Who Needs Data Visualization?

Ryan Swanstrom

It appears everybody does.

This slide presentation provides a nonbiased review of the aspects companies are currently looking for in a data visualization tool. The major needs are better Data Management and Visualizations for KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).

For me the biggest finding of this whole report is the variety of interest in data visualization. Industries from healthcare to non-profits to manufacturing are all interested in better visualization. The size of the company doesn’t seem to matter either. Companies big and small are all interested. Also, technical and nontechnical people are seeing the need for improved data visualization.

What does this all mean? It is a great time to be a data scientist!

If you or your company are looking for a new data visualization tool, this slide deck and report is definitely worth a glance.

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Job – Stepstone – Computational Linguist for Semantic Search


Computational Linguist for Semantic Search


Your responsibilities

  • Work on the specification and design of projects that contribute to the improvement of quality in job search and CV search
  • Work on the testing and maintenance of quality for ongoing projects
  • Process and analyze data to inform the evolution of semantic search
  • Implement tools to extract value from data resources
  • Be responsible for the quality of linguistic resources (taxonomies,  dictionaries, grammars)
  • Monitor developments in semantic search technology and evaluate for the recruitment domain

Our requirements

  • Degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science with Linguistics or professional experience with Natural Language Processing/Text Analytics
  • Professional or high-level academic experience with information retrieval/semantic search
  • Experience in at least two of: natural language processing (including symbolic or statistical parsing), machine learning, data mining, computational semantics
  • Experience with writing grammars for natural language
  • Experience with writing code for text analytics
  • Fluent English speaker (the working language is English)
  • Good knowledge of German is a plus
  • Knowledge of either French or Dutch is desirable
  • Experience of software such as Weka, Mahout or Lucene is a plus
  • Previous experience in software development in a professional context is a plus



StepStone is a company with clear goals and visions. We focus on growth through innovative solutions, service quality and qualified employees.

From the very first day at StepStone you will be welcomed and supported by a cooperative team. As part of our training concept, you will receive basic training for your work and the recruiting market during your first weeks with us.

In addition, we offer an attractive, performance-led remuneration package and the opportunity to tackle the task with above-average development opportunities and long-term perspectives in an innovative environment.

We look forward to receiving your application in English.


Julie Coomans
+32 2 209 98 49
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Job – KBC – Data Miner


KBC Data – Miner

Referentiecode B06RMD0406EXT000


De dienst Cliëntenanalyse heeft als doelstelling om continu data-gebaseerde inzichten te
genereren ter ondersteuning van het commercieel beleid en de commerciële actievoering. Focus
gaat daarbij naar klantinzichten: inzicht in de klant, zijn gedrag, zijn behoeften, (potentiële)
waarde en verwachtingen in zijn relatie met KBC als bank-verzekeraar. Deze kennis en inzichten
worden opgebouwd via data analyse en data mining. Onze positionering binnen Strategische
Marketing/Communicatie laat toe om deze data-gebaseerde klantinzichten te laten aansluiten
met concurrentie-analyse, marktonderzoek en klantbevragingen – andere activiteiten binnen
Strategische Marketing/Communicatie – om zo geïntegreerde antwoorden te bieden op
commerciële beleidsvraagstukken.

Onze dienst is op zoek naar een dataminer met sterke analytische competenties en relevante
data-analyse en datamining ervaring (bij voorkeur in SAS-omgeving) om onze activiteiten rond
het bouwen van voorspellende modellen (propensity-to-buy, potentieel, …) te versterken.



Je opdracht bestaat erin om data-analyse en datamining-vraagstukken te behandelen ter
ondersteuning van het commercieel beleid en de commerciële actievoering. Je doet dit zowel op
vraag (reactief) als op eigen initiatief (proactief).
Je typische klanten zijn commerciële beleidsverantwoordelijken binnen Marketing/Communicatie
en Sales (segmentmanagers, marketing managers).
De analyse- en datamining-vraagstukken die je opneemt kennen typisch een brede insteek
(socio-demo, segmentatie, productbezit, productgebruik, kanaalgebruik, …).
In functie daarvan bouw je actief kennis op over:
– de waaier aan interne en externe data waarover KBC beschikt,
– de data-analyse en datamining producten en technieken binnen Cliëntenanalyse,
– de marketing en sales activiteiten, processen, producten, kanalen binnen KBC.
Inzake datamining zal je geconfronteerd worden met propensity-to-buy modellering en
potentieel-inschatting, maar ook met nieuwe experimenten waarbij je samenwerkt met andere
analyse- en datamining-cellen.
Je slaagt erin om de resultaten van je analyses te vertalen en te communiceren in
aanbevelingen met impact. In functie daarvan bouw je een netwerk uit van stakeholders binnen
Marketing, Communicatie, Sales en Distributie.
Vanuit de ervaring die je opbouwt formuleer je voorstellen voor de verdere professionalisering
van de KBC data-omgeving voor analyse en werk je mee aan projecten om dit te realiseren. Je
blijft op de hoogte van evoluties en nieuw technologieën inzake (big) data, analyse en



