The European Big Data Value Forum 2022 took place on November 21-23, in Prague, with a central theme of “At the Heart of the Ecosystem for Data and AI”. The event brought together industry professionals, business developers, researchers and policy-makers worldwide with the aim to advance policy actions, and industrial and research activities in the areas of Data and AI. Traditionally, GATE was among the participating organizations.
The first day of the European Big Data Value Forum began with sessions, plenary panels and inspiring discussions on different topics, related to data spaces, data sharing, data-driven technologies, supercomputing, Al and more. Prof. Dessislava Petrova-Antonova, Research Leader of the Data Management Research Unit of GATE Institute, took part in the ‘Data Spaces and beyond’ session. The participants in the session talked about the benefits of data spaces, why they are a way towards a thriving data economy, and what the role of trustworthy AI and big data technologies are in this equation.
On the second day of the European Big Data Value Forum, Irena Pavlova, Manager of the European Programmes and Projects at GATE, participated in the “Fueling Industrial AI with Data Pipelines” session, co-organised by the DataCloud, enRichMyData and Graph-Massivizer projects. Its aim was to create a forum for research and industry to discuss challenges and opportunities in the emerging field of Big Data pipelines operating under the Computing Continuum paradigm, with applicability to Industrial AI applications. The session highlighted a set of different digital technologies and methods, which offer new solutions for the always more complex field of operation of heterogeneous and big data pipeline systems with applicability to industrial AI applications. Main trends in the ongoing data-driven AI, the Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing Continuum were also discussed during the session. Other European experts such Dimitru Roman and Nikolay Nikolov from SINTEF also joined the session.
The European Big Data Value Forum 2022 is organised by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), where GATE is also a member, IT4Innovations (VSB – Technical University of Ostrava), 2Plan4all and Charles University in Prague in collaboration with the European Commission (DG CNECT).