Recent industry reports detail how data volumes are growing rapidly, with annual increases up to 40%. Data volumes of Facebook are by themselves estimated to be as big as the entire World Wide Web was in 2004.
Exploiting this data - extracting actionable meaning out of the mass of unorganised and often volatile material in many languages, analysing, using and re-using it- could transform the Web and the way we handle information once and for all. It could facilitate our lives through innovative ICT applications, lead to better support for decision-making and planning, give research in different domains a major boost, and improve interaction between online, social and enterprise usages. In this scenario, the ability to draw knowledge out of data would change the Internet in a way similar to the changes brought about by the ‘search’ and ‘social media’ revolutions in recent years.
The proposed workshop will explore the potential of data, some of the most promising economic and business aspects involved, and discuss how policy for data and our investment in R&D can better address the challenges of businesses and the public sector and further support innovative business development.
This workshop was streamed live and is now available.
Van Maerlant Building, room VMA2, rue Belliard 99, Brussels.
09h30h: Welcome speech, Chair Khalil Rouhana, Director, European Commission
09h45h: Keynote speech, François Bancilhon, Data Publica
10h00: Reporting from online discussions, Paul Miller, Cloud of Data
10h30: Panel 1 - Public Sector Information (PSI) with examples from specific application areas such as geographic information, business registries and transport
Moderator: Richard Swetenham, Head of Unit, European Commission
13h00 - 14.00: Lunch
14h00: Panel 2 - Accessing and exploiting data across languages
Moderator: Roberto Cencioni, Head of Unit, European Commission
15h30: Panel 3 - Data-driven value generation
Moderator: Márta Nagy-Rothengass, Head of Unit, European Commission
17h00: Wrap up - Paul Miller
17h20: Closing note - Chair Khalil Rouhana
17h30 – 20h00: Cocktail
Responsible Official: Rehana SCHWINNINGER-LADAK (European Commission, DG Infromation society and media, Luxembourg)
Speakers: Khalil ROUHANA (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Luxembourg), François BANCILHON (Data Publica, France), Paul MILLER (Cloud of Data, United Kingdom)