Top 5 presentations of DIS2015 (Data Science Innovation Summit).

Dear friends,

March 26th will be the milestone of our community.

We had 68 speakers at our Data Innovation Summit with over 500 attendants. Check our new DataScience video channel with all the presentations. Pictures of the event are available on our facebook page. Over 600 people replied to the datascience survey.  Read Ward’s analysis of the satisfaction survey.

Here is the top 5 of the presentations:

  • Kris Peeters: The people aspect of Data Science (view)
  • Elena Tsiporkova: Data Innovation Lab (view)
  • Toon Vanagt: How Open Data allows faster innovation (view)
  • Hans Constandt: The disruptive Role of startups in Data Innovation (view)
  • Steven Beeckman: Government and Data (view)

Thank you for participating to the Data Science Survey. The results are still available to all participants. Here is a summary done by our experts:

  • Data Innovation Summit Dashboard by Dieter and Nicholas (view)
  • Data Innovation Survey results – In Neo4j by Rik (view)
  • The question “Are all Data Scientists nerds?” – By Nele (view)
  • Data Innovation Survey 2015 – preliminary analysis by Ward (view)

The plan is to bundle these in a e-book, if you want to be part of this book you only need to submit your analysis. We are still waiting for a team that wants to link this survey with another existing survey. Winners of the best analysis will be announced during our Banking meetup on May 20th.

Thank you for all for making this summit a success.

Philippe Van Impe

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Brussels Data Science Meetup

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Call for Paper – Data Innovation Summit – March 26th – Brussels

MADE-IN-BELGIUM datascience Innovation

Dear datascientist, dear bigdata expert,

You are kindly invited to share your big data science project experience with over 500 peers.

If you want to present your project please fill in this form here and join over 30 presenters for an action packed Data Innovation Summit on March 26th in Brussels.

The best cases will be bundled in our book ‘ Data Innovation in Belgium ‘, your presentation will be streamed live during the event and made available on our website.

We are looking forward to hearing your story,

Philippe Van Impe

Summit: Data Innovation Summit – Made in Belgium

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 9:00 AM

AXA building
boulevard du Souverain, 25 Watermael-Boitsfort, BE

99 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

We are organizing a full day event to celebrate our first birthday.This event will be held in Brussels and hosted by AXA .The focus of the presentations will be on Belgian bigdata and datascience projects.Government, Universities and Companies will present the value they managed to get out of their analytic projects.In the evening we will have…

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Meetup – Brussels December 2014 – Big Data & Data Science –

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Dear Friends,

We had an excellent last meetup yesterday. Our  joint venture with bigdata.be was a huge succes! You can find the link of the presentations in the text bellow.

Over 235  experts had registered and the aula at the VUBrussels was packed with enthusiastic Data Science and Big Data Experts.

We had an excellent first 9 months, thank you for joining  our community, thank you for engaging and giving us so much feedback.

We have some challenging activities planned in 2015. We are organising the ‘Data Innovation Summit‘ on March 26th, this will be an event packed with datascience and bigdata cases all made in Belgium. Linked with this event we will also publish a book, ‘datascience made in Belgium’. If you want your project to be part of the book, please contact me.

We are looking forward to meeting you again next year.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! May it bring you joy, happiness and everything else you deserve.

 

Merry-Christmas-and-Happy-New-Year

The Brussels Data Science Leadership team
Sam, Sébastien, Istvan, Bart & Philippe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda:

  • 18:30 Update on recent activities and developments by Philippe Van Impe. Link
  • 18:45 Latest update on the output of the Data4Good project done with Doctors Without Borders by Sébastien LeempoelEdward Vanden Berghe
  • 18:55 Invitation to join Data4Good competition hosted by Kaggle, National Data Science Bowl, Assessing Ocean Health, Starting December 15th. Link
  • 19:00 Wim Van Leuven about Big Data and the influence of data science. Link
  • 19:30 Daan Gerits about the technological challenges around BigData and what the ideal IT architecture should look like. Link
  • 20:00 Ferdinand Casier  & Mathias Verbeke about 2 current projects at Agoria (EluciDATA and Made Different) where companies from different sectors are supported in their data innovation and data analytics challenge. Link
  • 20:45 Karim Douïeb The pro & cons of the open-source data analytics cluster computing framework called Spark. How it is helping us to perform analytics on large amount of telco/banking data. How to convey the insights provided by this analysis through data visualisation using D3.js.  link
  • 21:15 Questions & Answers

 

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Next Meetup – December 18th @ VUB – Big Data & Data Science

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I’m please to invite you to our next meetup focused on Big Data and  Data Science.

