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World Summit on Information Society, 12-16 June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Action Line C7. E-science: Context of Big Data and Analytics for Knowledge Societies

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017 represented the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The Forum provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.
The WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum served as a key platform for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The one week long event included more than 150 sessions tackling a wide range of issues, from access and digital divide, to cybersecurity and privacy, and from the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, to multilingualism and cultural diversity.

The 15th of June, Bob Jones gave a presentation (available here) entitled "Sharing Big Data", with the aim of highlight some of the main challenges currently faced by the Science Community, such as the big data sharing. He also talked about the importance of FAIR principles for the data management and presented the hybrid cloud model.

40 people attended the event. Among them, there were national delegates from UN member states as well as ITU, UNESCO, WIPO and the EC (DG Growth).  

Bob Jones presentation increased the awareness of the HNSciCloud project among the representatives of governments from UN member countries. It was also an occasion to showcase how HNSciCloud can support the EOSC and facilitate the data sharing.

If you want to listen to the recording of the event, click here. Bob Jones' presentation starts at minute 39:00 (please note that if your web browser does not take you to the correct video, you need to search for the session entitled "Action Line 7. E-Science: Context of Big Data and Analytics for Knowledge Societies" and select "English"). 

For more information, visit the Forum website.

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