WOOT WOOT: #womenintech @ #disummit

#womenintech @di-Summit

During this year’s summit you will hear stories on how data is used to build a better world.

On March 30th we have invited an impressive lineup of top speakers and prepared in depth training classes for managers and data scientists.

Her is an overview of our #womenintech speakers:

  1. Nele Coghe – Data Science Expert – I’ll introduce you to over 30 stories told by the best experts in data science
  2. Tine Vandenbreeden – CTO @ SAP – How s mart is digital twin?
  3. Juli Ursi – BI expert @ SAP –  I’ll give you a tour of our digital boardroom
  4. Elena Bonfiglioli – Senior Director Health @ Microsoft – “Solving” Cancer with Artificial Intelligence
  5. Nadia Aime – Womanmentorassociation – I’ll tell you a story about #womenintech and data
  6. Céline Bouton – Co-Captain @ Armada.digital – We are empowering good causes to spread the word
  7. Bianca Debaets – Secretary of State – Data Science makes our city s marter
  8. Hannah Pinson – Winner #denguehack – We predicted the next dengue outbreak using twitter feeds
  9. Ann-Elise Delbecq – Analytics @ IBM – a new cognitive way of working with data and analytics
  • Please check disummit.com form more exciting presentations.

TOP 6 – 2h Technical workshops during #DISUMMIT

Technical Workshops di-Summit

In addition to the series of management workshops and over 40 presentations, we’d like to bring to your attention that in addition to our excellent line-up of speakers, you may be interested in one of our technical workshops that provide hands-on training:

  1. Pieter Buteneers – Data Strategist and Machine Learning Consultant  – Hands-on Machine Learning with Python
  2. Geert Verstraeten – Managing Partner at Python Managing – Projects in Predictive Analytics
  3. Thierry Turpin and Stephane Tridetti: Optimize DHS with AWS
  4. Faisal Orakzai & Morad Masnaoui: BigData Architecture
  5. Nicolas Deruytter – Managing Director at DataTonic – Hands-on  Workshop  Using  Tensorflow
  6. IBM: Watson Data Platform –  Ann-Elise Delbecq Niko Tambuyser Willem Hendriks Luc Goossens
  • Please check disummit.com form more exciting presentations.

These are only some of the technical workshops we have available.

Thank you to our trainers for sharing their knowledge with us: Pieter Buteneers, Geert Verstraeten, Thierry Turpin, Stéphane Tridetti, Faisal Orakzai, Morad Masnaoui, Nicolas Deruytter, Ann-Elise Delbecq, Niko Tambuyser, Willem Hendriks & Luc Goosens

 

#disummit – Executive Workshops – Brussels 30 March – Register Now

Executive WorkshopsDuring this year’s summit you will hear stories on how data is used to build a better world.

On March 30th we have invited an impressive lineup of top speakers and prepared in depth training classes for managers and data scientists.

We are also offering you 5 exclusive C-Level workshops:

  • 29 March 16:00 – 3h Workshop from Dirk BorneCommunicating Data Literacy and the Value of Data to Clients and Colleagues
  • 30 March 10:45 – 2h Workshop from Geert VerstraetenIntroducing Predictive Analytics – more
  • 30 March 13:45 – 1h Workshop from Natalino BusaPositioning Open Source in your existing software architecture
  • 30 March 13:45 – 1h Workshop from Stephen BrobstLeadership and Digital Transformation – more
  • 30 March 17:00 – Closing Keynote from Kirk BorneA Data-rich World for a Better World: From Sensors to Sense-Making
  • Please check disummit.com form more exciting presentations.

Blog – Predictive Analytics – a Soup Story by Geert Verstraeten

Geert will be teaching his executive class on predictive analytics during the #disummit of March 30th.
It is time to register ! http://www.disummit.com

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Predictive Analytics – a Soup Story

A simple metaphor for projects in predictive analytics 

By: Geert Verstraeten, Predictive Analytics advocate, Managing Partner and Professional Trainer, Python Predictions

The analytical scene has recently been dominated by the prediction that we would soon experience an important shortage of analytical talent. As a response, academic programs and massive open online courses (MOOCs) have sprung up like mushrooms after the rain, all with the purpose of developing skills for the analyst or its more modern counterpart, the data scientist. However, in the original McKinsey article, the shortage of analytics-oriented managers was predicted to become ten times more important than the shortage of analysts[1]. But how do we offer relevant concepts and tools to managers without drowning our ‘sweet victims’ in technology and jargon?

For managers, most analytics training falls short in a critical way. The vast majority of newfound…

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Executive Workshop on Leadership and Digital Transformation

 

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Every industry will be transformed by the new business models and revolutionary possibilities created by digital society in the 21stcentury.