Here is the agenda:

Dedicated session on Big Data. Our friends from bigdata.be wil explain what issues that terabites of data bring and what architectures are required to be able to manage it. We will have Agoria talking about key projects they support where data analytics plays  a major role, followed by talks from companies involved in BigData projects.

Agenda:

•18:30 Update on resent activities and evolutions by Philippe Van Impe

• 19:00 Wim Van Leuven about Big Data and the influence of data science

• 19:30 Daan Gerits about the technological challenges around BigData and how the ideal IT architecture should look like

• 20:00 Ferdinand Casier about 2 running projects at Agoria (EluciDATA and Made Different) where companies of different sectors are supported in their data innovation and data analytics challenge..

• 20:45 Karim Douïeb The pro & cons of the open-source data analytics cluster computing framework called Spark. How it is helping us to perform analytics on large amount of telco/banking data. How to convey the insights provided by this analysis through data visualisation using D3.js

• 21:30 Networking in Kultuurkaffee – X-mas party !

Big Data & Data Sciences

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014, 6:30 PM

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

95 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Dedicated session on Big Data. Our friends from bigdata.be wil explain what issues that terabites of data bring and what architectures are required to be able to manage it. We will have Agoria talking about key projects they support where data analytics plays  a major role, followed by talks from companies involved in BigData projects.Agenda:•18:…

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Sold Out – Sorry – IoT & Data Science Meetup – 250 registrations

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In collaboration with the IoTBE – the Belgian Internet of Things Community

Agenda:

18:30 – Update on our Data4Good  activities with Doctors without borders (MSF)

18:45 – Update on our Hands-On session about Social Network Analysis

19:00 – Presentation – The Internet of Things & Data Sciences – Mr Frederik Santens (IoT be group)

19:30 – Presentation – Erik Mannens, Prof. PhD. MEng. MSc.- Prof. on Big Data Semantics @ iMinds-MMLab

20:15 – Presenation – Prof. Ann Nowé, head of the VUB ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB.

21:00 – Round Tabel Q&A & Wrap up Philippe Van Impe

21:30 – Networking in KultuurKaffee – Celebrating our >500 members

 

   

 

Article – Ten Internet of Things facts and predictions

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Our next meetup will be focused on Internet of Things. http://meetu.ps/2vLNvg .
It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over #BigData As The Most Hyped Technology http://onforb.es/1ricSSH .

Ten Internet of Things facts and predictions

You might be surprised to learn how many things are connected to the Internet, and how much economic benefit we can derive from analyzing the resulting data streams. Consider these interesting tidbits:

  • The total economic value-add from IoT across industries will reach $1.9 trillion worldwide in 2020, anticipates Gartner.
  • Fifty billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, predicts Cisco.
  • The remote patient monitoring market doubled from 2007 to 2011 and is projected to double again by 2016.
  • The utility smart grid transformation is expected to almost double the customer information system market, from $2.5 billion in 2013 to $5.5 billion in 2020, based on a study from Navigant Research.
  • Wide deployment of IoT technologies in the auto industry could save $100 billion annually in accident reductions, according to McKinsey.
  • The industrial Internet could add $10-15 trillion to global GDP, essentially doubling the US economy, says GE.
  • Seventy-five percent of global business leaders are exploring the economic opportunities of IoT, according to a report from The Economist.
  • The UK government recently approved 45 million pounds (US$76.26 million) in research funding for Internet of Things technologies.
  • Cities will spend $41 trillion in the next 20 years on infrastructure upgrades for IoT, according to Intel.
  • The number of developers involved in IoT activities will reach 1.7 million globally by the end of 2014, according to ABI Research estimates.