data reuse), what challenges they faced when doing so and how these challenges could be overcome.

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