This talk will address the critical success factors that leaders must embrace when transforming an enterprise into a player for the digital age. 

We will discuss the importance of data-driven business models to transform from traditional customer relationship management to customer experience management in the new world of digitally enabled customers.

We will present a framework that will emphasize the importance of real-time recommendation engines leveraging operational intelligence using self-learning algorithms with techniques drawn from the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

We will also propose an approach for monetizing data as a critical success factor for all enterprises who want to be successful in the digital age.  Issues such as enabling cultural change, organizational skill set requirements, and governance will also be discussed.  Case study examples of organizations that have been successful in executing digital transformation will be used throughout the presentation.

About Stephen:

Stephen Brobst is the Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation.  Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Stephen is a TDWI Fellow and has been on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute since 1996.  During Barack Obama’s first term he was also appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD).  He was recently ranked by ExecRank as the #4 CTO in the United States (behind the CTOs from Amazon.com, Tesla Motors, and Intel) out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.

Take aways from his presentation:

  • Learn about the critical success factors for competing effectively in the digital world.
  • Learn about the cultural and organizational skill set requirements for transforming into a digital business.
  • Learn how to use effective governance to transform from a traditional business model to a digitally enabled business model while sustaining profitable operations.

When:

  • 30 March 2017 14:45 during the Data Innovation Summit
  • DISUMMIT @ING Marnix, Troonstraat 1, 1000 Brussel

Stephen’s previous presentation in Belgium:

Stephen gave an executive session at the Hub in the summer of 2016. He then shared  his views on the importance of open data, open source, analytics in the cloud and data science. Over 100 executives left the workshop that day inspired and armed with some actionable ideas that helped them define a profitable strategy for their data science teams.

Here is the link to his presentation: https://youtu.be/jyj55qQqhGw

Who might be interested:

  • Executives and directors involved in a digital transformation projects
  • Change and innovation managers
  • Specialists focussing on data innovation and management
  • Students aspiring to becoming one or all of the above

Register your seat now:

Here is the link to his presentation: https://dis2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Other Executive sessions during di-Summit:

  • 29 March 16:00 – 3h Workshop from Dirk Borne: Communicating Data Literacy and the Value of Data to Clients and Colleagues
  • 30 March 10:45 – 2h Workshop from Geert Verstraeten: Introducing Predictive Analytics 
  • 30 March 13:45 – 1h Workshop from Natalino Busa: Positioning Open Source in your existing software architecture
  • 30 March 17:00 – Closing Keynote from Kirk Borne: A Data-rich World for a Better World: From Sensors to Sense-Making
  • Please check disummit.com form more exciting presentations.

 

March 23 – Brussels – event – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

2015-robert-atkinson-180x180Rob Atkinson, the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will present his research work on the impact of artificial intelligence on our lives.

MARCH 23, 2017, 12:00 PM BRUEGEL, RUE DE LA CHARITÉ 33, 1210 BRUSSELS PUBLIC | ON THE RECORD LIVESTREAMEDTAGS & TOPICS

The important technological advancements in computer science and information systems move us towards the artificial intelligence era with the creation of computing machines and systems that perform operations analogous to human learning and decision making. In this event we will discuss challenges and opportunities of this new era. Rob Atkinson, the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will present his research work on the impact of artificial intelligence on our lives covering among the others issues how the new machine era will affect employment and consumer privacy.

His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion during which, Anna Byhovskaya, will discuss the future of work and associated challenges imposed by artificial intelligence and Sebartian Gerlach, director of corporate affairs at Microsoft will discuss the opportunities of artificial intelligence for businesses as well as the impact it will have on markets and corporate practices. In addition, Merja Kyllönen, member of the European Parliament will share her opinion on the subject.

This event will be livestreamed starting at 12.30. There is no need to register for the livestream.

Register for this event

SCHEDULE

Mar 23, 2017, 12:00-12:30 Check in and lunch 12:30-12:50

Presentation

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

12:50-13:30

Panel discussion

Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

Anna Byhovskaya, Policy & Communications Advisor,TUAC/ OECD

Sebastian Gerlach, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament

LOCATION & CONTACT

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Tonight – IBM – LIVESTREAM – Machine Learning Launch

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Calling all IT executives, data scientists, Chief Data Officers, data architects and other data geeks
Be the first to learn about our breakthrough developments on machine learning, Spark, data and analytics

 

The demand for machine learning is booming!

