Professor Edward Curry is the Established Professor of Data Science and Director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at the University of Galway. Edward is co-founder and elected Vice President of the Big Data Value Association, an industry-led European big data community. He has built consensus on a joint European big data research and innovation agenda and influenced European data innovation policy to deliver on the agenda.
The Big Data Value Association is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with more than 230 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small, and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organisations.
BDVA focuses on enabling the digital transformation of the economy and society through Data and Artificial Intelligence by advancing in areas such as big data and AI technologies and services, data platforms and data spaces, industrial AI, data-driven value creation, standardisation and skills.
Prof Curry is organiser and programme co-chair of major international conferences, including CIKM 2020, ECML 2018, IEEE Big Data Congress, and European Big Data Value Forum.