Dear EDF 2016 attendants,
We hope that you enjoyed the European Data Forum (EDF 2016) organized as part of the Netherlands EU Presidency. The 2016 edition that took place in Eindhoven reinforced EDF’s position as the premier EU event on data science and big data. The Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e) is proud to have organized EDF 2016 together with ADS, EC and many other partners. The forum featured an exciting two day program, filled with great keynotes, interesting focused presentations, conversations and meetings. The crème de la crème in data and data science gathered in the Evoluon (EDF 2016 had 1070 registrations). We especially appreciated the mixture of talks and attendees from industry, research and public authorities, all to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data in Europe. This strengthens what we observe in our education, research and collaborations: lots of data are collected for analysis, but the actual analysis and usage of the data remains a challenge. We hope that you now have a better understanding what can be done with data.
There are several ways in which you can relive the event. For instance by browsing the EDF 2016 photo album with over 170 photos.
We also have an impression video, also featuring interviews with some of you, which can be watched here.
Please note that the whole event was also streamed live, as well as recorded. This means that all talks are available. See the EDF 2016 playlist at YouTube with all recordings of all three tracks on both days. Feel free to link directly to the part in the video where a particular talk starts, and share it among friends and colleagues.
Presentations will be uploaded later on the EDF 2016 website: https://2016.data-forum.eu/.
We hope to meet you again in at EDF 2017. Feel free to approach DSC/e if you have questions about the event or would like to know more about ongoing data science initiatives.
Wil van der Aalst