Calling all IT executives, data scientists, Chief Data Officers, data architects and other data geeks.  Join us on February 15th from 2:00-5:30 pm ET via livestream  (replay available starting February 16th) , and discover how machine learning is fundamentally changing the way we work and live.  Hear about cognitive applications that anticipate behavior and learn from data without being explicitly programmed.

You’ll learn about the latest breakthrough developments on machine learning as well as Spark, data and analytics. Mike Gualtieri, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester, will present his view on how to best leverage technologies such as big data, predictive analytics, Hadoop/Spark, machine learning, data science, and AI.  Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics will host an agenda which will include guest speakers and cover the following topics:

•  Machine Learning Overview
•  Top Trends in Machine Learning & Cognitive Applications
•  Cognitive Analytics and Machine Learning for the Enterprise
•  Live Product Demonstration & Client Roundtable on Machine Learning
•  Data Innovation with Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing
•  Spark & Machine Learning for Enterprise Systems

For additional details and to REGISTER, please visit MACHINE LEARNING.

Register NOW and we’ll send you a reminder!

Event – Dec 22nd – ICiTy X-Zbit*the icity.brussels exhibition

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SIRRIS, ULB and VUB invite you at ICiTy X-Zbit*the icity.brussels exhibition to discover how you, too, can boost ICT Research and Innovation in Brussels.

December 22nd, 2016

from 2:00 to 5:00 PM,

followed by a networking cocktail until 6:30PM

*NEW LOCATION*

Building D, Room D2.01

Etterbeek VUB Campus, Avenue de la Plaine / Pleinlaan Entrance 11

Presentations and Live Demonstrations from the following experts:

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and Introduction Daniele CARATI, Claudio TRUZZI

ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles

14:15 – 14:40  

HIL, Hardware Innovation Lab: the new Hardware/Software Blending Location in Brussels

Pieter BEYL

SIRRIS, Collective Center of the Belgian technology industry

14:40 – 14:55  

TICKLE: Adaptive Persuasive ICT Tools to Tackle School Burnout Among Youngsters in Brussels

Olga DE TROYER

VUB, Vrij Universiteit Brussel

14:55 – 15:10  

MUTAFRAME: Software Framework for Identifying Molecular Causes of Human Diseases

Marianne ROOMAN (ULB)

Wim VRANKEN (VUB)

15:10 – 15:45  

Coffee Break

 

15:45 – 16:00 Channel Aware Localization for 5G Networks Philippe DE DONCKER,

François HORLIN

(ULB)

16:00 – 16:15  

Towards the Next Generation of Smart and Visual Multimodal  Sensor Networks

Abdellah TOUHAFI (VUB)

Olivier DEBEIR (ULB)

16:15 – 16:30  

Brussels MOBI-AID: Brussels MOBIlity Advanced Indicators Dashboard

Cathy MACHARIS (VUB)

Gianluca BONTEMPI (ULB)

16:30 – 16:45  

BRIGHTanalysis: Brussels Intelligent ICT for Genomic High Throughput Analysis

Tom LENAERTS (ULB)

Ann NOWÉ (VUB)

16:45 – 16:55  

An Outlook of the ICT Industry in Brussels

Carine LUCAS

AGORIA

16:55 – 17:05  

Presentation from INNOVIRIS

 

To be defined
17:05 – 17:15  

Presentation from Impulse

 

To be defined
17:15 – 18:30  

Networking Cocktail

 

 

18:30 onwards

 

 

Still thirsty for more networking opportunities? Then register to the Christmas Matchmaking Party organized by lifetech.brussels software.brussels, and screen.brussels,. It takes place immediately after the X-Zbit event

 

 

Registration free but required :

Claudio.truzzi@ulb.ac.be or +32 473 799203 (Have you already confirmed? Then no need to register again)

*What is a Zbit {pronounced zi:bit}?

This is one billion terabits. It represents the amount of digital information currently generated every year, and is about as many bits as there are stars in the observable universe. That’s a lot of data to make sense of. Come and join us at X-Zbit to see how to use Big Data to strengthen Brussels economic, social and territorial cohesion.

This event is the first of a series of annual events.

This year we lay the scientific foundation down, while next year we plan to show off some prototypes, describing how to add “smart” and “always-connected” layers to everyday products and services from the regional innovation players. As for the following events, you’ll find out if you stick with us.


Other interesting event:

Also join the datascience community at their annual data innovation summit on March 30th in Brussels

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www.disummit.com

Join us on March 30th for the diSummit in Brussels.

Tickets are currently available for sale on Eventbrite.

Reply to the call for speakers before January 15th.

Join our different communication channels & groups to be the first informed:

Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

Let’s “Team Up” to develop and use AI

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Dear friends of the community, Let’s “Team Up” to develop and use AI, join the matchmaking event on January 17th.