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Job – J&J – IT Application Services Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics EMEA



IT Application Services Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics EMEA Job

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Date: 20-Sep-2014

Location: Beerse, BE

IT Application Services Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics EMEA-00000SSADescription

‘Caring for the world, one person at a time’… inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

This role is part of the Johnson & Johnson Application Services IT organization. IT Application Services is responsible for the Build, Support and other IT Services and Frameworks, which address Johnson & Johnson technology needs, and that help drive global market leadership.

The Director of BI & Analytics will manage a team of high performing individuals and will have a overall goal of supporting the BI & analytics needs of the J&J businesses and accelerating business insights (Consumer, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices). This role will be responsible for defining global IT AS BI & analytics service models as well as the delivery of those services in the EMEA region. This role will report directly to the VP of IT CR&D and BI. The position will be located in Beerse, BE or Pinewood, UK.

• Build and manage a team of BI & analytics professionals tasked with designing and implementing global business intelligence & analytics service models and strategies
• Create and maintain enterprise BI & Analytics service roadmaps that promote continuous improvement (Better, Faster, More Value)
• Solution delivery responsibility of standard BI & analytics services in the EMEA region
• Creation & implementation of self-service BI solutions and models
• Partner with domain owners to tailor BI & analytics services to enterprise business functions
• Work with our CTO organization to influence BI & Analytics core technology standards selection for data capture, analysis, visualization (Teradata, Cognos, Tableau, SAS, Hadoop, Spotfire, etc….)
• Partner with Enterprise Data Warehouse and MDM peers as part of shaping and delivering the overall BI & Analytics IT AS service offerings
• Build custom solutions utilizing core technologies and others as necessary
• Best in class vendor selection and management, including niche vendor strategies as needed
• Drive project execution by defining and implement a common BI & analytics delivery process and standard delivery measures
• Collaborate with internal partners and customers to estimate and quantify the impact and business value of key initiatives
• Attract, develop and retain top talent and build high performing team and culture



• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in Information Technology, or other quantitative field
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Approximately 8+ years of related BI & analytics work experience and leading teams in large enterprises preferred
• Strong math, analytical, statistical modeling and problem-solving skills
• Understanding and experience with of big data technologies and platforms (Teradata, Hadoop)
• Must be able to solve complex business problems and present recommendations to senior management effectively
• Must be able to define, shape, and drive projects to completion while effectively collaborating strategically with others with little supervision
• Proven ability to influence others

What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously.
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.
Through on the job training, e-university, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth. Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future

Primary Location:Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Other Locations:Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom-England
Organization: Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Relocation: Eligible No
Job Function: Info Technology

Job Segment: Data Analyst, Medical, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data, Healthcare, Management, Technology

We are the fastest Growing Data Science Community in Europe


Dear Friends,

I’m so pleased to see that our community has found so many supporters over the past few months.

At our monthly  meetup   we are very close to 100 participants each time, and our weekly hands-on sessions doing Data4Good  are supported by enthusiastic professionals.

Our  datasiencebe.com group counts more than 360 members.

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Our next event will be about Datascience and Marketing and will be followed by a few drinks in the Kultuurkaffee.

Data Science and Marketing

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014, 7:00 PM

VUB – lokaal D.0.02 – max 170 plaatsen !
Pleinlaan 2 B-1050 Brussel Brussels, BE

54 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

How can we use data science skills to serve our customers better and to convert more prospects.Speakers:Dr Wouter Verbeke:Developments in customer churn prediction modeling: social network analysis & optimizing returns of retention campaigns.Dhr Patrick GlenissonReal live examples of the use of datascience tools en techniques.Dhr Rik Van Br…

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I’m looking forward to meeting you there,


Philippe Van Impe
Founder of this lovely community


Discount – Conference- Strata – Data Science & Big Data

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Conference – Strata – Hadoop World – Oct 15–17, 2014 New York


About Strata + Hadoop World

Why You Should Attend | Experience Strata + HW | Who You’ll Meet | Kudos | Program Committee | Contact

Strata + Hadoop World is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. It’s a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies by dissecting case studies, developing new skills through in-depth tutorials, sharing emerging best practices in data science, and imagining the future.

