- There was an exciting atmosphere as more that 400 people from around the world gathered at Croke Park (Dublin's 80,000 seater stadium for Gaelic sports) for the start of the 2013 European Data Forum. The first session described by the tweets below was jam packed with interesting speakers which following opening remarks included a video message from Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, a speech on the importance of big data from Ireland's Minister for Justice and the presentation of the first ever European Data Innovator award.
- EDF2013 Opening by General Chairs
Elena Simperl (@esimperl), University of Southampton, UK and Michael Hausenblas (@mhausenblas), DERI Galway, Ireland together with Marta Nagy-Rothengass , Head of Unit "Data Value Chain" at European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology).
- (L-R, Michael Hausenblas, Conference Chari, Deirdre Less, Local Chair, Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Stefan Decker, Director of DERI)
European Data Innovator Award (Presentation)Roberto Viola
Deputy Director General at European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Irish Government representative H.C. Brockmann (eccenca) as award sponsor