The day after the main European Data Forum, Big Data Europe teamed up with the HOBBIT and BYTE projects for a joint workshop. About 50 people gathered to hear Axel Ngonga of InfAI describe the HOBBIT project’s aim to provide a system to benchmark big data software and, later in the day, there was much discussion about how this can be used. For example, is it a service in its own right to be used by others or would be a tool used by a consultant as part of a more general service.
Big Data Europe joined many other projects and hundreds of delegates at this year’s European Data Forum. This was the fifth time the event has been held and it has clearly grown in strength and importance, which ensures an ever-more impressive line up of speakers. This year’s event was held in the Netherlands and featured the CEOs of Tom Tom and Philips in whose home town, Eindhoven, delegates gathered.
A lot of people involved with sharing and generating value from data will be heading to Eindhoven at the end of June for the annual European Data Forum. BDE’s project coordinator Sören Auer will be among the speakers when he’ll present his work on the Industrial Data Space Initiative which is closely related tho this project of course. Many of the BDE team will be there so please come and see us on our booth.
But don’t rush off after the event!
The day will begin with a quick over view of the three projects followed by an interactive panel discussing common issues between the three Big Data projects. The panelists are:
- Axel Ngonga, InfAI/HOBBIT
- Martin Strohbach, AGT/HOBBIT
- Sören Auer, Fraunhofer/BDE
- Simon Scerri, Uni Bonn/BDE
- Ed Curry INSIGHT Centre/BYTE/BDVA
Chaired by W3C’s Phil Archer, the aim is to hear from as many people in the room as possible on future directions for Big Data tools, benchmarks, semantification and more.
The final session, after lunch, will be a bar camp. That is, anyone that wants to can take up to 60 seconds to pitch an idea for a breakout discussion before everyone votes with their feet. Not all the ideas will be taken up, some will merge – that’s the way bar camps work – but you can be sure that there will be lively conversation among knowledgeable people getting together to share ideas and insights.
The event is free so please register and join us in Eindhoven on 1st July.