Talks

Invited Talks, Panels, Keynotes

I am regularly invited to give talks and keynotes at international conferences (e.g., Enterprise Data World),  and industry events (e.g. Big Data Value Summit, MIT CIO Symposium), and policy events (e.g. Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference, European Data Forum)

2019

  • Invited Talk with Bernd Liepert (President euRobotics): “Artificial Intelligence PPP Vision”, BDV PPP Summit, Riga, June 2019.
  • Invited Talk “Data 4 AI: For European Economic Competitiveness and Societal Progress. A Tale of Three Papers….”, Large-scale IoT Pilots: European Industry Partnership Collaboration Event Summit, Amsterdam, April 2019.

2018

  • Keynote: “Data Science Skills for Society” at the European Big Data Value Forum 2018 (EBDVF 2018), Vienna, Nov 2018.
  • Invited Talk: “Towards Digital Innovation Hubs in Big Data: existing capacities and initiatives to build upon”, Big Data Value Meetup, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2018

2017

  • Panellist: “Effective models and practices for bridging urgent workforce needs that span academia and industry”, Trans-Atlantic Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships for Big Data Research & Innovation and Workforce Development by NSF Big Data Innovation Hubs, Versailles, France, 2017
  • Panellist: “National Policy on Digital Economy”, European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF), Versailles, France, 2017
  • Invited Talk: “The Digital Skills Needed for the Future”, Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference (invited by the European Commission), Brussels, Dec 7th, 2017
  • Invited Talk: “The European AI-On-Demand-Platform”, ICT-26 Information Day (invited by the European Commission), Brussels, Dec 5th, 2017

2016

  • Invited Talk: “Big Data: Beyond the Hype, Delivering Value” IDEAL-IST 2018 Technical Training Seminar (IDEAL-IST is the International ICT network for 65 ICT national contact points for H2020 from EU and Non-EU Countries), Paris, 28th Jan. 2016.
  • Invited Talk: “How Big Data Ecosystem Work”, Big Data Value Summit, Valencia, Nov 30th 2016.
  • Keynote: “Transforming the European Data Economy” joint keynote at the European Commission’s flagship conference on the Data Economy, the European Data Forum 2016 (EDF 2016), together with Milan Petković Head of Data Science at Philips, Eindhoven 30th June 2016.
  • Invited Talk: “Data Analytics to Enable Better Planning and Decision-Making”, Digital Government Conference 2016, Dublin, 10th May 2016.
  • Invited Talk: “Tensor Computing for Internet of Things”, Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop # 16152, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Centre for Informatics, Germany, April 2016.
  • Keynote: “The Big Data Value PPP: A Standardisation Opportunity for Europe”, International Workshop on Big Data Standards organised in conjunction with the ISO/IEC JTC 1 WG 9 Big Data Standards Dublin, Ireland, 8th March 2016.
  • Keynote: “Multidisciplinary aspects of big data in Europe”, BDVA Small Big Data Summit, The Hague, Netherlands, 3rd March 2016.
  • Invited Talk: ”Introduction to BDVA and the Big Data Value PPP”, ICT 4 Water Cluster Event at EIP 2016, Leeuwarden 9th Feb 2016.
  • Invited Talk: “Contextualising Power and Utility Big Data Flows”, Big Data Innovations for Power and Utility Conference, Berlin, 4th-5th Feb 2016.

