Smart Data Forum

A knowledge platform and exhibit space for Smart Data technologies and innovations; a meeting place for interested parties from research, business, and government.


German Digital Technologies

Developed by Smart Data Forum, the website German Digital Technologies serves as a dynamic directory for experts in administration, business, and research that provides a comprehensive overview of key German initiatives, programmes, stakeholders, and strategies in the evolving digital technologies arena.


Digital Health Roadshow to Qatar

Smart Data Forum with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) organized a roadshow to the emirate of Qatar from November 11-14, to identify potentials for cooperation in the Digital Health sector.


National AI strategy

The Federal Government of Germany decided on an AI strategy to achieve excellence in research and international renown for "AI made in Germany".


Big Data Research Newsletter

Big Data Research Newsletter keeps you updated on the research activities of the most prominent big data research centers in Germany.


Artificial Intelligence

German-Swedish Exchange

On the 24 and 25 of June 2019, the Smart Data Forum organized a delegation trip to Stockholm under the theme Scaling AI in Europe – Architectures and Governance of Future AI Platforms. Main purpose of the trip was to find possibilities for cooperation, discuss the development of a data analytics infrastructure as well as to get to know the Swedish AI ecosystem.
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Big-Data.AI Summit 2019

 A Look Back at #BAS19

Two days full of exciting presentations, practical use cases and top-class panel discussions – that was the Big-Data.AI Summit 2019 on 10 & 11 April in Berlin. As a partner of the event, we were glad to welcome more than 8,000 visitors to the leading European conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.
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Upcoming Events


Big Data & Smart Data – What does that really mean?

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While Big Data is seen as the result of the advances achieved in the digitalization of previous analog data sources as well as the emergence of new digital data sources, e.g., from new sensor technologies, Smart Data refers to the economic and social value added from the rapidly growing mountains of digital data in all areas of life. Beyond a consideration of the technologies required for data management and data analysis, the legal and social framework conditions must also be taken into account.

Three questions on Smart Data

Video: Smart Data – What’s the biggest challenge?

Video: Smart Data – What roles do Science, Startups and Politics play in it?

Video: Smart Data – How will it change business?

About the Smart Data Forum

Smart Data Forum is a knowledge hub, demonstrator and networking platform for Smart Data technologies and stakeholders in Germany. It offers help and orientation for SME in digitalization topics, supports collaboration and exchange among experts and fosters international partnerships in digital future topics. The Forum is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and developed in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). It is managed by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Our showroom for exciting Smart Data innovations is located in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

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Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Volker Markl
DFKI GmbH (Speaker)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster

Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wiegand
Fraunhofer HHI