Enormous amounts of data are available around us. Data is collected by different means and from different sources, and, so far, primarily used by the actor that collected it and for the originally intended purpose. This is good, particularly if personal data is concerned, but thereby, a significant part of the potential that lays in most data remains unexploited. Promoting and facilitating the reuse of data is considered a key to exploit the full potential. Increased reuse of data is expected to take the European data economy to the next level. However, the reuse of data also raises plenty of questions, which usually need to be addressed on a European level. The general data protection regulation, the free flow of data initiative, standardization efforts, for instance, related to interoperability and awareness raising initiatives are only a few examples of answers. The process of finding appropriate answers that do not only allow overcoming the challenges but also exploiting the opportunities of increased data reuse in Europe to the greatest possible extent, will be supported by the workshop organized by EuDEco at the i-KNOW 2017 conference.

The workshop of EuDEco will discuss the outcomes of 2,5 years of research on various aspects of the European data economy. In the first part of the workshop, emphasis will be placed on legal, socio-economic and technological barriers identified over the last couple of months. The barriers as well as related requirements and solution approaches will be introduced to the participants who will then be invited to join the discussion, contribute their experiences regarding the identified or other barriers and validate the proposed approaches that data economy actors and policy makers, respectively, could pursue to overcome the barriers. In the second part of the workshop, after a short introduction, the participants will be invited to join a discussion of indicators that are suitable to measure the development of the European data economy over time.

Agenda

10:00-11:30    Overcoming barriers faced in the data economy

  • Setting the scene - Daniel Bachlechner (Fraunhofer ISI)
  • Overview of legal, socio-economic and technological barriers as well as related requirements and solution approaches
    • Legal: Helena Ursic (University of Leiden)
    • Technological: Christof Weigandt (Ascora GmbH)
    • Socio-economic: Daniel Bachlechner (Fraunhofer ISI)
  • Round table discussion of barriers, requirements and solution approaches (involving all participants)
  • Summary of the results and key takeaways - Daniel Bachlechner (Fraunhofer ISI)

 

12:30-14:00    Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:30    Putting the European data economy in number

  • Setting the scene - Daniel Bachlechner (Fraunhofer ISI)
  • Measuring and forecasting the European data economy – Gabriella Cattaneo (IDC Italia)
  • Presentation of EuDEco’s vision of an observatory for the European data economy and first results - Liliya Pullmann (Fraunhofer ISI)
  • Round table discussion of indicators to measure the development of the European data economy over time (involving all participants) - Liliya Pullmann (Fraunhofer ISI)

To attend the EuDEco workshop (and thereby the i-KNOW conference on the 11th October) please register!

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