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Ireland Hosts 2019 European DatSci & AI Awards - Collaboration with BDVA/CeADAR

03 March 2019
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The 4th annual DatSci Awards will take place on the 5th September 2019. The full day event & Awards, hosted at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland will bring together the best of the data science and artificial intelligence ecosystem across Europe. 

This year, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), the private counterpart to the EU Commission to implement the Big Data Value PPP program, is joining forces with the European DatSci & AI Awards to recognise leaders in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence. The awards will recognise excellence in data science and artificial intelligence across industry, education and social responsibility in Europe. 

"We're delighted to welcome the BDVA on board and look forward to working together," says Linda Davis, founder of the DatSci Awards  and CEO of Next Generation. "The BDVA is present in 28 European countries and has approximately 200 members across Europe, and we want to work with them to grow and sustain Europe's leadership on big data value creation and artificial intelligence." 

Driving data science forward

Secretary General, Ana Garcia of the BDVA said, "BDVA has a strong focus on developing the European Innovation ecosystem that supports the data and AI-driven digital transformation of our industries and society: Our collaboration with European DatSci & AI Awards will bring great opportunities for sharing ideas and best practices across Europe and give recognition to the best applications and professionals in Data Science/AI."

Transforming data science in Europe

Edward McDonnell, Director of CeADAR, The National Centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI says, "The Europe-wide expansion of the DatSci Awards in 2019 is a fantastic achievement. It signals Ireland's international strength in the field, and the transformative impact Data Science and AI are having."

"The relentless pace and expansion of the analytics industry is reflected in the addition of new award categories covering AI, Industry 4.0, health & wellbeing. In fact, there are very few industries today that are not experimenting with or implementing analytics and AI solutions," he adds.

Data scientists in big demand

Linda Davis adds that the European Commission released a report in 2017 that the amount of data workers in Europe will grow to 10.43 million by 2020. "The European DatSci & AI Awards is on a mission to raise the profile of data science in Europe, especially with the exponential growth expected in the next two years" says Linda. "The awards in 2019 are the biggest to date, and the event itself will highlight the tremendous impact Europe's data scientists are making across all fields."

There are 10 categories in the DatSci Awards, open to individuals and teams across Europe the application process will be announced soon.

About the DatSci Awards:

The DatSci Awards 2019 - A full day event and Awards Ceremony will be hosted in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland that connects and celebrates the Data Science Ecosystem across Europe. The 4th Annual Awards will take place on the 5th of September 2019.

Created in 2016 by Next Generation together with CeADAR, the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics to connect the bustling Data Science community. The 2019 Awards also welcomes the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) who are an industry-driven international not-for-profit organisation present in 28 European countries with around 200 members all over Europe. The mission of the BDVA is to develop the Innovation Ecosystem that will enable the data and AI-driven digital transformation in Europe delivering maximum economic and societal benefit, and, achieving and sustaining Europe's leadership on Big Data Value creation and Artificial Intelligence.