BYTE Project Overview

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BYTE: BYTE project overview Kush Wadhwa Trilateral Research & Consulting, LLP BYTE project coordinator Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinary community for addressing societal externalities BYTE WP2 Workshop Lyon, 11 Sept 2014

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Page 1: BYTE Project Overview

BYTE: BYTE project overview

Kush Wadhwa

Trilateral Research & Consulting, LLP

BYTE project coordinator

Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinary community for addressing societal externalities

BYTE WP2 Workshop

Lyon, 11 Sept 2014

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Mobilising found data



Data exhaust

Dark data

Found data

Data exhaust

Dark data

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Project details: BYTE•Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinarY community for addressing socieTal Externalities (BYTE) project

•March 2014 – Feb 2017; 36 months

• Funded by DG-CNCT: €2.25 million (Grant agreement no: 619551)

• 11 Partners

• 10 Countries

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Key outcomes•Define research efforts and policy measures necessary for responsible participation in the big data economy

•Vision for Big Data for Europe for 2020, incorporating externalities• Amplify positive externalities

• Diminish negative ones

•Roadmap• Research Roadmap

• Policy Roadmap

•Formation of a Big Data community• Implement the roadmap

• Sustainability plan

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Process for policy recommendations

WP1: Context setting

WP2: Literature review of externalities

WP3: Case studies

WP4: Horizontal analysis

WP5: Foresight exercise to identify future needs

WP6: Research and policy roadmap

Building the BYTE big data community

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Big data concerns: externalities• The effects of a decision by stakeholders (e.g., governments, industry, scientists, policy-makers) that have an impact on a third party (especially members of the public)

• May be positive or negative


• Boost to the economy

• Innovation

• Increase efficiency

• Smaller actors left behind

• Shrink economies


• Privacy

• Data protection

• Data ownership

• Copyright

• Risks associated with inclusion & exclusion

Social & Ethical

• Transparency

• Discrimination

• Methodological difficulties

• Spurious relationships

• Consumer manipulation


• Reliance on US services

• Services have become utilities

• Legal issues become trade issues

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Case studies: a sectoral approachEnvironmental data•European Space Agency

•Earth observation programme, Copernicus

Energy• Statoil

Utilities / Smart Cities• Siemens

Cultural Data•The European Library

Health•GOSgene Initiative, University

College London

Crisis Response

Transport•DNV GL

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Roadmap(s)Case study insights will be consolidated and used to build two roadmaps:

1. A research roadmap that focuses on what research, knowledge, technologies and skills are necessary to capture a greater share of the big data market by Europe

2. A policy roadmap for the development, use, re-use and linking of big data

These will be produced in collaboration with stakeholders, especially advisory board members and members of the big data community.

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The big data community

Big data community




Legal experts

Civil society organisations

•Initially comprises AB members

•Intended to be as large as possible

•Final form to be determined

•A virtual and physical presence is intended

•Possibly organised into different working groups, tackling specific questions

•Will implement the BYTE Roadmap(s)

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Key outputsReport Delivery date

D3.2: Case study reports on the positive and negative externalities associated with the use of big data in different sectors

May 2015; (M15)

D5.1: The BYTE vision for the use of big data in five years Feb 2016; (M24)

D6.1: A BYTE research and policy roadmap for big data Aug 2016; (M30)

D7.3: Final report and policy guidelines Feb 2017; (M36)

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Key milestones

Event Location Approx. Date

Disciplinary focus groups France, Norway, the Netherlands and Italy

March 2015

Validation workshop on horizontal analysis Ireland Aug 2015

Visioning workshop The Netherlands Jan 2016

Validation workshop on the BYTE roadmap Austria July 2016

Big data community workshop Italy Dec 2016

BYTE final conference Hungary Feb 2017

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Today’s workshopWill focus on identifying the potential externalities (impacts) that should be considered within the case study research.

Will showcase presentations from:

•Work package 1 – Setting the stage on big data

•Work package 2 – Elements of societal impact

•Academic and industry experts on dealing with the societal impacts of big data

Your comments, criticisms and further ideas are welcome and we appreciate your feedback.

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Any questions?

Key contacts: ◦ Kush Wadhwa, [email protected]

◦ Rachel Finn, [email protected]

Thank you for your participation!