As data-driven innovation becomes an increasingly significant factor of economic and social value for Europe, the European Commission has proposed a new European Data Economy Communication as part of its Digital Single Market strategy. The initiatives aim to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the EU, and “will address the emerging issues of ownership, interoperability, usability and access to data” to help drive innovation and competition in data markets.
The benefits in principle that Big Data and data analytics can bring to European business, the public sector and wider society are now broadly recognised, yet existing legal frameworks and the patchwork of national rules need updating and streamlining to provide actors in the value chain with the confidence and legal certainty that they need to invest and innovate. Such certainty will drive economic development and competitiveness, supporting the digitisation of services across all economic sectors and the predicted creation of 100,000s of new data-related jobs in Europe.
This conference will debate the key challenges around the free flow of data, data infrastructure and data markets that must be addressed to ensure Europe harnesses the full potential that data-driven innovation offers.
Key themes will include:
– The Free Flow of Data
– European Cloud Initiative
– Designing European Data Markets
– The Algorithm Economy
Who will attend?
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