When: 9th February 2017
Where: Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, Central London

BYTE will be hosting our project final conference on Capturing the benefits of big data and addressing legal, ethical and social challenges. The conference will include policy-makers, large industry, academics, civil society organisations, SMEs and legal experts.It will focus on the following priority areas for big data practice in Europe:

•    Smart cities
•    Healthcare
•    Environmental data
•    Data ethics
•    Industrial innovation

The event will showcase BYTE findings and feature presentations by experts in urban transportation, genomics, geo-spatial data, open data and linked data. We have secured the following speakers from the UK and Europe:

Freddy Lecue, Principal Scientist, Large-scale Reasoning Systems, Accenture Tech Labs
Marc Engels, Chief Operating Officer, Flanders Make
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Lucy Knight, Open Data Institute / Devon County Council
David Cameron, Sirius Innovation Center, University of Oslo
Edward Curry, Insight Centre, Big Data Value Association
Vincent Müller, University of Leeds
Fosca Giannotti, ISTI-CNR

Participation is free and open to anyone! Please register here.
The conference programme is available here.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for the event. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please contact

BYTE looks forward to welcoming you in London on the 9th February!


Photo – Courtesy of Nathan Parton — Flickr Creative Commons

The slides from the BYTE Final Conference are now available!

The BYTE Final Conference was held in London on 9th February 2017.  The following external experts that presented at the conference on various data-related topics have given us permission to share their slides.  Below you can upload the following presentations:

    1. Towards Smart Traffic Analysis and Reasoning in Large Cities – Freddy Lecue, Accenture Technology Labs
    2. Data Challenges in Genomic Medicine – Hywel Williams, GOSgene
    3. Healthcare & Big data: public interest, personal health and privacy protection – Paul van der Wal , NIDAP Research
    4. Is data the new gold for industry? – Marc Engels, Flanders Make
    5. Towards the Harmonisation of open city data across cities in Spain – Oscar Corcho, Ontology Eningeering Group, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    6. Data driven innovation in local government – Lucy Knight, Devon County Council and ODI Devon
    7. Scalable data access: Lower-cost. Higher-impact environmental compliance – David Cameron, SIRIUS Centre for Research-based innovation