European Big Data Value Forum 2020

20—Oct—2020, by Kathrin Lenvain

European Big Data Value Forum 2020

The European Big Data Value Forum 2020 is around the corner. The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organised by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT). The 2020 edition of the EBDVF will take place between the 3rd and the 5th of November 2020 in Berlin (venue Kosmos) and online, and it is organised in collaboration with DFKI, Plattform Industrie 4.0, Plattform Lernende Systeme and Berlin Partner.

EBDVF 2020 aims to continue the success of the previous editions, which were attended on average by 600 participants and especially by industry professionals, business developers, researchers and policymakers, coming from over 40 countries.

With a central theme “Towards a strong European Data and AI Ecosystem”, the EBDVF 2020 edition brings together the German and European communities on AI and Data.

It aims to contribute to the discussions on the European Data and AI Strategy, specifically addressing key topics for Europe such as the development of European Data Spaces, the importance of Technology Platforms and Trust, the opportunities for market uptake and the new challenges ahead for Data and AI within the society. The event will also focus on how Data and AI can help to tackle emerging societal challenges, like those brought by the Covid19 pandemic. For this edition, cross-sectorial tracks will be combined with sectorial tracks on Manufacturing, Autonomous Systems, Transport, Mobility and Logistics, Health and Smart Society. Furthermore, the programme will include multiple research and innovation sessions and start-ups pitches, showcasing Europe’s R&I excellence on Data and AI.

The programme will combine physical and virtual sessions in order to accommodate for possible travel disruptions linked to Covid19. This will offer to the event the possibility to reach a much wider audience, achieving a record in terms of participants from all over Europe.

More on the programme

The programme will be structured around 9 main tracks each consisting of several main events and side activities. The appointed track chairs are well renowned experts from the German and European communities, and they will lead the organisation of the activities and the preparation of their contents.

There are four horizontal tracks on:

  • European Data Spaces
  • Market uptake, bringing AI and Data Science to practice
  • Technology platforms and trust
  • New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new society

There are five tracks focusing on specific application domains and notably:

  • Manufacturing
  • Autonomous systems
  • Transport/mobility/logistics:
  • Smart society
  • Health


Registrations opened on the 1st of September 2020. Participants can register through the EBDVF website. The online event is entirely free of charge.

About the organisers

The Big Data Value Association is an industry-driven international not-for-profit organisation with over 200 members all over Europe and with very strong participation of German Industry and Research Institutions. BDVA is the private counterpart to the European Commission to implement the Big Data Value Public-Private Partnership, is a private member of the EuroHPC JU and is also one of the main promoters of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership being proposed for next framework programme (2021-2027).