Small Big Data Congress 2017

Utrecht | Seats2Meet Utrecht CS • 05 Oct 2017

On the 5th of October 2017 TNO, in collaboration with the Big Data Value Center, organized the fourth Small Big Data Congress! This congress aims at providing an overview of practical and innovative applications based on big data. The audience got to know what is happening in applied research with big data and what can already be achieved through big data.

Series of three-minute pitches rapidly took the audience through the latest insights and advancements in big data in the Netherlands. SMEs, larger businesses and research institutes shared their latest innovations: new results with or new applications of big data. The audience could choose between two parallel sessions with pitches, one addressing FACT (Fairness, Accuracy, Confidentiality and Transparency), the other addressing FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability). More details about the pitches can be found in the program booklet that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The main topic of the plenary session was the power of data innovations. Firstly, Arjen van den Born of JADS presented the value of data for SMEs. Then representatives from SURFsara, UvA and TNO pitched their views on data innovations, addressing the crucial boundary conditions. The plenary sessions was concluded with an interview discussion lead by Esther Smit from Amsterdam Data Science. The interviewees Luuk Renfurm (SURFsara), Cees de Laat (UvA) and Henk Jan Vink (TNO) discussed the development of a National Big Data Infrastructure. The highlights of this session are summarized in the drawing below.


We hope to see you next year at the fifth edition of the Small Big Data Congress!

This workshop has received funding from the 'MIT-subsidieregeling voor Netwerk-activiteiten via het TKI HTSM'.

Linda Oosterheert MSc

  • Interoperability
  • Semantics
  • Standardization
  • Data and standards governance
  • Open data


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