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Mon 19 Mar 2018 09:00 - Tue 20 Mar 2018 17:30

11th RDA Plenary - Industry Side Meeting "Towards a Flourishing Data Economy", 19 - 20 March 2018,

Identifying roadblocks on our way to an efficient data economy and ways to remove them are the objective of this meeting of more than 700 data professionals from all over the world from research and industry.

"Data is transforming our economy and society, similar to the way oil reshaped the 20th century. Data Driven technologies have the potential to enhance productivity and competitiveness" (ITRE committee of the European Parliament).

Increasingly more data is being generated - some experts now like to speak of a gigantic data lake to emphasise complexity, but in reality that data is heavily underused.

The current roles and regulations prevent innovative re-use of data and the Economist recently expressed their concerns that the big corporate labs will consume all data without giving chances for smaller companies and entrepreneurs.

Many social and technical roadblocks need to be overcome globally to create the flourishing data economy many of us are dreaming of.

Therefore, this RDA Side Meeting with more than 700 international data professionals and experts from data industry is a unique place to identify such roadblocks and seek for ways to remove them.

Find out more on the conference website.