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DATA DRIVEN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE FUTURE
The European Big Data Value Forum is a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe.
On July 1, 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of the top priorities was maintaining Europe’s competitiveness through digitization. As part of its 2018 Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Austria hosted the second European Big Data Value Forum.
Last year the event took place in Versailles (Palais des Congrès), France and this year the event will be held 12 - 14 November in Vienna; keynotes and presentations will range from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, artificial intelligence, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area. Ideas exchanged at the European Data Forum have an impact on the design of future research and innovation programmes and policy decisions both at the EU and Member States level. This will drive data-driven innovation further and strengthen the European data economy as well as enhancing its positioning worldwide.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria; is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; in July 2017 it was moved to the list of World Heritage in Danger. Between 2005 and 2010, Vienna was the world's number-one destination for international congresses and conventions. It attracts over 6.8 million tourists a year. In 2014, the Vienna City Council adopted the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy 2050.
EBDVF 2018 was held at the Austria Centre Vienna (November 12 and 13, Conference) and at the Siemens Conference Centre Vienna (November 14, workshops). Austria Center Vienna is located in a place surrounded by contemporary architecture, just 7 minutes from the city centre and a few minutes’ walks from the Danube and the Donaupark.