Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC), present with an information booth, was among the academic partners of the event, which was attended by over 1,000 experts from the academia, politics and business sector.
BBDC’s Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan opened the Big Data session by giving a 5-min-long introduction, explaining what the current challenges and opportunities of the realm are. He brought up the four “V’s” (Veracity, Velocity, Variety and Volume) as traditional and new challenges, adding that data privacy and the talent gap are also major issues for the sector.
Other speakers said that the current biggest challenge is no longer the lack of data but rather the huge amount of data that is being generated in real-time. Emmanuel Müller from Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) said that data is not the new oil as some researchers would claim, but rather “it is the new water.”