IKS at the European Data Forum in Copenhagen in June 2012

The European Commission is currently pushing the idea “Big Data” in the Future Internet, through several of its research and technology programmes. One such event, The European Data Forum (EDF) 2012 will take place on June 6-7, 2012 in Copenhagen (Denmark) at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). The idea is to show to decision makers in Industry that interesting technologies have already emerged from the various research labs and that it is time for European companies to seriously investigate how they can benefit from combining their business operations with a mix of publicly available data and other data that they may keep private, or share with others in order for all to reach critical mass.

European Data Forum

IKS was invited to organise a hackathon to show hands-on how such combined usages of public and closed data can be achieved and what benefits firms can gain from using the rapidly increasing data pools.

In the main programme, there will be keynotes on the hot issues around big data and you will have the opportunity to talk to several of the early adopters and even to firms who have just won research contracts with the European Commission, fostering uptake of the new technologies particularly for small to medium Enterprises (SMEs).

We (IKS) will be there together with several Big Data Projects and with the Linked Media Framework.

Hope to see you in Copenhagen.

Author: Wernher

Wernher Behrendt is senior researcher at Salzburg Research and the coordinator of the IKS project

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