ITML attended EBDVF 2019, which took place in Helsinki - Finland during October 14-16, 2019, in the framework of two EU funded projects: I-BiDaas and I-MECH.
The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT), aiming to foster a positive perception of Big Data Value and to boost Big Data related research, development and innovation in Europe.
ITML became a member of the Big Data Value Association in November 2017. Now, BDVA has almost 200 members all over Europe with a well-balanced composition of large, small and medium-sized industries, and its events attract a large heterogeneous audience of industry professionals, business developers, researchers, Innovation and Research players, as well as international companies, other research institutions and policymakers from different countries.
The theme of the year’s 2019 EBDFV event was “Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Transforming Business and Society”. I-BiDaas EU Η2020 project was a Sponsor of EBDVF 2019 and had a booth at the event. I-BiDaas aims towards the increase of data analysis speed and the facilitation of cross-domain dataflow. The ITML team joined forces with other partners of the consortium to present the I-BiDaas tools, services, and main achievements, as well as to promote the I-BiDaaS solution to the event attendees.
EBDVF 2019 offered excellent opportunities for networking – making new contacts and refreshing old ones. ECSEL JU EU Η2020 project I-MECH is dealing with Smart Mechatronic Solutions. As the dissemination, exploitation, and communication WP leader of I-MECH, ITML attended the event to explore the recent trends and expand the I-MECH role in the era. More specifically, ITML explored new target groups and strategies as part of the project's exploitation plan, thus developing a better idea of what I-MECH project is able to deliver and how this may be of benefit to I-MECH partners and beyond. Additionally, ITML had the opportunity to raise awareness, communicate and promote I-MECH’s building blocks (BBs) and services to potential stakeholders.