Welcome to the European Data Forum 2013

The European Data Forum (EDF) 2013 took place from April 9-10, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland in the Croke Park Conference Centre. EDF is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and the community, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging Big Data Economy in Europe.

The EDF 2013 comprised of keynotes from global experts in the field, a series of submitted talks, as well as a trends, showcase and live networking sessions. Topics included Linked Data, Open Data, and Big Data, with the aim to bring together all stakeholders involved in the data value chain to exchange ideas and develop actionable roadmaps addressing these challenges and opportunities to strengthen the European data economy and its positioning worldwide.

Please find as follows the EDF2013 Video YouTube Playlist including the official EDF2013 video as well as several interviews:


EDF2013 Welcome Message by Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, in charge of the Digital Agenda:


Latest EDF2013 updates

Please use official EDF2013 hashtag #EDF_13 and follow us via @EUDataForum

European Data Forum Slide Deck including all slides of EDF2012 and first collection of slides of EDF2013:


The European Data Forum 2013 was a joint activity of the EC projects:

• BIG (http://big-project.eu/)
• LOD2 (http://lod2.eu/)
• PlanetData (http://planet-data.eu/)
• Optique (http://www.optique-project.eu/)
• envision (http://www.envision-project.eu/)
• TELEIOS (http://www.earthobservatory.eu/)
• EUCLID (http://euclid-project.eu/)

The EDF2013  was supported by the European Commission as well as by the Digital Repository of Ireland (http://www.dri.ie/), STI International (http://www.sti2.org/) and DERI, NUI Galway (http://www.deri.ie/).  EDF2013 was an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU (http://www.eu2013.ie/).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we will follow-up with you.

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