Last week (September 18-19, 2019) the research team of the project „Platforms of Big Data Foresight (PLATBIDAFO)“ took part in the workshop on Big Data Lakes and Libraries, which was organised in Malta by Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) (Lithuania) together with the University of Malta and the world famous Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking. The Edward De Bono Institute is known for their contribution to the fields of Future Studies, Innovation Management, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
Participants from KSU, University of Malta, the Edward de Bono Institute and other education institutions and industry discussed challenges and possibilities of the Big Data Library development. Speakers introduced theoretical and practical approaches on the integration of foresight methods, discussed sources, combination of Big Data Lakes and other principles of Big Data Library development. During the discussions the foundations for the theoretical model of the Big Data and Foresight integration were set up.
The project “Platforms of Big Data Foresight (PLATBIDAFO)” is implemented by Big Data Excellence Centre at Kazimieras Simonavičius University and is financed by the Research Council of Lithuania. The project aims to create tools and methodologies, which will enable companies and organisations to tackle social problems by helping them to identify social exclusion, demographic change, regional development and other problems as well as spotting and predicting future trends.