Telecom Italia's "Big Data Challenge" is an online call for developers, researchers and designers from all over the world to come up with brand-new big data services and applications. The data is from Milan & Trento in Italy and the areas of focus for the challenge are: telecommunications, energy, weather, public transport, private transport, social networks & events.
A panel of experts including Alex (Sandy) Pentland – Professor and Director MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics and Entrepreneurship; Alessandro Vespignani – University Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, USA and Wendy Hall of University of Southampton, UK will select the ten finalists. Finalists will be judged against criteria such as potential and actual use of the application developed, practicality, applicability and reliability of the proposals submitted & level of technical innovation. On 2 and 3 April 2014 the top three projects will be chosen during an event in Trento. You can find out more information using #BigDataChallenge