ZABALA will participate in the European Big Data Value Forum in Paris this week

ZABALA will participate in the European Big Data Value Forum in Paris this week
20/11/2017
The company will participate in a panel of discussion on Big Data Entrepreneurship which will be used as official presentation of the new initiative European Data Incubator, which includes a fund of €5M for startups and SMEs.

The European Big Data Value Forum is a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe.

Keynotes and presentations will range from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area. Ideas exchanged at the European Data Forum have impact on the design of future research and innovation programmes and policy decisions both at the EU and Member States level. This will drive data-driven innovation further and strengthen the European data economy as well as enhancing its positioning worldwide.

Within the event, on Wednesday 22nd at 16:30PM on the stage of Auditorium Richelieu at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles, the session Big Data Entrepreneurship will take place. The session will be an interactive panel discussion bringing together different stakeholders and point of views on how to advance the take up of Big Data entrepreneurship and facilitate “small” players’ business growth in Big Data in Europe. The only session during the event with a special focus on “small” players: startups and SMEs in Big Data entrepreneurship.

The session will result in the identification of "missing" points in and the strategy of next operational steps to successful entrepreneurship environment and investment landscape in Big Data in Europe, encouragement for things already going well and positive elements to be strengthened.

Among them, Miguel García, from Zabala Innovation Consulting, will have the chance to present the new incubator in which Zabala is part of. It is the European Data Incubator (EDI) funded by the European Commission through the H2020 programme, and that will support European start-ups and SMEs using big data technologies to sort out major challenges proposed by a large set of “data providers” coming from the industry. The project, starting next January, will be a cornerstone in collaboration among corporates and SMEs across Europe.

So, if you are interested in big data and would like further information, do not miss the chance to meet us in person during the European Big Data Value Forum this week.