09 Aug European Data Forum
The European Data Forum was held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, at the end of June 2016. SIRIUS was represented at the conference and the Optique project was a gold sponsor. The theme of the conference was “Scaling up the European Data Economy”.
The following observations can be made:
- Data science is taken very seriously by universities in The Netherlands. Eindhoven and Amsterdam, for example have set up large and popular programmes with a basis in law, engineering and statistics. Linkages to large companies and start-ups are close and there is a critical mass of data science skills in Brabant.
- Companies like Philips and Siemens are changing their business models to participate in the “data economy”. They are engaged in thinking about using IT at a high level, CEO rather than CIO. The CEO of Philips held the keynote of the conference.
Check out the proceedings and broadcasts at 2016.data-forum.eu.