Our speakers have a laser-sharp focus on the data issues that are shaping the business, finance, media, fashion, retail, and government worlds.

The data industry is growing fast, and Strata + Hadoop World has grown right along with it.  We’ve added new sessions and tracks to reflect challenges that have emerged in the data field—including security, ubiquitous computing, collaboration, peer analytics, reproducibility, new interfaces, emerging architecture, building data teams, machine data—and much more.

Strata + Hadoop World is now the largest conference of its kind in the world, yet it’s kept the informal, collegial spirit that makes it one of the best places to connect and collaborate.

Why You Should Attend

Strata + Hadoop World in New York is where big data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be there.

  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the promise of this huge change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your data assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take big data from science project to real business application
  • Discover training, hiring, and career opportunities for data professionals
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

Experience Strata + Hadoop World

You’ll get three full days of inspiring keynotes, intensely practical and information-rich sessions, and plenty of fun networking events.

  • Nearly 200 sessions that explore the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers
  • A vibrant “hallway track” for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Fun evening events, receptions, and more, giving you more face time with attendees and speakers

Who You’ll Meet at Strata + Hadoop World

Strata + Hadoop World attracts the best minds in data: data analysts, data scientists, business managers, developers, and others, including:

  • VPs or directors of marketing, analytics, or data warehousing
  • CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects
  • Business analysts and decision makers
  • Data scientists
  • Data engineers
  • Developers and database professionals
  • Product managers
  • Designers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Data-driven designers, journalists, and anthropologists
  • VCs and investors
  • Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Kudos for Strata + Hadoop World

What previous attendees have said:

“Strata Conference has great energy, expertise, and purpose. High caliber attendees and presenters make for a great learning experience alongside tons of new industry news.” – CIO, Onboard Informatics

“This is my first Hadoop World visit and I had exceptional experience to gear up our organizational road map strategy.” – Sairamakrishna Edara, Sr. IT Advisor, Healthcore

“Great Conference – excellent collection of the industry’s best speakers and opportunities to meet and work with over 3000 colleagues with similar interests in Hadoop.” – David Burk

See more Kudos

Program Chairs

Alistair CrollAlistair Croll
has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that time. In 2001, he co-founded web performance startup Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011), and since that time has also launched Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, the Bitnorth conference, the International Startup Festival and several other early-stage companies.

Alistair is the chair of O’Reilly’s Strata conference; Techweb’s Cloud Connect; and the International Startup Festival. He’s written four books on analytics, technology, and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics which is being translated into eight languages. He lives in Montreal, Canada and tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

Roger Magoulas
is the director of market research at O’Reilly Media. Magoulas runs a team that is building an open source analysis infrastucture and provides analysis services, including technology trend analysis, to business decision-makers at O’Reilly and beyond. In previous incarnations, Magoulas designed and implemented data warehouse projects for organizations ranging from the San Francisco Opera to the Alberta Motor Club.

Program Development Director

Ben Lorica
is the Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media, Inc. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.

