The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data in Europe, especially in the light of recent developments such as Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data. The forum balances technical (the technology and infrastructure needed to master the volume, heterogeneity and dynamicity of today’s data), application (new products and services that are now possible due to Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data), and socio-economic issues (social impact, legal issues, government policies and regulations, business models, commercialization and innovation in this new era).
Among the many talks, of particular recommendation were those given by:
Commissioner Neelie Kroes
Prof Wrobel (keynote speech on big data)
Ralf-Peter Schaefer (TomTom, keynote speech)
Additionally there is a very interesting discussion in the panel on big data.