NATIONAL INITIATIVES ON BIG DATA
AND THE DATA ECONOMY
PPP NETWORKING SESSION
Data innovation contributed about €300 billion to Europe’s economy in 2016 (or approximately 2 percent of GDP), and its value will likely more than double by 2020. However, a recent report about the state of Data Innovation in the EU points out great differences in the degree to which Member States are harnessing the benefits of data. The current data landscape in the EU is also quite complex, since it combines actions and policies defined at European level, with leading initiatives such as the Public Private Partnership on Big Data Value, with a myriad of National Initiatives that focus on concrete national priorities.
The aim of this session is to get an overview of different national strategies around Big Data and the Data economy (including how Member States address challenges like skills, ecosystem building and sustainability), understand motivations and coherence in the implementation of EU policies and discuss actions that maximize the potential of the EU data economy by combining efforts and building on top on the actions and investments of Member States. A moderated panel discussion with high class representatives of different MS will try to answer those questions taking into account their views and also their individual national challenges. The audience will leave with insights about national challenges and solutions to drive forward the (Big) Data economy.