The European Big Data Value Forum 2023, held in Valencia, Spain from the 25th to the 27th of October, marked a an important moment for the UPCAST team. Organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) of which IDC is a member of, the event included a diverse audience of industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy-makers from across Europe.

The UPCAST team, in continuation of the collaboration kicked off at the Data Week in Lulea, together with DATAMITE, PISTIS, and FAME Horizon EU project co-organized a session titled “Technologies for the Data Economy.” The session brought together thought leaders and experts to discuss and share insights into the latest advancements in their respective projects.

The first part of the session featured a panel discussion moderated by Richard Lloyd Stevens from IDC4EU, Project Coordinator. Project representatives including George Konstantinidis from UPCAST, Liliana Beltran from DATAMITE, Ernesto Troiano from FAME, and Yury Glikman from PISTIS shared the most recent findings and outcomes of their collaborative work. This exchange of knowledge and experiences contributed to the broader understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the rapidly evolving landscape of Big Data and AI.

In the second part of the panel, Jordi Arjona Aroca from ITI steered the discussion towards “Promoting Interoperability for a Flourishing Data Economy.” The importance of seamless data exchange and compatibility was emphasized by contributors Raul Garcia Castro, Freek Bomhof, and Gabriel González-Castañé. Their insights shed light on the critical role of interoperability in fostering a thriving data economy, emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts to address this fundamental aspect.

As the official sponsor of the European Big Data Value Forum 2023, UPCAST expressed appreciation to the organizers for their work.

Find the session’s agenda here

Session’s presentation here