2015

  • Invited Talk: “Introduction to BDVA and the Big Data Value PPP”, EuroTech Universities Workshop on Big Data Brussels 10th Dec 2015.
  • Invited Talk: “Big Data PPP: Large Scale Pilot actions in sectors best benefitting from data-driven innovation”, Work Programme 2016-2017 Info Day ICT 15, European Commission, Brussels, Dec 2015
  • Panellist: “Cross-Disciplinary Insights on Big Data Challenges and Solutions”, ICT 2015, 21st November 2015, Lisbon.
  • Panellist: “Cyber-Physical Big Data Systems: Coming Together of Game-Changing Trends”, ICT 2015, 21st November 2015, Lisbon.
  • Panellist: “Big Data Value PPP: the instrument to realize an EU data-driven economy”, ICT 2015, 21st November 2015, Lisbon.
  • Keynote: “Open Data Innovation in Smart Cities: Challenges and Trends”, Opening Talk at International Workshop on PErsonalization in eGOVernment and Smart Cities: Smart Services for Smart Territories, Trinity College Dublin, July 2015
  • Invited Talk: “Open Data portals for Linked Open Data in Smart Cities”, Keynote at Summer School on Linked Open Data for Smart Cities (LD4SC-15), Cercedilla, Madrid, June 2015

2014

  • Keynote: “Crowdsourcing Approaches for Smart City Open Data Management”, Dublinked Innovation Network – Crowdsourcing, Sensors and Citizen Engagement, Dublin, Ireland, September 2014
  • Invited Talk: “New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy – A Roadmap for Big Data in Europe” Second annual ISC Big Data Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, September 2014
  • Panellist: “The Big Data Value Chain”, European Data Forum 2014 (EDF 2014), Athens, Greece, March 2014

2013

  • Invited Talk: Dagstuhl Seminar #13402 on Physical-Cyber-Social Computing, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Centre for Informatics, Germany, Sept/Oct 2013
  • Invited Talk: “Towards Lightweight Cyber-Physical Energy Systems using Linked Data, the Web of Things, and Social Media”, Stanford University, CA, USA, April, 201
  • Invited Talk: “Big Data Public Private Forum (BIG)”, European Data Forum 2013 (EDF 2013), Dublin Ireland, April 2013
  • Invited Talk: “Managing Guerrilla Analytics Teams: Principles and Practice”, with Enda Ridge (KPMG), Enterprise Data World 2013 (DAMA International Symposium), San Diego, CA, USA April 2013.
  • Invited Talk: “Towards Lightweight Cyber-Physical Energy Systems using Linked Data, the Web of Things, and Social Media”, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, USA, April 2013
  • Invited Talk: “Collaborative Data Management: How Crowdsourcing Can Help To Manage Data”, Enterprise Data World 2013 (DAMA International Symposium), San Diego, CA, USA, April 2013.
  • Invited Talk: “Sustainable IT for Energy Management: Approaches, Challenges, and Trends”, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, March 2013
  • Invited Talk: “Using Linked Data and the Internet of Things for Energy Management”, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, March 2013

2011-2010

  • Invited Talk: “The Role of Community-Driven Data Curation for Enterprises”, Enterprise Data World 2011 (DAMA International Symposium), Chicago, IL, USA April 2011.
  • Invited Talk: “Energy Efficiency in the Data Centre”, Innovation Value Institute Winter Summit 2011, Toronto, Canada February 2011.
  • Invited Talk: “Managing Cloud Computing: A Lifecycle Approach”, Innovation Value Institute Winter Summit 2011, Toronto, Canada February 2011 2 2011.
  • Panellist: “Turning Data Into Knowledge: Will Enterprise 3.0 Have the Answers?” Seventh Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (MITCIO 2010) (Audience of 700+ CIO & Senior IT Managers, Only non-MIT Academic invited to speak), MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. May 2010
International Tutorials
  • Tutorial with Souleiman Hasan on “Tackling Variety in Event-based Systems” at 9th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event Based Systems (DEBS 2015), Oslo, June 2015.
  • Keynote talk on ““Open Data portals for Linked Open Data in Smart Cities” at the Summer School on Linked Open Data for Smart Cities (LD4SC-15), Cercedilla, Madrid, June 2015
  • Tutor at Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences (EarthBiAs 2014) delivering talks on Crowdsourcing Approaches to Big Data Curation for Earth Sciences, and Dealing with Semantic Heterogeneity in Real-Time Information.
  • Tutorial with Souleiman Hasan on “Tackling Large Scale Event Variety in the Internet of Things” at 15th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2014), Bordeaux, December 2014.