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CISTP'S 105th Academic Salon

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 Welcome to CISTP'S 105th Academic Salon 

Big Data: what is at stake for Europe?



Lecturer: Dr.Gilles Babinet

Professor at Sciences Po, France’s Digital Champion for the European Commission, Vice-President of the French Digital Council


Moderator: Dr.Zheng Liang      

Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Deputy Director, China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University


Time: 14:00-16:00, 10th May, 2019 (Friday)


Place: Room 302, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University


Language: English  



While the term “big data” is relatively new, the act of gathering and storing large amounts of information for eventual analysis is ages old. Bid data is a field that deals with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software.  There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated. Coupled with AI, Big data has many implications for the companies, the people and the States. Thus, the challenge for the administrations is clear: how do regulate such large amounts of data creation and manipulation? Europe has started to address the issue legally with the GPDR, the Ethic Directive etc and with some concrete realizations such as "Galileo", "Copernicus" and an European Telecom Integration.  Some hypotheses are yet to be discussed furthermore in the EU: What about Health and Green-Data? Which framework for Opendata and Public Statistics? Should the Union adopt a IA Plan? Such questions will doubtlessly shape the future of Europe.


Lecturer Information


Gilles Babinet is a French multi-entrepreneur, born in 1967 in Paris. Since 1989, he created 9 companies in various areas, such as mobile music (Musiwave, sold $139M in 2006), co-creation (Eyeka), Big Data marketing (CaptainDash)…. He is also vice-president of the National Digital Council as well as Digital Champion, representing France at the European Commission for digital maters.  Gilles is a well know digital visionary in France. He has been collaborating with the Think Tank Institut Montaigne on several research works on digital competitiveness, digital inclusion, big data, IoT... In 2011, he was appointed chair of the National Digital Council by the President Nicolas Sarkozy. Since 2012, Gilles is the French Digital Champion, representing France at the European Commission for the digital topics.