Digital systems control large parts of life today. Computers serve as workstations, multimedia systems for entertainment, and smartphones as a multifunctional tool. But none of this would be possible without large amounts of data. Complex IT solutions are needed to process this data. They are also increasingly important for the automotive industry. Work steps can be simplified and precisely controlled. But there are many more possibilities in technology that nobody can think of today. The aim of this workshop was to better grasp this complex topic.
The workshop was divided into three groups: economic, technological, and social. What was astonishing was that in all groups an understanding of the importance of Big Data was quickly felt. The participants had an exciting discussion about the technology and the possibilities. However, much more time would be needed for concrete results. Potential fields of application could nevertheless be outlined.