I gave a short presentation during the #daa12 plenary on Friday 22 June.
I had three minutes in which to summarise the THREE main challenges, plus a set of 3-5 tangible actions.
The notes I used are included, below. A longer and more detailed report will be delivered to the Commission in the next few weeks, and they will no doubt disseminate this in due course.
Data Workshop report-back
in case they are of interest, the slides I presented on 21 June to summarise this online discussion are here; https://www.dropbox.com/s/ksscbsjwnwdy48k/Digital%20Agenda%20Assembly%20...
The presenter notes for many of the slides contain additional facts, figures, etc.
Velocity and Variety are just as important as Volume, yet they're frequently overlooked in the Big Data debate.
The biggest public cloud is delivered by Amazon, an American company that delivers its cloud infrastructure through data centres in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
The biggest open source clouds (Eucalyptus and OpenStack) were originally developed in the United States, and US contributors continue to dominate the code contributions.
But Europe does have plenty of home-grown cloud solutions.