Digital Destination: Creating Value and Improving Lives: 1st March 2016 – St. David’s Day, Brussels


Swansea University is pleased to announce that Professor Steve Chan, together with Robert Madelin, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Commission President Juncker and former Director-General of DG CONNECT, will be expert panelists and speakers at this event on St David’s Day in Brussels.

The event, sponsored by Welsh Government, will “consider aspects of the strategy of particular relevance to regional and local governments, notably how infrastructure – including smarter cities and the roll-out of superfast broadband – is developing. It will provide an overview of the Digital Single Market and its effect on consumers and organisations.”

This event follows the successful Visit Wales’ “An Adventure in Big Data” Conference, held at Swansea University’s School of Management and sponsored by the Welsh Government, in January 2016, at which Professor Steve Chan was a keynote speaker.

The School of Management at Swansea University is continuing to develop its strategy in the field of Big Data and seeks to become a global leader in this emerging field.

Swansea University is delighted that Professor Steve Chan will take a leadership role in driving the Big Data agenda forward for Swansea University’s School of Management.

Professor Steve Chan is the Chair of the Cyber Analytics and the Network/Relationship Science centre at Swansea University and the Chair of Smarter Cities for a Safer Planet and the Internet of Things at Swansea University’s School of Management.

In addition to these roles at Swansea University, Professor Steve Chan is an Honorary Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a Professor of Sensemaking and Visualisation Analytics at the Hawai’i Pacific University.

Professor Steve Chan undertook his PhD at Swansea University, investigating the realm of Big Data and predictive analytics, where his external examiner, Professor Andrew Parker (one of the world’s leading experts in the field) concluded that “it is clear that the candidate has spent considerable time perfecting his ideas” and that “Steve Chan perhaps knows the subject matter better than anyone.”

Professor Iwan Davies, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University, said:

“The event in Brussels on St David’s Day emphasises both the importance of the agenda in the European context and the role played by Professor Steve Chan in this key sector.”