Last week BigDataOcean made its presence felt at the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) at Versailles, France, through its booth and three presentations given during the event’s sessions. Representatives from four different partners of the project (NTUA, MarineTraffic, HCMR, ISMB) attended the event. All the presentations took place on the second day of the EBDVF, during Big Data Value PPP parallel networking sessions.
At the “Role of big data in the digitalization of the transport industry” session on behalf of NTUA, BigDataOcean project’s coordinator Prof. Dimitris Askounis highlighted the challenges and the objectives of the project and gave an overview of the designed architecture and the provisioned services of the project. In addition, the coordinator briefly described BigDataOcean’s pilot cases, sharing to the public the challenges, the BigDataOcean methodology and the expected benefits for the transport industry for each of them.
During the “Data sharing and data integration” session Spyros Mouzakitis (NTUA) presented in depth how BigDataOcean’s services are designed to take advantage of multiple heterogeneous data sources and link them together into a process in order to tackle the pilots’ use cases’ challenges.
At the same time, Konstantinos Chatzikokolakis from MarineTraffic discussed in the “Big Data Entrepreneurship” panel how to promote the adoption of big data entrepreneurship and facilitate SME’s and startup business growth in Big Data Europe.
At the project’s booth the BigDataOcean partners had the opportunity to discuss the benefits of using the platform with numerous stakeholders that stopped by during the three days of the event.