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H2020 BigDataEurope launch event

Friday 27 February 2015, from 10:00 to 15:00
Vertretung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen bei der Europäischen Union (Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union in Brussels), Rue Montoyer 47, Brussels 1000


  • 10:00-10:10 Welcome by  Kimmo Rossi (Project Officer) and Sören Auer (Project Coordinator)
  • 10:10-10:40 “Perspective of the Data Value Chain Unit”, by Beatrice Covassi (Dep. Head of Unit) and Kimmo Rossi (Project Officer)
  • 10:40-11:10 BigDataEurope Project Overview, by Prof. Sören Auer (Fraunhofer IAIS) and Vangelis Karkaletsis (NCSRD)
  • 11:10-12:30 Big Data & Societal Challenges in Health, Food and Social Sciences:
    • Healthcare by Bryn Williams-Jones (Open PHACTS) and Tapani Piha (EC representative – eHealth Unit)
    • Food and Agriculture by Valeria Pesce/Nikos Manouselis (FAO/Agro-Know) and Dieter Brigitta (EC representative – Agri-Food Chain Unit)
    • Inclusive and Reflective Societies by Paul Jackson (CESSDA) and Martin Karlberg (EC Representative – Eurostat) and Jean-Francois Junger (EC Representative – Public Services Unit)
  • 12:30-13:20 Lunch
  • 13:20-14:50 Big Data & Societal Challenges in Energy, Climate, Transport and Security:
    • Energy by Panayotis Chaviaropoulos (CRES)
    • Climate and Environment by Andreas Ikonomopoulos (NCSR-D) and Alessandro Annoni (EC Representative – Joint Research Centre) and Michel Schouppe (EC Representative – Climate and Earth Observation Unit)
    • Intelligent Transport by Yvonne Barnard (ERTICO)
    • Secure Societies by Sergio Albani (EU SatCen)
  • 14:50-15:00 Closing session