Big Data Initiative Steering Group

The EBU Big Data Initiative Steering Group defines the Big Data Initiative strategy and priorities in order to support EBU Members' data usage and data-driven strategies. It brings together EBU Member delegates and EBU permanent services delegates, which are directly involved in carrying out strategic, managerial analytical, technological, legal, content-related or other types of activities related to data usage for their respective organisations.

The Big Data Initiative is a corporate, cross sector and industrial initiative of the EBU. It was launched in July 2015 to help Members leverage data’s potential and remain relevant on a fast evolving competitive market.

The main purposes of the EBU Big data Initiative Steering Group are to:

  • Identify EBU and Members’ needs and objectives to feed in Members’ data usage and data-driven strategies;
  • Foster a comprehensive understanding across the EBU and within Member organisations with regard to data-related issues of relevance of the sector;
  • Strengthen synergies among Members wherever appropriate;
  • Develop and decide on the BDI action plan and workflows according to the above-mentioned needs and objectives;
  • Propose priorities for the BDI in accordance with the general objectives of the EBU
  • Coordinate and monitor the BDI activities as set in the action plan;
  • Provide a forum to facilitate exchange of information and expertise among all participants;
  • Set up and run a community network involving external academic and experts;
  • Keep links and cooperation as appropriate with relevant institutional and civil society fora.

EBU Big Data Initiative

Group Members


Pierre-Nicolas Schwab, RTBF (Belgium)


Robert Amlung, ZDF (Germany)
Lucy Campbell, RTE (Ireland)
Mirko Lorenz, DW (Germany)
Alberto Messina, RAI (Italy)
David Teague, BBC (United Kingdom)

Permanent Services

Takahiro Takeuchi (BDI coordinator)
Madiana Asseraf (EBU - Media)
Anne-Catherine Berg (EBU - Legal)
Alexandra Brenkman (EBU - Public Affairs)
Giacomo Mazzone (EBU - Member relations)

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