European Data Economy Workshop - Focus Data Value Chain & Big and Open Data

Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00am to 13.00pm CEST
PlaceUniversity of Economics Vienna, Campus, TC Lecture Hall 1 (see: room plan


Nelia Lasierra (STI Innsbruck)
Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company)

Description of the workshop

This workshop provides insights in some of the most important activities around the European Data Economy - with a strong focus on Big Data and the Data Value Chain.The goal of the workshop is first, to overview the state of the art in Europe regarding Big Data initiatives and its impact in the Europan economy and benefits for the  European society. Representatives from the annual European Data Forum (see:, data related projects: the BYTE Project (see:, BigDataEurope (see: and RETHINKbig (see: and a representative of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology as well as from the City of Vienna (Business Agency) presenting data-realted activities will participate during the workshop. Furthermore it gives information about the Austrian Big Data Study carried out in 2014 by AIT and IDC

Second, this workshops aims to discuss and identify the necessary requirements in terms of research activities, technologies, skills and other societal items to benefit of data value. Hence, after initial presentations on the topics of Big Data and the Data Value Chain, the BYTE, RETHINKbig and BigDataEurope projects as well as the Austrian Big Data Study and Austrian data related activities, the 2nd short part of the half day workshop will be an interactive session to identify, evaluate and discuss the requirements for successfull big data & data management together with all participants and to present findings as a concrete result of the workshop.

Target Groups

CIOs and/or CDOs, Data Scientists and project manager from industry and public administration and/or research as well as everybody that is working on or planning a concrete data management project (possibly with a big data focus).


08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome & Agenda
Workshops Chairs
09:15 - 09:40
Big Data – From Strategy to Production  (SLIDES)
Mario Meir-Huber, Big Data Leader Eastern Europe, Teradata GmbH
09:40 - 10:40
3 European Big Data Projects
10:40 - 11:15 Coffee Break (in LC Club)
11:15 - 11:35
ODINE - Open Data Incubator Europe  (SLIDES)
Elena Simperl, University of Southampton & The ODI, UK
11:35 - 11:55
Study: #Big Data in #Austria  (SLIDES)
11:55 - 12:15 Data Activities in Austria  (SLIDES)
Lisbeth Mosnik, BMVIT (AT)
12:15 - 12:35

(Open) Data Activities in the City of Vienna  (SLIDES)
Georg Sedlbauer, Vienna Business Agency (AT)

12:35 - 13.00
Interactive Session and Open Discussion with all participants and speakers about the presentations
and on requirements for successful (Big) Data Management in Europe (and Austria).
What are pre-requisites for a successful data ecosystem / data market in a region / in Europe?
  • (Big)Data Stories
  • Open Data (as an) Infrastructure
  • Skills & Education
  • Business & Use Cases
  • Technologies & Tools
  • Infrastructure
Summary & Fare Well