Committee Members

  • Michael Abbott Kleiner. Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • David Andrzejewski. Sumo Logic
  • Amr Awadallah, Cloudera, Inc.
  • Carla Borsoi. iMATCHATIVE
  • Farrah Bostic. The Difference Engine
  • Christine Carpentier. Elite DW Consulting
  • Eli Collins. Cloudera
  • Alistair Croll. Solve For Interesting
  • Beau Cronin, Salesforce
  • Michael Dauber, Battery Ventures
  • Margaret Dawson, RivalIQ
  • Parviz Deyhim, Amazon Web Services
  • Paul Dix, InfluxDB
  • Jana Eggers, SureCruise
  • John Foreman, MailChimp
  • Margaret Francis, Exact Target / CoTweet
  • Meghan Gill, 10gen
  • Sebastian Gutierrez, DashingD3js.com
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
  • Gary Hoberman, MetLife
  • Noah Iliinsky, IBM
  • Joyce Kim, Revision 3
  • Daniel Koffler, Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Ben Lorica, O’Reilly Media
  • Michael Loukides, O’Reilly Media
  • Mark Madsen, Third Nature
  • Roger Magoulas, O’Reilly Media
  • Gideon Mann, Bloomberg
  • Adam Marcus, Locu / GoDaddy
  • Dave McCrory, Basho Technologies
  • Elissa Murphy, GoDaddy
  • Andrew Musselman, Accenture
  • Paco Nathan, Zettacap
  • Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics, Inc.
  • Pamela Peele, UPMC
  • Molly Rector, DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • Dan Roesch, Roesch & Associates LLC
  • Bill Schmarz, EMC Consulting
  • Randy Smerik, Osunatech, Inc.
  • Pete Soderling, Hakka Labs
  • Ann Spencer, O’Reilly Media
  • M. C. Srivas, MapR Technologies, Inc.
  • Jen van der Meer, Luminary Labs
  • Dean Wampler, Typesafe
  • Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum (CSC)
  • Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera


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Job – Cropland – Data Scientist – Antwerp


Data Scientist (M/V): Regio Antwerpen


Je volgt zo autonoom mogelijk dataprojecten op. Je analyseert en correleert de aangeleverde data uit interne en externe bronnen. Je kan data omzetten in relevante informatie. Vanaf jouw eerste dag ben je een volwaardig lid van het team. Indien het onderzoek in opdracht gebeurt van een klant, behoren klantencontacten tot het mogelijke takenpakket. Ook contacten met derde partijen (leveranciers van specifieke systemen of software) zijn mogelijk.



Deze functie in een uitgesproken data-technische omgeving vraagt een nieuwe medewerker met de volgende competenties:

  1. Je hebt een master als handelsingenieur of handelswetenschapper, als wiskundige, als statisticus of je hebt een professionele bachelor met voldoende technische en statistische achtergrond. Je bent cijferkundig ingesteld. Een thesis of eindwerk met (big) data als onderwerp is een pluspunt.
  2. Je bent goed vertrouwd met het Nederlands en het Engels en je bezit een basiskennis van het Frans.
  3. Je bent schoolverlater of je hebt al wat ervaring in een (data) technische en/of analyse support functie.  Je kan bewijzen dat je grondig met de materie kan omgaan.
  4. Naast jouw passie voor data en statistiek ben je leergierig en wil je steeds nieuwe dingen bijleren. Je bent vertrouwd met statistische software zoals SPSS, R of SAS maar ook de sociale media kent voor jou geen geheimen.
  5. De software pakketten zoals MS Office en Windows, Mac of UNIX OS zijn basiskennis.  Ook kennis van databank technologie is een must. Ervaring met een business intelligence reporting software en kennis van ETL is een toegevoegde waarde.
  6. Je bent een zelfstarter en het ontbreekt je niet aan doorzettingsvermogen. Je bent steeds op zoek naar nieuwe opportuniteiten om Cropland toepassingen in de markt te zetten. Je handelt daarbij resultaatgericht en met zin voor nauwkeurigheid en kwaliteit in zowel de uitvoering als de opvolging.
  7. You walk the talk. Je blijft steeds oprecht en integer zowel bij klanten als bij de collega’s van Cropland. Je bent betrouwbaar en constant. Je komt uit voor jouw eigen mening en je durft vragen stellen. Je wil gecoacht worden door professionals.
  8. Maar het meest van al heb je zin om zelf dingen te ondernemen.



  • Een uitdagende, boeiende functie met een hoge graad van zelfstandigheid waarin je impact hebt op het resultaat van de Cropland klant
  • Een hoog-professionele en technische consulting omgeving
  • Persoonlijke ontwikkelingsmogelijkheden
  • Een aantrekkelijk salaris met een motiverend bonussysteem en tal van extra-legale keuzemogelijkheden
  • Mogelijkheid tot beperkt gebruik van home office.


Geïnteresseerd? Nog vragen? Contacteer Peter Rakers per telefoon +32 495 207 204 of per mail peter@cropland.be. Voor meer informatie kan je altijd bellen tussen 09u en 21u in de week of ‘s zaterdags tussen 09u en 11u. Je kan jouw CV en korte motivatie rechtstreeks sturen naar Peter Rakers.

Cropland garandeert u een snelle en vertrouwelijke reactie op uw kandidatuur.


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