Big Data Excellence in UK and Germany

A joint event by the Berlin Big Data Center and UK Science and Innovation Network was held on March 1st, 2017 in Smart Data Forum. The audience heard about UK’s big data landscape and the Berlin Big Data Centre project, with sessions on data analytics, big data management, machine learning and E-health. There has been also a discussion about how the UK and Germany are building up national networks for interdisciplinary collaboration and how researchers are collaborating with government and industry in practice.

Alongside the BBDC PIs, researchers from UCL Big Data Institute, Imperial College London and Farr Institute London has been among the speakers. During the whole event, the panel on E-health and the concluding panel raised the most attention and created a very dynamic and engaging atmosphere.

Scroll down for past agenda and slides.

Logos Einladung


09:30 – 09:45   Arrival and Coffee

09:45 – 10:00   Short Welcome
Dr. Jack Thoms (Smart Data Forum), Hannah Sehan (UK Science & Innovation Network)

10:00 – 11:30   Presentation of UK Landscape and BBDC
Sofia Olhede (UCL Big Data Institute); Volker Markl (BBDC)

11:30 – 12:00   BBDC Success Stories / Data Streaming and Programmability
Alexander Alexandrov (TU Berlin); Tilmann Rabl (BBDC)

12:00 – 13:00   E-Health
Tim Conrad (FU Berlin/ BBDC); Harry Hemingway, (UCL/ Farr Institute London)

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 15:00   Big Data Management
Ziawasch Abedjan (TU Berlin/ BBDC); Peter Pietzuch (Imperial College London)

15:00 – 16:00   Machine Learning
Klaus-Robert Müller (TU Berlin/ BBDC); Patrick Wolfe (UCL Big Data Institute)

16:00 – 16:30   Coffee

16:30 – 16.45   Using Data for Policy in the UK
Sian Thomas (Food Standards Agency UK)

16:45 – 18:00   Open Discussion and Q&A
Panel: Sofia Olhede, Patrick Wolfe, Sian Thomas, Volker Markl

18:00 – 20:00   Demos, Drinks and Networking


Alexander Alexanderov (1,2 MB)
Harry Hemingway (2,8 MB)
Klaus Mueller (2,5 MB)
Peter Pietzuch (7 MB)
Sian Thomas (870 KB)
Sofia Olhede (1,7 MB)
Tilmann Rabl (1,3 MB)
Tim Conrad (4 MB)
Volker Markl (3,4 MB)
Ziawasch Abedjan (755 KB)