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Thursday 9 February, 2017
Vice President EU Government Affairs,
Alexander De Croo,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Digital Agenda, Belgium
Free Flow of Data: Removing the barriers to cross border data flows
The European Commission says current location restrictions at member state level create inefficiencies in European data markets. The intention of the European Data Economy Communication is to combat this by supporting data localisation exemptions. Amongst the questions that were addressed, are:
• Can the market rely on a pan-EU harmonised approach?
• Will plans for the treatment of data ownership and IPR support innovation?
• How will new data economy initiatives drive and enable heterogenous data portability?
• Do plans for interoperability between platforms and providers sync with industry?
• Is legal certainty over data quality and liability adequately addressed by the Communication?
• How will the Communication interplay other DSM factors, such as the GDPR, copyright law and the net-neutrality principle?
Non-personal data is increasingly generated through IoT and M2M solutions. This raises concerns around data ownership, exploitation, transfer and its re-use beyond the original purpose for collection. This session got to the heart of these key issues.
Acting Director, Directorate E – Future Networks,
DG Connect, European Commission
Director General, Policy — EMEA,
BSA | The Software Alliance
Delivering the Data Economy Infrastructure
The EU has launched infrastructure initiatives to progress development of its standardised data architecture. Within scope is the EU’s 5G ambitions, supercomputing capability, high-speed connectivity and high-capacity cloud plans (through the European Cloud Initiative and the European Data Infrastructure). The questions this session raised include:
• How will these initiatives deliver the connectivity Europe needs to be competitive?
• How will the European Data Infrastructure develop European industrial platforms to support an open data ecosystem?
• How should security challenges of the industrial internet be addressed?
• How will High Powered Computing (HPC) benefit innovation in Europe?
• Is there sufficient collaboration on HPC between member states?
• In the context of the H202 LEIT ICT programme, what can we expect for cloud infrastructure investment and the role of the Open Science Cloud?
EMEA Director High Performance Computing,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Acting Director of Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure,
Plenipotentiary for International Affairs,
Polish Ministry for Digital Affairs
Open Evidence and Osimo Associates
Designing the European Data Market
The European data market is set for rapid growth with the increase in data-driven processes and services. Big data and data analytics tools such as text and data mining, are becoming integral to the re-design of our economies.
This session focused on development of the European data market. Expert analysis of anti-trust rules emerging as a tool for European policymakers to ensure development and innovation. It assessed how “personal data vaults” can offer citizens control over commercial access to their data and the trading of data as an asset. Finally, we asked what skills development is needed to ensure Europe emerges as a data leader within the burgeoning algorithm economy.
Associate Vice President European Government Consulting,
Big Data Expert,
Director for Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship,
DG Justice and Consumers
Manager - Enterprise Data, Strategy and Business Department,
Malta Information Technology Agency