ABOUT EBDVF 2018
The 2018 edition took place from the 12th to the 14th of November in Vienna. EBDVF2018 was organised by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), in collaboration of the European Commission and Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology as the main local organizer.
EBDVF 2018’s theme was “Data driven artificial intelligence for the future”. Keynotes and presentations ranged from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, artificial intelligence, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area. Ideas exchanged at the European Data Forum have an impact on the design of future research and innovation programmes and policy decisions both at the EU and Member States level. This will drive data-driven innovation further and strengthen the European data economy as well as enhancing its positioning worldwide.
On July 1, 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of the top priorities was maintaining Europe’s competitiveness through digitization. As part of its 2018 Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Austria hosted the second European Big Data Value Forum.