Taking the European Data Economy to the next level

Co-located session at i-KNOW
11th October 2017, Graz
approximately 10:00 – 15:30

Enormous amounts of data are available around us. Data is collected by different means and from different sources, and, so far, primarily used by the actor that collected it and for the originally intended purpose. This is good, particularly if personal data is concerned, but thereby, a significant part of the potential that lays in most data remains unexploited. Promoting and facilitating the reuse of data is considered a key to exploit the full potential. Increased reuse of data is expected to take the European data economy to the next level. However, the reuse of data also raises plenty of questions, which usually need to be addressed on a European level. The general data protection regulation, the free flow of data initiative, standardization efforts, for instance, related to interoperability and awareness raising initiatives are only a few examples of answers. The process of finding appropriate answers that do not only allow overcoming the challenges but also exploiting the opportunities of increased data reuse in Europe to the greatest possible extent, will be supported by the workshop organized by EuDEco at the i-KNOW 2017 conference.

The workshop of EuDEco will discuss the outcomes of 2,5 years of research on various aspects of the European data economy. In the first part of the workshop, emphasis will be placed on legal, socio-economic and technological barriers identified over the last couple of months. The barriers as well as related requirements and solution approaches will be introduced to the participants who will then be invited to join the discussion, contribute their experiences regarding the identified or other barriers and validate the proposed approaches that data economy actors and policy makers, respectively, could pursue to overcome the barriers. In the second part of the workshop, after a short introduction, the participants will be invited to join a discussion of indicators that are suitable to measure the development of the European data economy over time.

The main outcomes of the workshop will be

  • a set of recommendations that supports both European data economy actors and policy makers to jointly overcome barriers that still keep the data economy from becoming self sustainable, and
  • a set of indicators that allows measuring the development of the European data economy over time.

The workshop has a tight connection to the following main topics covered by the conference:  Industry 4.0, Data Science, Data Analysis, New Business Models, Skills Mismatch, Digital Skills Development etc.

Agenda

Part 1:

  • Setting the scene (~ 5 min)
  • Presentation of the main legal, socio-economic and technological barriers as well as related requirements and solution approaches (~ 30 min)
  • Round table discussions of barriers, requirements and solution approaches (involving all participants) (~ 45 min)
  • Summary of the results and key takeaways (~ 10 min)

Lunch Break

Part 2:

  • The European data economy in 2017 – presentation – European Data Market Study by IDC (~ 30 min)
  • Presentation of EuDEco’s vision of an observatory for the European data economy and first results (~ 15 min)
  • Moderated discussion of indicators that are suitable to measure the development of the European data economy over time (involving all participants) (~ 45 min)

Main contact:
Klara Süveges-Heilingbrunner
hklara@ivsz.hu