Thank you to the 170+ delegates who attended The 2nd Annual European Data Economy Conference: Big Data - Towards a data-driven economy for Europe on 25th March 2015.
In the digital age, Europe’s readiness to compete globally for high-quality jobs, to lead in the fields of innovation and research, and to harness the power of data to deliver economic growth and social benefits, will be a central pillar in the challenges it faces in the 21st century. This year’s event gathered over 170 delegates to debate these issues.
Event day materials
Please see below video highlights of the event:
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Video Statements from Roberto Viola, Victoria Espinel and Matt Wolken.
All delegates have received details of how to download electronic versions of the PowerPoint slides shown by speakers at this event, but if you have any questions at all then please contact Anne-Lise Simon on +44 (0) 2920 783 023 / email@example.com.
Big Data, as we have come to know it, is set to be a key driver for productivity and growth globally, fostering new industries and products and creating significant competitive advantages for those harnessing its potential. This conference explored the benefits that data and data analytics can bring to European businesses, the public sector and for wider society, if fostered appropriately. This debate was also an opportunity to review the European Commission's communication "Towards a Thriving Data-Driven Economy” and ask to what extent the European regulatory framework will help foster the development a Big Data ecosystem in Europe.
Sessions at the event covered:
- Maximising the opportunities offered by Big Data
- What does data innovation look like?
- Protecting user data – the obligations on business to keep user data safe
- The European regulatory environment – will it hurt or help data innovation?