Edited and prepared by Oscar Michel, Masters in Journalism, DCU

Interesting interview with Ray Walshe, Chair of International Workshop on Big Data Standards.

When is it on?
?On Monday 14th August in Dublin City University?.

How many years has it been going?
?This is the 5th International Workshop since 2015.

?What was the inspiration to start it?
?The workshop was initially started by Ray Walshe as part of the outreach and dissemination activities of ISO Working Group 9. It has since been run in Dublin (EU), US (Americas) and China (Asia). ?

What exciting things can people look forward to for the 2017 version?
?This years event back in Dublin showcases state of the art projects from Big Data stakeholders like International Standards Organisation (ISO), Big Data Value Association (BDVA), Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), ?the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation? (AIOTI) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). A special panel session has been organised to discuss emerging technol?ogies and standardisation with
contributions from European Commission and US Governments National Institute of Standards Technolology (NIST).

What opportunities are on offer for people / startups / investors and companies attending??

?Attendees will be presented with current status of Big Data Standardisation, its impact, challenges and opportunities. Attendees
can access to members of the committees responsible for standards development from ETSI, CEN CENELEC, NIST, ISO, W3C, etc
and avail of the multiple networking opportunities for Big Data Projects and Consortium development.
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
?Make us of the networking sessions to speak to the EU and Global Experts in
big data standardisation to find out how standards development will impact
on your business.
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?
?https://iwbds17.eventbrite.ie? …only a few free tickets remain, nearly sold out.

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