Big Data: Risks and Scientific Opportunities

Location: Scotland Europa, Rond-Point Schuman 6, Brussels
Event Date: 2017-05-10
Time: 16:00:00

Event Type:

Member Event

Working Group:


External Website:

View Website

What is scientifically possible in the collection and use of big data, and how does it impact citizens? How will it be used over the next 10 years? What role do European academic centres play in collecting, processing and researching big data? Given the rapidly evolving field of big data and its essentially interdisciplinary nature, are the structures of universities and of public funders sufficiently flexible to respond to the needs and demands of the field?


The Guild Policy Lab on big data brings together some of our leading scientists who have worked on its risks and scientific opportunities.



Prof. Dirk Van Den Poel, Ghent University

"Customer Intelligence: The Next Frontier"


Prof. Vonu Thakuriah, University of Glasgow

“Trade-offs between technology and political economy of Big Data for Urban Informatics”


Prof. Jaak Vilo, University of Tartu

"Big Data for Health"




René Von Schomberg, Team Leader Open Science Policy Coordination and Development,

European Commission 




Jan Palmowski, Secretary General of the Guild 


You can register until 5th May via link here.