The role of big data is a new global challenge to all areas of modern life, business and management. Big data continues, modernizes and replaces information management and knowledge-based economic models and paradigms, adapting them to modern business logic and management acumen. The use of big data substantially alters planning, forecasting and foresight methodologies.

Big data studies, research and practical use is one of the most important priorities of the Kazimieras Simonavicius University. For this purpose- Big Data Excellence Center, a platform for international cooperation in the field of big data and data economy was formed at Kazimieras Simonavicius University.


– Consulting and training for organizations, which want to integrate big data analysis into their business model
– Designing of data value chain ecosystem for organizations
– Strategic management consulting with a focus on trend analysis
– Tailored training programs for corporate and public sector professionals in the field of big data and open data economy
– Showcases, pilots and living labs to experiment and demonstrate value of Data Economy solutions



Prof. Dr. Jari Kaivo-Oja

University of Turku, Research Director of Finland Future Research Centre

Prof. Dr. Steffen Roth

La Rochelle Business School

Steffen Roth


Dr. Levan Bzhalava

Business School of Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis

Kazimieras Simonavičius University

Mathew Maavak

Researcher, Big Data Excellence Centre

Darius Verbyla

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at Kazimieras Simonavicius university

DR. Theresa Lauraéus

Turku Futures Research Centre, Aalto University