- Following a busy lunch that included a presentation from Stefano Bertolo of the European Commission on their virtual ideas lab - Futurium, delegates settled in the main hall to hear the first Industry Keynote speech of the forum. Telefonica's Richard Benjamins outlined the great opportunities offered by big data but also some of the risks associated that are causing Europe to lag behind in certain areas. This was followed by a fascinated panel discussion that started out as a 'Best Practise Session' before things took a dystopian turn and a discussion emerged about the of world 'Big Data' could create in the future with mentions of 'The Matrix', George Orwells' '1984' and TV show 'Breaking Bad'.
Best Practise SessionBill Thompson @billt
Head of Partnership BBC Archives
Title of Talk: Big Data from an Audio Visual Archive perspective Hjalmar Gislason @hjalli
Founder of datamarket.com
Title of talk: Emerging DaaS business models: A case study Dan Staniaszek
Senior Expert, BPIE,
Title of Talk: Building the European Knowledge Base on Energy Performance of Buildings