The European Data Market study is entering the second phase! Over the next three years, IDC and The Lisbon Council will update the indicators measuring the European data economy, identify new emerging data-related issues, and analyse the data ecosystem. The new phase will also bring an updated Data Monitoring Tool and a revamped website!

The first output of the new phase will be out soon: a short paper on how private companies share their data with public authorities to help addressing issues of public interest, such as health or traffic. Private companies hold large quantities of valuable data. By opening up these data they can help solving complex societal problems. During the webinar we will shine the light on benefits, challenges and methodologies of opening up private sector data of public interest for public authorities.

Learn about the second phase of the project and the new paper during the webinar which will take place on 14 November at 14h30 CET.

Date: 14 November 2017, 14:30 CET



  • 14:30 Welcome
    • David Osimo, director of research, the Lisbon Council
  • 14:35 Introduction of the Data Market Study
    • Giorgio Micheletti, consulting director, International Data Corporation (IDC) 
  • 14:45 Opening up private sector data of public interest for public authorities
    • Peter Bjørn Larsen, director, City Data Exchange, 
    • Nuria Oliver, director of research in data science, Vodafone; chief data scientist, Data-Pop Alliance, a global coalition on big data and development created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab, and the London-based Overseas Development Institute
    • David Osimo, director of research, the Lisbon Council 
  • 15:15 Discussion and Q&A
  • 15:25 Wrap up 

Please note that the webinar will be recorded and that the recording will be available after the webinar. Only registered participants will have access to the webinar.

About the study

The European Data Market study aims to define, assess and measure the European data economy along six main areas: data professionals, data supplier and data user companies, market, economy, and data skills gap. As with the previous study, this Update of the European Data Market study will entrust the European Commission with a comprehensive and reliable set of descriptive indicators on the European data economy with the overarching goal of measuring economic growth and job creation in the EU in the present and over a mid-term horizon of the year 2025.
The evidence and analysis produced under the update of the European Data Market study will constitute a fundamental input into the Digital Single Market and data-driven economy policies of the European Commission in the years to come.

IDC & the Lisbon Council - European Data Market Study
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