On 21 June, the Digital Agenda Assembly's Session on Data discussed the role that Language Technologies may play in accessing and adding value to data. The panel, moderated by Roberto Cencioni of the European Commission, consisted of Jochen Hummel, chairman of LT-Innovate and CEO of ESTeam, Matthias Heyn (SDL), Josef von Genabith (DCU, Ireland) and Andrejs Vassiljevs (TILDE, Latvia).
Summarised in the plenary meeting at the European Parliament on Friday 22 June, the main two messages distilled from the data session regarding Language Technologies were:
a) Turning the diversity of Europe into an asset vis-à-vis competition in world markets;
b) Language as a missing element to complete the Single Digital Market.
Both issues are at the core of the work of LT-Innovate.