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President of the Big Data Value Association visits Insight

The president of the European Big Data Value Association (BDVA), Laure Le Bars visited Insight@NUI Galway this week.

Le Bars is a Research Project Director at SAP Research & Innovation, working on several projects like Big Data Value Association www.bdva.eu (Board of Directors and President), Smart Data Innovation Lab (www.sdil.de deputy coordinator 2014-2016), EIT Digital (principal of staff, office of the CEO 2010-2013; & SAP project coordinator) or Academy Cube. She is also involved in the French-German cooperation on Digital Economy. Before that, she set up SAP Labs Canada and was the Managing Director of the lab until 2008.

Insight also hosted a project meeting of the BDVe project which is the "governance" project of the Big Data Public Private Partnership (BDV PPP) in H2020. The BDV PPP is a commitment by the European Commission, industry and academia partners to build a data-driven economy across Europe as part of H2020 and the Digital Single Market (DSM).

Insight’s own Edward Curry is vice president of the BDVA.

Pictured L-R are Prof Dietrich Rebholz Schuhmann, Director of Insight@NUI Galway, Mr Oliver Daniels, CEO of Insight, Laure Le Bars, President of the BDVA and Dr Edward Curry, Vice President of BDVA.