Please register on the the website from InnovIris:  http://3cf7a07cb448.fikket.com/event/team-up-matchmaking-event

The first edition of the brand new Innoviris program Team Up will be dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

This year Innoviris has decided to free up more than 4M€ for Artificial Intelligence. The objective? Develop the excellence of research, encourage technology transfer, push the use of artificial intelligence in enterprises and ultimately develop new or improved products, processes and services.

By participating in this event you will (re)discover the wealth of opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence, get inspiration, let ideas emerge, meet the actors of AI in Brussels and thus identify partners to set up projects. You’ll also receive all useful information on the currently open call for proposals (deadline: 31/03/2017).

Collaboration is the key to success of this project call, so do not miss this opportunity to meet your future project partners !

Programme of the afternoon

 

  • 3.30 – 4.00 pm – Welcome
  • 4.00 – 5.00 pm – Inspiration

Cognitive computing from Jeopardy win to fighting cancer: 
Philippe Dubernard – IBM Watson, Cognitive Solutions Team

AI in Brussels: the academic perspective
Tom Lenaerts – ULB- Machine Learning Group, Belgian AI Researchers portal

Turning artificial intelligence into business value, perspective from an SME
Christophe Chatillon – CEO TAPPTIC

  • 5.00 – 5.15 pm – InformationPresentation of the Call for projects by Innoviris
  • 5.15 – 6.30 pmTeam Up!
    Matchmaking session
  • 6.30 – 7.30 pm – Walking dinner & networking

You already want more information ? 

You are an entrepreneur or a researcher and you want to be part of the AI transformation? Click on those links, get all the useful information on the call for projects and submit your expression of interest and project idea.

Your Innoviris contact person: Jonathan Duplicy
jduplicy@innoviris.brussels | 02.600.50.52
Chaussée de Charleroi 110  1060 Bruxelles
Tél (FR) : 32 2 600 50 36  – Tel (NL) : 32 2 600 50 37
Fax : 32 2 600 50 47  – E-mail : info@innoviris.brussels


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Thank you for supporting the European Data Innovation Hub
Vorstlaan 23, bus 411 – 1170 Brussels
 www.di-academy.com | www.disummit.com

Join us on March 30th for the diSummit in Brussels.

Tickets are currently available for sale on Eventbrite

Reply to the call for speakers before January 15th.

 

Join our different communication channels & groups to be the first informed:

Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

UNamur : Spécialisation en Data Science

UNamurL’Université de Namur proposera dès septembre 2017 une formation en data science au sein des masters en informatique, ingénieur de gestion et mathématique. Elle sera également accessible aux étudiants déjà porteurs d’un diplôme de master.

Dans tous les secteurs, des acteurs économiques sont confrontés à des données de plus en plus complexes : entreprises, hôpitaux, banques, universités, etc. À partir de la rentrée académique prochaine, l’Université de Namur apportera une solution innovante à l’explosion de la demande liée à ces big data : une nouvelle finalité spécialisée en data science adaptée aux formations en informatique, gestion et mathématique.

Elle offrira un ensemble cohérent de cours où les étudiants des trois masters travailleront dans une dynamique interdisciplinaire alignée avec la réalité du monde des organisations. Objectif, former des analystes de données compétents, mais également les concepteurs des solutions de demain. Les étudiants deviendront experts en big data, data warehousing, machine learning, data mining, visualisation de l’information, graph mining et business intelligence. Ils mettront en pratique leurs connaissances sur des travaux concrets et sur un projet interdisciplinaire réaliste. La formation s’appuiera sur l’expertise scientifique multidisciplinaire du Namur Digital Institute et de naXys.

Pour permettre à ceux qui sont déjà diplômés de suivre cette formation, l’UNamur l’ouvre également à toute personne possédant un diplôme de master en sciences informatique, en ingénieur de gestion ou en sciences mathématiques. Il suffira de suivre l’équivalent d’une demi-année de cours (soit 30 crédits) pour recevoir un second diplôme avec la mention « finalité spécialisée en data science ».

La formation proposée offrira aux étudiants de nombreux débouchés en lien avec le besoin grandissant de valorisation de données dans les organisations. Après leur formation, les étudiants seront capables d’extraire, de stocker, d’analyser, de visualiser et d’interpréter des données disponibles en quantités et formes diverses (par ex. big data). Leurs compétences seront appréciées dans des domaines comme l’e-health, la recherche pharmaceutique, l’e-commerce, le marketing, la finance, les applications web, les smart cities, la logistique, l’audio-visuel, les réseaux sociaux ou les télécommunications.

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