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EDF2015 preliminary programme available - high level talks & panels discussing the European Data Economy

We are happy to announce that the preliminary programme for the European Data Forum 2015 (EDF2015) has been launched.
The programme offers a great mixture of high level talks from industry, public administration and research & innovation as well as several panel discussions on topics like 'future data visions', 'industry challenges on data management & integration' or 'Multilingual Big Data for eCommerce and e-Services' - all following the overall EDF2015 theme of Exploiting Data Integration.
Beside keynote talks and panels the session topics for the two-days event are:

  • Future Data Vision

  • Industrial Challenges & Applications (3 sessions)

  • Big and Open Data. The contribution/role of public institutions

  • Newest Trends in Big Data Technology

  • Turning Open Data into business: The Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) - First success stories

  • Educating Data Scientists & Data Skills

  • Multilingual Big Data for eCommerce and e-Services

Furthermore a poster session takes place on day 1 (16 November 2015) from 13.00pm to 19:30pm CEST as well as on day 2 (17 November 2015) the whole day and the 3rd edition of the eccenca European Data Innovator Award will be granted in the course of the EDF2015 Gala Dinner on the evening of the 1st day!
Finally there will be presentations around the EC data value chain & business models, information sessions about Horizon2020 calls and funding opportunities as well as study presentations as for instance: 'The European Data Market study' and 'Impact of Big Data on the Job Market – Results from a Job Mining Study'.

EDF2015 will be opened by Gabriel Crean, CEO, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) as the Conference host as well as Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg on day 1 and day 2 will be opened by Marc Hansen, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg.

Over the full duration of 16-17 November 2015 the EDF2015 exhibition area is available for participants to learn more about state-of-the-art data-related products & services, projects and (business) use cases and the event provides comprehensive space and time for networking

The current programme is still in progress and will be improved and extended continuously - also speaker information will be available soon.


See the EDF2015 preliminary programme here: or download as PDF

About EDF2015
The European Data Forum (EDF) 2015 will take place on November 16-17, 2015 in Luxembourg.
The European Data Forum (EDF) is a meeting for industry professionals, researchers, policymakers and members of community initiatives to discuss the challenges of Big Data and the emerging Data Economy and to develop suitable action plans for addressing these challenges. Of special focus for the EDF are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), since they are driving innovation and competition in many data-driven economic sectors. The range of topics discussed at the European Data Forum ranges from novel data-driven business models (e.g. data clearing houses), and technological innovations (e.g. Linked Data Web) to societal aspects (e.g. open governmental data as well as data privacy and security).
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