On 23rd of November the 6th and final webinar / hangout of the Big Data Europe SC6 team (Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies) took place with a presentation by Fernando Reis, member of the Big Data Task Force at Eurostat. Fernando gave interesting insights into the field of big data and smart data and how these new principles and technologies can be used in / applied to the domain of statistics. The title of the webinar was: From Big Data to trusted Smart Statistics.
Big Data Europe consortium successfully completed the 3rd Workshop in the energy sector on the 28th of November, 2017 in Amsterdam, within the Wind Europe Conference and Exhibition 2017. The workshop provided a key opportunity for stakeholders in the wind energy sector to be updated on the latest developments related to BigDataEurope’s platform and pilot case and discuss future possibilities with BDE platform. Also BDE was presented in conference poster session and at CRES exhibition area (1E83). The workshop was attended by 34 stakeholders from industry, academia, service providers, research institutes and engineers.
The workshop was introduced by Mr Mark van Stiphout (Deputy Head of DG ENER C.2) with a review of EU R&I priorities on Energy and Digitalisation. BDE project was presented by Prof. Maria-Ester Vidal (Fraunhofer IAIS), the technical details for the platform by Mr Ivan Ermilov (University of Leipzig) and the energy pilot by CRES.
The speakers from the energy community represented major developers such as VATTENFALL and TERNA, academia and institutes (University of Brussels, QWI Lab), and service providers (ALTSOL, ARESSE and WoodGroup). The workshop content was condensed and of quality keeping the high interest of the audience. The following discussions mainly focused on the future use of BDE platform and the research prospects.
[BigDataEurope (BDE) SC4 and the AutoMat project have established a cooperation, as both focus on big data in the transport sector. AutoMat consortium member Victor Corral (ATOS) already participated in the workshop, organised by BDE SC4, in September to present the project. Now, he has kindly contributed a blog entry. Soon, a BDE entry will also be published on the AutoMat website. Watch this space for updated information.]